The Wall of Talla
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A circular cycle in the Scottish Borders from Peebles.
Starting in the Borders town of Peebles, the route will travel mainly over quiet back roads, and climb several stiff hills along the way. One being the Wall of Talla!
Around 36Km into this event we shall reach the Wall of Talla, a very steep climb taking us up to a maximum height of 455m. The gradient can reach 20% in places.
Challenging but rewarding, the route will feature some amazing natural scenery – what better way to take your mind off your efforts than by enjoying this beautiful part of Scotland.
The route is shown on the Strava link below.
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
You will require 2 water bottles and a few snacks.
Pack some lunch.
Fairly remote cycle, don't expect shops on the way.