TWEEDLOVE BIKE WEEK PROGRAMME LAUNCHED

TweedLove bike week

TweedLove 2011 reinforces the Tweed Valley's reputation as UK’s premier cycling destination

Organisers of TweedLove bike week, in association with Endura, today (Tuesday 19 April), unveiled an innovative and action-packed programme for 2011 that will reinforce the Tweed Valley's reputation as the UK’s premier cycling destination. This year’s expanded programme of both free and paid events will be staged throughout the cycle friendly Tweed Valley from Saturday 11 to Sunday 19 June 2011.

Following funding awards from EventScotland and Scottish Borders Council some major new events have been added to last year’s busy roster of popular open races, big guided rides (both on and off road), a film night (including a film-making competition), a dual slalom and barbecue and a series of informal ride-outs, where local riders host visitors on some of their favourite (and lesser known) trails.

New events for TweedLove 2011 include the Glentress Seven, The Peebles Sprint Crank It Up Concert night with Scottish indie band success story Frightened Rabbit; Crosslove and Dirt Crit. View the full programme and find out more about the new events at http://tweedlove.com/.

The many informal ride outs and guided rides on both fat tyres and skinny wheels, hosted by passionate local riders throughout the week, encapsulate the true spirit and ethos of the festival – ‘a special week of bike riding and good times on and off the bike in the Tweed Valley’.  Local Ride-Outs, Skinny Tweed and Natural Tweed, so popular in 2010, showcase some of the best on and off road riding throughout the UK whilst promoting the area as a spectacular must-visit active and adventure destination.

The 2010 TweedLove film night was a sell-out success and organisers are expecting another great event in 2011. The multi-award winning headline film, Life Cycles, has been recognized as one of the most beautiful and original bike films ever made.  It will be screened alongside a selection of the best entries to the amateur short film competition.  Entries are now open for this year's competition and the theme is 'Bikes'.  Entries must be under three minutes long and must be submitted by 31 May 2011. For full details go to: http://tweedlove.com/

TweedLove is again being organised by the local community, everyone from Scottish Borders Council and Lothian and Borders Police to local businesses, cycling clubs and organisations and biking enthusiasts.  Their enthusiasm, generous support and community spirit makes TweedLove the great success it is. 

For further information on TweedLove and to book your place on some spectacular free and paid cycling events go to: http://tweedlove.com/

Find out more about how EventScotland invests in cycling.

 

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