Windmill Cycle Club Special Event
August 20, 2020
We'll leave Hitchin at 7-8am ish on Thursday 20th August, to drive the 300 miles up to "Ae Forest", the location of our first ride.
SatNav users should use the postcode: DG1 1QB
Ideally we should be setting off on the actual ride no later than 2pm to allow us time to get round.
We'll then continue by car to our accommodation for the rest of the weekend, arriving in good time to check in etc, and make it out for dinner.
From the lodge, ride to Glentress trail centre to ride either the red or black trail, before heading back again.
Big day! setting off from the lodge, head out on an XC route with some big climbs (46Km and 1600m ascent/descent) Lunch stop in Peebles.
Here's the proposed XC route. Note - this may change so download at your own risk!
Once again setting off from the lodge, ride to the Innerleithen trail centre and around it before packing up and heading home.
We have booked the lower apartment which sleeps 8. If there is sufficient interest we can also book the upper apartment which adds room for another 4 riders.
It is self-catering with lots of space including a drying room/secure bike storage. (The whole setup is very much geared towards mountain bikers.) Bedding is provided but please bring your own towels.
The location is excellent, giving access to ride two fantastic trail centres directly from the front door as well as a plethora of other natural trails and forest roads etc. in the area.
There is a large Co-op just across the road as well as coffee shops, pubs and restaurants all in walking distance.
The cost... assuming all beds are taken, i.e. 8 or 12 riders it will be £67pp for the 3 nights.
Additional Useful Event Information: Each event is different, so this is a general 'heads-up'.
We've built up a great list of essential equipment through trial, error and experience out on the trails. Click here to visit out Essential Equipment page.