(Age on 31/12/21)
Info: New entries for this event closed on Sunday 16th May 2021.
Hands up who wants to go racing?
OK, put them down again if you don't live in the Scottish Borders... Once Covid has made itself scarce we can get back to normal, but for now this is a locals only race. Your home address must be in the Scottish Borders region. Not near it or next to it - actually in it.
About the Local
The TweedLove Local Enduro is a one-day format with no practice (hey, you know the trails anyway since you're local), but the course, as usual, will be kept under wraps until the event. But you can expect a tough January day out on a mix of top stages. We'll be taking all the Covid precautions necessary, (more details below and in our follow up rider's notes). Rider places are strictly limited and only entries from people who live in the Scottish Borders are eligible.
Thanks to support from Borders company Cullen Kilshaw and support from elsewhere, we've kept the entry price down to £37 (normal enduro entrees are £55+).
Prizes and sponsorship from Smith Optics, Tempest Brewing Co and R&B Distillers.
Making it happen
It's taken a lot of discussion and the co-operation of several government agencies, local authorities and our kind sponsors to make this happen and we're super proud to be able to do it. The TweedLove team are also extremely grateful for the faith placed in us by all concerned - so let's show that the Borders and Tweed Valley can lead the way for safe enduro racing in Coronaworld.
With low entry prices and a Ben Nevis size pile of red tape and Covid protocols to deliver, we need your support. The event needs 150 local riders to cover costs, so go on, take the plunge and let's all have a locals day to remember. Don't want to race? Many helpers needed on the day too if you want to join the fun - get involved here. Big thanks to the local MTB community for your support and co-operation in demonstrating that we can run a safe show.
All the relevant info on how it's going to work will be emailed to riders over the next few weeks, and it's SO important that everyone sticks to the plan with distancing and event organisation etc.
If we have to cancel due to bad weather or snowbound trails, we'll reschedule for another date as soon as possible. Everyone will be kept in the loop by email.
This is a proper race but it has a strong community focus. We've changed and added to the standard enduro entry categories to reflect the diversity of committed riders in the Scottish Borders. We'll award the biggest prizes for the biggest race categories, but whoever you are, and whatever your age or what you ride, your name has an improved chance to shine when the results hit our screens after the race.
E-bikes are allowed and will be in separate categories, but there is not an E-bike specific course in the Local. We're all in this together... something you hear a lot these days.
Ages are based on rider's age on 31 December 2021.
The short course will be at least one stage less than the full version of the course. It’s aimed at riders concerned about the fitness challenge of the entire enduro course, and for the 14-15 age group riders.
(Age on 31/12/21)