Paying Back – committing to sustainable trails
Hard work delivers the results. Paying back for the years of service and enjoyment these trails have given…
Paying back to the trails
In every destination we ride we take trail sustainability seriously, and that starts here, on our home trails in the Scottish Highlands.
Without great trails we can’t have great riding so we have been working hard over the years to create and maintain our trail networks. Everywhere we ride with you we make sure that our team is instrumental in creating, fixing and generally looking after the wellbeing of our trails, paying back…
On our home turf in the Highlands of Scotland, we have recently taken steps to ‘formalise’ our commitment to trail sustainability by making trail maintenance part of the job description of lead guide Chris Gibbs. Chris will be assessing the trails as he leads riders throughout the season on our Highland adventures. Then, in discussion with the relevant communities he will work to repair trail damage during autumn and winter months, paying back to the trails that we’ve enjoyed riding all summer.
From the Cairngorms in the east, to the Cuillin mountains of Skye in the west, Chris will be taking care of our trails across the Highlands. Making use of the battery-assistance of one of our e-mountain bikes, he’ll repair erosion, clear out water bars and fill holes as required to keep the trails in the best shape for all trail users.
A global community giving back
As part of our wider, international community of mountain bike guides, Chris will network with his colleagues around the world to share knowledge and experience of maintaining the spectacular trails that we have the privilege of riding across the globe.
In bringing riders to our favourite trails, we must also be responsible for the upkeep of these trails to ensure they remain in good shape for everyone to enjoy for years to come.