May 6, 2018
The most popular (and challenging) mountain bike marathon course in the UK?. Yep, we think so. These are truly epic and ‘out there’ rides through the very best of the Scottish Borders and Southern Uplands. Choice of 2 single-loop courses (approx. 25km and 50km). Superb mix of flowy natural singletrack, ancient drove roads, mahoosive climbs, grind-inducing descents, stunning riverside trails, and big hills!.
Selkirk Enduro is the sweet spot between old-skool Marathon and super-gnar Enduro. All the fun, all the adventure, all the challenge. Everything that’s good about MTB in one hit Timed special stages?. Yep. Good ones as well – singletrack that’s technical enough, fun and challenging, but not a crazy steep gnaar-fest. Whether you’re Enduro-curious or Rad to the Power of Sik, this is the race for you. Based on the same course as the 50km Marathon, you’ll have a great ‘out there’ experience.
SCOTTISH WANDERER SPORTIVE
This stunning sportive centred around the market town of Kelso is not one to miss. Kelso is a border town and when you think of the Scottish Borders you think of big open spaces, heather-clad hills, hundreds of square miles of forests and woodland, lochs and rivers and idyllic roads for cyclists making the perfect place for the Scottish Wanderer.
Starting out from the Border Union Showground which will be playing host to the Scottish Caravan Club Rally and CycleFest. You will start off by following the river Tweed and cross the river at the town of Coldstream the course is a circular route where you will pass through neighboring villages of Swintonmill, Leitholm, Eccles, Hume, Fans, Smailholm, Makertoun before arriving back at the showground to finish.
There are two-course options which follow the same route however at the village of Eccles it will be signposted to either continue on the challenge course or follow the signs for the shorter distance standard course.
SCOTTISH WANDERER FAMILY RIDE
Here’s a great opportunity for you, your friends and family to get on your bikes and start cycling!
The Scottish Wanderer family cycle ride will set off from The Border Union Showground in Kelso at 10:00 am on Sunday 6th May.
This popular event offers a rewarding and an enjoyable cycle in the market town of Kelso, a stunning area of the Scottish Borders. The eight-mile route is ideal for younger riders and families, taking in the wonderful views along the river Tweed. Designed as an activity for the whole family, the ride is open to adults and children (participants must ride within their capabilities).
This is a fun ride that can be completed on all types of bicycles from electric assisted, recumbent, road bikes and mountain bikes one thing is for sure is that it is an enjoyable day out for all. As part of the entry fee, you will also get access to an exciting family activity day at the Scottish National Caravan Club Rally where there will be many activities to see and do, making the whole day an action-packed family day out.
6th May – The Kelpies - The Pedal for Scotland Wee Jaunt® Falkirk is a family friendly and traffic free seven and a half mile (a two loop circuit) bike ride. Come to the Helix in Falkirk and catch an up close view of the Kelpies, enjoy the route along the canal and spend time at the event village taking part in a range of activities for all ages.