NEW on-bike storage solutions and the opportunities for businesses within mountain biking will be explored next month at an event hosted by the Mountain Bike Centre of Scotland.

Exploring On-Bike Storage Opportunities: Mountain Biking and Bikepacking will be held in Peel Tower in the Scottish Borders on August 22 and will bring key industry figures together to discuss the growing trend in cycling to move away from cumbersome back packs and pannier racks towards more ergonomic ways of carrying equipment on two wheels.

Markus Stitz, the bikepacker who famously cycled around the world on a single-speed bike, will be a guest at the event. He will provide insight on the storage problems faced by mountain bikers who need to be self-sufficient over a long period.

Also in attendance will be a range of product design and engineering academics from across Scotland’s universities aiming to collaboratate with businesses who want to design new products.