It’s not unexpected, but with TweedLove’s COVID-19 induced reschedule, it’s a huge chunk of the cycling calendar being shifted. You have until 31st March to claim a refund if you can’t make the new dates.
In response to the global CV-19 outbreak, TweedLove organisers Hillside Outside have announced a huge rescheduling of their 2020 events calendar. Many of the Peebles-based organisers’ biggest events, including this weekend’s MTB enduro race Vallelujah, which is also Round One of the British National Enduro Series, will now be held later this year.
Other events affected include the TweedLove Bike Festival weekend, Bosch E-MTB Challenge, Glentress Seven endurance race, Gritopia off-road adventure, Skinny Tweed road sportive, TweedLove Family Day and more.
Riders who can’t attend on the new dates are being offered a 100% refund on all the events but as a TweedLove spokesperson says, “Obviously we’d rather people didn’t cancel – everyone knows bike events are a marginal business activity at the best of times but for now it’s going to be a grim fight for survival. The events industry is being hit very hard and it looks extremely unlikely that insurance will cover any loss of income from this.”
A statement from TweedLove explains: ‘It’s obviously a huge disappointment and comes with significant impacts for many – both personal and financial – but these issues seem trivial compared to the potential health impacts. This includes you (the riders), our crew, staff and volunteers, members of the local community and of course the families and friends of all these groups. It’s also the only sensible decision in order to support our emergency services and NHS.’
The events affected are:
|Event||Old Date||New Date|
|Vallelujah Enduro / BNES Round One||21-22 March||Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 Aug|
|Glentress Seven||23 May||Saturday 1 Aug|
|Enjoyro||29 May||Sunday 2 Aug|
|Bosch E-MTB Challenge||30 May||Sunday 27 Sep|
|Frog Bikes Family Day & Family Ride||24 May||Sunday 20 Sep|
|TweedLove Bike Festival Weekend||29-31 May||Friday 25 – Sunday 27 Sep|
|Tenduro||29-31 May||Friday 25 – Sunday 27 Sep|
|TweedLove Mega Bike Demo||29-31 May||Friday 25 – Sunday 27 Sep|
|Electric TweedLove||29-31 May||Friday 25 – Sunday 27 Sep|
|Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed||14 June||Sunday 26 July|
|King & Queen of the Hill enduro||15-16 August||Saturday 31 Oct – Sunday 1 Nov|
|Gritopia||30 May||Saturday 26 Sep|
If you don’t do anything or can make the new date, your entry will be automatically transferred to the new date. If you can’t make the new date, you can get a 100% refund until the 31st March, after which the standard refund procedure will come into play:
- Over 2 months prior to event date | 75% refund
- 1-2 months prior to event date | 50% refund
- Less than 1 month prior to event date | No refund
Full details of new dates and refunds are available at https://tweedlove.com/blog/rescheduled-2020-calendar/