TweedLove Local Enduro

TweedLove Local Enduro

COVID RESTRICTIONS UPDATE BELOW A Covid-safe, Scottish Borders locals only, one-day enduro race. It might be winter, the world might still be a weird pandemical place, but at least we can get between the tapes and enjoy a day of blind racing (no practice) on some proper enduro stages at Glentress. ENTRIES SOLD OUT - Wait list available

Following the latest Covid restrictions, the date of the TweedLove Local Enduro will now be Saturday 6 March TBC.

We apologise for any inconvenience, but most of us aren’t permitted to go anywhere anyway so hopefully almost everyone will still be able to ride.

All riders should have received an email from SiEntries with your options. Please email info@tweedlove.com if you have any questions.

Hands up who wants to go racing?

OK, put them down again if you don’t live in the Scottish Borders… Once Covid has made itself scarce we can get back to normal, but for now this is a locals only race. Your home address must be in the Scottish Borders region. Not near it or next to it – actually in it.

About the Local

The TweedLove Local Enduro is a one-day format with no practice (hey, you know the trails anyway since you’re local), but the course, as usual, will be kept under wraps until the event. But you can expect a tough January day out on a mix of top stages. We’ll be taking all the Covid precautions necessary, (more details below and in our follow up rider’s notes). Rider places are strictly limited and only entries from people who live in the Scottish Borders are eligible.

Thanks to support from Borders company Cullen Kilshaw and support from elsewhere, we’ve kept the entry price down to £37 (normal enduro entrees are £55+).

Prizes and sponsorship from Smith Optics, Tempest Brewing Co and R&B Distillers.

Making it happen

It’s taken a lot of discussion and the co-operation of several government agencies, local authorities and our kind sponsors to make this happen and we’re super proud to be able to do it. The TweedLove team are also extremely grateful for the faith placed in us by all concerned – so let’s show that the Borders and Tweed Valley can lead the way for safe enduro racing in Coronaworld.

With low entry prices and a Ben Nevis size pile of red tape and Covid protocols to deliver, we need your support. The event needs 150 local riders to cover costs, so go on, take the plunge and let’s all have a locals day to remember. Don’t want to race? Many helpers needed on the day too if you want to join the fun – get involved here. Big thanks to the local MTB community for your support and co-operation in demonstrating that we can run a safe show.

All the relevant info on how it’s going to work will be emailed to riders over the next few weeks, and it’s SO important that everyone sticks to the plan with distancing and event organisation etc.

  • Race is at Glentress to reduce potential impact on any town.
  • No cross-regional travel, no visitor overnight stays
  • Registration will be different, you’ll have a set time to arrive, and a time to be on the start line.
  • Riders will remain distanced and start groups will be small.
  • There’s no event village and no reason to congregate.
  • Results will be published ASAP after the event – there’s no podium presentation.
  • Prizes will be delivered or collected.
  • Riders will have to be more self-supported than usual. Make sure you’re up for, and prepared for, an enduro in early January.
  • There will be water available on course but we’re looking at how energy products can be provided safely. There can’t be a normal feed station with cake etc, sorry.
  • Timing is Sport Ident AIR system so riders don’t have to touch anything apart from their own bike.
  • We’ve done extensive Covid Risk Assessments, rigorous event planning and have complied with all government Covid regulations and guidance. We ask everyone to follow all the  instructions and race rules.

If we have to cancel due to bad weather or snowbound trails, we’ll reschedule for another date as soon as possible. Everyone will be kept in the loop by email.

Categories 

This is a proper race but it has a strong community focus. We’ve changed and added to the standard enduro entry categories to reflect the diversity of committed riders in the Scottish Borders. We’ll award the biggest prizes for the biggest race categories, but whoever you are, and whatever your age or what you ride, your name has an improved chance to shine when the results hit our screens after the race.

Ages are based on rider’s age on 31 December 2021.

Full Course

MALE

  • 16-17
  • 18-23
  • 24-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

FEMALE

  • 16-17
  • 18-23
  • 24-34
  • 35-44
  • 45-54
  • 55+

Other Categories

  • eMTB Male under 39
  • eMTB Male 40+
  • eMTB Female under 39
  • eMTB Female 40+
  • Hardtail Male
  • Hardtail Female

Short Course

The short course will be at least one stage less than the full version of the course. It’s aimed at riders concerned about the fitness challenge of the entire enduro course, and for the 14-15 age group riders.

  • Male 14-15
  • Male 16+
  • Female 14-15
  • Female 16+
  • eMTB Male
  • eMTB Female

The Small Print 

TweedLove Local FAQ’s

Book your entry with confidence.

If you’re due to take part in an event but have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms or have been asked to self isolate, you can submit a medical certificate and request a refund or transfer to another event for free (minus booking fee). Our normal terms and conditions apply for cancellations.

If the event has to be cancelled for reasons related to COVID-19, we’ll automatically transfer your entry to the new date or you can apply for a full refund (minus the booking fee).

You can get in touch with us anytime info@tweedlove.com

Thank you for your support

Yes, unfortunately if you’ll be under the age of 14 come the 31st December 2021 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.

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

Parking details will follow in the riders’ notes that will be issued approximately one week prior to the event.

Get all the info on getting here by heading to the Essentials tab and hitting Travel.

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

COVID-19

Supporting You – Book your entry with confidence.

If you’re due to take part in an event but have been diagnosed with COVID-19, have symptoms or have been asked to self isolate, you can submit a medical certificate and request a refund or transfer to another event for free (minus booking fee). Our normal terms and conditions apply for cancellations.

If the event has to be cancelled for reasons related to COVID-19, we’ll automatically transfer your entry to the new date or you can apply for a full refund (minus the booking fee).

You can get in touch with us anytime info@tweedlove.com

Thank you for your support

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 20th February 2021.

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

Yes, we operate a waiting list direct from our website www.tweedlove.com.

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.

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

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!