Please Read: Mountain biking is a risk sport. By taking part in mountain biking you acknowledge and accept the risk of injury. Minor injuries such as cuts, bruises, grazes, sprains and bumps are not uncommon. More serious injuries can occur despite the best skill level and attention to safe riding style. Bike Trossachs does not accept liability for any injury you may incur; injury you may cause to others or damage or loss to your equipment or equipment hired by you. If you use any trails shown on the Bike Trossachs websites or on leaflets or other materials, you use these at your own risk. Trail conditions can change making descriptions inaccurate and it is your responsibility to assess any route prior to riding it and make judgements based on your skill level and conditions.
The aims of Bike Trossachs are to promote mountain biking in particular and biking in general in the Trossachs part of the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park in Scotland.
Achieving these aims will require activities to:
· Increase participation levels, including performance and competition opportunities among young people · Provide opportunities to become involved and learn new skills · Work to provide facilities and infrastructure · Provide information on the opportunities that exist to cycle in the Trossachs · Eliminate factors that exclude people from the sport · Spread the word that mountain biking is a fun way to live a healthy, active and fulfilled life.
Who Are The People Behind Bike Trossachs?
Bike Trossachs currently exist in the form of a Chairman and three directors.
Enda McLoughlin - Chairman. Happiest with binoculars or a Makita power tool in his hand. The Ecologist come-fix-it man, is normally found on a hill, chasing birds (the feathered kind), but is often knee deep in wood shavings and worn out 18v batteries. Cycling is his life long excuse to escape into the hills, whether for bike packing, chasing forestry track dead-ends, or merely a family ride up Loch Katrine side with a wee campfire to boot. 'Life is a bag of small change...and only cycling can sort it out!'
Madeleine Kirk - Director. Madeleine can often be found trying to keep up with her dog, the energetic Marley, or her kids whilst testing new routes for kids group rides. There is some excellent young biking talent emerging in the area, and she is encouraging them to get out and ride together and grow the local scene. Seeing groups of riders exploring the amazing variety of local terrain makes her very happy.
Andy Stanford - Director. Andy is Go-Where Scotland's head guide and most recently showed the very first Dukes Gold guests the best riding a gravel bike can take you on within the Trossachs. He's more than happy churning through the mountains in Torridon or the Cairngorms, or just taking Daisy the Spaniel for a wander. Pete Scullion - Director. Pete Scullion can most often be found on a bike or working at Go Ape up at David Marshall Lodge. When not riding or swinging about the trees, he is a freelance photographer and writer for most English-speaking mountain bike publications at home and abroad. Happiest riding some eye-meltingly technical trails with some good friends.