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Creating a world class trail network

To develop and sustain Scotland as a premier riding destination we help ensure that the right trails are in the right place, and built and managed by the right people.

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How do we support the trail network?

We work across a wide variety of trails and with a large number of partners to ensure the growth in mountain biking is sustainable and delivers quality rider experiences. We also play an important role in advancing the justification and rationale for strategic projects across Scotland. We have outlined all our main activities in supporting a sustainable, diverse, and fun trail network

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DMBinS/TVTA Scottish Borders Trail Development Co-ordinator

Marc is the DMBinS/TVTA Scottish Borders Trail Development Co-ordinator. This post has been created to deliver a partnership project to develop and improve mountain biking trails in the Tweed Valley and across the Scottish Borders.

The Scottish Borders is one of the leading mountain biking destinations in the UK. We were keen to support the destination to sustainably grow.

The project supported the continued growth and development of the mountain biking trail network by increasing the quality and quantity of the trails by working with and through the Tweed Valley Trails Association (TVTA).

The project worked hard to engage new volunteers for the TVTA, especially, those from underrepresented groups such as women and young people. COVID-19 restrictions have limited the TVTA’s ability to run dig sessions and this project supported the TVTA to bounce back stronger and respond to the increased maintenance demand from the higher than ever number of riders on the trails.

The project also worked with local businesses to support innovation in products and services and investment in secure bike storage to improve the welcome for visiting mountain bikers. Learn more at

Working with local cycling clubs the project provided training (British Cycling Night Leader course) and equipment (16 sets of Exposure Lights) to enable year round riding opportunities for children and young people in the local community.

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