Bike Bus links Edinburgh with Glentress

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Bike Bus Glentress offers sustainable transport for cyclists
Bike Bus Glentress offers sustainable transport for cyclists

Glentress is a world-class mountain bike destination and part of the 7stanes network of biking trails spanning the south of Scotland. But without a car or other means of transport, mountain biking enthusiasts find it difficult to access the trails at weekends and participate in the sport.

Having experienced this, Karl Mott and his wife Abie have turned the bike transport problem and Karl’s passion for mountain biking into a business venture.

Since September, Bike Bus Glentress has been taking bikes and riders direct from Edinburgh city centre to Glentress twice daily at weekends and once mid-week.

‘What we’re offering is an affordable service for local people and those travelling from further afield,’ explains Karl, a qualified Mountain Bike Leader (MBLA) who has been racing road and mountain bikes in the Scottish Borders since the age of thirteen. ‘With this new service, cyclists can catch a train into Edinburgh then hop on the Bike Bus. This also provides a more sustainable means of transport for enthusiasts.’

Bike Bus is an eight-seat minibus with a specially designed trailer capable of carrying up to ten bikes. Bike Bus Glentress also offers introductory guiding for beginners and intermediate riders.

Bike hire is available at the Glentress Peel Centre. For details call 07549145634 or visit