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World class mountain bike bid

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The public are invited to have their say on a potential world class bike park and innovation centre in Innerleithen.

Plans are progressing to develop this project into Europe's only mountain bike innovation centre located along with a world class bike park in the Tweed Valley.

A public consultation will held this afternoon from 7pm at the Innerleithen Memorial Hall.

"The Tweed Valley is already home to some of the best mountain bike riding in the UK and every year its reputation grows. We believe this proposal promotes the area to become the European Capital of Mountain Biking.

Following the previous community meeting the message was clear that Innerleithen had fantastic potential to offer a wider range of trails to compliment Glentress - from jump trails to fun family-orientated bike park trails. Whilst the plans are progressing with a good deal of political support, we need to ensure the local community is on board with the ideas and will support the proposals."

– ED SHOOTE, DMBinS regional mountain bike co-ordinator