Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland

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British Cycling Chief Executive, Julie Harrington, reiterated the organisation’s commitment to developing and supporting the growth of mountain biking at a recent conference.

In delivering a keynote presentation at the bi-annual Scottish Mountain Bike Conference, alongside Scottish Cycling Chief Executive Craig Burn, Harrington emphasised the governing body’s increasing support for off-road cycling.

Focusing on the conference theme of ‘Future-Proofing the Trail Ahead’, their speech identified how the emerging strategy of British Cycling and the funding approach of Scottish Cycling has taken lessons from the excellent work undertaken to date in the field of mountain biking by organisations including the conference hosts, Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, and how both organisations intend to help support the activity’s further development across the UK.

Julie Harrington said:

“Mountain biking in Scotland at the moment is in a really healthy and vibrant position, and it’s grown massively over recent years. I think events like this are fantastic at pulling everyone from across the sport together to focus on how we keep that growth and that momentum going.”