Schools Innovation Competition


Primary School Poster Competition


Frog Bike -  We'd like to say a huge thanks to Frog Bikes who will be providing the winner of the design a poster competition with a Frog Bike.  Frog Bikes are a small British company dedicated to making cycling fun for children. They believe that the lighter the bike, the easier it is for children to learn to ride, and to enjoy it more as they progress. 

  • 1ST PRIZE - Daniel Fairgrieve P1, Gordon Primary School
  • 2ND PRIZE - Matthew McConnachie P3, Stockbridge Primary School
  • 3RD PRIZE - Aaron Tresidder P3, Banavie Primary School

Secondary School 30 Second Film Competition


 For the older secondary school children Trek Bikes will be providing the winner of the 30 second film competition with a Marlin 5.  

The Marlin 5 is a trail-worthy daily rider that's perfectly suited for everyday adventures, on and off the trail. 

  • 1ST PRIZE - Beth Moore, Douglas Ewart High School
  • 2ND PRIZE - Eaun Farmer, Peebles High School
  • 3RD PRIZE - Max Philips, Dalbeatie High School

Schools Innovation Competition 2018


Why do you ride your bike?

Edinburgh Napier University and the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland are pleased to launch a competition to engage schoolchildren to be creative and tell us all the great things that riding their bike means to them. 

The award winners will be announced at the Scottish Mountain Bike Awards on 23rd November, in Aviemore, held as part of the DMBinS International Mountain Bike Conference 2018.

We're looking for entries in one of two formats: 

Primary School Children - design a poster

Secondary School Children - submit a short film (up to 30 seconds) 

Tell us in your own words - Why do you like riding your bike? 

Tell us what the benefits are? - physical and mental health, meeting your friends, having fun, being in the countryside - whatever makes you get on your bike.  

The competition is open to young people of school age in Scotland.


There are 2 categories in this year's competition which is open to children who attend Scottish schools. The categories are: 

  • 30 Second Film - Secondary school
  • A4 Poster - Primary school 

Competition Deadline

Deadline Midnight Sunday 4th November

Get in touch

If you have any questions regarding the competition get in touch 

Prizes Announced


Additional Prizes

We're also really excited about the runner up prizes that we have - here's a selection below:



Kids Hummvee Glove II


Hummvee Youth Helmet


Fort William World Cup custom buffs


TweedLove Goodies


Education Partner


TweedLove Bike Festival - Education Partner 2018

Edinburgh Napier University is this year the official education partner of the TweedLove Bike Festival.  


Here's a quick example of what you can do in 30 seconds.  Someone with a lot more technical know how than us made a sample film entry so that you can get the idea of what we are looking for.   Let your imagination take over and come up with some amazing original content.  

We are really looking forward to finding out what you can do!   And hopefully some of the entries will have mountain bikes in them too.

Entry Forms

To enter our competition download the entry forms below.  All submissions can be emailed to OR send by post to: Competition, Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland, Peel Tower, Glentress, EH45 8NB.

Last year we ran a pilot competition asking the children from six Tweed Valley primary schools to tell us what they thought the Mountain Bike of 2020 would look like.  We were delighted with all the original entries.  Take a look at some of these above for inspiration for our 2018 competition.

Thanks to Endura, Ridelines Mountain Bike Tuition, Hillside Outside Ltd, TweedLove, Ruaridh Cunningham, Trev Worsey, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine, Canyon Factory Racing, Alpine Bikes, Hope Technology and all of the schools that participated for making the competition possible in 2017!