Thursday 21st November 2019

Shaping the World's First Innovation Centre

A one day invitation-only summit which will showcase some of the biggest trends and latest innovations in the cycling industry, and help your business maximise the potential of a new MTB innovation centre in Scotland.

The summit will focus on innovations, particularly relevant to mountain bikes, but could also be applied to support companies across the cycling industry.

Innerleithen has been chosen to host this year’s event after heads of terms were agreed with the UK government to fund £19m towards Scotland’s new MTB innovation centre in the town. 


Summit Agenda

Tuesday 19th November

Why not arrive early and take advantage of the world class local trails? 


Wednesday 20th November

Join us for a ride.  

Bring your own bike or contact us if you need to hire a bike and we can put you in touch with the local bike shops, who will be only too happy to help.

Book a one to one meeting with us to discuss your business requirements.

Thursday 21st November SCOTTISH MTB INNOVATION SUMMIT 2019

Innovation Summit  9.45am to 4pm

Innerleithen - transport provided to/from Peebles, Glentress and Cardrona. 

Scottish Mountain Bike Awards 2019   7pm to midnight


Friday 22nd November

Enjoy an early morning ride before heading home!

Transport and Accommodation Information

Flights to Edinburgh

Flights direct to Edinburgh are available from a number of countries.  Find out more

Edinburgh airport is approximately 45 minutes from the Tweed Valley.

Riding in the Tweed Valley

With world class singletrack all over the Tweed Valley you won't be short of choices.

Sampling Scottish Singletrack

Transport to Tweed Valley

Car Hire - Edinburgh airport

Taxi Services - Peebles a taxi from Edinburgh to Peebles costs approximately £65 one way.  Please confirm cost with taxi company when booking.

Public Transport - bus or tram to Edinburgh city centre.  Followed by bus to Peebles/Innerleithen from Edinburgh city centre bus station.  Bus company - Border Buses

Accommodation in the Tweed Valley

There is a wide variety of accommodation available in the Tweed Valley.  Choose from the selection below:

Innerleithen - Cleikum Mill Lodge

Peebles - Tontine Hotel Peebles Hydro Hotel

Glentress - Glentress Hotel

Cardrona - MacDonald Cardrona Hotel

Other accommodation providers can be found here.

Our Partners


Topics for Discussion

E-bikes Supply Chain


E-bike sales continue to grow and the UK has been slower than some European markets to respond. How can we ensure the support and supply chain is there to help new and existing companies to growth into this market?


  • Kevin Mayne, CIE
  • Adam Reid, Peddle Smart
  • Mark Ravilious, Intra Drive

Hosted by Danny Cowe, MTBCOS 

Knowledge Exchange - componentry, materials and vibration


How Knowledge Exchange has practically benefited businesses and what opportunities there are. Collaborations can be time consuming and onerous for Industry, we want this session to demonstrate that it doesn’t have to be like that, giving real examples that gave companies true commercial advantage which translated to their bottom line. These can be cross sector of bike industry specific.


  • Professor Geraint Florida-James, Edinburgh Napier University 
  • Tom Korff, Frog Bikes
  • Stuart Laidlaw, AFRC University of Strathclyde

Hosted by Professor Gary Hutchison, Edinburgh Napier University

Opportunities around data & digital


What are the opportunities around data and digital? Urban cycling has connected with Smart Cities to drive data capture and analysis. What lessons can be learned and how can this be transferred to MTB and other cycling industries? 


  • David Jaramillo, Inmotion
  • Dr Lewis Kirkwood, Edinburgh Napier University

Hosted by Kevin Mayne, Cycle Industries Europe

The Future of Testing

Testing relates to both the development process and standards before going to the market. The current industry standards can be too laboratory focused ignoring environmental data and only define a binary outcome, when each niche within the industry might look for differentiation.

What can we learn from other industries and how can the MTB innovation centre help support the future of testing.


  • Trev Worsey, Enduro Mountain Bike Magazine

Hosted by Professor Geraint Florida-James MTBCOS and Ed Shoote, DMBinS


Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland

Peel Tower, Glentress, Peebles EH45 8NB

01721 722172

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The Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland (MTBCOS), a project hosted by Edinburgh Napier University (ENU), is providing you with this information in order for us to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, which requires us to tell you what we do with your personal information.

Who is collecting the information?

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ENU privacy notice.

Who are we sharing your Personal Data with (externally)?

Scottish Enterprise (SE) – event partner. SE’s privacy notice.

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attendees of the Scottish MTB Innovation Summit 2019

name, company and email address details

event attendance information

dietary requirements and access requirements

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