The IMBA report, now in its seventh edition, uses input from IMBA’s network of reps, online polling from IMBA members and staff evaluations to gauge the riding opportunities and advocacy strength in the US, Canadian Provinces and nations with significant IMBA activities.
Next week, IMBA members will receive the complete Report Card in the organisation’s internationally distributed newsletter, Trail News.
Last year, Scotland got an A-.
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UK – B+
Increasing number of affiliated clubs/Need more individual members
Scotland – A
Bike-friendly Forestry department/Frequent rain tough on trails
Wales – B
Bike tourism on the rise/Forestry department says it lacks funds for repairs
England – B
Access slowly increasing/150,000 miles of walking trails still closed to bikes
Northern Ireland – C
Strong mountain bike clubs in Belfast/Lacks purpose-built trails