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Innerleithen bike trail deal 'first of its kind'

[2019.07.12, Fri 01:40] A "Groundbreaking" agreement has been reached to let a group of mountain biking enthusiasts take over management of three trails in the Borders. The deal has been made between Forestry and Land Scotland and the Tweed Valley Trails Association. The charity set up by mountain bike enthusiasts will take over the unauthorised trails in Caberston Forest near Innerleithen. "We've been highly impressed with the TVTA's genuine desire and professionalism to work with us to develop new approaches to trail management." TVTA. Under the agreement, the TVTA will adopt a number of existing unauthorised trails around the Caberston area as the forest is currently the most heavily used of the unofficial trail network. Work will include generating independent funds to manage and maintain the trails using "Best trail building practices available". "Neil Carnegie, of the TVTA, said:"Now world famous, the unofficial trail network in the Tweed Valley has exploded in size and popularity over recent years attracting visitors from around the world. Google the news >>

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