Scottish Council Boost Cycling Tourism
Cycling Development in Scotland
Scotland is naturally built for cycling and trail riding; known for some of the best forest trails in the UK. We've already offered multiple events that bring International presence including: Tour of Britain, Tour O' the Borders and for the first time ever - Kinlochleven Enduro is being recognised as a qualifying event for EWS! These events are for sure putting Scotland on the map.
Local authorities have implemented a 5 year plan which aims to make Scotland a recognised destination as one of the UK's premier cycling experiences. In order to make sure this is successful major quality management checks will take place; from route development and signage to market research to identify economic and value specific to the Borders - this will identify relevant cycling data, generating meaningful data to produce incredible project results.
£50,000 has been allocated to help promote the Scottish Borders as a host for new National and International cycling series. Keep your eyes peeled on social media too! This is all part of the growth plan; updated photography to show each cycle region.
So far cycling at the Borders includes:
A 250 mile Borderloop
A 55 mile route linking four abbeys
The Coast and Castles Route through Berwickshire
The Southern Borders Loop (linking Hawick and Newcastleton)