TWO businesses at a popular Peeblesshire mountain bike centre are set to reopen after “unplanned technical issues” were solved.

It was feared that walkway problems would delay the unveiling of the café and bike shop at Glentress until mid-July.

But Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS) said it had “pulled out all the stops” to finish resurfacing works on the paths around the buildings to allow the businesses to open from Wednesday (June 28).

Laura-Anne Innes, FLS’ recreation visitor services project manager for the south region, said: “This is great news for visitors and for the businesses as we put the finishing touches to this phase of the masterplan development.

“The whole team has put in a phenomenal effort for months to deliver on the promise we made to have Glentress ready to accommodate the UCI event in August.

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“The same focus and commitment went into completing the resurfacing work and that has enabled both businesses to reopen earlier than anticipated.

“The café and bike shop will be a focal point for visitors over the next few weeks and that will really add to the buzz around the place and the growing sense of anticipation.“

The boardwalk replacement was part of FLS’ £6 million investment in the masterplan development programme that has included 16km of new mountain bike trails and routes.

Glentress will host events in this summer’s UCI Cycling World Championships.

FLS will begin a phased hand-over of the site to event organisers in mid-July to allow final preparations for the mountain bike cross-country and cross-country marathon events taking place from August 6-12.