VOLUNTEERS from the UCI Cycling World Championships donated to a local foodbank and schools.

As the UCI stages were cleared from Glentress Forest, volunteers made sure there was as little waste as possible left over from the week of events.

Volunteers brought snacks, fruit and sanitary items to the Peeblesshire Foodbank in the County Buildings on Rosetta Road.

Fiona Dalgleish, manager of the foodbank, said: "It was really nice of them to donate to us.

"It was lovely for them to do it."

The food bank also received a visit from Isla Short, who competed for Team GB at the championships, who brought a "big food donation" and offered her time as a volunteer.

She was described as a "beautiful soul".

Donations from UCI volunteers were also made to the Innerleithen Swap and Share Shed, Go Tweed Valley, and primary schools, including the swap and share shed at Kingsland Primary School.

A UCI Cycling World Championships spokesperson said: “As a purpose-led event, it was important for us to ensure that the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships made a lasting impact and benefitted local host communities across Scotland.

"During the event in Glentress, it became clear that we had a surplus of items, including fresh food and sandwiches.

"We have been able to pay forward these items to a number of local organisations including Innerleithen Share Shed, Peeblesshire Food Bank, Go Tweed Valley as well as several primary schools.

"Donating surplus items not only gave us an opportunity to give back to the communities that have helped us to welcome the UCI Cycling Worlds to Glentress, but it also supports our sustainability framework commitment to minimise environmental impacts of the event and reduce waste where possible.”