Dundee riders and where you do it……..
I’ve just accepted a job in Dundee and for the first few months will only be there during the week without a car. Where do locals ride for after work blasts without the use of a car?
I’ll be working on the west side of the city (Invergowrie to be precise) if that helps.
I’ve been looking at maps and have spotted some trails in the Sidlaw hills but even squinting at google earth can’t work out which ones are the good ones.
Any help on the matter much appreciated!
PPosted 5 years ago
Shackleton, give me a shout when you are in Dundee, ill show you around. I usually ride up in the Glen Doll area and Aviemore though. But when i ride locally its usually the Sidlaws and once you know your way around there is a cracking set of trails that work well. But it took me ages to find them and link them together.
Also i ride down in fife now and again mostly at Pitmedden but thats pretty weather dependant. It gets boggy pretty quickly. And this year its not had much time to dry out. Ill happily give u a lift over sometime.Posted 5 years agohighlandmanMember
If you’re looking for techy singletrack, there’s a limited range of riding until you get out to the Sidlaws and via them to Glamis.. once out that way, there’s a lot of trail but we can come back to that once you’ve got transport sorted out. I’ll be night riding the Sidlaws in the snow tonight and it should be fine with a couple of inches of fresh on a gradually freezing base. Sids need time to good explore or a local guide to make the best of them but once you learn the old xc course (pretty hard- lots of vertical) you can start adding extra loops as you explore. Meantime, Tentsmuir is the obvious choice, as Camperdown, Templeton and Backmuir woods are all a bit boggy just now. Use the old AMBTA website to get download of the Angus route cards (hard copy at Nicholsons or at Spokes nearer you on Perth Road) and Dundee City Council has published a set too- but there isn’t a huge amount of challenge there but they do take you around the city.Posted 5 years ago
Mail me from profile and I’ll see what I can do to get you started- I’m working in city centre and regularly commute home via Camperdown to and over the Sidlaws regularly. Spring is on the way..
Highlandman, what are the sidlaws like at the moment, Ill be home Thursday and picking the bike up on Friday from Spokes so ill be out over the weekend. Love the comment about loads of vertical on them, They can be absolute killers 😀 good for the legs and lungs though.Posted 5 years agohighlandmanMember
Sids were very mixed tonight, some less travelled areas very good indeed, some bits (Denoon Glen) where cattle were out all autumn until early December are a mass of part-frozen hoof prints. Not as wet as I’d expected and some of the climbs still rideable on Highrollers. Although I’ve not ridden it today, I’d expect the long descent W off Craigowl to be fine. Snow is mainly dry and varies from 2-4″.Posted 5 years ago
Out on the north side, all the Glamis stuff is holding up really well- Station woods, Cossans, Warren, Charleston & Murley woods.
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