Mountain biking at its best in the Scottish Borders

TweedloveMountain biking doesn’t get much better than the annual Tweedlove festival in the Scottish Borders.

The 10-day event has something for everyone, including a major new all mountain enduro race to be staged at Forestry Commission’s Glentress on May 27.

The ‘King and Queen of the Hill’ takes riders to near the top of Glentress Forest’s big hill and down through a saeries of timed and linking stages. The massive final descent, running from Spooky Wood to Peebles, promises to bring out the very best in riding skills.

Event organiser Neil Dalgleish said: If you are going to be King or Queen of Glentress you are going to have to rule the whole hill. That means a decent climb up as well as a ripper coming down. It’s going to be a real challenge.”

It is the first in the UK to be sponsored by Swedish kit brand POC.

The full Tweedlove programme is:-
May 26 – Kids Mini Downhill: Innerleithen

May 27 – POC King & Queen of the Hill: Glentress
Local Ride-Out (Women only): Peebles

May 28 – Local Ride-Outs: Innerleithen
Kids MTB Skills Jam: Peebles
Fundamental Trail Sessions: Glentress

May 29 – Peebles Sprint and Family Ride (includes men’s and women’s races)

May 30 – Hawaii Tweed and Dual Slalom: Glentress
Local Ride-Out: Peebles

May 31 – Film Night / photo comp: Peebles
Kids Dirt Crit: Glentress
Local Ride-Out: Peebles

June 1 – Pump Track Champs: Innerleithen
Ridelines Sevens Coaching: Glentress
Women-only coaching sessions: Glentress

June 2 – Glentress Seven
Crank it Up gig: Peebles
June 3 – Skinny Tweed: Peebles
Mini mash up: Peebles
Bivvy night: Peebles 31
Women-only coaching sessions: Glentress

June 4 –  Local Ride-Outs: Peebles, Selkirk, Innerleithen & Women Only
Fundamental Trail Sessions: Glentress

June 5 – Natural Tweed: starts Peebles

More information at the Tweedlove website www.tweedlove.com

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