Chase Trails are in the FINAL of the National Lottery Awards

Published on: Sep 05 2011 by Jon Swift

chasetrails logoNot really on our patch but never the less worthy of a mention is Chase Trails efforts to secure funding for more trails in Cannock Chase.

Midlands trail builders Chase Trails needs votes in The National Lottery Awards 2011 FINAL. They are asking for people to vote for the Chase Trails Cycle Project by calling 0844 836 9721 or going online. Public voting for the final starts at 9am on 2 September and ends at midday on 26 September. If you voted for us in the semi-final please vote for us again in the final.

The Chase Trails Cycling Project involves local people in the design, build, maintenance and use of mountain bike trails in Cannock Chase, Staffordshire by providing equipment, training and machine hire to get the trails started. Over 100,000 people have ridden the network of cycling trails built in partnership between the Forestry Commission and the local community.

Volunteer trail building group Chase Trails was founded by local riders in 2003 with the aim of building and maintaining high quality, sustainable mountain bike trails on Cannock Chase. Working in partnership with the Forestry Commission, they have built 15 miles of mountain bike trails which they are continually working to maintain and improve. To date it is estimated that over 25,000 hours of volunteer time have been invested in the trails.

Chase Trails rely on volunteers to build and maintain the trails. They hold trail building sessions every week and are always looking for new volunteers to come and get involved. Visit their blog for find out more about volunteer trail building.

By voting for Chase Trails you’ll be showing your support for the trails and the work the volunteers do to build and maintain them. We’d encourage everyone to get behind them and support this fantastic project.

Vote for Chase Trails Cycle Project by calling 0844 836 9721 or going online.

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