Pirelli TweedLove ProAm – Amateur 2022

TweedLove’s Intermediate level Enduro. It's a proper enduro, but not as long or technical as the Full British Championship course. This race is aimed at those who have out grown Enjoyro-level races but aren't sure about taking on the full British Champs. This race is a little bit more low key — no seeding, just great racing and good times. 

New for 2022 — Pirelli Tweedlove ProAm – Amateur!

This intermediate level enduro is an easier alternative to the Pirelli Tweedlove ProAm – British Champs 2022 race. It’s suitable for riders who want to race an enduro, but don’t wish to take on the full technical and physical demands of the full Pro/British Champs race. A proper enduro, but a bit mellower. The course will still include some challenging riding but won’t be as long or as technical as its pro-level counterpart. It will incorporate some of the British Champs stages as well as some specially selected suitable enduro stages. As ever, its your chance to ride on some of the best enduro trails in the UK. The course, as usual, will be kept under wraps until the event but expect a top-notch mix of great Tweed Valley trails.

(Please Note that there is no E3 category youth class in the Pirelli TweedLove ProAm – British Champs. This race is the replacement for the E3 category.) 

Categories 

Full Course

Male

  • Youth (E3Y) 14 – 15
  • Junior, Under 18
  • Under 21
  • Senior, 21 – 29
  • Master, 30 – 39,
  • Vet, 40 – 49
  • Grand Vet, 50+

Female

  • Youth (E3Y) 14 – 15
  • Junior, Under 18
  • Under 21
  • Senior, 21 – 34
  • Master, 35 – 45
  • Vet 45+

Unisex

  • Hardtail
  • e-MTBs*

*Approved e-bikes are standard mountain bike pedelecs with a maximum engine assistance of 25km/h. Tuned or other ebikes are not allowed.

Seeded/Non-Seeded

This race is not seeded. If you want to ride with your mates, you’ll need to sign up using the same group name (this can be updated at a later time) so you can start in the same wave. You will be given guide times to start each stage, and there’s an overall course completion time, with penalties if you don’t make it.

eMTB Info

Battery Rules

For both ProAm races we’ll now have two different categories regarding battery choice:

  • B1 means you complete the whole course on just one battery, so for some riders battery management will be a consideration
  • B2 means you can use extra batteries but you have to carry them with you. Due to the course routes involved, there is no mid-course return to base possible.

eMTB Categories are:

  • Male B1 (one battery)
  • Male B2 (two or more batteries)
  • Female B1 (one battery)
  • Female B2 (two or more batteries)

There are no seeded entries for the race so you can pick your own start time, ride with friends and just enjoy the race vibe.  All riders will ride the same enduro course (so there are no additional stages for eMTB riders).

For the Amateur Race the vast majority of eMTB riders will be able to complete the course comfortably on one battery.

Please note if there are less than five riders in one of the battery categories, it may be combined with the other. Likewise if there are a significant number of EMTB entries, we may add separate age categories.

If you’ve already entered the event as an eMTB rider please update your entry (B1 or B2) on SiEntries.

 

The Small Print

Picture credit: Finlay Anderson

FAQs

Yes, unfortunately if you’ll be under the age of 14 come the 31st December 2022 you’ll need to sit this one out. Racers under age of 16 must be signed on by their parent, or other legal guardian.

Parental permission forms will be sent in advance with participant notes prior to event. Please bring along a signed copy to Registration.

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We will send you all the specific event details you need in the form of Riders’ Notes approximately one week before the event. This will include info on the final event schedule, registration, the course, facilities and much much more.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, refunds will be available upon request (info@tweedlove.com) as follows:

– Over 2 months prior to event date | 75% refund

– 1-2 months prior to event date | 50% refund

– Less than 1 month prior to event date | No refund

Yes, you can swap your entry yourself in SiEntries to a different rider until 1 month prior to the event. After this time please get in touch at info@tweedlove.com to transfer your entry, at this time there will be an admin charge of £10.00 per ticket. No transfers will be allowed after 2 September 2022.

For safety reasons, NO rider may use another’s rider’s event number without the permission of the event organiser.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer the to defer a ticket to another event, however please get in touch at info@tweedlove.com and we can arrange to refund or transfer your ticket (as outlined above).

Yes, If you own a SPORTident Air Timing / Active Timing Card and it is compatible with the system we are using your can. Please complete this form. If you use your own Timing Card, you will be reimbursed £3.60 – you will only receive this discount if you complete the form at least 3 weeks prior to the event you wish to use it in.

Yes you can change from seeded to non seeded. Please change this yourself through your SiEntries account before 3 September 2022. It will not be possible to change from seeded to non seeded at registration as this will have significant impact on event timings. Please get in touch at info@tweedlove.com.

Nope! All you need to do is show us your email confirmation. We’d prefer if you didn’t print it, every little counts!

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