Fans asked to help steer the future of biking

MOUNTAIN bikers are being urged to gear up and help improve Dalby Forest’s mountain biking network.

Chiefs from the Forestry Commission have teamed up with Singletraction, a Yorkshire-based independent voluntary biking organisation, to re-establish a trail building group in the 3,440 hectare site, near Pickering.

To recruit new members an open meeting is being organised in Dalby on Sunday, February 19.

There people can find out more about how to get involved in shaping the future of the 55km off-road network.

Stuart Startup, Forestry Commission bike ranger, said: “Over the years bikers have played a massive part in creating mountain routes in Dalby, building trail sections, advising on design and helping run events.

“We want to re-invigorate the grassroots by getting more people to sign up with Singletraction to claim a stake in Dalby’s development.”

Free entry to Dalby will be granted to people attending the open meeting, which runs from 10am to 1pm in the Courtyard area at Low Dalby.

For more information contact Stuart Startup on 07909 880325, or email stuart.startup@forestry.gsi.gov.uk