New uplift service at Innerleithen and Ae forests in top gear

Forest Enterprise Scotland is joining forces with a new company - Adrenalin Uplift - to provide a new bespoke shuttle service at both Innerleithen and Ae Forest’s downhill mountain bike routes.

Run by two enthusiastic biking entrepreneurs, Gordo Hodge and Gary Anderson, the new service will provide regular uplifts for downhillers at both the venues.

In addition, Adrenalin Uplift aim to widen the service so that transport will be available to mountain bikers between Glentress forest and Innerleithen.

Also, a new mountain bike uplift season pass, the first of its kind in the UK, will provide regular monthly use, priority bookings and a range of discounts for regular users.

Malt Iden, recreation forester with Forest Enterprise Scotland said:

“We’re very keen to keep mountain biking at the top of its game in the south of Scotland in order to continue supporting the tourism sector. The guys at Adrenalin Uplift are very enthusiastic and have plenty of new ideas to keep bikers coming back again and again.”

Adrenalin Uplift has also secured agreements with the local bike shops at Innerleithen and Ae to provide priority mechanical services or spare part rentals to keep riders riding.

Gordo Hodge of Adrenalin Uplift added: “Both Gary and I are super stoked to have the uplift contract and cannot wait to spin the buses for both downhillers and enduro riders looking to get more descents in a day.”

Gordo started riding mountain bikes in the 80s whilst working as a bike mechanic in Ayrshire, before moving to Italy and travelling in other parts of the world. He also runs the mountain bike tour company Adrenalin Rehab and winter sports tour operator Snow Rehab.

Gary’s two wheeled adventures started in the early 90s riding mainly in the north of England. An engineer by trade, he’s been enjoying riding all over Europe recently and across the many trail networks in Scotland.

Notes to editors

  1. Forest Enterprise Scotland is an agency of the Forestry Commission and manages the National Forest Estate on behalf of Scottish Ministers.
  2. Tha Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba na phàirt de Bhuidheann-Stiùiridh na h-Àrainneachd is Coilltearachd aig Riaghaltas na h-Alba. Tha e an urra ri riaghladh agus cumail maoineachadh is comhairle ri coilltearachd ann an Alba. Tha Iomairt Choilltean na h-Alba na fo-bhuidheann aig Coimisean na Coilltearachd Alba a tha a’ ruith Oighreachd na Coille Nàiseanta.
  3. Media enquiries to Steve Williams, Forestry Commission Scotland press office, 0300 067 6508 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.