Aug
27

Glentress MTB Bank Holiday Weekend - Day 2 (37190)

Event Overview

Glentress Forest is a mountain biking centre deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley.   The routes vary from Green, Blue, Red and Black graded trails.  Quite honestly there's something for everyone on two wheels.

What better location to spend the August Bank Holiday mountain biking.  This event is the second of three days at the centre as part of an MTB weekend.  See day 1 (http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/glentress-bank-holiday-weekend-day-1-sat-26-aug-17) & day 3 (http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/glentress-bank-holiday-weekend-day-3-mon-28-aug-17).

Just east of the small town of Peebles on the A72, some 30 mi...

Glentress Forest is a mountain biking centre deep in the heart of the stunning Tweed Valley.   The routes vary from Green, Blue, Red and Black graded trails.  Quite honestly there's something for everyone on two wheels.

What better location to spend the August Bank Holiday mountain biking.  This event is the second of three days at the centre as part of an MTB weekend.  See day 1 (http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/glentress-bank-holiday-weekend-day-1-sat-26-aug-17) & day 3 (http://www.outdoorlads.com/event/glentress-bank-holiday-weekend-day-3-mon-28-aug-17).

Just east of the small town of Peebles on the A72, some 30 miles South of Edinburgh in The Scottish Borders, Glentress Forest this year will undoubtedly be the highlight of this year's ODL MTB calendar.

Riding for three days; Saturday, Sunday & the Bank Holiday Monday,  the legs will undoubtedly be tired but the memories you take away will be worth the pain :)

 

Itinerary

Please book for each day you are attending.  Camping is available at Glentress but that should be arranged by yourself to suit your particular attendance.  Please note this is NOT a camping weekend, just a series of consecutive days.

Personally, I and some others will be arriving on Friday afternoon and staying until the Tuesday morning.  Staying at the Glentress Campsite, (details below), if you wish to stay over please book early to avoid disappointment - it is the August Bank Holiday.

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What to bring

Apart from your bike remember the following:.

  1. Puncture repair kit (or better still a spare inner tube) and tyre levers. Also any special tools that your bike needs.
  2. Food - bring small snacks such as chocolate bars and energy foods.
  3. A cycling bottle attached to your bike and plenty of water (minimum 2lts)
  4. Eye protection - impact from a bee, grit or even a fly at speed is extremely unpleasant, sunglasses may do if not made of glass and not too shaded.
  5. Clothing: choose suitable clothes and footwear for the weather forecast and time of year. You will be exercising so lightweight layered clothing is best. Shorts are best even in rain, as they allow free movement of your legs. Jeans are useless if it rains but tracksuit bottoms need to be not too baggy or they may snag in the chain and cause an accident. You'll need trainers or similar with grippy soles for standard pedals.
  6. Cyclist's Helmet - Outdoorlads policy asks you to wear a helmet events.
  7. Bag you will need a small day-sack (or panniers on your own bike) to carry essential clothing, water and an emergency snack.

Food & Drink

Bring plenty of food, drink and snacks for the weekend.  This is a long weekend camping event for those who wish to attend.

Meeting & Times

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Getting to Glentress

By Road

Glentress lies on the A72 approximately 2 miles east of Peebles, about an hour's drive from Edinburgh (by the A703) or about 1.5 hours drive from Glasgow via the M74 and A72. There is a pay and display car park on site (you will need £5 in coins to park for the day).

By Public Transport

First bus service X62 leaves Edinburgh every half hour and gets you to Glentress in around 80 minutes. The 08.00 departure should get you there in plenty time to collect a hire bike (unfortunately the buses cannot carry your own bike though).

Bike Hire

Alpine Bikes have a hire shop on site and can offer hardtail bikes for £20 per day (if pre-booked) and helmets for £5 per day. Call on 01721 724522 if you wish to book a bike.

CAMPING

Glentress Forest Campsite & Lodges is a brand new development situated adjacent to the world famous Glentress Forest mountain bike trails, reputed to be the number one mountain biking centre in the UK.

The site offers timber frame Wigwam lodges, available to rent on per night basis they sleep 3 people in comfort and up to 5 people if required.   There are also camping and motorhome pitches available, some with electric hookups.

The site has excellent shower & toilet facilities as well as a communal kitchen.

In addition a unique and very useful feature is the site's purpose built storage and cleaning facilities where bikes and equipment can be cleaned and stored securely.  Other services include the supply of BBQ fuel and camp fire logs.  Free wi-fi is also available.

Glentress Forest Campsite is surrounded by beautiful borders countryside with views right across the Tweed valley. The River Tweed is only a short walk.

The charming market town of Peebles is 2 miles away and will cater for all your shopping and entertainment requirements.   Furthermore Scotland's vibrant capital city of Edinburgh is only 25 miles away.

Details of the campsite: -

Glentress Forest Lodges
Linnburn Farm
Eshels
Peebles
EH45 8NA
United Kingdom

Tel: 01721 721007
Tel: 01721 720191
Email: irit527922@aol.com
Web: www.glentressforestlodges.co.uk


Event Reference No:
37190