Get on your bike at Davagh

COOKSTOWN District Council is hosting an action packed weekend of mountain biking events on Saturday and Sunday (April 20 and 21).

This event is to celebrate the recent opening of the Davagh Forest Trails powered by Chain Reaction Cycles,

‘Davagh Delivered’ provides an ideal opportunity for people to visit the new walking and mountain biking trails through Davagh Forest and have a go mountain biking for the first time.

Official trail sponsor, Chain Reaction Cycles is offering free demo opportunities on their brand new range of Ghost and Vitus bikes with Outdoor Concepts offering free bike hire and skills tuition for beginners.

The Northern Ireland Mountain Biking Alliance (NIMBA) has organised a group ride through Davagh on Saturday before the trails enjoy their first taste of competition in the form of the Enduro race on Sunday morning.

Cookstown District Council Chairman Cllr Tony Quinn said Davagh Delivered is a great celebration of the trails and he encouraged local people to get involved.

Chris Scott from said they expect approximately 12,00 people to visit Davagh Forest in the first year alone.

The Davagh Forest Trails have been constructed by FP McCann with funding from the Rural Development Programme through the South Western Action for Rural Development (SWARD) fund and Cookstown District Council with support from the Forest Service of Northern Ireland and Outdoor Recreation Northern Ireland.

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