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PCC Tweed-Duro Gravel Rides

May 14

Update: 2nd May

We have just found out that Elibank, Traquair and Cardrona forests are all closed on the 14th May due to a car rally. To keep everyone safe and well away from traffic we have reduced the rides. We now have two routes that have been ridden and accurately mapped with gpx. 


Tweed-Duro is a new adventure, exploration, social event for Peebles Cycling Club members, a collection of three routes using mixed gravel and road between the glens surrounding Peebles

  1. Approx 21 miles / 2500 feet elevation gain, 2-3 hours ride time – DOWNLOAD GPX
  2. Approx 38 miles / 4300 feet elevation gain, 4-5 hours ride time – DOWNLOAD GPX

The routes are made up of sections of Forestry and wind farm gravel road, drove road and B class roads. Expect some varied surfaces from “classic” Border tarmac, some techy single track and some fast and furious gravel descents……You will reach a height of 2000 feet so be prepared for any type of weather, pack sensibly. This is Scotland after all!

Tweed-Duro will run on Saturday May14th 2022:

  • Start: rollout anytime from 09.30am at the Glentress Hotel Peebles you’ll be able to grab a coffee and roll before hand
  • Finish: afternoon or early evening at the Glentress Hotel Peebles for a drink, burger and some banter about the days riding!

You’d ideally ride this on a gravel bike with min 35mm tyres or an XC MTB.

The rides will have a number of Strava timed segments. The number of segments you do will be determined by the length of route you choose. There will be plenty of time for socialising on the non-timed sections.

There will be a PCC Tweed-Duro Strava group created for the event and links to this will be published closer to the time. Please sign up for this both to log your times and confirm agreement to the entry rules.

​The rider(s) with the lowest aggregate time over the segments in each distance ‘wins’ the kudos of accomplishing the inaugural PCC Tweed-Duro event*.​​  Kudos given for the fastest overall and segment time set by, male, female and team.

Please note:
*There are no entry fees, no prizes and no support. You are entirely responsible for your own actions, only ride if you are comfortable with this (see entry rules).

The Routes

Click on the maps to download the GPX files

OS MAP - Route 1
OS MAP - ROUTE 2

Entry

This PCC set of rides is not a race but a reliability trial for riders or smaller groups riding without any dedicated assistance.  There are no officiators, no marshals, no ride leaders, no support but plenty of opportunity for good fun, adventure and exploration.

Join the PCC Tweed-Duro Strava group published closer to the time to enter; by doing so you agree to the entry rules (see below)

Strava

Join our Strava club here: https://www.strava.com/clubs/1045465

SEE OUR FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

Entry rules:

  1. Riders are encouraged to ‘Leave No Trace’
  2. Please don’t cycle in a group of more than 6 people and always be courteous and give priority to walkers and horses.
  3. Every rider is responsible for his/her actions. Riders acknowledge that the PCC is a club run by volunteers with no experience in event management/risk mitigation and the GPS routes are untested prior to the event.  As such, the rider is responsible for his/her actions; Peebles Cycling Club itself carries no liability. Riders register by signing up to the Strava Group.
  4. Riders should always consider safety first when making any decisions. Riders acknowledge they are riding on open roads/public rights of way.  ​Riders should observe all local traffic laws and act responsibly with regards to other users, especially pedestrians who may feel vulnerable to fast moving bikes. These rides are not races, it’s for the adventure! Make sure you have an appropriate back-up to your GPX / navigation device such as a paper, carry a fully charged mobile phone, and a back-up power bank.
  5. Cycling insurance is recommended.
  6. Cycle helmets, lights, reflective gear and fully functional bicycle are all recommended!
  7. Dress appropriately for the conditions and carry enough equipment/food to cope with unexpected stops/mechanicals.
  8. ​No 3rd party support, private lodgings or resupply is provided these are self-supported rides. All food, drink and equipment must be carried with you or acquired at commercially available services (where you can find them).  Riders should ride in the spirit of self-reliance and equal opportunity.
  9. Riders agree that social media content posted in relation to the ride can be re-used by PCC in online posts with the intention of promoting the activities of the club, without prior consent of the rider. ​
  10. Finally and most importantly; buy your fellow riders a beer.  The first home buys the second place finisher a drink; the second place rider buys the third place rider a drink; and so on, until the whole field of finishers are catered for.  That is, all apart from the rider first home and the teenagers!​

Details

Date:
May 14