Making cyclists welcome

Visitors who are considering a cycling holiday will appreciate available information on the routes in the area. Even those who may just want to hire a bike for a day will need to know what cycling is on offer, so it will be helpful to provide visitors with an overview of the routes and the bike hire and repair shops in the Borders. If you are on or near to a route then mention this on your website or in your brochures.

For those visitors who maybe want to do a bit of cycling or for those who are passing through on one of the longer cycling routes then have to hand some useful information to help them enjoy their stay.

Have the local weather information available for your visitors by accessing relevant weather sites such as the BBC.  Point out facilities that will be of particular interest such as public transport information, where guests can dry clothes, store their bikes securely, wash bikes and find cycle routes information.

VisitScotland’s Cyclist Welcome Scheme has been expanded to non accommodation providers, so if you are a bike shop, cafe or visitor attraction who is keen to attract cyclists then please get involved. 

  The mountain biking in the area is world class and for those of you who also have mountain bike visitors then you may want to find out more about the Tweed Valley Tourist Consortium’s Mountain Bike Hospitality Scheme where extras such as a hose to clean down bikes and a specific area for bike maintenance are included.

The 7stanes, Scotland's Biking Heaven has trails for family, novice and entry-level riders across the Borders.