Media Release: TweedLove’s Glentress Seven – bargain offer on entries


FOR the first two weeks of January 2012 TweedLove, sponsored by Alpine Bikes, the ten-day bike festival in the cycle-friendly Tweed Valley, in the Scottish Borders, are having a ‘January Sale’.

Entries for The Glentress Seven (GT7), the seven-hour endurance mtb event at Forestry Commission Scotland’s 7stanes Glentress, the UK’s best trail centre, on Saturday 2 June 2012, have been dramatically reduced; even lower than 2011 prices.

Solo Entry_ – January Sale: £32 / Standard 2012 Price: £40
Pair Entry_ – January Sale: £60 / Standard 2012 Price: £70
Trio Entry_ – January Sale: £85 / Standard 2012 Price: £100

Entries now open – – January Sale ends 14 January 2012

The first Glentress Seven, the flagship event of the TweedLove bike festival, was a huge success, with much praise on leading mountain bike forums for the impressive amount of normally unavailable natural trails and new sections in the mix:

* “Immense course – no let up – either up or down – loved it! Organisation was excellent – got to be definite for next year.”

* “The best mtb enduro course I have ridden… [including] races at Eastnor, Sandwell, Trentham, Catton Park, Kirroughtree and Nevis Range.”

* “The best mtb enduro course I have ridden and that’s comparing it to Wiggle enduro 6, SITS, Mountain Mayhem and various others.”

* “I loved the course. Plenty of technical interest and some tough climbs. This was no muddy field!”

TweedLove organiser, Neil Dalgleish, said: “We’ve done our best to keep the Glentress Seven prices low this year. In comparison to similar mountain bike endurance events our standard prices are looking extremely competitive and great value.

“So, our January sale is a fantastic opportunity to enter a top quality event and save lots of dosh. Everyone loves a bargain in the sales!”

The extended ten-day TweedLove bike festival programme of open races, big guided rides (both on and off road), film (including a film-making competition) and concert nights, dual slalom and barbecue and a series of informal ride-outs will run from 26 May to 5 June.

It also includes the double bank holiday in early June.

Neil Dalgleish added: “In 2012 TweedLove will be bigger and better than ever.  We’re developing several exciting new events to attract even more riders of all ages and experience levels to the area. And as we’re including the double bank holiday weekend, it looks like being a bit of a party!”

More info on TweedLove bike festival can be found on the website at:

Twiiter – @tweedlovefest
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Notes to editors:

Alpine Bikes

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EventScotland is working to make Scotland one of the world’s leading event destinations. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors.

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The Year of Creative Scotland 2012 will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage and is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL.

Scottish Borders Council

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