- Much of a scene for xc racing/riding in Edinburgh?
That looks amazing Druid, where about is it (now I have my map!)
Whats it like up there at the moment, I was considering a trip at the weekend, maybe a venture up kips bypass and maybe a wee bit of exploring up Dens Cleugh. You reckon thats rideable at this time of year?
oh, and OP biking round Edinburgh is ace.Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’m feeling good about the pentlands now, because they’re mostly frozen solid. But it’s not been a good year, I’ve been mostly avoiding them (and I live in them!) But still, it’s better riding than most people have on their doorsteps.
It’s a great location for going places too- highlands, borders and D&G all easily doable in a day. Glentress 40 minutes away, nice. Can’t speak for XC races as I’m rubbish at those so I just pretend they don’t exist, but there’s loads of enduro type events (innerleithen’s basically the UK’s home of enduro) and downhill obviously.
it’s really good, all told.Posted 5 years ago
tpbiker – first photo is the trig point on Allermuir. Second is overlooking Glencorse Reservoir from the top of the woods.
Kips Bypass should be OK at the moment as it will be frozen, otherwise it can get a bit boggy at a couple of points. A nice descent down to Green Cleugh though!
Dens Cleugh is one of the boggiest tracks but again should be frozen.
There’s not, currently, enough snow to hide the trails so you shouldn’t get lost 🙂Posted 5 years ago
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