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Tweed woven into festival programme

Mountain biker Andy Barlow Andy Barlow, Dan Cathcart and Cat Smith help launch the new Tweed Ride

Mountain biker Andy Barlow Andy Barlow, Dan Cathcart and Cat Smith help launch the new Tweed Ride

The UK’s biggest cycling festival, Tweedlove, launched a new ride aimed at families at Traquair House yesterday (Thursday, February 20).

Organisers say the Tweed Ride is a celebration of both the Tweed river and valley and Tweed the fabric.

The gentle 10-mile pedal on June 2 is aimed at families and participants are being encouraged to bike decked out in tweeds and other period clothing on, where possible, on old-style bicycles.

Starting off in Peebles town centre, the ride will follow traffic-free cycle paths and quiet roads, finishing up at Traquair House, where Scotland’s oldest inhabited country house will host to a

mini-festival of music and family entertainment, local food, drink and craft beer.

Tweedlove director Neil Dalgleish said: “The Tweed Ride is designed as a celebration of everything that is great about the Tweed Valley, from our fantastic cycling routes and superb food and drink, to the area’s tradition of milling and weaving Tweed. This new event brings together the best of the Borders in a day that can be enjoyed by the whole family.”

 

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