Further support for businesses

Social Media
Are you Tweeting or on Facebook?  Check out our useful tips to get you thinking about it and get started.  Cycle Scottish Borders are on twitter @cycleborders - why don't you follow us?

Case Studies
As part of the ongoing activity of the Leisure Cycling Project, some case studies have been gathered together to provide you with some insight into what other businesses and Groups have been involved in. 


It is worth looking at what other destinations do in order to attract cyclists to the area.  What routes do they create?  Do they use themes?  Is there joint ticketing and do they offer services to make it as easy as possible for visitors to cycle in their area?  It is important to review and refresh product offerings in order to provide visitors with compelling reasons to visit the area. Have a look at our overview of destinations and ideas in case it creates a spark of an idea for something new to offer your visitors. 

Business Gateway

Business Gateway offers advice on possible sources of funding for new and growing businesses in Scotland.

Support materials
A range of promotional banners and materials is available on request from Our Scottish Borders for use at exhibitions and events. Visit the brand toolkit  to find out more.

What the papers say
In the past considerable efforts have been made to attract cycling media to feature the Borders in their publications.

Rolling hills, fresh air, broad rivers and a warm welcome: if you don't enjoy cycling in the Borders, you probably don't enjoy cycling."
Steve Dyster, Editor, Cycling World

The 250-mile Scottish BorderLoop offers rewarding touring cycling in a setting of magnificent scenery, spectacular landscapes and abundant wildlife. The well-marked route is easily followed, much of it following the famous Salmon River – the River Tweed. The many single-track roads are almost traffic free and there are plenty of visitor attractions, pubs, cafés, good food, cycle friendly B&B’s and warm hospitality along the route.”
Quote regarding the Borderloop route, Rod Wark.

The Recreational Cycling Group
The remit of the Recreational Cycling Group is to co-ordinate the development of cycling in the Scottish Borders. Membership of the Group comprises Scottish Enterprise, VisitScotland, Scottish Borders Council, Sustrans, Borders Sport and Leisure Trust and business representatives from the tourism sector.

Need more help?
Support and advice is available from Neen Kelly the Scottish Borders Recreational Cycling Project Manager  Email or call 07776 164 107.

Keep up to date
A regular newsletter providing updates on the project activity and developments in cycle tourism is produced quarterly, if you would like to receive it then please email.