King and Queen of the Hill: The Scottish Open Enduro
Saturday 23 - Sunday 24 August 2014, Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders
Event start & HQ Peebles
It's a TweedLove Enduro extra weekend!
There’s so much happening in the two weeks of TweedLove 2014, we can’t actually fit it all in, so this is an extra weekend of summer enduro race action on August 23-24.
The race will use some of the valley’s finest trails, with stages likely to include parts of the Enduro World Series course, we’re aiming to make this Scotland’s finest, most enjoyable and best value homegrown enduro. This is a big, one-off belter of a race to decide who will wear the crowns as Scottish Open Champions for 2014. The course makes the most of the massive variety of trail riding here, with the sweetest descents on man-made trails, through to steeper technical trails on the valley’s finest natural dirt, roots and rock.
There’s no doubt that Enduro is the most talked-about thing in mountain biking right now. With the bikes getting better, lighter and more capable every year, this is what riding is all about for a lot of people: pedal up a nice trail with your mates and then hammer back down as fast as you can. In 2013, the King and Queen was Scotland’s most popular enduro and one of the biggest in the UK. For 2014 it’ll have the same buzzing Peebles town centre event HQ and we're planning to have even better riding than we had this year - the number one course priority is quality trail riding, and the overall ethos for the event is to provide a physically challenging, fun race with good times and safety the key factors.
The King & Queen of the Hill is held on Forestry Commission Scotland’s Forest trails. Start and finish in the centre of Peebles.
- A superb weekend of riding and racing on some of the UK's best trails
- Race stages which will include elements of the Enduro World Series course
- Personalised number board
- Top quality event organisation
- Latest technology (reliable and accurate) timing system
- Town centre event village with vendors, mechanical back-up, quality food and drink
- All riders introduced on stage before heading down start ramp
- TweedLove goody bag
- Price held from 2013 - probably the UK's best value enduro
- Chance to be crowned Scottish Open Enduro Champion!
ENTRY COST: £39
The King & Queen of the Hill/Scottish Open Enduro race, will be held in the Tweed Valley, using a variety of great trails - man-made and natural. It features at least four timed stages and untimed linking stages, taking riders on a tour of some great mountain bike trail riding.
All the stages are descents, and vary from technically easy to technical in places. There is a lot of climbing to do to reach the starts of all the stages, and the race is intended to be a test of strength, fitness and your technical ability on the descents.
Location and dates
Tweed Green, Peebles
Saturday 23 August
Race Registration Saturday - times TBC
Unmarshalled practice: selected trail sections only
Sunday 24 August
Race Registration (7.30am-9.30am)
Race Day (start times between 9am and 11am)
Full details of race will be posted on TweedLove website and emailed to all entrants.
More info on event website
Riders will be given a timing chip to ‘dib’ at start and finish of each stage. These must be handed in at race hq/timing tent immediately on finishing the race.
Full race info available from TweedLove.com prior to race
Solo entries only. No electric bikes allowed!
All terms and rules subject to change as the organisers deem necessary.
The race takes place on Forestry Commission Scotland's Glentress and Tweed Valley Forest Trails.
When & Where
Hillside Outside Ltd
A sporting event organising company based in Peebles, in the Scottish Borders.
Events include The TweedLove Bike Festival and Tour O The Borders