Corravaddy/Mongorry Forest will become a new trail for mountain bikers – the fastest growing tourism activity in Britain.
Mountain biking is a sport that has seen exponential growth locally and internationally in recent years and has continued to demonstrate the ability to generate tourism revenue in areas with a well developed trail infrastructure.
The club’s Findhan Strain told donegaldaily.com: “Although the bye-laws regarding general cycling access in forests remain unchanged in the national cycling strategy, the Club would like to whole heartedly applaud the efforts of local Coillte representatives and Coillte representatives on a national basis in a highly positive step forward for mountain biking nationally.
“The proximity of the proposed site to Donegal’s capital town of Letterkenny will further enhance the ability of the centre to attract short break tourism by providing accommadation and other recreational services close by.”
He added: “Donegal Mountain Biking Club would also like to commend the work of Joe McHugh in driving this project forward and Donegal County Council for their work in funding applications.
“Although there are still considerable obstacles to overcome before the project is realised, the Club are confident that a solid foundation has been established that will benefit the county considerably as well as the sport of mountain biking itself.”