COME along for the ride and receive a free bike bell at TweedLove’s Family Ride this Sunday.

To launch the new project, Do The Ride Thing, GO e-bike are providing the gift to promote cycling etiquette.

Developed with the South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran), the project centres around three main messages.

Do The Ride Thing promotes good cycling manners, cycling as a positive travel choice and how easy electric bikes make cycling.

TweedLove and the Tweeddale area benefit from an off-road path linking the Tweed Valley towns of Peebles, Innerleithen and Walkerburn.

With the path being so popular with many users including cyclists, walkers, runners and horse-riders, Do The Ride Thing sets out to encourage good cycling manners when using the path, and cycling in general, to ensure all users feel safe and comfortable.

At TweedLove’s annual event the GO e-bike Family Ride, supported by Frog Bikes, all participants will be provided with a Do The Ride Thing bike bell.

This aims to encourage the message of good cycling manners on the path and negate the problem of cyclists approaching other users at speed with no warning.

A small gesture which will hopefully have a huge benefit to the users of the multi-use path.

Hillside Outside created TweedLove to encourages cycling as a mode of transport, on any sort of bike, and showcases the ease of using the Tweed Valley Railway Path.

Harley Lothian, Hillside Outside, said: “It is well-known that adopting cycling as a mode of transport provides many benefits from improved physical and mental health to positive environmental impacts, and it has recently become much easier with the introduction of electric bikes.

“Tweeddale benefits from its own GO e-bike hub based in Innerleithen to provide the local community access to electric bikes for personal use.

“And electric cargo bikes for the business community, making it easier to adopt cycling as a transport method in the Tweed Valley.

“Do The Ride Thing will continue to promote these messages through a number of different avenues over the next few months.”

Participation is free for the Family Ride event, which will take participants on a journey along the Tweed Valley Railway path departing from Tweed Green on Sunday June 9 at 10.30am.

Full details can be found at

More information on the Do The Ride Thing project visit

And for more information on GO e-Bike visit