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15 Mar 2015 8:32 PM | Dave

Long Gully - the end of an era.

By now many of you will have heard that changes are on the horizon at Long Gully. We can now confirm that the official word from the landowners is that going forward, there will be no access for mountain bikes at Long Gully.

It is certainly a very sad time for the Club, its members, and the wider mountain biking community. Steve Watson, owner of Long Gully Station - the man who we’ve worked closely with over the years maintaining access to the land - has also expressed his sadness that this era has come to an end. Ownership and management of the land our tracks are on has passed on to Steve’s children, who have other plans for the land.

This was always a possibility and due to the nature of the Cub’s agreement with the Watson family, we’ve always accepted that this time may come.

This means that as of today - access to the Long Gully trails is completely off limits. This means no riding, and no shuttling. This applies to our entire membership, and all members of the public.

Where to from here?

The WMTBC have been working with Councils and other Mountain Bike groups to determine the best location for a brand new national level DH race track & MTB event venue.
Every effort is being made to get this project moving quickly, but as they say - Rome wasn’t built in a day. We will keep our membership up to date with this project as it progresses.

In the meantime - The Club will maintain its commitments to our existing DH trails at Karori Park, Maidstone & Prince of Wales Park. We also encourage you to continue to enjoy the abundance of incredible riding the Wellington Region has to offer, and keep your ear to the ground for upcoming events.

As a last harrar - we are organising a final shuttle day to give the Long Gully the send off it deserves. We will let you know the details as soon as they are finalised.

Dave Preece
WMTBC President

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