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.

The ground was SO dry which allowed us to just about ride the fell route which trail bikes have systematically trashed for their own fun without due regard to any other legitimate users. We usually ride this route later in the summer so for once we had to use lights for the the last 45 mins. It also meant no pics were possible for the last hour of the route.

simonburn may 3rd