Local Ride-Outs 2017

Join us for a ride! We’re heading for some favourite trails and everyone’s welcome.


The TweedLove ride-outs are free events, and there’s no need to pre-book. Free to join in – let’s give a big shout for our access legislation here in Scotland – so we can all just turn up and ride!


Friendly, fun and informal mtb rides, these ride-outs kind of say what TweedLove is all about – getting out and riding some trails with mates (old and new).


These are informal bike rides, and not officially guide-supported. Treat it like a normal bike ride where you’re responsible for yourself and your bike – just meeting up with some new riding pals. You and your bike take part at your own risk. Anyone under 16 must be with a responsible adult.


Routes vary according to weather and who turns up and usually last a couple of hours or so. All ride-outs are mixed groups except where noted.


Local Rideouts Times *

Saturday 20 May 10:00 – Innerleithen Trail Head Car Park

Old Enough to Know TweedLove Ride Out

Join Mr TweedLove and some of the OETKB regulars, for a ride around some of the best that Innerleithen has to offer. Set to be on the challenging side of fun – as long as you know your ar$e from your elbow pads – good times will be there for all. Be there for 09.45 please!


Tuesday 23 May 18:30 – Selkirk Town Square

Pete Laing

Pete is a legend of the Tweed Valley trail scene, responsible for designing and building a huge number of the great tracks in the Tweed Valley. Join Pete and friends for a trip round some of the Selkirk area’s many superb natural trails and more. Many lesser known trail gems await. Enjoy!


Wednesday 24 May 18:30 – Peebles Kingsmeadows Road Car Park

TweedLove folk will be heading out for a ride with our pals from Fall Line Cycles (just across the road from TweedLove towers in Peebles), and you’re most welcome to join us. Weather and conditions depending, we’ll be riding a selection of favourite trails around this part of bike valley.


Thursday 1 June 18:30 – Gravel/CX Ride-Out 

Where: Meet at Kingsmeadows carpark

Time: 6:30pm start (arrive 10 minutes early)

Time to ride: 1 1/2 plus stops

The route: Join some of the Alpine Bikes Glentress crew and the TweedLove folk on a loop of the top gravel routes around the Tweed Valley. Skinny tyres ahoy!


Friday 2 June – Women’s ride-out with Swift Trails.

Where: Meet at the carpark at Cardrona Forest off the B7062 (Peebles to Cardrona)
Time: 6:30pm start (arrive 10 minutes early)
Time to ride: 2 hours plus stops
Total distance: 18km
Total climb: 624m
The route climbs up through Cardrona Forest before emerging onto open moorland above Orchard Rig. We then descend down a grassy trail to the Glen Estate and follow the road back to Traquair Village. From Traquair we ride back towards Cardrona and head back up into the forest following some quiet forest tracks
Route high points: cracking views, fab descent from Beards Hill down over Orchard Rig, discover trails you never knew existed
Route low points: none!

Saturday 3 June – Innerleithen Trails 

Where: Innerleithen Trail Head Carpark

Time: 10:00am (arrive 10 minutes early)

Join us and some of the I-Cycles Staff on a ride of some favourite local trails around Innerleithen. More information to follow.


* Ride-out times/locations may change. Keep an eye on this page for more information, and like our Facebook page for instant updates. More information about the rides will be announced shortly.


Please remember: these rides are informal, friendly, and free to join. They are not ’paid for’ guided rides, so all riders are responsible for their own safety and well-being throughout. Routes are chosen on the day depending on conditions. Respect the land, follow the access code.