Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) are delighted to announce that our national biennial conference will be returning on 11th-13th November 2014.
We are very excited to be working in partnership with Scottish Borders Council and Visit Scotland to deliver the most exciting mountain bike conference ever to be hosted in the UK.
The conference will be held next door to the UK's première mountain bike trail centre, 7stanes-Glentress, in the phenomenal Tweed Valley. The venue is the prestigious and stunning Peebles Hydro Hotel.
Following feedback from the successful 2012 conference, the 2014 conference will be a 3 day international conference with Day 1 focussing on Sport & Participation, Day 2 on Tourism & Economic Development and Day 3 case studies & site visits of good practice across Scotland.
The conference has an international focus and we are delighted to announce that our speakers include the worlds leading adventure rider, Hans "No Way" Rey; the General Manager of Whistler/Crankworx, Darren Kinnaird; Commonwealth Games star, Grant Ferguson; and a key driver behind New Zealand's growth in mountain biking participation, Chris Foggin.
Our speakers will present on the best examples of mountain biking developments from across the world. The conference will also feature key individuals who will highlight the current achievements being made in Scotland, the future vision for Scottish mountain biking and there will be workshops to discuss key areas where we need to improve and focus our development upon. View full 2014 programme.