Glentress Red Mtb Trails
3 people attending
7 places left
↔️ 12 miles of mostly single track, ~500 metre ascent
🧭 Glentress is one of Scotland's famous 7stanes mountain bike trails, located in the beautiful Tweed Valley next to Peebles.
🔴 Aimed at intermediate riders, at this event we're going to shred down the red mountain bike trail which takes us through some of the best features of the trail centre
🍰 We'll have a well-deserved slice of cake at the Peel Café at the bottom of the trail centre afterwards
⛺️ 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 (This event)
- Saturday: Golfie trails + Glentress Blue night ride
- Sunday: Innerleithen DH trails
- Monday: Glentress Off-piste
Please note, Saturday–Sunday rides are pretty hard
🚴♂️ 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.