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Screws scattered on mountain bike paths Nijmegen, reported

On mountain bike routes in the Nijmegen area, strangers have left at least seven boards with protruding screws. Omroep Gelderland reports this on Monday. The organization that is building the trails, MTB Route Network Rijk van Nijmegen, assumes that the screws were left behind on purpose to hinder mountain bikers and has reported it.

As far as is known, the screws have not yet led to accidents, but at least one cyclist got a flat tire. MTB Route Network Rijk van Nijmegen writes on Facebook that it could have turned out worse. “A lot of families with (small) children drive on the route and especially at night there is a lot of game going. You don’t want to think about it [wat er gebeurt] if they walk or fall into it. ”

It is still unclear who left the screws. However, there has been commotion for some time around the mountain bike trails built earlier this year in the Nijmegen area. The trails are exceptionally frequented by mountain bikers – presumably a result of the corona pandemic – which has led to discontent among hikers, riders and other cyclists. Nature lovers also fear the consequences for animals living in the forest.

MTB Route network Rijk van Nijmegen has shared pictures of the boards.

Screws scattered on mountain bike paths Nijmegen, reported
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