Scottish Mountain Bike Awards 2019 - Press release
Scottish Mountain Bike Awards 2019– A celebration of Scotland’s global standing in mountain biking
Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland are delighted to announce the fourth annual Scottish Mountain Bike Awards, which will this year be hosted in the Tweed Valley, in Innerleithen on Thursday 21st November.
The Scottish Mountain Bike Awards have grown from the first event held in Aviemore in 2016 which attracted over 150 guests, to the sold out events in Glasgow in 2017 and again in Aviemore in 2018.
Scotland is widely recognised as a global leader in mountain biking. Now, with the Scottish Mountain Bike Awards, there is the chance to highlight and celebrate all those that contribute towards making mountain biking world class.
The awards are free to enter and include categories to cover all areas of the sport including tourism, clubs, riders, accommodation providers, product manufacturers and community groups.
Business Development Executive for MTBCoS, Danny Cowe said;
“We see these awards as another method of highlighting the great progress of Scottish companies across the globe while celebrating the fantastic scene in Scotland. We had a great response last year from Scottish businesses and we would urge any Scottish registered company with a mountain bike product or service to fill in an application form and take part in these awards. ”
Graeme McLean, Head of Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS), a project responsible for overseeing the national strategy for mountain biking, explains:
“Mountain biking brings increased participation – helping us to become a happier and healthier country, sport development - giving Scot’s the opportunity to succeed on the world stage and tourism – which brings economic benefit, often to some of our more remote areas.”
“These awards will highlight and celebrate examples of great practice in these three areas which will help Scotland maintain our reputation as one of the leading countries in the world for mountain biking.”
This year we have introduced new categories and have made a few other changes following feedback from previous years events. We will have new hosts for the evening and the awards themselves will be presented by a host of inspiring individuals who have each contributed to the Scottish Mountain bike scene.