Scottish Borders Cycle Traverse Day 2 (Tweedbank-Berwick)
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The second of two consecutive day rides across south-east Scotland - come along for either or make a weekend of it and join us for both!
Day 1 will cover 50 miles from Lockerbie to Tweedbank - please sign up separately for this if you want to join both days and book your own B&B accommodation in or around Galashiels for the previous evening.
Day 2 will be a slightly shorter, flatter and easier day as we cover the eastern half of the Tweed Cycleway, following the river downstream to the coastal town of Berwick upon Tweed.
This route will be mostly on B-class and minor roads and will take us through Kelso and Coldstream before crossing the border into Northumberland.
A map showing the route for this ride can be found here.
The ride will be around 74km climbing in the middle to around 150m. The ride will finish at Berwick upon Tweed railway station, from where you can return by train.
What to bring
Bike: a road bike
Helmet: OutdoorLads requires you to wear one
Clothing: lightweight and layered, colourful and/or reflective clothing will make you more visible to other road users
Footwear: suitable for your bike and pedals
Gloves: cycle gloves help avoid blisters, and are good in the cold
Punctures: spare inner tube, bike tyre pump and tyre levers
Tools: any special tools that your bike needs
Small snacks: such as chocolate or energy bars
Plenty of water: in bottle/s on your bike or in a daysack/bladder
Medicines: if you have hay fever, diabetes, minor ailments etc.
Eye protection: avoid getting grit or insects in your eyes, sunglasses are OK if they are not made of glass and not too shaded
Sun cream: take care, even on overcast days
Bike lights: be seen and safe
Storage: small day-sack or a bag on your bike
Mobile Phone: keep it in a waterproof bag for use in emergencies
Food & drink
It is planned to include a lunch stop en route, either in Kelso or around Coldstream, but you should carry some food and plenty of water with you on the ride.
If we have some time to spare before catching trains home, we can go for something to eat in Berwick at the end of the ride.