Here you'll find answers to the most commonly asked questions about our Race Festival. Please get in touch if you have any other queries.
Local residents Virtual Town Hall information
On the 23rd August at 7pm, we will be hosting a virtual town hall event to allow local residents to have their questions about the event answered. Submit your question.
EWS Tweed Valley Virtual Town Hall
Monday, August 23 · 7:00 – 8:00pm
Virtual Town Hall Video Link
Or dial: (GB) +44 20 3957 0912 PIN: 775 664 569#
What is Enduro World Series (EWS)?
The Enduro World Series is the highest level of enduro mountain biking in the world. It sees elite mtb and emtb athletes complete in timed stages on the toughest, most physically and technically challenging trails in the world.
There are also a variety of amateur races at each EWS event around the world, including EWS-KIDS.
In 2021, the series will visit 8 global locations, including the season finale in the Tweed Valley.
What can I expect at the Festival Village
The Festival Village is located close to the Pro Stage - the closest you can get to the race action. In the Festival Village you'll find the DYEDBRO Air Bag, a pump track, local food, the Tempest Beer Tent and lots of other things to see and do.
Attached to the Festival Village is Race Paddock where you can see what happens behind the scenes with the teams on race weekend. Other key facilities like toilets and medical support are also located in the Festival Village.
Is there a cost to spectate or enter the Festival Village?
The Festival Village, Race Paddock and spectator areas are all free to attend. There will be a charge for car parking and bike parking.
Fringe events may also have entry fees. More information on these can be found on the Fringe Events page.
Will there be any road closures?
Roads closures will be at a minimum throughout the event. Caberston Road will be closed at the Innerleithen end, at the Red Bull Car Park. Full information and road closure timings will be provided closer to the event date.
Where can I stay? Is there camping?
Are dogs welcome?
Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome at the Festival and in the Spectator zones. Please ensure your dog is on a leash at all times, especially when there are riders nearby. Please also ensure that you have sufficient 'poo bags'! Thank you :)
How will I know the race times and how to get to the spectator zones?
You'll find an outline race schedule in on the spectate page and closer to the event date, there will also be some maps and further information posted here.
The best way to keep up to date with the information you need to plan your visit to the Vittoria EWS Tweed Valley is to sign up to our newsletter.
What COVID-19 safety measures do you have in place?
We are working with the Scottish Government, local authorities and event industry bodies to ensure that our event strategy follows and adhere's to the appropriate safety measures that are in place at the time of the event. This includes safety measures for riders, teams, partners, volunteers and the local community.
Can I buy food and drinks at the Race Festival?
Absolutely. There will be a selection of local food outlets in the Festival Village and at key spectator zones. At the heart of the Festival Village, you'll find the Tempest Beer Tent :)
How can I get to the Vittoria EWS Tweed Valley?
The Vittoria EWS Tweed Valley is taking place in Innerleithen, in the Scottish Borders, which is around 30 miles south of Edinburgh.
Below you'll find some information on public transport options to the area:
Bus services: Borders Buses
Train services: ScotRail
Airport: Edinburgh International Airport
Is the event accessible?
The Festival Village and Race Paddock are flat access (grass) and there will be wide routes throughout this area. Parking closed to the Festival Village will be designated for 'disabled parking' and there will be accessible toilets on-site.
Each of the spectator areas will have some provision for those who are mobility impaired, including limited vehicle access.
Can I meet the riders?
Yes! When they are not racing, you'll find the riders milling around their team area's in the Race Paddock. Some riders will be attending Fringe Events (sign up to our newsletter for more information on these events)
The best way to meet the EWS riders is to volunteer as part of the EWS Tweed Valley Crew.
How can I watch the racing?
There will be dedicated spectator zones around the valley that will bring you close to the action, including a fast and thrilling 'Pro Stage' which is close to the Festival Village.
Results will be shared on large screens in the Festival Village.
You can also stay up to date with all the action on the EWS Live Race Feed.