Tweed love bike festival
– last updated Mon 28 May 2012
The Tweedlove bike festival has got under way in the Scottish Borders. It’s one of the biggest events of its kind in the UK.
Over ten days there are 33 individual cycling events, 8000 bike wheels taking part and 88,000 kilometres of trial and roads to be cycled. There are 28,000 meteres of course marking tape being used and cyclists from the age of two to 73.
The events cover all kinds of cycling and set in the unique bike friendly community that is the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, the festival has grown from a few local events to becoming a major fixture in Britain’s bike calendar in just three years.
Now attracting hardened racers and recreational riders from throughout the UK and Europe, the festival is still largely organised by volunteers and members of a very enthusiastic local cycling population, and many events are free.
Festival Director Neil Dalgleish said:
‘We all want to share our love of bikes and the great trails and routes we have here in the Tweed Valley.’
– Neil Dalgleish