Tyne Valley MTB Cycling Blog
- Route: Herring Road: Lauder - Dunbar
- Date of Ride: 20 April, 2019
On Saturday 4 riders on pedal bikes and 3 ladies on ebikes rode the Herring Road between Lauder and Dunbar in the Scottish Borders in warm sunshine.
Crossing a changing landscape, this scenic XC 30 mile Heritage Trail provides a mix of surfaces from singletrack to some wide gravel tracks built to transport wind turbine structures. We began with bacon sarnies at the Black Bull in Lauder and ended with fish n chips in Eyemouth. The two stone cairns are the Twin Laws*.
An epic day for the less experienced riders and no mean feat for anyone. Thanks to Graham for driving the minibus for drop-off and collect. I will ride the route again on Monday with 8 other guys – am so looking forward to the 6 significant climbs and 5 shorter ascents making up 1,152 m total up and 1,320 m total down. Looking forward even more to the fish n chips!