Scottish Borders Council plans to boost cycling tourism

The Scottish Borders Council is considering plans to develop existing cycling events and build on consumer demand.

The council has unveiled a five-year plan intended to boost cycling tourism in the region by promoting existing cycling events such as TweedLove, the Tour o' the Borders and the Enduro World Series.

The news comes after research by Visit Scotland showed cyclists and mountain bikers spent more than £155 million in 2015.

The local authority’s Council Tourism Strategy plan discusses the challenges and ambitions of developing cycling as a means of delivering economic benefits to the region.

The Council has called on those with ideas for the proposal to take part in a consultation on the issue.