Location: Macdonald Highland Resort, Cairngorms National Park, Aviemore
Mountain bike legends, business leaders, senior politicians, leading academics, the CEO of British Cycling, young mountain bikers, trail building experts and more - all part of a full programme for the Scottish Mountain Bike Conference 2018.
The three day event, which is being held in Aviemore from 22-24 November, will focus on the major issues and opportunities which face the mountain bike sector in Scotland, Europe and globally.
The Conference will be held at the Macdonald Highland Resort, in the Cairngorms National Park. Titled ‘Future Proofing The Trail Ahead’, it will help mountain biking navigate a successful future by helping prepare and plan effectively.
The packed programme has been led by Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS), and supported by HIE, Cairngorms National Park Authority, Scottish Government, Edinburgh Napier University, Scottish Cycling, Cairngorms Business Partnership and the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland.
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop MSP, will be there to highlight the importance of mountain biking to tourism, health and the environment. Key speakers include the CEO of Cycling Industries Europe, Kevin Mayne and mountain bike legend, Claudio Calouri.
The conference will debate the key issues affecting the future of mountain biking, marketing, tourism, product development and the sustainable economic growth of the sport.