Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland invited me to present at their latest networking event.
Hosted by BMDinS and held at the Tor-Na-Coille in Banchory, the evening was a light touch networking event, designed to give local businesses in the sphere (or looking to diversify into MTB), a flavour of the support availble to do so.
There was a nice range of really great speakers, Danny Cowe and Will Clarke of DMBinS opened the evening and Sam Richards (originally from Strachan) of One Up Components delivered the keynote about the One Up story.
I was representing the university and school where I work (Gray’s School of Art at RGU) alongside James Njuguna of the school of engineering. We were both discussing the ways our schools can support developing businesses and innovation.
Local bike business 20 Twenty Bike Clinic was also in attendance. As a dealer of One Up Components, plenty of their wares were on show as well as some very nice bikes that had rolled out of the bike clinic.
It was a relaxed and enjoyable evening, there are few events that gather the wider Aberdeenshire MTB community together. So the oppurtunity to put names to faces and find out about everyones ideas and projects was really exciting to see.