Transcend Festival 2019 – Gritopia

 

Saturday 8th June 2019 

ENTRIES OPEN SOON

First Riders out 12:00 noon 

Innerleithen, Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders 

Entry £45 

First Riders out 12:00 noon

Please note format/schedule may change.


Transcend Festival could have been made for Gritopia – TweedLove’s gravel adventure into the valley backcountry. Perfect for gravel bike hipsters and road less travelled fans, all you need is a spirit of adventure and a bike that can despatch the miles and vertical metres on a variety of surfaces.

The course will be around 60km – expect some big climbs, spectacular situations and ancient trails. You’ll be back in perfect time for an evening of festival goodness and a good look at the expo, bar and food village. Sorted.


What you get:

  • Marked route – with mile after mile of empty grit and gravel
  • Transcend –  Festival Entry
  • Electronic Timing by SI systems
  • Great ‘Free Cake Shop’ feed stations, with the most delicious cakes**
  • Water station
  • Event village with great food and drink (including beer tent)
  • The best course medics available 
  • Safety marshals
  • On site tech support
  • Number board
  • Course map
  • Event programme
  • Event photography
  • Instant results service
  • Live Music
  • Parking


 Gritopia – how it works

All you need is a spirit of adventure, and a bike that can despatch the miles on a variety of surfaces, leaving the traffic far behind and often far below you.

Gritopia is an event for adventure/gravel/backcountry, or whatever you want to call it, riders. With an event HQ in Transcend Festival event village, Gritopia will take you on a journey to many new places in the valley hinterland, with mile after mile of empty grit and gravel, and a few stretches of quiet tarmac linking it all up.

The course will be around 60km, all way-marked and you’ll also get a route map, and feed station along the way. There will be some big climbs along the way lifting you to spectacular high roads and ancient trails.

Aimed at any bike rider who’s up for an adventure, the event works as a first time gravel event but will also have plenty of fun for the more experienced gravellist. You can do it on any suitable bike – which means a mountain bike will be fine too, but a small-tyred pure road bike will likely be a tad uncomfortable (and the gearing might be unhelpful in one or two places!).


Want to get involved in other ways?

Join us as a volunteer drop us a line at volunteers@tweedlove.com for more info and we’ll be in touch! It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!


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