A new film will underpin the South of Scotland as one of Europe’s leading mountain biking destinations.
Produced by Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland, the film charts American professional freeride mountain biker Eric Porter’s first experience in Scotland.
The Utah-based mountain biker hit mountain biking trails and routes off the beaten track around the Tweed Valley area of the Scottish Borders.
And the project was supported by VisitScotland as part of the See South Scotland campaign.
Go-Where biking tours, Cringletie House Hotel, Neidpath Castle, Borders Forest Trust and Gordon Arms were all involved in showcasing the spectacular trails, landscape and experiences on offer in the Scottish Borders.
The film features the stunning scenery of the Tweed Valley from St Mary’s Loch to Glentress Forest as well as the undisturbed dark skies to the historic sites that can cross a mountain bikers path in the region.
Eric talks about the accessibility of the area but describes it as ‘feeling like the middle of nowhere.’
The film shows the group of mountain bikers tackling the trails as well as experiencing a night in a remote bothy and sampling Scottish food, such as cheese and haggis.