Glentress off-piste Mtb trails
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⚫️ This extreme event is suitable for very experienced mountain bikers. Please message the event leader if you've not ridden this area before. Full face helmet, elbow and knee pads are required as the minimum protection.
✅ If you're unsure about attending, just come along to our ride for intermediate riders on the first day of this series. Alternatively, there is going to be an entire extended weekend in Glentress/Innerleithen, lead by Mark, from 25th of August. Check it out →
👀 We'll explore some of the uncharted trails from near the antenna mast at the top of the Black trail. The entrance will be a short while after the waypoint "Britney Spears". This is of no relevance to the ride, I just wanted to point out this waypoint's existence. Members are reminded to partake in the obligatory Womanizer sing-along 😉
↔️ ~15-18 miles, ~900m ascent
⛺️ I recommend the Glentress Forest Lodges for nearby accommodation. You can leave your car on the campsite and cycle directly from there.
🚲 There are a number of bike hire places, for example Alpine. Early bookings are recommended.
⏭️ This ride is part of a series, why not join the other rides:
- Friday: Glentress Red trails
- Saturday: Golfie trails + Glentress Blue night ride
- Sunday: Innerleithen DH trails
- Monday: Glentress Off-piste (This event)
🚴♂️ Want to do more rides? See the Mtb/Off-Road calendar
🌈 New to mountain biking? Read our full guide on gay mountain biking groups
📣 From the area? Join the Mountain Bikers up North WhatsApp group
IMPORTANT! - Participation Statement
You MUST complete the Cycling Participation Statement in addition to booking your event space before attending a cycling event.
Anyone with COVID-19 symptoms, even if they are extremely mild, or who has recently tested positive for Covid-19, is asked not to attend.
Photo Credits: Taken by Mark and Henry. OutdoorLads have permission to use these photos.
What to bring
✅ Please make sure your bike is in good working order to avoid disappointment on the day
Apart from your bike remember the following:
Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
Food - bring small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet events.
Bag you will need a small day-sack to carry essential clothing, lunch, snacks and drinks.
Food & drink
Bring plenty of food and drink (at least 1.5l of water) to last you the day. After the ride, food is available in the cafe.