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TweedLove Bike fest to launch with new MTB event

Written by Fiona February 03 2011

The 2nd TweedLove cycling festival at Glentress

Scottish mountain biking Mecca Glentress is to host a new seven-hour endurance event called the Glentress Seven. The flagship event will kickstart this year’s expanded TweedLove cycling festival, from June 11 to 19. 2011.

Former professional rider and one of the masterminds of the highly popular but now threatened Hub at Glentress, Emma Guy, along with Neil Dalgleish from Hillside Design Agency, are organising the TweedLove event and the new Glentress Seven.

Emma said: “Glentress is consistently voted the UK’s best trail centre and with the Glentress Seven we’re aiming to give it an event to match.
“It will be run on a seven-hour endurance format for solos and teams of two, three or four. The emphasis is very much on great trail riding and having a lot of fun.

“The route will suit a range of riding abilities, featuring some new, specially created trail sections and some normally unavailable singletrack in the forest. On the more technical descents we will offer easier route options that will take a bit longer than the direct, steeper route but will be less challenging for newcomers to racing.”

TweedLove week, which is supported by EventScotland and Scottish Borders Council, will also include a new evening criterium-style road event in nearby Peebles and several free guided rides including a monster two-dayer over the hills around the valley.

The bike demos and dual slalom will be back, as wel a several big social events.

See link more information on TweedLove

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