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British Cycling signs ten year partnership with Forestry Commission

Deal aims to bring more cycling events to the UK's forests
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British Cycling and the Forestry Commission have signed a ten year preferred partnership agreement that is designed to bring more cycling events to forests across England.

In its capacity as Forestry Commission’s preferred partner, British Cycling will authorise and help manage cycle events across 250,000 hectares of English forests and woodland overseen by the organisation.

As a result, British Cycling affiliated event organisers will benefit from preferential rates and a standard process for staging cycle events, from local club rides to major international competitions such as the 2010 UCI Mountain Bike Cross Country World Cup which took place in Yorkshire’s Dalby Forest in April.

The agreement will also improve the development of new trails and event venues and will make 24 visitor centres nationwide more bike friendly for cycling clubs, tourists and local communities.

Ian Drake, British Cycling’s CEO, said: “This partnership is crucial to the development of off-road cycling and mountain biking. By working together with the Forestry Commission we can further drive participation in our sport and identify areas of funding for future investment in trail centres and event venues.

“The new course in Dalby Forest, which was created for the recent World Cup, is now open for anyone to ride and is a good example of how the partnership will work to create new opportunities for more people to enjoy cycling in England’s most scenic beauty spots."

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