Free cycle rack offer to boost tourism

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Free cycle racks are being made available to tourism and hospitality businesses in a new initiative by Love Loch Lomond.

The destination organisation is hoping to improve outdoor adventure and other visitor experiences across Loch Lomond, the Trossachs and Clyde Sea Lochs areas.

The racks will be allocated where businesses can best demonstrate the need for cycle parking in strategic locations – both the racks and installation will be provided free of charge.

Stuart Cordner, chair of Love Loch Lomond, said: “We are delighted to be launching this initiative which will enhance both the cycling experience for visitors to our area and benefit those businesses that can offer cycle park facilities for customers.

“Many visitors arrive with expensive bikes and cyclists are not happy at leaving their bikes against a fence or wall.

“Love Loch Lomond has identified ‘connectivity’ as being of major importance to the delivery of a memorable tourism offering and we have a number of current projects including cycling infrastructure, waterbus services; working with Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, walking routes and interpretation panels.

“We hope this initiative will be an integral part of a cycling infrastructure that will ensure Loch Lomond and the Clyde Sea Lochs remains a must-see destination for cycling enthusiasts, holiday- makers and for the growing number of local cyclists.”

Businesses must apply by November 21 – .information and an application form can be downloaded from the business page at the Love Loch Lomond website.

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