A MUCH-ANTICIPATED mountain bike hub at the site of a former Peeblesshire mill will open in 2025.
The innovation centre, with a bike park and trail lab, will be built at Innerleithen’s Caerlee Mill, near Glentress.
Richard Lochhead – Scottish Government minister for small business, innovation and trade – made the announcement last week while formally launching the ‘Strategy for Scottish Mountain Biking 2023-2025’.
It had been hoped that the centre would be completed by December next year. Launch of the ‘Strategy for Scottish Mountain Biking 2023-2025 (Image: Scottish Cycling)
On the project, leader of Scottish Borders Council Euan Jardine said: “The development of the mountain bike innovation centre is a great opportunity to capitalise on the south of Scotland’s cycling heritage and the world-class reputation of our off-road trails, including Glentress and the rest of the 7Stanes network, and drive inward investment into the region.
“Through the South of Scotland Cycling Partnership we have set some really ambitious goals in our first regional cycling strategy, and through continued partnership working and investment I have no doubt that we can achieve them.”
The three-year mountain biking strategy launched by Mr Lochhead aims to increase participation and help develop more future mountain bike stars to compete on the world stage.The minister also announced at the Power of the Bike Innovation and Tech Summit, attended by some of the biggest bike brands in the world and many Scottish businesses, that Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland will launch as a new brand – Bike Innovation Scotland.Mr Lochhead […]