Tyne Valley MTB Cycling Blog
7 club members cycled the Southern Upland Way road route which is partly signed and yet to be finalised. We set off from Portpatrick on Saturday in dreek mist which stayed until mid pm and not the heat wave in England.
On Sunday 5 members of Tyne Valley MTB Cycling rode a challenging route through and over the Pennine Ridge we call The Jack, the Gelt & the Knar. With an outward headwind it took us 7.25 hours to cover 41.6 km and climb a total of 1079 m although it felt more.
On a fresh but fine early May evening, 9 TVMTB members rode the Simonburn loop on Wednesday 4 of whom road-biked the Borderlands CR on Sunday and Monday. We covered 22.3 km with 486 m of total ascent.
On Sunday 31/4 eight TVMTBC members rode 83 miles of the proposed Borderlands road bike cycle route between Carlisle and Berwick upon Tweed. The cycling was really high quality but a strong beasterly Easterly extended our cycling time by 1.5 hours and drained our legs but not our spirit.