Media Advisory – Big Air and Steep Steps at Peebles Hotel Hydro to Launch TweedLove 2012


You are invited to send a photographer / reporter / camera crew to a photocall at The Peebles Hotel Hydro  (on Thursday 15 March at 10:00am) to launch the extended programme for the TweedLove Bike Festival 2012, in association with Alpine Bikes, which runs from Saturday 26 May to Tuesday 5 June.   

For a taste of the innovative and action-packed programme of events at TweedLove 2012, two local freeride mountain bikers, Dave Mackison and Jake Hood, will launch themselves high into the air off a 4ft high kicker that will be positioned in front of the majestic Peebles Hotel Hydro.  They will perform some jaw dropping stunts before landing on the steep grass downslope below.  The shots will be set against the stunning backdrop of the beautiful hotel garden grounds and the Tweed Valley hills beyond.

There will also be an opportunity to photograph up to a dozen members of the Borders College BASE (Borders Academy of Sporting Excellence) Mountain biking course as they hurtle down the grand staircase in front of the hotel, to the lawns below – it's very steep and rough!  Anything could happen.

TweedLove organiser Neil Dalgleish, from Hillside Agency – (, will be available for interview.

For information on TweedLove  –  (Full programme goes live on Thursday 15 March 2012)

Meet at the car park of the Peebles Hotel Hydro, Innerleithen Road, Peebles EH45 8LX

10:00 am
Thursday 15 March 2012

(RSVP:  if you are attending – Paddy Cuthbert – Podge Publicity – T: 07968 699636 / E:

Ten days of bike riding and good times on and off the bike in the cycle-friendly Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders from Saturday 26 May – Tuesday 5 June 2012.  

Tweedlove is organised by locals and showcases the best on and off road riding in the area.  Loads of the events are free. Full details at:

The Tweed Valley is an area with hundreds of miles of the country's best trails, tracks and roads. So it's not surprising that in the valley there are a remarkable number of resident bike nuts, of both the mountain and road variety, to whom biking is a big part of life. It is their enthusiasm, generous support and community spirit that makes TweedLove such a great success.

Entries are open for some events.  However full information and entry details for some events will be announced on Thursday 15 March.  To keep updated with programme information:

Sign up for email updates –
Use Facebook –
Keep checking the TweedLove website –

Many of the events in the TweedLove programme are free and open to all but some have limited availability so please get entries in now.

There's a wide choice of accommodation in the area.  For information go to:

For TweedLove film clips go to Tweed TV –

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

Peebles Hotel Hydro

Contact: Paddy Cuthbert
Phone: 07968699636