Cyclists are gearing up for a popular mountain biking event on Alyth Hill later this month.
The third annual Making Tracks showcase, to be held on September 29, features mountain bike orienteering, an U16 dual slalom competition, free bike skills courses and marked trails on Alyth Hill.
In previous years the all-day event has seen participants clock up a combined distance of nearly 1000km along the trails through the new Alyth Community Woodland, which is on Forestry Commission land adjacent to the town.
Making Tracks is organised by Alyth Hill Users Group (AHUG), which runs the community woodland.
AHUG chair Marian Bruce explained: “When we asked the people of Alyth what they wanted on the site, bike trails were very high on the list.
“We are trying to build a pump track, a forest trail and a skills loop with built features such as table-tops and beams in the community woodland area and have secured 70% of the funding to enable us to do this.
“In the meantime though, Making Tracks gives riders of all ages a chance to get together, have fun, ride natural trails and support the development of purpose built mountain bike trails at Alyth Community Woodland.”
The family-friendly day is billed as a “true grassroots mountain biking event” and, as well as the trail riding itself, will also include a barbecue, bike-powered smoothies, bike repairs from ‘Dr Bike’, and Strider Balance bikes available for people to try out.
Registration for the mountain bike orienteering event starts at 10am, with the orienteering itself getting under way at 11am. The dual slalom competition takes place from 1-2pm.
Parking is at the Den of Alyth car park, off Bamff Road.