Ayrshire MTB trails – Proposed
Glenafton Bike Club in Ayrshire are looking to gain funding from various sources for new trails in the New Cumnock and Auchinleck areas, In New Cumnock the proposed site is near Afton Reservoir ,we are looking to have a selection of graded trails here similar to some of the 7 Stanes trail centres , over near Auchinleck we are looking to have a smaller site more along the line of Lee Quarry , the site is currently an old spoil bing from the old Barony Colliery and would need to be completely man-made .This would give riders another site to ride in the area with the emphasis on skills and ideal if you just want to session sections over and over again. We will be carrying out a feasibility study for the trails and this is where you all come in . We need to know if there is enough demand for these type of trails in the area , we have funding for the study so now we need feedback, input from local riders and those from further afield. Please let us know what you all think , your support and feedback would be appreciated.Posted 6 years agoAyrshire RosscoMember
Thumbs up from myself and no doubt a good load of my mates too.
Although it’s good to have the 7 Stanes not too far away, it still costs a fortune on diesel if you want to ride these trails regularly, as they’re 1-2hrs+ away.
Something nearby would defo suit riders from Ayr, Killie and close to the south side of Glasgow.
Let’s get buildin’..!!Posted 6 years agoseosamh77Subscriber
Good train links. Imo if you are doing it should be building a ring trail that takes in drumlanrig ae mabie and possible kirroughtree. That is something that would be more desireable for me. Right on the trails from glasgo in a hour would be great. Make the link up trail red and smaller greens and blues in auchinleck and new cumnock. Could talk to scotrail about more capacity on the train.Posted 6 years ago
gcubed, That’s great to hear. I’m in Prestwick, and ride with Walkers cc in Kilmaurs, I’ll get this posted up on our forum, the more the better.
I’m constantly harping on about the potential for mountain biking in the New Cumnock/Dalmellington/Loch Doon area, such a huge, rugged area with bu66er all in it, and with all the unemployment and money that should be available from the likes of the minerals trust, really is a no brainer for the area.
Best of luck mate, I, and many others from our club would be willing to do all we can to help.
Greg.Posted 6 years ago
Just back from a wee meeting with the Barony A – Frame trust , this is the restored winding wheel monument site which stands on the grounds of the Barony Colliery . They are keen for such trails to be developed and indeed have told me of a potential other site in the area. Yes , please post up on Walkers site as we need all the help we can get. It all helps with the studies results. CheersPosted 6 years agoandrewniMember
I’m from NI, would be very handy for me off the Troon boat. I generally head to Scotland once or twice a year for the sole purpose of mtb’ing. I also sneak the bike in the car lots more when I’m over working. There’s enough MTb tourists heading to the 7 stanes to justify stenaline doing a daytrip MTb rate but youre normally limited to kirroughtree, mabie etc unless it’s right in the middle of summer when you can get to glentress and back in a day. Alternatives within easy reach of the boat would get plenty of Irish visitors.Posted 6 years ago
na there’s a few trains it the main line to carlisle , but it miles to the dam , by time you pedalled there you’d be **** and need to turn back . you pick up a fair bit o speed coming back doon but watch out for the sheep
Know that road well, My Granny, bless her heart, lived in one of the cottages right at the start. I have great memories of playing there when I was a wee yin!. ‘You stay away from that afton!!!’ – Of course, a river out the back garden was the first place you headed to at that age!.
gcubed, Is there any decent riding up by windy standard, and the reservoir at the moment? I’ve been meaning to get up there.Posted 6 years agoBoardinBobSubscriber
Not exactly related, but if I’ve been heading to Drumlanrig and I’ve gone down through Ayrshire instead of the M74, I’ve passed a couple of guys on DH bikes with pressure suits and full facers around the Mauchline area. They were pushing the bikes along the grass verge. I’ve seen them a couple of times now. Any ideas where they’re likely to be heading?Posted 6 years ago
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