The organisers behind the Shimano-backed TweedLove Bike Festival, set for the Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders in June, have today touted the event as set to host “the UK’s biggest bike demo”.
Held in Peebles over the weekend of 9-11 June, the list of events hosted at the festival now include a road bike sportive, urban cyclo-cross racing, closed road family riding, kids events, an expo, an entertainment programme, top quality festival food and craft beer within the town centre-based event village.
“We know there’s going to be high demand for some bikes in particular,” says festival director Neil Dalgleish, “so people have the chance to pre-book if they’re quick.”
Bike brands confirmed so far include Cannondale, Cotic, Cube, Evil, Genesis, Ghost, Ibis, Intense, Marin, Mojo/GeoMetron, Mondraker, NS Bikes, Nukeproof, Orange, Saracen, Scott, Shimano Steps, Vitus, Whyte and Yeti, with more being added over the coming weeks. Taking part in the demo costs £10 per day for registration.
“We’ve kept the cost to an absolute minimum,” says Neil. “But if riders plan their day well they could easily spend it trying bikes that add up to over £35k!”