Riders survey published to explore nature experiences and environmental action in the mountain biking community in the UK.
The survey is open until the end of May gathering responses to help understand how riders experience nature while riding, awareness of environmental threats in trail locations, and motivations to engage with nature pressures facing trail locations in the UK.
It’s widely recognised that appreciating and experiencing nature is a central motivation for mountain biking. The extent to which this riding experience deepens connections with trail locations and translates into motivations to protect nature in these places has not been researched.
Whether it’s reducing impacts or leading nature restoration projects in trail locations, or voting for environmental policy, riders can support action at all scales as guardians of trails for future generations. It’s time to understand how this can become a greater part of the riding experience.Complete the survey
and enter the prize draw to win a Patagonia Dirt Roamer Bike Pack and a Trail Matters photo book by Filip Zuan.
This research project has received the IMBA Europe 'Protect & Preserve' award, which focuses on conservation and restoration efforts and is supported by Patagonia and Specialized’s Soil Searching Programme.