Moving to Kelso – Anyone on here from there?
Hello all,Posted 4 years ago
I will be moving to Kelso with my wife and young daughter next month. Are there any locals on here that can point me in the right direction of some trails? Or are there any groups that go out. I am an average biker in my early 30’s. not been out too much since the arrival of my wee daughter but will have a bit more time when we move. I also do a bit of road riding too but would class myself as a roadie(still use a camelbak on the road!)
Anyone out there?
thought I would follow this up a bit.
Kelso is basically quite flat but great hills nearby. Yetholm is 10mins down the road by car and from there you have access to Cheviots, big hills with no-one else around. But, as others have said, there is more of a ‘scene’ as you head over to Central (Selkirk / Gala) and West (Peebles / Inners). Distances are not a big deal though, you can get over to superb riding with 25mins in the car.
Beautiful road riding in all directions from Kelso though.
Where are you moving from?
edit: if you stick your address in your profile I’ll get in touch and we can sort out some rides once you are settled in.Posted 4 years ago
I live about 5 mins from Frank and while Kelso is flatish there is plenty of MTBing around, straight outta town. Plus south down to Jedburgh and the Cheviots.
Join http://mtbborders.proboards.com/ , there are 2 guys I know who live in Kelso and regularly ride who post, so join.
The better riding is to be had once you get across to Selkirk plus the Tweed Valley.Posted 4 years ago
How long realistically does it take into the centre at rush hour ?
It depends, especially on where in the centre and how you’re travelling plus the costs you are looking at – I’m further away and can usually drive right into Waverley station in under an hour. On a m/c it’d be 45 mins max, but I wouldn’t have want to do that over the last winter we had.
Also the railway should be up/running by 2015 down to Galashiels, so further along the valley maybe an option.Posted 4 years ago
NZ, I am in Hawick so a good deal further but the commute was about 1hr20mins (up to 3hrs) to Stockbridge (so wrong side central), much easier to pedal, mate cycles from Achendinny (20mins from Peebles) and it takes her about 45mins door to door(about the same to drive).Posted 4 years ago
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