Mountain bike awards return to Scotland for 2017

Kieran Howells
Mountain bike awards return to Scotland for 2017

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland in conjunction with the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland will host the Scottish Mountain Bike Awards 2017 on November 16th from 7pm at the Drygate Brewery, Glasgow.

Last year ,the first ever Scottish Mountain Bike Awards were held as part of the Scottish Mountain Bike Conference and attracted over 150 guests.  There were 11 different categories, over 3000 public votes and more than 50 applications to the various categories. 

The awards are free to enter and include categories to cover all areas of the sport including tourism, clubs, riders, accommodation providers, product manufacturers and community groups.

Edinburgh Napier University’s Professor Geraint Florida-James is the lead academic of the MTBCOS. He said: “We are delighted to again be involved with these awards to recognise all the great work and expertise going into developing the mountain bike industry. The work that we do at the MTBCOS supports companies who are developing innovative cycling products and services and this will be a great opportunity to recognise the talent we have on our doorstep.”

The awards will highlight the work of the MTBCOS, businesses and entrepreneurs in Scotland who have the opportunity to develop their ideas into fully formed cycling products. The awards will also encompass mountain biking tourism, participation and sport development.  With categories such as Best Bike Friendly Accommodation Provider, Scottish MTB Club of the Year  and Community Project of the Year.

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There will be a public vote to choose the top Scottish mountain bike riders of the year and the Scottish event of the Year.  The awards will be presented by a host of inspiring individuals who have each contributed to the Scottish Mountain bike scene.

To get involved and book a place or submit and entry to an award category see here

 

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