Myself and a few others are planning on riding Glentress and Innerleithen this Sunday, arriving at 9:45, riding at 10am, meeting at the Glentress car park by the cafe.
Plan is to ride Glentress in the morning, do the red, maybe some of the black route and some natural trails if we can fit them in. We’ll ride GT until about midday then head to Innerleithen, get some lunch and head for the Innerleithen red and maybe some other bits chucked in.
To fit both trail centres in we’ll be riding at a reasonable pace (i.e. nae faffing) but we wont leave anyone behind!
Shout out if you are interested in joining us.
Join GMBC for a play about on the trails at Glentress. There’s various options to suit everyone; skills loop, blue, red, black or the enduro/off-piste options. A few of us will be staying over to take part in the Bowhill Duathlon the following day – post up if you’re interested in making a weekend of it.
Looks like we’ll be playing around in Glentress despite the POC King & Queen of the Hill Enduro being on. Lots of options. Arrive early & do the black, turn up later and just piece together lots of the trails or follow Nick and explore off the beaten track.
If you want to join the weekend away trip for one of the days I thought I’d post up the plans. NB: we also still have x1 space in the hostel if you want to stay over on the Saturday night. If you’re interested in either the hostel space or joining the ride then post up on the website or email grahamDOTandertonATgmbcDOTorgDOTuk
Meeting in Glentress for a play about (assuming the enduro event leaves some trails free). Some folks arriving about 10am, some a bit later. If you’re coming let us/me know and we’ll arrange to meet you.
Sunday’s ride will start from Selkirk, aiming for 09:30 start and doing a route with multiple loops near the Selkirk area so there are bail out options if needed. The full route I had in mind is about 65km and about 7000ft of climbing!! Don’t worry, the bail outs are there for a reason 🙂 It’s a really varied mix of trails but I’d say it was for the intermediate rider who is comfortable on red trails with the occasional piece of black-grade trail. There’s a cafe stop after either 25 or 45km but take food anyway. Meet point TBC but probably the main public car park in Selkirk behind the town square. Again, email if you’re interested.
Same plan as a few weeks ago but adding in the option of an overnight stay at a local hostel so you’re down here bright and early for the Selkirk ride on the Saturday.
Meet up in Peebles in the big car park off Kingsmeadows Rd (across the river from the town centre) at 6:30pm. It’s a 15 min ride along the cyclepath to Gt and makes a good warm up.
If you’re interested (in either the night only or the overnight hostel & Selkirk ride) then post up or let me know.
Just came across this online … http://singletrackworld.com/forum/topic/parking-at-glentress-1
Personally, I won’t be using their carpark anymore, don’t have any issues with paying a fiver for the day, but the tactics employed by this external company I do not condone.
Hi. I’m planning a relaxed and sociable ride on some of the best man-made trails the country has to offer (and a post-ride tea/coffee). It won’t be a fast ride (for me at least). I’m planning on doing the red with chunks of blue trail. Depending on who turns up I’m happy to spend some time sessioning or practicing skills or split the ride if faster riders want to shred the gnarr (or whatever they do).
Meet in the car park at 09:30 for a 10am depart. Post up here if you’re coming so we can arrange lifts. Although it’s a generally weather proof trail, if it’s stormy or a blizzard we may need to review closer to the time. Although it’s a trail centre the usual advice stands; no helmet no ride, bring spares/tools/food, dress appropriately for the weather etc.
Just a quick note to say a few of us are heading down to GT tomorrow. I’m still getting my fitness back so won’t be planning on a fast ride. Anyone is welcome to join us. Ride details here: