Ride outs, film nights, live music and more
We're working with some amazing global EWS partners and local businesses on a host of fringe events around the Vittoria EWS Tweed Valley.
To stay up to date, check out the events listed below, and sign up to our newsletter for full ticket information.
If you're a business or local organisation and want to get involved, head over to our partner page for more information.
EWS Film Night @ Tempest Beer Tent, Festival Village
Presented by GMBN's Rich Payne
Thursday 30th Sept, 7pm -9pm
Sit back, relax and enjoy a Tempest Beer whilst GMBN's Rich Payne and some very special guests host an evening of mtb film fun at the EWS Tweed Valley Beer Tent.
The collection of shorts feature a beloved trail dog, hometown hero Reece Wilson, a new mixtape drop from Nukeproof / Katy Winton / Elliot Heap, the big 'Macc Lad' Sam Dale, and a Muc-Off spoof that's set in a rather questionable RV.
Tickets are £10 and include entry to the event and a can of EWS Pale Armadillo by Tempest Brewery. There will be opportunities for photos, signings and to chat with our special guests. You won't want to miss it!
The Whisky Shortcut presented by Bspoke Cycles
Supported by DYEDBRO & Muckmedden
Friday 1st Oct, 6pm, Festival Village
Take on the challenge of this awesome course, drifting, shredding and sending it through the beer tent, then over, under and through the many obstacles on your way! Take the straight line through the Whisky Shortcut (and grab a dram), or choose the longer B-line route to the finish.
This knock out competition will cumulate in a final where heat winners will compete for the Whisky Shortcut crown on balance bikes. Yup, adult balance bikes.
Women's Ride out with Dirt School
Sunday 3rd October 9am - 11am
Ride out with local legends Janey and Fi from Dirt School.
There's nothing these two don't know about the trails in the Tweed Valley. Join them for a morning ride out on some if the most infamous trails on the 'Inners hill', and be back in time to soak up the atmosphere in Festival Village on the biggest day of racing.
The ride out will be a brilliant introduction to hand-built and unmarked trails. Riders should be confident on trail centre reds and blacks, and looking to progress their skills from there.
Dirt School has heaps of great women's courses coming up this winter - check them out!
EWS Send It Skills
Presented by Sender Ramps, featuring EWS Pros, PCC and KICC
Wednesday 29th Sept, 6pm - 7.30pm
MTB coaching and skills sessions for 9 - 16 year olds, with local coaches and EWS pros including the Chain Reaction Cycles team, the EWS Tweed Valley Destination Ambassadors, plus Forrest Riding and 50:01.
Tickets will cost £5, which will be donated to the Tweed Valley Trail Association.
Bike Valley Trails Gravel Ride
Friday 1st Oct, 10am - 12.30pm
An excellent introduction to Tweed Valley gravel biking through Traquair & Elibank forest, to the east of Walkerburn. The ride out is organised by Bike Valley Trails and led by local qualified guide Lucy Husband.
It's a great route for amazing scenery, non-technical trails and some good long descents. Watch out for a few tough-ish climbs!
Tickets for the ride out cost £5, which will be donated to the Tweed Valley Trail Association.
Santa Cruz Bar @ Traquair Arms
Thurs 30th Sept - Sun 3rd Oct
You might even spot some familiar Santa Cruz faces...
The Santa Cruz Bar will be open from 12pm till late on Thursday 30th, Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd, wrapping up at 5pm on Sunday 3rd.
Innerleithen Heritage Walk
Saturday 2nd Oct, 10am - 12pm
Join local legends Ross McGinn and Ted McKie on a fascinating walk around Innerleithen. Between them, Ross & Ted have a deep knowledge of the cultural heritage of the town, from the mills that once powered the area’s economy to ancient bridges, hill forts, the healing waters of St Ronan’s Wells and the many characters who have shaped the history of the place.
The walk starts at the Memorial Hall, Innerleithen, and finishes at the EWS Festival Village. Payment by donation on the day.
BBQ Biker Breakfast @ Innerleithen Church
Sun 3rd Oct, 8.30am - 9.30am
Start the final day of race weekend with a tasty Biker Breakfast at the ITW Church of Scotland on Leithen Road, then hop on the free spectator bus and head up into the hills to watch the pros racing!
Lazy Sunday @ Cafe Sitooterie
Sun 3rd Oct, 1pm - 4pm
After a day of hiking in the hills watching the pro's race and soaking up the atmosphere in the Festival Village, head on down to The Sitooterie at Caddon View for some local music and a chilled out vibe.
To make a booking, please call Caddon View directly on 01896 830208.
£10 per table, with proceeds going to Alzheimer's Scotland.
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