MORE than 2,000 cyclists descended on Innerleithen at the weekend for the inaugural Transcend Bike Festival.

TweedLove's new-look weekend of everything bike related proved to be a huge success - despite the weather.

Transcend provided events for all ages and abilities, including enduro mountain biking, gravel and the first ever UK leg of the Bosch eMTB Challenge.

Riders travelled from around the world, including some of the biggest names in mountain biking, to take part in the nine different events that took place across the weekend.

As well as cyclists from South Africa, Germany, Italy and America, hundreds came from across the UK to experience Innerleithen’s first ever bike and music festival.

The two-day Epic was won by Thomas Mitchell from Cycle Law Scotland with Keith Buchan in second and Ewan Calton-Whitaker claiming third-place.

And the gruelling 88 kilometre Bergamont Gritopia race was won by Crawford Carrick Anderson.

The Transcenduro attracted many big names from mountain-biking.

Bex Baraona from Ibis Cycles Enduro Team won the senior women's title with Tracy Moseley of Trek / T-MO Racing claiming the master women's crown.

Christopher Gallagher from took the senior men's race, with 2:1 Racing's Reece Langhorn winning the masters' title.

Away from the competitive trails, more than 500 cyclists enjoyed the family ride, and many more enjoyed the live music, over 70 exhibitors, the Frog Bikes Kids Adventure Zone, the Street Food Village, and Tempest Brewing Co’s beerfest tent.

Neil Dalgleish from organisers Hillside Outside said: "There were many highlights across the weekend including industry legend Tracy Moseley taking the podium spot twice in two different events, over 500 riders turning up to take part in TweedLove’s annual family ride, which this year also served as the launch of new GO e-bike project Do The Ride Thing, and professional Red Bull athlete Martin Soderstrom giving up his time to join the army of local volunteers to help out across the weekend.

"Based on statistics from previous years the impact on the local economy will once again be significant with local accommodation providers fully booked, local restaurants, cafes and bars extremely busy and many local attractions being visited while visitors are in the area.

"The new format was a truce success providing something for all ages on and off the bike with many hoping the event will become a permanent feature in the calendar."