Gravel Biking & Bike Packing

The Tweed Valley and the greater Borders area is a mecca for gravel biking and bike packing.

We have a massive network of forestry, wind farm and drove roads that can be linked up into short rides for a mornings cycling through to multi day adventures taking in many miles and significant climbing. A look at an ordinance survey map supplemented by google maps will reveal this vast network.

The rise of the gravel bike has really opened up these trails and PCC has an active group of riders enjoying exploring all the options and often extending trips into multi day bike packing adventures. With the Southern Upland Way, The Capitol Trail and the Romans and Reivers Route to name a few the opportunities are boundless.

The club will be commencing a series of club social gravel rides over the summer on every other Sunday to avoid clashing with other regular meets. See the club calendar for details.

New event for 2022!

PCC Tweed-duro gravel rides

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 30 miles / 2500 feet elevation gain, 3 hours ride time
  2. Approx 50 miles / 4000 feet elevation gain, 5 hours ride time
  3. Approx 70miles / 5000 feet + elevation gain, 7 hours ride time

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!