E23: Scotland's brand new eMTB-only race adventure

19 & 20 August 2023, Innerleithen

E23: The eMTB weekend has arrived

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TweedLove’s Electric Weekend 2023 supported by Bosch eBike Systems – E23 for short – is a brand new, two-day adventure, designed specifically and exclusively for eMTB riders.

At last there’s an event to do justice to all that eMTBs have to offer, taking you far out into our awesome valley and onto a big selection of the Tweed Valley’s best MTB trails.

eMTBs are growing fast in popularity, but most races and events haven’t prioritised this kind of bike or riding until now. eMTB categories have been shoe-horned into existing analog bike race formats – always a compromise, and one which usually produces a less than brilliant experience for the riders.

E23 aims to create the UK’s best eMTB weekend riding experience, combining some of the country’s best trails with a weekend/mini-festival event base. E23 will be the first event of its kind but we have a strong hunch it’s going to grow into a an important fixture in the MTB calendar.

The Course

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A big-scale course, with the emphasis very much on the quality descents the Tweed Valley is known for.

We’ll go further from home to sample the best of the valley, taking riders to some remote and adventurous places, and into some largely undiscovered MTB forests. Think a big-scale Tweed Valley enduro with some uphill sections and a technical climb or two.

The course will be marked throughout but you’ll get a digital map to show you the way to go.

The course is designed to be completed each day using one battery, but an alternative race category for those who want to use an extra battery is available.

What You Get

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  • Blind racing both days – no practice day
  • Top quality course with all the essentials: gnar, adventure, flow – the lot!
  • Different race stages both days – an epic weekend of adventure racing
  • On-course lunch provided (included) both Saturday and Sunday
  • Goodie bag
  • Free outdoor cinema night & popcorn
  • Free rider picture for everyone
  • Free ebike battery charging (please bring your own charger)
  • A buzzing event village with food stalls, bar and DJ
  • Free event tech Tee for the first 50 people (they’ll be available for purchase after that)
  • Camping with showers, toilets and drinking water (booking in advance advised)
  • Access to the maze & grounds at Traquair House
  • Electronic timing by SI systems & instant results service
  • Safety marshals and the best course medics
  • Tech support

The Programme

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To keep the stoke high at E23 HQ after your ride, you’ll find all that’s required for your apres.

There’s Saturday night outdoor cinema in the walled garden, a bar, great food and a DJ to keep the vibes right. The event is being produced by the same team who make TweedLove festival, so we have a track record for making great bike weekends – on and off the bike.



Friday Evening

  • Event Registration
  • Food & Bar
  • DJ & Music


  • Race Day 1
  • Food & Bar
  • Outdoor Cinema Night
  • DJ & Music


  • Race Day 2
  • Food & Bar
  • Podiums
  • DJ & Music


Yes, there will be camping on-site at Traquair House. You can add camping to your booking when entering through SiEntries.

Yes, there will be parking on-site at Traquair House. Parking details will follow in the Riders’ Notes that will be issued approximately one week prior to the event.

No, there’s no seeding for this event.

The minimum age is 14 years old at the time of the event.

Racers under age of 16 must be signed on by their parent, or other legal guardian.

SiEntries are now working with XCover to offer event insurance. We highly recommend you add this option at the time of purchase. Purchasing XCover allows you to apply for a refund in case you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control. All refund requests must go through them. Purchasing XCover allows you to apply for a refund in case you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control. Please see the XCover terms and conditions to find out if you are eligible for a refund. Please see the latest coronavirus guidance for how XCover handle claims for Covid 19. XCover ensures a fast, fair and transparent process for all customers. For more information and/or to apply for a refund please visit https://bookingprotect.com/apply-for-a-refund/

If you are unable to attend the event and did not purchase Refund Protect, no refund will be issued. You can transfer to the same event the following year up until 10 days before the event date and can do so by emailing info@tweedlove.com

Yes, you can swap your entry to a different rider through SiEntries up to one month prior to the event. After this, you must contact info@tweedlove.com so we can transfer your entry which will include a £10 admin charge per ticket transfer.

  • Go to the My Entries/Memberships tab,
  • Click Edit on the entry,
  • Then Edit/Substitute on the entry you want to change,
  • Then Substitute,
  • You will need to click Next, tick the disclaimers again and Save Entry to confirm.

No transfers will be allowed from the Monday prior to the event.

For safety reasons, NO rider may use another’s rider’s event number without the permission of the event organiser.

Make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook for all the latest news. We will send you all the specific event details in the form of Riders’ Notes approximately one week before the event. This will include info on the final event schedule, registration, the course, facilities and much more.

E23: Scotland's brand new eMTB-only race adventure

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