What turns a cycling event into a festival? A willing community and a whole lot of passion, as Dave discovers at this year’s TweedLove.
Words by Dave, pictures by Sam Needham and Dave.
“I hear friends of friends saying ‘Why the hell are you going to Tweed Valley, we’ve done Glentress, we did it ten years ago’, but this will awaken people to the volume, not just of the bike community here, but the volume of trails. You can go as steep as you want, as rooty as you want, even as flat as you want. Big grassy drovers’ roads over open hillside? You’ve got that, but then you’ve got Stage Two on Day One of the Enduro World Series route that’s challenging a few professionals.”