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Mountain Bike Conference attracts worldwide audience 

Scottish Mountain Biking Conference 2014

Scottish Mountain Biking Conference 2014

Delegates from around the world are signing up for the 2014 Scottish Mountain Bike Conference – International Edition. Organisers, Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, are delighted at the level of interest from across the globe with delegates already attending from Denmark, Sweden, Holland, Switzerland, Northern Ireland, Wales and England.

With some of the biggest names in the world of mountain biking appearing and a fantastic two-day delegate rate on offer, places at the conference are in high demand. World-class mountain bike adventurer Hans “No Way” Rey will speak on his knowledge of riding in Scotland and how it compares across the world. He will be joined by Team Scotland Commonwealth Games athlete, and Peebles local, Grant Ferguson, who will discuss his experiences of competing at the highest level. Darren Kinnaird, the manager of the ever-popular and iconic Crankworx bike festival, which originated at Whistler Blackcomb in Canada, and Chris Foggin, Head of Community Development

tweed winter Credit: Ian Linton

Tweed Winter Credit: Ian Linton

for Bike NZ, will discuss the success in New Zealand of increasing participation and involving communities in maintaining trail networks.

The conference will be held in the stunning setting of the Peebles Hydro Hotel. The town already has a worldwide reputation with the 7stanes trail centres Glentress and Innerleithen nearby.

The conference is being supported through Scottish Borders Council and Visit Scotland Conference Bid Fund. More details, including how to sign up for the conference, can be found here.

 

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