TweedLove Bike Festival, now the UK’s biggest biking festival, is a two week long celebration of all things bike running from 24th May – 8th June 2014.
And with TweedLove 2014 playing host to the first ever UK round of the Enduro World Series, this year’s festival promises to be an especially exciting event, where cycling enthusiasts from across the world can gather to take in the action and enjoy the hospitality of the Scottish Borders. Peebles Hydro offers the perfect base to take in the events of the TweedLove festival, or even for a cycling holiday in Scotland.
What does TweedLove 2014 include?
With the largest selections of competitions and cycling events in Scotland, it’s said that the Tweed Valley becomes Bike Valley during TweedLove. This year’s showcase events include the new addition of the Santa Cruz TweedLove World Enduro race, a two day trail race on stages around the Tweed Valley, taking in some quality hidden and natural cycling trails on the route around Glentress and Innerleithen. There’s also the ever popular Glentress Seven. Seven hours, 11km track, 450m ascent/descent around the course – complete as many laps as you can (as an individual or part of a team) within the time limit. Only available for the day, many of these trails are closed straight after the event. The battle to take the crown in the King & Queen of the Hill 2014: Scottish Open Enduro is a fiercely-fought battle held on Forestry Commission Scotland’s forest cycling trails. Starting and finishing in the centre of Peebles, this technically challenging and physically demanding event, promises fast, fun bike racing over some of the best cycling trails in the Scottish Borders. Other headline events include the Skinny Tweed Sportive, a road race through the scenic Borders landscapes, The Tweed Ride, family-friendly 10 mile cycle route through the Tweed Valley, rounded off with a mini-festival of music and entertainment.
TweedLove local ride-outs
Festival-goers also have the chance to join local riders for some informal cycling in the Scottish Borders. Although billed as part of the TweedLove festival, these ride-outs are available all year round and offer the chance to experience some of the best cycle tracks in the Tweed Valley, and sometimes taking in a few non-trail centre routes along the way. It’s an ideal way to experience mountain biking in Scotland.
So whether you’re looking for a base for this year’s TweedLove festival, or a cycling break in the Scottish Borders, contact our team on 01721 720 451 to find out more.