Four forests and a wind farm in the Tweed valley

Off Road (Trail) Biking
May 20
2023

11 people attending

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£12.50
Event booking closes on May 18 at 10:30:00
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Close to 70km can be demanding on your legs

👀 Join us for an epic gravel/mountain bike ride in the glorious tweed valley.  This lovely part of Scotland is full of rolling hills, forests, rivers and cafes – all make for a grand day out on the bike.  This route is mainly off-road, but is not particularly technical so suspension isn’t required.  There are some sections on B roads and tarmac cycle paths. 

↔️ The full loop is 70km with a total of 1747m of ascent – so it’s a decent day out.  However, there are quite a few options to cut this short if our legs are complaining too much, and there are some excellent cafés along the way for some sports nutrition/caffeine/sugar and stodge.

📍 We will start in Glentress forest for a pretty decent climb up to the windfarm and some wonderful views over the tweed valley.  There is a bit of up and down here – we will reach the high-point of the day nice and early.  There then follows a lovely, long, gentle downhill to join a B road after about 25km.  We then have a series of 3 shorter loops off the roads and through the forests.  We pass through the pretty villages of Walkerburn and Innerleithen, both featuring lovely cafes and opportunities for a wee break, before getting to Peebles where we then return to Glentress on road and then cycle path.

🚲 There are a number of bike hire places, for example Alpine. Early bookings are recommended.

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⏭️ This ride is part of a series, why not join the other rides:

  1. Saturday: Peebles gravel ride (this event)
  2. Sunday: Innerleithen Red XC trail

🚴‍♂️ Want to do more rides? See the Mtb/Off-Road calendar

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Photo Credits: Taken by Henry. OutdoorLads have permission to use these photos.