LoveCross ’24

LoveCross ’24

This year's TweedLove Festival sees the return of the best and most fun cyclocross race for the first time since 2018! The course around the Tweed Green festival village is all about having fun, with plenty of features and obstacles to keep you on your toes! Let's go #powerofthebike.

The Event

The race will begin with a Le Mans style start over Priorsford Bridge before riders get on their bikes to face the course ahead. Expect a mix of fast open sprints, tight corners, steep climbs, obstacles, slaloms – and watch out for those pesky kids with their water pistols – it’s a skoosh! There’s nothing the average rider can’t tackle, and getting off your bike and running is all part of the deal. You can take part on any type of bike (except an eBike, sorry). The short, fast-paced action will leave you and the spectators desperate for more.

Whilst this event is all about having fun and taking part, there will be podiums for each category’s winner – see more below.

And, for younger riders, age 10+ there’s a free “come and try” session at 6pm. The course will be open for 30 minutes before racing begins for children to ride (on any analogue bike). Please note, it’s strictly no helmet, no ride!

The Heats

Youth race

The race will be run over two fast and furious 12 minute heats, with the 4 riders who complete the most laps in each heat going through to the final. The final will be a two-lap circuit, with the fastest three riders taking the honours.

Adult race

The race will be run over two fast and furious 15 minute heats, with the 4 riders who complete the most laps in each heat going through to the final. The final will be a two-lap circuit, with the fastest three riders taking home the honours.

Categories

  • age 12 – 15 years old, female & male
  • age 16 years+, female & male

Please choose an age category by the your age on the day of the event.

Important Notes

  • Bring your own bikes (only analogue bikes, no eBikes).
  • Helmets compulsory.

A parent or responsible adult must stay on site with participating under 16s. Adult name and contact for this person can be confirmed at registration on the day.

 

Thanks to Scottish Borders Council for supporting LoveCross 2024.

Want to get involved in other ways?

Join us as a volunteer via our online application form. It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!