We’ve just had word from the nice Tweedlove folks about their new title sponsors for the 2015 Tweedlove Enduro World Series race. As if you didn’t already have it in your calendar, the EWS fun takes place on the last weekend of May (30-31 May).
Alpine Bikes is further involved as title TweedLove Bike Festival sponsor and is providing mechanical support across all of the events – an invaluable service to all pro racers and recreational riders.
Cannondale has become synonymous with Enduro since the sports inception and will be looking forward to 2013 Enduro World Champion Jerome Clementz chasing the EWS crown in the UK as he was relegated to a spectator at last year’s event due to injury.
Cannondale will be in attendance with a full fleet of display and demo bikes at the EWS event including the chosen race weapon of Jerome and the Overmountain Team, the 2015 Cannondale Jekyll 27.5. Clive Gosling from Cannondale commented ‘It’s great for Cannondale to be the Official Bike Brand of EWS Tweedlove in partnership with Alpine Bikes, our local retailer. The event was excellent last year so stepping our support of this event is a great opportunity to showcase the new bikes”.
Alpine Bikes has become a major UK retail brand, and has worked with TweedLove many times previously, supporting what has become a strong and unique cycling community. It is very exciting that a Scottish company has stepped up to help out in such a comprehensive and professional way.
Chris Tiso, CEO, of the Tiso Group that includes Alpine Bikes, said: “Alpine Bikes has a long history of supporting Scotland’s cycling community from those getting on their bikes for the first time and commuters to the more adventurist participants. Tweedlove is a brilliant event as it attracts the world’s best riders making it a seriously exciting, and sometimes heart stopping, race to watch. We’re proud to be involved with such a prestigious tournament.”
The TweedLove Enduro World Series event runs on the weekend of 30th and 31st May in Peebles. The event brings a festival atmosphere to the town, with thousands of riders and spectators arriving from all over the world. The TweedLove EWS expo area will be up and running on Tweed Green from Friday 29th, where some of the bike world’s best brands will be showcasing their latest products.
TweedLove director Neil Dalgleish says : “We are extremely grateful to Cannondale and Alpine Bikes for coming together to support this event, which was the fastest selling round in the whole series, world-wide. Our course is amazing, we are sure that riders are going to love it, and it is brilliant to be able to show the world’s top riders some of the best trails Scotland can offer. Alpine Bikes is an integral part of the Tweed Valley bike scene, which of course is the inspiration for the TweedLove festival. A massive thank you to all involved – it’s going to be one of the best and most exciting bike events on the planet this year!”
As luck would have it, Chipps was up in Peebles yesterday, getting a tour of some of the lesser known trails surrounding the Valley. Expect a story showcasing some of these great, lesser known (and completely unknown!) trails in the next issue of Singletrack. And talking of us, we’re going to be up at Tweedlove again, supporting the event with regular coverage, stories, photos and videos from the event. We’re really looking forward to seeing you all there.