We are Scotland’s national centre for mountain biking innovation and excellence.

From our base in the Scottish Borders, we support businesses of all sizes in developing world class mountain bike products and services.

What we do

The Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland is a joint initiative headed by Edinburgh Napier University and Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, with project partner Scottish Enterprise. The project is funded by the Scottish Funding Council and Edinburgh Napier University.

From market research to product development; knowledge transfer, testing and product launches, we are here to help Scottish businesses in capitalising in one of the country’s fastest growing sports and to help bring Scottish mountain biking products and services to an international audience.

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The Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland offer a range of services including:

  • Innovation clinics:
    Informal, confidential sessions for individuals and businesses with ideas for products and services for the mountain bike sector. Discuss your idea one to one with the team and see what help is available through the Centre. Regular clinics across Scotland – contact us for more details
  • Free market research
  • Focus groups
  • Idea or concept testing:
    We can help you reach out to your market at all stages in the development of your MTB product or service via questionnaires, surveys, product focus days and more
  • Knowledge transfer:
    We can help with business to academia links, bringing academic expertise to bear on new products or services. Watch this video [link to video] to see how Scottoiler collaborated with Edinburgh Napier University
  • Product testing
  • Product launches
  • Extensive MTB network
  • Demonstration days

To find out what else we can do for you or your business, please get in touch.

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Get in touch

Danny Cowe
Business Development Executive
07796 311505

Elaine Rainey
Administrative Assistant
07979 685369

Dr Geraint Florida-James
Reader in Human Performance

Lesley Ingram
Senior Technician, Research & Commercialisation

Graeme McLean
Project Manager
Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland
01721 722172

Moira Forsyth
Project Manager
Innovation Directorate, Scottish Enterprise
01721 722172

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Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland

Peel Tower
Glentress Forest
near Peebles
Scottish Borders
EH45 8NB

+44 (0)1721 722172