The Scottish Borders is cranking up a gear to become Scotland’s leading cycling destination with the launch of the new look website www.cyclescottishborders.com. The site is crammed full of information on routes, forthcoming events, places to stay and things to do. It has fantastic interactive maps that allow you to search routes by town, level, distance and even altitude gain. The new look site is the first result of a £175000 grant provided from Europe, LEADER and the Scottish Government to The Scottish Borders Recreational Cycling project. The project is a partnership between local businesses and public agencies including Scottish Borders Council, Scottish Enterprise and VisitScotland. The groups aim is to establish the Borders as the leading cycling destination in Scotland and maximise the opportunities for the whole area by attracting cyclists.
The area has long been a favourite destination for cyclists with its stunning scenery and relatively quiet, traffic free roads. The area is now renowned for its world class mountain
biking facilities the 7 stanes, offering seven biking trail centres, including the famous Glentress, that span the South of Scotland.
The Scottish Borders boasts more Cyclists are Welcome accredited accommodation providers and attractions than anywhere else in the country. Couple this with the stunning scenery and the guaranteed warm Scottish Borders welcome and you can see why the Borders is the ideal destination for a cycling break.
The Scottish Borders has been given the honour of hosting the 2011 Tour of Britain cycling event which begins in Peebles on September 11th and culminates in London on 18th September. This first stage heads from Peebles along the Tweed valley and past the multi award winning mountain biking centre at Glentress. Then on to Innerleithen where the town will have the honour of hosting the first ever intermediate sprint. This is yet another indication of The Scottish Borders’ rising status within the cycling world.
Why not get on your bike and see for yourself if the claim to be Scotlands leading cycling destination is a legitimate one for The Scottish Borders.
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