- Edinburghers – MTB tracks at Craigmiller Castle Park – consultation
The Ranger handed me a flyer last week, a survey about putting in some new trails at Craigmillar Castle Park.
I can't find this online anywhere sadly, so here are the questions if you want to take part (word for word):
If there was a mountainbike track would it encourage you to look after parks more because it may interest you ?
Is there anything you would dislike about a track being put in place ?
Would your friend/family take part in the sport ?
Do you have any preference for the type of trail or area of the park being used ? Any other comments ?
Would you take part in mountainbiking yes/no
If not, why:
Would you benefit from having a track near you?
Any other comments:Posted 9 years ago
I would go there alone without a second though. No worse that any of the areas many of you ride through to get to work or to the Pentlands.
May I suggest Manning the **** up.
Living in one of the less salubrious areas myself I would say the only thing that will encourage people to look after stuff is for the powers that be to look after them. Putting in a couple of mountain bike trails will not fix that.Posted 9 years ago
Great Idea and probably what the area needs bear In mind the Jack Kane sports centre is in the vacinity and there dosen't seem to be a lot of trouble there. Also close to a the police station and Hospital 😆 . I suppose the council would rather the area was used for biking than dumping burnt out cars etc and might encourage local kids to get into the sport .Posted 9 years ago
Ive been at the saughton skate park a few times and was amazed at how busy It was and how relatively well kids get on with each other when they have a common interest.
Well done EDC,LiftmanMember
Craigmillar is fine, now muirhouse on the other hand !
The bmx/skate park at saughton is certainly well used, its always busy when i pass it, just shows that the need was there for a skate park in Edinburgh they should have built it 25 years ago when it was first being discussed/asked for.Posted 9 years ago
My point about the x boxes still stands , That said build a ramp on the street and kids will jump over It all day . A lot of kids wont get the chance to go to Gt as there parents aren't Interested or dont have the transport / money to take them.Posted 9 years ago
Therefore build a little skills track along with a few trails In Niddrie / Craigmillar and who knows what will happen . I'd bet some of the Kids in Saughton asked there Mams and Dads for Skateboards and BMX's after a wee blast on the skate park Instead of games consoles.imnotverygoodMember
You never been chased by a group of lads on your bike then zulu? I did at saughton few years ago when they decided they liked my Klein. Got away but as you say I should have manned up eh and not pegged it off.
This:Posted 9 years ago
always springs to mind when people talk about dealing with groups of neds. Two days earlier a group of them had chased after me in exactly the same place & I had half thought about 'reasoning' with them. Good job I didn't….
Having thought about it today, I'd be surprised if it amounts to more than waymarking and maintaining the existing paths, but you never know. Sounds like they are maybe looking to provide something provided people are prepared to help look after it. Personally I don't think your average STW user needs more mountain bike trails but the kids could do with more of what they want. Not sure that's mtb trails but maybe a pump track or skate park.Posted 9 years agocoastkidMember
i used to (ahem) pass through the woods there a few years ago when i had a trailbike (motorised) if on route to two wheels at peffermill road and then heard about the gypo`s stopping kids on crossers and those wee mini bikes at knifepoint for there bikes…aint the locals thats a problem up there but the interlopers…if this is still ongoing then could be a worst problem for cyclists,Posted 9 years ago
other than that more trails in the toon must be a good thing 😮helsMember
The piece of paper the Ranger gave me has a map, the idea is to put in a whole new bunch of trails and a skillz area.
I helped organise the Edinburgh 48 race up there a couple of weeks ago, I think it's the first time I have had to cover Ned Defence Protocol in the marshal briefing !Posted 9 years ago
http://www.edinburghnp.org.uk/userfiles/File/Lib%20Gil%20NP%20Papers/BBVP%2021%20May%202009.docPosted 9 years ago
Found this, also mentioned in some minutes in a September meeting.CEC RangerMember
I'm the ranger working on this project and I was happy to see the interest in it. We don't have an offical website for the project yet, and our own website is getting overhauled so until that is done, I've just put some images up showing the consultation leaflet(same questions as above), and more importantly, the map with trail ideas so far for Craigmillar Castle Park. Please do have a look and let me know what you think. Contact details are on the survey!
-StacyPosted 9 years agoCEC RangerMember
If anyone wants to pick up a hard copy of the consultation leaflet and have a better look at the maps (more detailed and easy to read paper copies) they are at the Hermitage of Braid Visitor Centre, 69a Braid Road, Edinburgh. Our office hours are 9-5 mon-thurs, 9-4 fri, and 12-5 on Sundays (not open Saturdays). I'll make up a display in the Visitor Centre.Posted 9 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
CEC Ranger herself was down at glentress on saturday with the trailfairies (hello! and thanks for the lift) and it sounds like a great project… It’d be good if people can get behind it, don’t be part of a silent majority when the noisy minority get their claws into it 😉 It’s one thing to have plans and ideas but another to hear the enthusiasm to make it work. Also anyone who barrows hardcore for us gets my support.Posted 9 years ago
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