Media Release: Join the TweedLove team – volunteers wanted for TweedLove 2012


THE organisers of the TweedLove Cycling Festival, in conjunction with Alpine Bikes, are looking for volunteers to help make the ten-day bike festival the best ever.

Help is needed for all kinds of jobs, from market research and publicity to race marshalling and stewarding.

“Last year, TweedLove was a big success not only in numbers of visitors and income generated, but just as importantly, because everyone thoroughly enjoyed the events and the friendly atmosphere. Our volunteers play a massive part in that,” said organiser Neil Dalgleish.

“Last year, so many riders commented on what a great reception they were given, and, to be honest, it doesn’t surprise me. The Tweed Valley has an amazing population of cycle fans, and they’re proud to share the good times our local roads and trails can offer.”

TweedLove aims to increase the smile factor for cyclists even further this year, with new events and an extended ten-day festival programme. As well as calling for local people to lend a hand and join the fun, organisers are keen for visitors to join in the events and volunteer too.

“Volunteering at TweedLove is a great chance to get involved, meet like minded people from the Tweed Valley and put something back into the sport,” added Neil.

Even if people are only available for a limited time, either before the event or during the festival itself, all help is most welcome, and the volunteers certainly won’t go unrewarded.

Neil Dalgleish concluded: “As well as having a great time, all our TweedLove volunteers will get a goody bag and an official TweedLove crew T shirt. And we’re going to have a great party afterwards for all the volunteers. Of course, they’ll also receive our eternal gratitude!”

All volunteers need to be over 16 years old.  Previous volunteer experience is not necessary.

Anyone interested in joining the TweedLove team should email

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.

More information on the festival is available on the TweedLove website –

Twiiter – @tweedlovefest
Facebook –


Media contact:
Paddy Cuthbert | Podge Publicity | M: 07968699636 | e:

Organiser Contact:
Neil Dalgleish | Hillside Agency | M: 07796 173939

Notes to editors

TweedLove 2012 is sponsored by Alpine Bikes

TweedLove 2012 is supported by EventScotland
EventScotland is the national events agency.

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. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit

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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