If you were blown away by just how good Tweedlove was this year it sounds like it’s only going to get better next year. 2015 is the year to get your enduro on…
It’s all go at TweedLove HQ this week with new events announced and the first entries for next year’s programme going onsale this Thursday. Following the big success of 2014’s festival, expectations are high for 2015 and with two new members of staff on the team, there are more hands to be put on the deck.
The Bike Valley enduro juggernaut is keeping off the brakes, with a brand new event for 2015 scheduled for March 29th. This will be run on completely different trails from any other TweedLove event and will be taking place in a different part of the valley.
Chief TweedLover Neil Dalgleish says “We’ve been very keen on a Tweed Valley enduro ‘mini-series’ for a while and now the time is right. There are so many incredible trails in the Tweed Valley, it seems only right to run another enduro offering a different flavor of the riding here. We’re pretty sure riders will be surprised and very happy about where we take them this time!”
The King & Queen of the Hill race aka Scottish Open Enduro, which was an early sell out last year, will take place on August 23rd. With 500 riders and a huge waiting list, it was won by Roslynn Newman and EWS head honcho Chris Ball, who took the inaugural Scottish Open Champions’ jerseys.
Next year’s course again promises a collection of fantastic riding, with some highlights from the EWS next May and locals favourites. “King and Queen has always been about enjoyable racing – yes there are some tricky sections but we want everyone to enjoy the challenge to the max. The golden rule for trail selection is when you know you just want to get right back up there and ride the thing again.”
More x-mountain than enduro, the TweedLove classic Glentress Seven is now one of the most popular MTB rides in the country. The friendly seven hour endurance race at Glentress will take place on 23rd May, right in the middle of the TweedLove festival, which runs from the 19th to the 31st May. Glentress Seven go live at www.tweedlove.com from 9am on Thursday morning.
TweedLove will again be hosting the UK round of the Enduro World Series on the last weekend, which is expected to be even bigger than last year. Look out for news on entries opening in January.
Other TweedLove events will include Skinny Tweed, Natural Tweed, the Peebles Sprint criterium and much more….full programme details will be announced soon.