The search to find the Trail of the Year kicks off

Thursday 08/09/2016
The search to find the Trail of the Year kicks off

iBikeRide have announced today the start of the campaign to find the top UK trails and bike parks of 2016. Now in it's 4th year the Trail of the Year campaign will decide the top trails through rider ratings and reviews on the iBikeRide site.

Kielder Mountain Bike Trail at Kielder Water & Forest Park is representing Northumberland. You can vote for them by leaving your review here.

Daniel Mintz, Director of said "The Trail of the Year campaign exists to give credit and publicity back to the most deserving trails and bike parks in the UK and more importantly give recognition to the local trail communities, organisations and businesses that make them the successes they are. We invite all riders to come share your experiences."

This year the Trail of the Year campaign is sponsored by some great brands like BikePark Wales (last years winner), East Coast Adventure, Dirt Factory, One Planet Adventure and many more. Thanks to these sponsors, iBikeRide are offering riders the opportunity to win some amazing prizes. Every rating and review written enters a prize raffle that will will drawn on New Years day and the more trails you rate and review the more chance you have of winning.

Dan Makin, Dirt Factory Director, said: "We are delighted to support the iBikeRide Trail of the Year 2016. The UK has some fantastic trails in all regions and the quality of riding on offer seems to get better year on year. With the iBikeRide Trail of the Year award, the mountain bike community can vote on and celebrate their favorite riding destinations. Get riding and then get voting!"

Martin Astley, Director, BikePark Wales is quoted as saying "The trail of the year awards mean a lot to us at BikePark Wales as the winner is chosen by the riding public. We've been thrilled to win categories the last couple of years."

Jennifer Cumming, Director East Coast Adventure in Northern Ireland said "East Coast Adventure is delighted to be involved with iBikeRide. Our Mountain Bike Centre in Rostrevor offers xc and downhill trails to all levels of riders. With the addition of our Glamping Pods it gives our customers a seamless mountain bike/Glamping holiday experience. Rostrevor MTB trails are the home training grounds for Irish DH champs in both Juvenile, Youth, junior women & womens' categories. We're keen to see more visitors to the area and do everything we can to assist our visitors and ensure they want to come back again and again."

Published: Thursday 08/09/2016

By Visit Northumberland

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