There are less than two weeks to go until the TweedLove bike festival is held in the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, home of the Glentress and Innerleithen trail centres. The organisers have sent us an update on what’s happening during the big (mostly) free, week-long bike-riding indulgence but you can find full unabridged details on the website.
Special Screening in Peebles, Thursday 29 July
An amazing new film by the crew responsible for The Collective, Roam and Seasons. Some amazing prizes up for grabs too, and if you fancy your cine skills, there’s still time to send in a DVD for the short film comp.
Glentress Wednesday 28 July
Orange and Kona Bike Demo night, Dual Slalom, BBQ and Ride Out.
Come and try the new Orange 5 Pro, Alpine 160, Blood, P7 and R8. Britain’s finest mountain bikes, in various sizes to try out.
From Kona you can get jiggy with One20s, Dawgs, AbraCadabras and a selection of the finest new machines from Canada.
Tech people on hand to help, and Tracy and Emma from The Hub will be there to offer riding tips and to tell you whether your shorts match the bike or not…
Saturday 24 July
Since we don’t know anyone who actually prefers riding round in a 800-rider-long procession, we’re doing our beloved valley trails justice by keeping numbers for this ride very limited. 45 miles (shorter options possible) of fine, mostly natural Tweed Valley trails starting in Glentress. There’s still a few places left at time of writing. And better still it’s free.
Sunday 25 July
Beautiful road ride – 45 miles of quiet Borders country roads, with nice friendly people for company. And free to register. What’s not to love?
Local Trail Ride-Outs All week.
Come and join the locals on some friendly rides on some favourite mtb routes – leaving from Peebles, Innerleithen and Selkirk. Not official guiding, just friendly, informal trail-loving bike rides. Various distances and difficulties, and some women-only rides.
Wheels of Fortune
Check out the website for the chance to win loads of great prizes – including a night’s accommodation for two in the tres nice Tontine Hotel in Peebles. Loads of other delicious, enjoyable and useful prizes.
Full details: www.tweedlove.com