Sunday 2nd

Mark Sweeting recalls:

Today's ride from Alwinton was just a brilliant full day out on two wheels. 

Paul Houghton and I started off the the main car park in Alwinton ( weren't cheapskates and paid the £2 not like some who park at the picnic tables) and set off up The never ending Clennel Street. Pretty chuffed with myself as we rode it bottom to junction of Middle Hill/ Usway Burn/ Hazely Law. An achievement by anyone's standards given it was a bit wet under tyre after yesterday's rain and we on long legged enduro bikes. At this junction I asked Paul if he had ever been to Windy Gyle. "No" he said. "Let's go then. It's not far" I said. Only an hour and a half later we were there sunning ourselves in the main cairn enjoying the vista of Scotland and England before Nicola Sturgeon unzips that bit and Scotland floats away.
After a spot of lunch was where things really got the adrenaline rushing as now from the highest point it was down hill as fast as you dare for miles and glorious miles of natural singletrack back to said earlier junction.
Up Middle Hill now and through the woods to Fairhaugh for second lunch and a brief respite before the beautiful Coquet Valley from Battlesheil Haugh to Pass Peth. Straight up Pass Peth we went no problems as we weren't feeling tired at all. Not true. Pass Peth was very nice to push a bike up this time of year and we got chatting to some lovely ramblers on the way up. No more hills no just down down down on moorland and tarmac as fast as you can for the final rush before the car park.

What made today's ride so epic? Was it the bikes or the glorious weather or the route or the scenery or the great company?
I reckon it was a combination them all.

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Next Sunday Ride (plus other odd days) - See our Facebook page.

Next Night Ride: Thursday as usual.

Thursday nighters are 10-25 milers, 7:00pm start at ASDA East car park, Benton, 3-3.5 hours and generally OK for fit new riders but you need decent lights you can see with, NOT CANDLES. You MUST wear a cycle helmet.

Sundays are generally much longer, 8:00am to 10:00am starts from ride venue ending around teatime, and much harder rides.

Other ad-hoc rides are always being organised, see our Facebook page. Gloves, waterproof coat, snack and drink recommended. Carry basic tools.







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