January 21, 2014
Fancy riding some of the best trails in the country with some of the world’s top mountain bikers? Now’s your chance as public entries will soon open for the second round of the Enduro World Series at the TweedLove festival in Scotland this May.
The race, taking place in the iconic Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, will open to the public on February 19th through www.enduroworldseries.com. With 600 spots up for grabs, the TweedLove Enduro World Series is set to be the biggest enduro race to ever be staged in the UK.
The Enduro World Series Race is the flagship event of this year’s TweedLove, a two week celebration of cycling that is now the UK’s biggest bike festival. The EWS race is just one of over 30 events happening at TweedLove between May 24th – June 8th 2014. And Singletrack Magazine will be there for the whole fortnight of activities, reporting on everything that’s going on, live on the web.
Taking place over the weekend of May 31st, the race will span two days and be divided into two categories – Enduro 1 and Enduro 2. Riders entering into the Enduro 1 category will face strict liaison times that are designed to test the world’s best racers. Those entering the Enduro 2 category will have a little more margin for transitions, but will still face a tough two day schedule of racing on some of the UK’s finest enduro trails.
TweedLove Organiser Neil Dalgleish explains the format: “By dividing the racers into two categories it’ll help the racing flow. Enduro 1 will offer 400 spaces for the riders who want to really push themselves against the world’s best. Enduro 2 (200 spaces) is just a little more relaxed, and allows racers to ride with their mates. Transitions will be less stressful for these riders too, but it’s still a stiff test over two big days of racing.
“We can’t wait to welcome everyone to the Tweed Valley this summer to showcase just how amazing the riding here is. There’s a misconception that the trails here are all bike park and man made, so I expect some riders will enjoy some surprises on the miles of natural single track we’re lucky enough to have here.”