Work starts on ultimate Staffordshire bike trail

Volunteer group raises over £60,000 for project

Work has begun on a new mountain bike trail at Cannock Chase, Staffordshire, England.

Chase Trails volunteers and partners have raised over £60,000 for the project, £28,000 of which came from the Staffordshire Aggregates Levy Grant Scheme. The group was also awarded £130,800 of National Lottery funding.

Chase Trails is a volunteer group of local mountain bikers who aim to enhance the cycling facilities at Cannock Chase.

"It’s great that, after almost two years of detailed planning, work is starting on what promises to be the most technical trails on Cannock Chase," said Martin Bave of Chase Trails.

“The new trail will be both physically and technically challenging for riders and will be a mixture of machine and hand-built sections,” he continued.

“We’re appealing for any bike enthusiasts who want to put something back into the tracks to join Chase Trails as either basic members or, better still, as fully active volunteers to help us create the best purpose-built track in the Midlands."

Anyone interested in supporting the project or joining the Chase Trails volunteer group should visit http://www.chasetrails.co.uk.

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