Tyne Valley MTB Cycling Blog
On MONDAY 6 riders on MTBs, 2 on ebikes and 1 on a gravel bike rode the Herring Road between Lauder and Dunbar in the Scottish Borders in warm sunshine.
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.
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.
On Sunday 8 members of Tyne Valley MTB Cycling and a guest rode the first day of the Reivers Cycle Route by MTB between Tynemouth and Bellingham which the club would like to revitalise.
We started with clear blue skies and sunshine but it was in much chillier and windy weather that we finished. The many waggonways between Backworth and Darras Hall are interesting in a waggonway sort of way and whilst the route isn’t difficult, it continually changes and is increasingly scenic as you head west.
There are many more pics than usual to show the great variety of tracks, trails and minor roads the route uses over 53 miles.