Friday, 18 March 2011

Hell of the Tweed, Sun 10th April

There won't be a cobble in sight and it certainly won't be hellish, but it'll hopefully be a lot of fun.

Yep, on the same day as Paris-Roubaix and hot on the heels of the first VCM monument ride of the year, comes the inaugural VCM 'Hell of the Tweed' off road ride.

The parcours will suit CX or MTB's and will take in some of the finest au naturale trails in and around Peebles as well as a jaunt down Gypsy Glen from the rarely used* 'western approach' or more rideable eastern approach (updated!).

Here's a wee taster:


Local trails ala cx from Andy Wardman on Vimeo.


10am meet at my flat, which looks out onto the Kingsmeadows Road carpark in Peebles, for a 1030 ish start. 3-4hrs or so pedal (gentleman's pace), then soup, cakes, coffee after at mine and a dodgy web feed of the final of Paris - Roubaix.

Holla back if this tickles your fancy.

cheers! andy


*with good reason - involves 45min hike a bike to get up to ridge..

6 comments:

chrisD said...
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chrisD said...

sounds like a glorious plan, loving the use of key words; "gentleman's pace"

I'll do my damndest to make it.

greig said...

I will also be attending! Not ridden those trails for ages. MTB cassette on the cx bike or can you just suffer with a 12-25? :-)
Greig

martysavalas said...

Whoop! In.

Might chicken out and mtb it. New CX bike is still in shed, untouched since August (blush).

Chris_M said...

Yay! I will endeavour to find an appropriate / working bike combo by then...

andytrailfettler said...

Great.

Gypsy Glen probably more fun on an mtb (for high speed rut running, cheeky drop hopping, rock avoidance) but fine on a cx bike also.

Gearing - got round most bits ok on me jumpy bike with 34 x 26t gearing t'other day with occasional bit of grunting.

trails are riding super at the mo'.