26 individual manufacturers with over 250 bikes.

After a good response from the bike trade, the organisers of the Shimano TweedLove Bike Festival, have had to cap attending brands to the three-day long event in June.

With Vitus the final name to join the array of the cycling brands attending the TweedLove Mega Bike Demo, there will now be 26 individual manufacturers with over 250 bikes available to demo in Peebles on the 9th, 10th and 11th of June.

As well as a huge events programme and over 2000 available demo slots, the big festival weekend will also feature live music, eight local food and drinks vendors, including wood-fired pizzas, artisan coffee and the award-winning local Tempest Brew Co. bar to keep all attending the free expo fed and watered over the weekend.

Neil Dalgleish, event director, said, “Looks like we’ve created a bit of a monster – in a really good way! No matter what kind of bike riding you like this should be one of the best weekends of the year. We’re trying to create a fantastic festival experience, but with everything revolving around the good times we have with our bikes, and so much of it is free to join in with. If you like bikes, get yourself to the Tweed Valley in June!”

More info: www.tweedlove.com

‘Entry level enduro’ added to this year’s TweedLove

The 2017 running of the popular TweedLove bike festival will see a new event added aimed at the “enduro-curious” and younger riders.

There isn’t a whole lot more info about it at this stage – it’s merely a ‘STOP PRESS” add-on to their most recent newsletter – but more details should be announced soon. We thought you’d like to know now though.

Here’s all that we know at the moment…

“Announcing soon… A brand new entry level enduro aimed at the enduro-curious and younger riders. Full details coming soon. Limited places so stay tuned for the announcement. Friday afternoon and evening (9 June).”

What is TweedLove?

It’s a bike festival, essentially.

“Where riders (along with their friends and families) can enjoy some awesome rides, look at new kit, demo new mtb/road/electric bikes, hang out, have some top beer and food, listen to tech talks and enjoy some great entertainment.” That’s how the organisers themselves describe it anyway.

As far as the racing goes, check out the above video and then read the feature from a previous TweedLove where our deputy editor tested himself against the best at the Scottish stage of the Enduro World Series.

 

What’s happening at the TweedLove?

When: 9-11 June, 2017.

Featuring…

The UK’s only international level enduro race for 2017. All weekend, Sunday is Race Day.

Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed: TweedLove’s roadie sportive. Saturday 10 June.

Love Cross: Town centre CX racing, with the accent heavily on fun. Saturday evening.

SEStran Islabikes Family Ride: Roads closed in Peebles while hundreds of bikes take back the streets. Saturday evening.

PCC Kids Skills night: Skills and fun for young riders in the centre of town. Saturday evening.

– Top bike brands in expo village
– MTB bike ride-outs
– Kids track
– Tech talks and videos
– Signing sessions
– Films and entertainment on main event stage, day and evening – programme details coming soon
– Great food stalls
– Tempest Brew Co bar
– Bike events start and finish from event village
– Podiums and Prize-giving ceremonies