Will the world's best enduro riders be returning after all?

After the unfortunate announcement that the Enduro World Series would not be stopping in Scotland next year, we were worried that Britain would not be hosting any top level enduro events in 2016. However, the Tweedlove Festival has announced a new event that it hopes will still attract the best riders in the world  – The TweedLove International Enduro.

The TweedLove International Enduro is planned to be a one day race taking place on Sunday 22 May with a potential prologue on the day before. The Enduro World Series events at Tweedlove have always taken place over two days; one at Innerleithen and one at Glentress. We are interested to see how they squeeze these two great riding venues into just one day of competition.

Anneke Beerten looking focussed at the 2015 EWS  (Wragg)

Anneke Beerten looking focussed at the 2015 EWS (Wragg)

The event will run in the central weekend of the TweedLove Festival that also conveniently falls just after the third round of the EWS across the Irish Sea in County Wicklow. TweedLove claims it has received a “very positive response” so far from all the professional teams who entered the EWS. This means that Briatin may still host a race where you can pit yourself against the best in the world next year.

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Neil Dalgleish, festival director, said: “We’re not pretending it will be on the scale of the EWS itself, but it will be a top quality race on awesome trails. It’s going to be another chance for the ‘normal’ riders to practice and race with the stars. We’re all sharing the love of great trail riding and bikes in general.”

It’s worth noting that TweedLove there are currently no teams confirmed but entries for the event will go live later in the autumn with spaces reserved for professional riders. The Tweedlove EWS events sold out in days so we recommend getting in quick if you want a place.