The Trinity College Cycling Club completed an exciting mission on March 6, 2023 at the Trinity Eco Learning Arena (TELA). The goal of the club was to create the first MTB (Mountain Bike) Track that a Sri Lankan School has opened. The project was aimed at providing an ideal experience for MTB riders of all skill levels while ensuring their safety.
The Cycling Club started the project by identifying a suitable location for the MTB track. After extensive research and field visits, the club selected Pallekele, which is situated among hills, downhills, trees and rocks, as the ideal location for an MTB track. The club then joined with the Trinity College Farm to build and design the track. The design of the track was aimed at providing riders with a thrilling yet safe experience.
The track was built including features such as jumps, berms, drops, and other technical features. The club ensured that the track was designed to provide riders with the option to choose easier or harder routes based on their skill level.
After the confirmation of the track, the club engaged in testing the track’s sustainability and safety. A large number of cyclists from Trinity College Kandy started the journey from the College to the MTB track at Pallekele. The college provided a backup vehicle (college van) and catering services for the riders. The cyclists engaged in cycling on the track in order to test its sustainability and safety.
The Cycling Club successfully accomplished the project of creating the first MTB track that a Sri Lankan School has opened. The track has been designed to ensure safe and cyclable rides for riders of all skill levels.