THE future of mountain biking is on the table next Monday in Innerleithen.

Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland (DMBinS) is hosting a public consultation event in the Union Club.

And everyone is invited to have their say.

Ed Shoote, Tweed Valley MTB Coordinator, told us: "Innerleithen has some of the best enduro and downhill mountain bike trails in the country.

"It has a heritage of mountain biking spanning decades now but it is important to build a sustainable plan for the future.

"The current trails are a mixture of authorised steep downhill tracks, off-piste Enduro trails and aggressive cross country riding.

"We are interested to collate thoughts on existing trails and proposed new trails."

Many mountain bike supporters in the area have been frustrated by the lack of backing for previous planned projects, such as an uplift.

It is hoped that views expressed at Monday's meeting will help the Tweed Valley Stakeholders Project formulate a fresh plan for attracting funds.

Ed added: "Innerleithen currently lacks facilities for visiting mountain bikers.

"There’s no trail side bike wash, toilets, showers, etc.

"When we compare the visitor experience at other sites it lags behind most centres.

"With a strong local rider and business community behind it we believe that this is the time to shape the future of the trails and facilities required.

"We believe Innerleithen is a perfect location for leading the region if not the country as the iconic advanced level rider destination.

"To achieve this we need to work together to create a formal, professional proposal to partners and funders. It won’t happen overnight but we need everyone to work together and support a unified vision."

Monday's meeting at the Union Club starts at 7.30pm.

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