Borders develops a five year cycling tourism strategy

Stuart Bell
Stuart Bell

A five year cycling tourism strategy is currently at the draft stage and members of the public are being asked to contribute.

Input from local businesses, organisations, residents and cyclists will form part of the final strategy detailing the strengths, challenges and ambitions of using cycling to bring people to the Borders.

A workshop is being held on Tuesday, August 23, 2.30pm-4.30pm in Ettrick Riverside, Selkirk, and there’s a drop-in session at Eyemouth’s Hippodrome on Tuesday, August 30, 2pm-4pm.

Councillor Stuart Bell, SBC’s executive member for economic development, said: “The Borders has a long-established and substantial leisure cycling industry, alongside its well-known mountain-biking facilities.

“As a result, it has been agreed that the council take forward a strategy for cycle tourism in the region.

“The aim is to see the Borders become a world class bike destination by 2021.”

To book for the workshop contact Neen Kelly (neen.kelly@scotborders.gov.uk).

To comment on the draft strategy go to www.scotborders.gov.uk/cycletourismstrategy before Friday, September 16.