TweedLove’s Mega Bike Demo – Scotland’s only opportunity to demo the Hope HB160, plus many more!

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Photos by Ian Linton
Super-sized demo day! Photo by Ian Linton

Want to test one of your dream bikes? Do a bit of window shopping? We’ve just had news that the TweedLove Mega Bike Demo website is going live from 8.30pm tonight. You can test ride the latest bikes from over 20 brands including Yeti, Mondraker, Intense, Orange, 3T, Cube, Canyon, Marin, Nukeproof, Bird, Ibis, Lapierre, Calibre, Scott, Bombtrack and more.

A small selection of what this huge demo day has to offer.

It will also be the only opportunity to test ride the fabled Hope HB160 in Scotland this year. But you’ll have to book a slot to get a ride.

The only chance to demo the Hope HB160 in Scotland this year.

There will be mountain, road, gravel and pedal-assist bikes, all for just £10 per day (+49p booking fee) for up to two bikes per day, and if you don’t manage to secure a guaranteed bike online there will be test slots for all bikes available on the day. The bike demo is part of the annual TweedLove Festival in Peebles across the weekend of June 8-10 which will also include the Whyte British MTB Enduro Championships, plus road, gravel and CX events, a huge expo of top brands, and plenty of other activities for friends and families.

Photos by Ian Linton
Road and gravel options also available. Photo by Ian Linton

If you want to book yourself a bike get over to tweedlovemegademo.com 8.30pm 9th April 2018 and be quick – it’s fastest fingers first. If you want to know more about the TweedLove festival and other events visit www.tweedlove.com

If you want to see what last year’s event looked like, have a look at our report here. It’s safe to say that we had an absolute blast.

Amanda Wishart

Singletrack Art Director

When Amanda arrived at Singletrack she had only been riding for a couple of years, but having already ticked off a healthy list of uplifts and races including Megavalanche, we didn’t see any problems with her keeping up. Previously serving 11 years in a publishing house, she was keen to continue her art and design career without being tied to a desk, and has progressed as both a rider and a designer from all the fresh air Calderdale offers.

She began mountain biking to keep herself occupied out of snowboard season, but bikes have since taken over as the preferred sport. It’s not a hobby - it’s a lifestyle, and the impact riding has had on Amanda’s life is more than just how she chooses to spend her weekends. Relocating to Calderdale, giving up driving, being more eco aware are all either directly or loosely related to the sport and the future of it.

Her love of bikes isn’t for the adrenalin rush, the exercise, achieving goals or even the travelling, it’s mostly about the people she meets along the way. She’s our in-house tree hugger and is interested in any earth positive products and vegan trail snacks.

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