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The Value of Cycle Tourism in Scotland

Cyclist overlooking Forth Bridge in Scotland

Forth Bridge in Scotland. Image credit: Eamonn McGoldrick/Sustrans

Isle of Lismore Ferry bike queue near NCN78.

Isle of Lismore Ferry bike queue near NCN78

Transform Scotland has launched 'The Value of Cycle Tourism' report, which sets out the multi-million benefits to the Scottish economy from cycle tourism. 

According to the report the total value of cycle tourism in Scotland - by residents and visitors, touring and leisure cycling - is up to £239m per year. This figure is significantly higher than previous research suggests.

In the report, which was commissioned by Sustrans Scotland, Transform sets out recommendations for unlocking the economic potential of leisure cycling, including promoting leisure cycling to a wider range of groups and supporting marketing of routes particularly in rural areas of Scotland.

Download the report