Mountain Biking

At Edinburgh Napier, we’re passionate about making a difference in mountain biking and cycling through our world-class research, innovation and partnerships. 

2023 is an epic year for cycling in Scotland with the UCI Cycling World Championships taking place across the country, and the Mountain Bike Cross Country and Marathon events taking place at Glentress, home of The Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland

Together with South of Scotland Enterprise and Scottish Borders Council, and with funding from the Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, we're transforming Caerlee Mill in Innerleithen into the new Mountain Bike Innovation Centre which will offer new teaching and research opportunities, as well as supporting businesses to develop innovative products and services. 

Learn more about our commitment to research, education and innovation in mountain biking. 

Lauren Bell with womens sprint team
Two Edinburgh Napier students selected to ride for Great Britain

Dual career students Lauren Bell (BA Business and Enterprise in Sport) and Anna Flynn (Sport and Exercise Science) who have been selected to ride for Great Britain at the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships in Glasgow!

Mountain biker going down a steep trail at Glentress forest.
Key Milestone for Mountain Bike Innovation Centre with Planning Approval

"We look forward to continuing Edinburgh Napier University’s commitment to supporting bike innovation during what will be a significant year for cycling in Scotland."
Professor Nick Antonopoulos, Deputy Vice Chancellor and Vice Principal of Research & Innovation at Edinburgh Napier University

Always Moving Forward

The Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland, a partnership between Edinburgh Napier, Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland and Scottish Enterprise, is based in Glentress, near Innerleithen. It is the world’s first centre for open innovation in the mountain bike industry and helps businesses access consumers and tap into academic expertise.
The Power of Cycling

Discover how Edinburgh Napier are contributing to Scotland's mountain biking success story in Red Triangle - our alumni magazine.