A new cycle path linking Peebles, Cardrona and Innerleithen will be ready in early 2013.
Mountain biking centres at Glentress and Innerleithen are key growth points for tourism in Tweeddale and the Borders. Glentress is a designated pre-games training camp for the Olympics and it has just been announced that the European Downhill Cup will come to Innerleithen in June.
Scottish Borders Council received £600,000 from the Scottish Government’s Rural Priorities Fund to develop the Tweed Valley cycle path linking Peebles, Cardrona and Innerleithen last year.
The project will also include the construction of a bridge across the River Tweed and the upgrading of the railway path between Peebles and Innerleithen.