AN ABERFOYLE community group is launching three new bike routes to promote the “world class” gravel cycling available in the area.
Bike Trossachs is set to officially launch the scheme, named Gravelfoyle, in spring 2021 with a series of trails.
Its hoped the three waymarked paths will encourage riders of all abilities to enjoy the thrills of gravel riding, while exploring Loch Ard, Loch Chon and the Loch Ard Forest.
Aberfoyle, located on the edge of Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, is already a hotspot for the latest big trend in cycling – Gravel Riding.
Enda McLoughlin for Bike Trossachs, said: “With the growing success of Aberfoyle as a cycling destination and gravel riding in particular we want to harness the success and incredible offering that this area offers cyclists and create a collective vision for the future of our hometown.”
Bike Trossachs is also hoping to capitalise on the vast forest network of the National Park surrounding Aberfoyle and to develop further interconnecting routes.
Neil Christison, Regional Director, VisitScotland, added: “The gravel riding available in Aberfoyle is world-class, and this development will further the area’s profile as a destination for both novice and experienced cyclists.
“This comes at an exciting time for cycle tourism in Scotland, just a few years out from Glasgow and Scotland playing host to the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships in 2023.”