Mountain bikers concerned for unique habitat
Sep 25, 2016
Central Western Daily

One group of cyclists says they will not use the Mount Canobolas mountain bike trail centre if it proceeds.

AS the mountain biking community and environmentalists wait for a decision on whether a mountain bike trail centre will be pursued for the Mount Canobolas Conservation Area, one group of cyclists says they will not use it if it proceeds.

Peter West, Yvette Black and Patrick Driver said the use of the conservation area within the design did not sit well with a lot of people

The design created by World Trail would have 54 per cent of the trail centre within the conservation area and six hectares would have the be cleared.

“But a lot of people are saying it’s the best idea if it’s only in the plantation pine forests, which we know are degraded – if you limited it to the pine forest, all those opponents would become supporters,” Mr West said.