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Public consultation on bike park and innovation centre to be held in Innerleithen

Views are being sought to help move forward a project for the development of Europe’s "only mountain bike innovation centre" located alongside a bike park in the Tweed Valley. A public consultation will be held on 24th January at 7pm in the Innerleithen Memorial Hall, Leithen Road, Innerleithen, EH44 6HZ. …

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Community cycling initiatives in Scotland receive £330,000

Organisations across Scotland have received over £330,000 through the Cycle Friendly Community Development Fund. The money has been provided by the Scottish Government and delivered through Cycling Scotland in order to provide greater access to bikes and more opportunities to cycle. Michael Matheson, cabinet secretary for transport, infrastructure and connectivity, …

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International Mountain Bike Conference returns to Scottish Highlands

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) has partnered with Cairngorms National Park Authority, and the Scottish government to announce that the Scottish Mountain Bike Conference 2018 will be taking place in Aviemore on the 22 to the 24 of November. Fiona Hyslop, cabinet secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, …

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£1.3 million for electric bike revolution in Scotland

Two new funds have been announced to encourage more people to start using electric bicycles, particularly for shorter journeys. The Low Carbon Transport Loan Fund will have £500,000 available for interest-free loans of up to £3,000 to help individuals and businesses purchase e-bikes and e-cargo bikes. The e-bike Grant Fund …

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Scottish economy benefits more from cycling than football, says new report

A new report published today by Cycling Scotland states that cycling is worth £500 million to the Scottish economy, but it was compiled last year and has missed vital up-to-date statistics on levels of UK bike sales. Transform Consulting produced desk research for Scottish Cycling that found that cycling – …

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Cyclorise expands Scottish presence with new partnership

After a period of growth, Cyclorise has expanded its operation by appointing Velvet Cycles as its sales representation throughout Scotland. An already locally recognised cycle retailer and service-centre from Turriff Aberdeenshire, Velvet Cycles also operates as a Scotland-wide sales representative. Owner Johny Milton is well-known in the region and his …

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