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£5 Million Mountain Bike Chairlift Planned for Innerleithen.

£5 Million Mountain Bike Chairlift Planned for Innerleithen.
Undeniably, Innerleithen is one of the world’s leading mountain biking locations. The small Scottish town, which is situated in the Tweed Valley, has a geography and natural environment that has made it the ideal place for mountain bike tracks and the perfect destination for MTB enthusiasts from across the globe. Each year Innerleithen plays host to countless prestigious mountain biking events, such... 

Scottish Borders to Host iXS European DH Cup

Scottish Borders to Host iXS European DH Cup
Scotland and mountain biking go together like rhythm and blues and it’s for this reason that the country plays host to countless MTB events each year. Having just seen the MTB World Cup take place at Fort William, Scotland is once again preparing for a prestigious mountain biking competition. The iXS European Downhill Cup is due to arrive in the Borders town of Innerleithen at the weekend and the... 

Fort William Gears Up for MTB World Cup.

Fort William Gears Up for MTB World Cup.
This weekend will see the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup arrive in Fort William, Scotland. Preparations have been underway for the massive MTB event over the past few days, with the spectator’s area at the finish line constructed today. It is expected that as many as 20,000 mountain bike fans will descend on the small Scottish town to watch riders from 28 different countries compete for the podium. - The... 

Danny MacAskill Carries Olympic Torch.

Danny MacAskill Carries Olympic Torch.
The Olympic torch came to Scotland today following its five day tour of Ireland. The torch arrived by ferry in Stranraer early in the morning and quickly weaved its way along the western coast of the Southern Uplands to Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow. Here it was received by legendary Scottish MTB rider, Danny MacAskill. - MacAskill, who has achieved fame as a result of his extraordinary online... 

Extreme Sports and Antisocial Behaviour.

Extreme Sports and Antisocial Behaviour.
Flicking through the local press recently, several stories reporting a link between extreme sports and antisocial behaviour came to my attention. The first concerned proposals for a BMX park in Flackwell, Buckinghamshire. The plans are being resolutely opposed by concerned local residents, who believe the development will significantly increase the levels of antisocial behaviour in their neighbourhood.... 

Mountain Bike Summit in Glentress, Scotland.

Mountain Bike Summit in Glentress, Scotland.
50 leading Scottish businesses are attending a mountain bike business summit at the Glentress Centre near Pebbles to discuss how to increase Scotland’s share of the global mountain bike trade. It is hoped that meeting will result in enhanced business-to-business cooperation and coordination in Scotland. The BBC estimates that the U.K.’s mountain bike industry is already worth close to £900 million... 

£4 Million Motocross Facility Planned For Irvine.

£4 Million Motocross Facility Planned For Irvine.
A locally-based entertainments company has announced plans to develop a £4 million motocross facility in Irvine, Scotland. The prospective development, which will take place at a derelict industrial site, has been put forward to North Ayrshire Council for consideration. If approved, the facility is expected to be open by summer, ready to welcome an estimated 250,000 visitors per year.The proposals... 

O’Neill Cold Water Classic Cancelled.

O'Neill Cold Water Classic Cancelled.
The O’Neill Cold Water Classic (Thurso East), which has been a fixture of the British surfing calendar since 2006, will not be taking place this year. The event has been cancelled after the major sponsor, O’Neill, failed to renew their contract for future branding rights. The Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) decided that without a sponsor, it would not be feasible for the event to proceed... 

Climbers Survive Avalanche in Scotland.

Climbers Survive Avalanche in Scotland.
A pair of climbers in Scotland were lucky to escape with their lives after they were caught in the middle of a terrifying avalanche. The intrepid mountaineers has been attempting to reach the peak of Glencoe in the Highlands when disaster struck. They were swept over a thousand feet down the aptly named Avalanche Gully by a huge wave of snow, dislodged from one of the mountain’s faces. Thankfully,... 

50th Anniversary of Scotland’s White Lady.

50th Anniversary of Scotland's White Lady.
Yesterday was the 50th anniversary of an icon of Scottish skiing. The White Lady chairlift at Cairngorm went operational 50 years a go and in doing so, transformed skiing in Scotland. Before the White Lady arrived, Cairngorm could only expect to attract the most dedicated, hard-core of skiers, as reaching the snow would require a gruelling hike up the slopes, carrying equipment along the way. The lack... 
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