Scottish Mountain Bike Conference 2018 – Future Proofing the Trail Ahead

22nd – 24th November 2018 

The only thing that is constant is change” – Heraclitus

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” – Albert Einstien

The Scottish Mountain Bike Conference 2018 focussed on the key issues and opportunities which face the mountain bike sector in Scotland, Europe and globally. A fantastic line up of speakers and workshops helped all of us involved in mountain biking effectively plan and prepare for a successful future. 

Scottish Mountain Bike Conference 2018 from DMBinS on Vimeo.

Report of Day 1 - Tourism & Economic Development 

Report of Day 2 - Participation and Sport Development

Report of Day 3 - Trail Summit

Some statistics from the conference:

  • 3 media trips 
  • 1 innovation summit (featuring 31 VIP attendees including Shimano, WTB, Cycle Europe, Accell Group and Endura)
  • 6 nights of evening entertainment
  • 2 evenings of night rides
  • 1 Trail Summit with 51 delegates digging trails
  • 12 categories at the Scottish Mountain Bike Awards

We would like to thank all the 285 delegates from 15 different countries who not only attended the conference but fed into discussion, created a great atmosphere and played their part in making this the most successful Scottish Mountain Bike Conference to date.

For their help and contribution to deliver the conference  Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (the organisers) would like to thank the event delivery partners Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Government, Scottish Cycling and the Cairngorms Business Partnership. 

And the event partners: Komoot, Endura, Shand Cycles, Sender Ramps and Straight Cut Design.