Discover the potential Mountain Biking can bring to your business

Mountain biking in the Central belt of Scotland is going to be more popular than ever as a result of the new trails being built at Cathkin Braes for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. In preparation for this Tourism Intelligence Scotland and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland are working in partnership to host a Mountain Biking Workshop for tourism and cycling businesses in the local area. Whether you own a Bed and Breakfast, bike shop, cafe or manage a hotel this workshop is for you!

This fantastic workshop will give attendees an insight on the key visitor markets, information on the new Cathkin Braes trails, information on trails and trail centres in the Central belt and top tips and practical steps for businesses to follow. There will also be the opportunity to hear from experienced business individuals, already in the mountain biking market, who will share their secrets on how to attract mountain bike visitors.

You can get involved with our ‘So what?’ interactive creative session to encourage you and other attendees to come up with innovative ideas on how to make the best of opportunities in mountain biking tourism.

So that you can get a taste of what Mountain Biking has to offer in the local area you will also have the change to take part in our ‘have a go mountain bike’ sessions and experience the thrill first hand. The taster session will be led by an industry expert at the new trail at Cathkin Braes. Don’t worry if you are not the owner of a bike, bikes can be provided.

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland’s Project Manager Graeme McLean, who will be speaking at the workshop, said, “I believe the workshops will be a great opportunity for any accommodation providers, café’s/restaurants, bike shops or other activity providers to learn what they can do to take advantage of the increased profile mountain biking will receive from the Commonwealth Games. I think the overall quality of the Scottish holiday experience can be enhanced if mountain bikers also have genuinely bike friendly accommodation, places to eat and other activities to enjoy – this workshop will help those businesses know what they have to put in place to deliver a quality service to mountain bikers.”

The workshop will be held at The Lighthouse, Glasgow on Thursday 14th March from 09.30 – 13.15, followed by the one hour taster session on the new trail at Cathkin Braes – all abilities welcome.

The workshop is terrific value at £20 per person which includes lunch, light refreshments and if you aren’t a biker yourself, all biking equipment for the trails taster session will be supplied free of charge.

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