A sign up in Peebles during the cycling championships (Image: VisitScotland) TWO new Peeblesshire cycling routes have been mapped in a bid to capitalise on the legacy of the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships.
Glentress hosted a number of races during the world’s biggest cycling event which took place across 11 days in August.
Tourism organisation VisitScotland has teamed up with charity Sustrans Scotland to add three ‘legacy routes’ to its cycling map, which generated more than 250,000 page views last year.
The Glentress Nature Route is a 15-mile figure-of-eight that takes in the forest and the picturesque surroundings of Peebles.
Meanwhile, the 19-mile Tweed Valley Loop starts in Innerleithen and ambles through the scenic Tweed Valley and alongside the River Tweed.
The Glenkiln Route, from The Crichton in Dumfries, is a gentle loop through the countryside.
VisitScotland destination development director Gordon Smith said: “The UCI Cycling World Championships was a truly unique event – the first of its kind in the world that showcased Scotland and its cycling offer to TV audiences across the world.“We want to build on the momentum and continue to position Scotland as a leading destination for cycling tourism. The addition of these new cycling routes will ensure that more people consider cycling as part of a holiday.“The south of Scotland has a strong association with cycling. It is the birthplace of the bike and with its abundance of mountain biking trails, 7stanes mountain biking centres and road and gravel biking routes, it is an ideal destination for cyclists whatever […]