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The UK MTB Trail Alliance is dedicated to supporting trail associations, bike parks and informal trail groups. We’re here to advocate for UK riders and their trails.
As mountain biking has grown, the absence of a national body to advocate for the UK’s trails has left them unsupported and vulnerable. We're bringing together over 100 of the UK's trail associations, bike parks and informal trail groups to share knowledge and best practice and to give them a voice at a national level. We're advocating for the UK’s riders and their trails, building relationships with national landowners, governing bodies and national governments, to foster a more progressive approach. We need support from riders to accelerate the progress already made by contributing to our GoFundMe.

“The UK MTB Trail Alliance will protect and improve our amazing but fragile network of official and unofficial trails, by giving them the support and the representation they need. But we can’t do it without your help. Think about what trails mean to you, contribute what you can, and spread the word”
- Robin Grant, founder and chair of the UK MTB Trail Alliance

The UK MTB Trail Alliance - by riders, for riders
We’re aiming for a future with better and more sustainable trails - where trails have the resources, volunteers, knowledge and permission to prosper. One where fewer unofficial trails are shut down - because we’re able to work with landowners to allay and mitigate their concerns, and help local communities take on their management.

“There’s a lot of great momentum growing around mountain biking and trails at the moment, and it’s important riders, trail builders and trail stewards have a voice. Support the crowdfund with what you can, to make sure we collectively have a seat at the table where decisions are made.”
- Manon Carpenter, trail advocate, Specialized Soil Searching and Patagonia ambassador and UK MTB Trail Alliance trustee

Help us to protect your trails
We’re volunteer-run, with no salaries. But this work costs money - there are membership fees for professional bodies, in order to lobby and influence decision makers, the admin costs of setting up and running a charity, and expenses to cover. We’re inviting all UK MTB riders who care about the future of their trails to invest what they can to make that future brighter - our GoFundMe campaign aims to raise £10,000 to help cover our year-one costs.

“Pre-launch, the UK MTB Trail Alliance have already gone above and beyond to provide advice and support to Wyllie Bike Park and Risca Riders. The alliance offers so much promise for helping trail groups and the trails they look after grow. If you're passionate about trails, please donate what you can.”
- Jo Atkinson, Wyllie Bike Park and Risca Riders

Our Trustees
The UK MTB Trail Alliance will be set up as a registered charity, governed by a board of unpaid trustees who include representatives from small informal trail groups, big commercial bike parks, established trail associations to community-run trails, and from the four nations of the UK:
  • Robin Grant - Founder and chair of the UK MTB Trail Alliance, trustee of Cycling UK, ex-ad agency CEO and successful entrepreneur
  • Ian Warby - Founder of Aston Hill Bike Park, former CTC off-road lead and IMBA UK board member and proprietor of Firecrest Mountain Biking
  • Manon Carpenter - Trail advocate, ex-world champion downhiller, Specialized Soil Searching and Patagonia ambassador, IMBA Europe board member and North Cardiff Trails committee member
  • Ali Hair - Chair of Trash Free Cambu, an informal trail group in Cambusbarron, central Scotland and Trash Free Trails A-Teamer
  • Kath Goodey - Chair of Trail Collective North Wales and proprietor of RideHigh MTB
  • Bern McClure - Chair of Grassroots Mountainbikers, supporting trail builders across Ireland, and Cavehill Mountainbike Club, which manages trails in Belfast
  • Karen Newman - Director of Highland Wildcat Trails, a set of community-run trails in Golspie in the Northern Highlands of Scotland
  • Tim Foster - Former management consultant and founder and owner of Revolution Bike Park in North Wales
“It’s high time that trail associations and bike parks had a voice. We aim to put trails front and centre of all that we do. By working closely with landowners, NGBs and others, we hope to become a significant and trusted partner. This can’t be achieved on volunteer hours alone so, please, donate and help us secure the future of our trails.”
- Kath Goodey, chair of Trail Collective North Wales and UK MTB Trail Alliance trustee

The UK MTB Trail Alliance - http://ukmtb.org
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