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Event Showcase: TweedLove 2013, 10-day cycling festival

TweedLove Bike Festival 2013 is a ten-day extravaganza of bike-riding and good times in the Tweed Valley, Scotland.

TweedLove showcases the beautiful Tweed Valley in Scotland, with over 20 events for all types of riding.

Boasting that they’ve got the best concentration of mountain and road biking options on their doorstep up in the Tweed Valley in Scotland, they are keen to invite you to share their back yard! 100% organised by bike riders it will certainly be a celebration of all things bike!

Featuring over 20 events, there’s certainly something for everyone, whether you ride trails, tracks or road.

Running from Friday 24th May right through to Sunday 2nd June, Tweedlove encompasses everything from Enduro racing on some of the best singletrack the UK has to offer, right through to bivvy nights in the hills and free guided rides, including the ever popular Natural Tweed – a group ride into the hills on natural trails.

The 2012 TweedLove natural ride out, just one of 20 events over the 10 days last year.

Now in it’s fourth year, TweedLove is as popular as ever, with one of the twenty events, the POC Queen of the Hill Enduro selling out all entry places. Neil Dalgleish, director of TweedLove, commented: “This year’s festival is set to be the biggest we’ve had to date, entries are definitely going faster than they ever have.”

“The second weekend of TweedLove coincides with the BDS round at Innerleithen – some of the biggest names in global downhill have confirmed they’re going to be there. There’s going to be a real buzz in the Tweed Valley as TweedLove and the BDS help set the stage for the first round of the UCI World Cup at Fort William the following weekend.”

TweedLove isn’t just about mountain biking, it also embraces skinny tyres too.

TweedLove isn’t just a mountain biking festival, lots of the events over the 10 days celebrate all things lycra clad. There are no fat tyres in SkinnyTweed, just some top road riding and good company. A free 44-mile guide-supported road ride, SkinnyTweed is hosted by Peebles Cycling Club, round a beautiful circuit of quiet country roads, with a stop for food and a very sociable demeanour.

The organisers have created a jam-packed itinerary. For availability, check the TweedLove website to see whether there are still spaces on the events:

TweedLove, Friday 24th May:

  1. Teenage DirtBags – Teen MTB rideout
  2. Photo Exhibition Launch
  3. Skills Sessions: Enduro Intro/Women

TweedLove, Saturday 25th May:

  1. POC King and Queen of the Hill Practice
  2. Skinny Tweed

TweedLove, Sunday 26th May:

  1. POC King and Queen of the Hill race

TweedLove, Monday 27th May:

  1. Natural Tweed

TweedLove, Tuesday 28th May:

  1. Peebles Sprint and Family Ride
  2. Local Ride Outs: Peebles 10am, Selkirk 7pm

TweedLove, Wednesday 29th May:

  1. PCC Dirt Crit
  2. Local Ride Outs: Innerleithen 2pm

TweedLove, Thursday 30th May:

  1. Film Night
  2. Photo Comp Winners
  3. Skills Session: Beginners
  4. Local Ride Outs: Peebles 2pm

TweedLove, Friday 31st May:

  1. Sweet Protection Dual Slalom
  2. Skills Session: GT7 Skills

TweedLove, Saturday 1st June:

  1. Glentress Seven
  2. The Love Club

TweedLove, Sunday 2nd June:

  1. Family Bike Day
  2. BDS Downhill Race
  3. Bivvy Night


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