Last weekend I competed in the Tweedlove, G-Form Enjoyro. The event itself was part of the final weekend of Tweedlove which also included the Shimano TweedLove International Enduro, the UK’s biggest Demo Weekend and the Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed. (more…)
G-Form Enjoyro May 4, 2017
G-Form Enjoyro – “for have-a-go enduro riders who might feel slightly intimidated by the perceived commitment, technical difficulty or length of normal enduro races…”
Yep. Sounds like me!
TweeedLove Box Set June 24, 2015
Check out some nice collected TweedLove viewing. Edits by Chris Archer.
Glentress Seven 2015 – video June 22, 2015
What a day. Epic trails, the sweetest descent, a braw crowd and all tat sunshine. Love it!
TweedLove Family Ride video June 21, 2015
Here’s a great edit from Chris Archer from the TweedLove Family Ride. No cars, no hassle, just riding bikes. Perfect!
Great stuff to watch June 16, 2015
Check this lot out!
Local Heroes: No 1 Iain Grant February 25, 2014
Tell us how you’ve contributed to the success of biking in the Tweed Valley (don’t be modest!) – Back in 93 + 94 I organised the first mountain bike cross country races and held them at The Golf course at Innerleithen which were also the East Of Scotland Mountain Bike Champs. – Also co organised the first Downhill Race at Innerleithen with my friend Tom Ferguson who then had the shop Probikesport. – Designed and got funding with my friend Grant Martin to build the Skills Area up at Glentress. – Also in early 90’s organised for five years The Tour Of The Meldons Mountain TT which was also East Of Scotland Time Trial Champs. – Helped run PCC Club for the last ten years and help organising all their many events. – Help out at Scottish Cycling talent weekends, mainly at Innerleithen and Glentress.
What do you enjoy most about biking? I enjoy the freedom of biking and a great thing to do with your family and friends.
What’s your favourite local ride? Gypsy Glen every time.
What would you say to encourage others to come and ride here? I would tell people to ride here because of the beautiful scenery and the great variety of trail riding and natural riding. But mainly because everywhere is very welcoming and the weather always amazing.
How do you see the future of cycling in the Tweed Valley? I see the future of the tweed valley flourishing with the sheer diversity of the trails and the fantastic work done by local cycling clubs and of course The Tweedlove Festival.
Next ride-outs – dates! January 12, 2014
TweedLove Ride-outs y’all…
Sunday 26th January – meet at 1000 at Innerleithen Car Park. Two groups heading out – an Easy/Moderate ride (with some cake along the way) and also a Moderate/Hard ride (with no cakes but some steeps and just perhaps the odd slippy root instead – tasty!)
And for the diary – Sunday 9th March – two more: meet at 1000 at Kingsmeadows Car Park, Peebles for a Moderate/Hard ride. Also a women’s ride – meet at 1000 at the shower block at the Peel Car park at Glentress.
N.B. These are not guided rides, it’s just people getting together for a ride. So you are responsible for yourself and your bike and all that stuff.
Enduro News: King & Queen of the Hill 2014 – now open for entries December 4, 2013
Practice 23 August / Race 24 August : Tweed Valley / Glentress Forest
The 2014 Scottish Open Enduro is now open for entries, with a 15% discount for early entry. Standard price has been kept to 2013 level of £39, meaning you can book a place in the race (which was Scotland’s most popular enduro in 2013) for a few pence over £33.
We reckon this will be the best, and now the best value, enduro in Scotland in 2014.
FOR EARLY ENTRY DISCOUNT – 15% OFF – use code WINTEROFFER on entry page
What do you get?
- A superb weekend of riding and racing on some of the UK’s best trails
- Race stages which will include some of the Enduro World Series course
- Personalised number board
- Top quality event organisation
- Latest technology (reliable and accurate) timing system
- Town centre event village with vendors, mechanical back-up, quality food and drink
- All riders introduced on stage before heading down start ramp
- TweedLove goodie bag
- Chance to be crowned Scottish Open Enduro Champion!
It’s a TweedLove Enduro extra weekend!
There’s so much happening in the two weeks of TweedLove 2014 (most notably the first UK round of the Enduro World Series) we’re adding this as an extra weekend of summer enduro race action on August 23-24.
The race will use some of the valley’s finest trails, with stages likely to include parts of the Enduro World Series course, we’re aiming to make this Scotland’s finest, most enjoyable and best value homegrown enduro. This is a big, one-off belter of a race to decide who will wear the crowns as Scottish Open Champions for 2014. The course makes the most of the massive variety of trail riding here, with the sweetest descents on man-made trails, through to steeper technical trails on the valley’s finest natural dirt, roots and rock.
There’s no doubt that Enduro is the most talked-about thing in mountain biking right now. With the bikes getting better, lighter and more capable every year, this is what riding is all about for a lot of people: pedal up a nice trail with your mates and then hammer back down as fast as you can. In 2013, the King and Queen was Scotland’s most popular enduro and one of the biggest in the UK . For 2014 it’ll have the same buzzing Peebles town centre event HQ and we’re planning to have even better riding than we had this year – the number one course priority is quality trail riding, and the overall ethos for the event is to provide a physically challenging, fun race with good times and safety the key factors.
PLEASE NOTE: THE TWEEDLOVE ENDURO WORLD SERIES RACE WILL OPEN FOR ENTRIES IN FEBRUARY. SIGN UP FOR TWEEDLOVE EMAIL UPDATES TO RECEIVE ALL THE INFO.
The King & Queen of the Hill is held on Forestry Commission Scotland’s Forest trails. Start and finish in the centre of Peebles.
Glentress Seven: Entries open, earlybird discount November 27, 2013
Saturday 24 May 2014: The first event of TweedLove Bike Festival 2014
TweedLove’s flagship endurance race, the Glentress Seven, is now open for entries. The seven hour endurance race is always one of the festival’s most popular events, as riders battle it out around Glentress, on a course featuring some trail centre favourites and many ‘secret’ trails, open only for race day. It’s open to solos, pairs and trios, so you can go at the dirt as hard or easy as you like. We’re pleased to tell you a 20 per cent early bird discount on all entries is in place until mid-December. After December normal prices will resume, with no increase from 2013.
REMEMBER TO USE THE DISCOUNT CODE ON THE ENTRY PAGE!
Solo : £43 – for 20% discount use code: 7UPSOLO
Pair : £80 – for 20% discount use code: 7UPPAIR
Trio : £114 – for 20% discount use code: 7UPTRIO
This event is all about the quality of the ride, and enjoying a great social at the same time – it’s a trail race more than a pure XC contest. The 2014 course is currently being finalised, but the aim is to keep lots of everyone’s favourite sections, and add a more new favourite sections too. The ‘Free Cake’ shop will be back at a prominent mid-course refuelling point. We also have plans to redesign the event village and team member transition area, so the event HQ should be buzzing all day.