The Enduro Mountain Bike Association have just announced that the 2014 Enduro World Series will have a UK round. Scotland will host the event as part of the Tweedlove Bike Festival over the weekend of the 31st of May to 1st of June. With the Fort William Downhill World Cup it's going to be a busy couple of weeks in Scotland.

With so many UK riders committing to race the inaugural series and the growth in popularity of UK Enduro racing it's great to see the series coming to our shores. We are expecting the full schedule to be released very soon and expect some interesting locations for 2014.

Enduro World Series racers and Tweed Valley locals Gary Forrest and Katy Winton_RESIZED
Enduro World Series racers and Tweed Valley locals Gary Forrest and Katy Winton_RESIZED

Two of last years competitors Gary Forrest and Katy Winton.

Here is the full press release from Tweedlove:

TweedLove Bike Festival is proud to announce it will host the first ever UK round of the Enduro World Series next summer.

Scotland’s Tweed Valley will host the second round of the 2014 Enduro World Series event over the weekend of May 31/June 1 - the weekend before the famous Fort William World Cup.

Now in its fourth year, TweedLove is the UK’s biggest bike festival, taking place over three weekends and encompassing 30 separate events from enduro and cross country to kids events, road racing and film nights.

TweedLove Director Neil Dalgleish said: “We are beyond excited that TweedLove will host the UK’s first Enduro World Series event.

“The Tweed Valley has some of the greatest trails in the country and what better way to showcase it than by inviting the world’s best mountain bikers to compete on them?

“What makes the valley so special is the variety of the riding we have – when people think of the area they often assume it’s just Glentress and Innerleithen but there are a huge number of trails that span the entire valley.

“We can’t wait to offer the riders a warm Scottish welcome and show them just how amazing the riding we have here is. It’s not just going to be the biggest race the Tweed Valley has ever seen, it’s also going to be an incredible two week celebration of cycling."

And Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series added: “There is a huge mountain bike community in the UK so it seems fitting they are included in the 2014 EWS calendar.

“TweedLove has proved itself to be an incredible festival that has put on some amazing events over the last four years. In particular they have run two hugely successful enduros, the POC King and Queen of the Hill. We at the Enduro World Series can’t wait to visit the UK next year for what is sure to be a fantastic race in a beautiful part of the world that is renowned for its mountain biking. “

TweedLove 2014 will also feature in the Homecoming Scotland programme as a celebration of the country’s active pursuits and strong cycling heritage. 

Paul Bush OBE, Chief Operating Officer of Event Scotland said: “TweedLove has grown year on year to become one of Scotland’s best celebrations of cycling. Set in the spectacular Tweed Valley the festival really highlights why Scotland is the perfect stage for events. As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014, TweedLove will showcase Scotland’s active pursuits, and will provide visitors with a number of exciting ways to get involved with the sport."