Monster tests boosted by £120k trails near Fochabers

New tracks opened on the Moray Monster Trails
New tracks opened on the Moray Monster Trails

A YEAR LONG project saw a massive shot in the arm for local mountain bike enthusiasts on Sunday with the launch of a new £120,000 skills track near Fochabers.

Part of the ‘Moray Monster Trails’, the newly created skills course has been launched – and immediately received the thumbs-up from local BMX and Mountain Bike enthusiasts.

Spread over four distinct areas and designed to cater for a wide range of ages and abilities, the new track features areas that are designed to improve the skills of those using the course – with three downhill slopes set for use by beginner, intermediate and expert skill levels.

Set in woodland off the A98 around a mile from the Moray village, work on the project has been overseen by Calum Murray, Forres Enterprise Scotland’s recreation and tourism manager.

He said: “This is a fantastic new addition to the trails that is suitable for mountain bikes and BMX bikes – it is going to be a real asset for the area.

“The site has been settling down very well and with thanks to some of the local guys who have been testing it, we are ready to throw open the doors and welcome everybody who wants to come and challenge their mountain bike skills.”

Visitors to the new course should find that the variety of loops will allow those using it to come up with different circuits each time they visit.

Information on the Moray Monster Trails can be found online.