Thursday, 19 February 2015
By Glenn Brearley
The 2015 20-Milers cycling weekend will be to Peebles on 16th - 17th May.
We'll leave Edinburgh on the Saturday morning and head to Peebles via Gladhouse Reservoir, Eddleston, the Meldons and Lyne Station. We'll stay overnight (all meet up for dinner) in Peebles and return to Edinburgh on the Sunday via Innerleithen and Middleton.
The pace will be similar to a usual 20-Milers rides. The distance each day will be about 40 miles.
You will need to book your own accommodation. It's very likely that we'll end up in several different hotels / guest houses / bed & breakfasts. A quick on-line search suggests that you should expect to pay about £50.00 each for accommodation. You may be able to find somewhere cheaper or more expensive. Some may want to have a single room, whilst others will be happy to share.
I'm after an idea of how many might be interested in joining this ride. Please let me know if you are interested. This does not commit you to going. But I do need to know if there is sufficient interest in order for the trip to go ahead.
Please reply to me, Glenn Brearley, at Glenn.BrearleyATTforestry.gsi.gov.uk. (Replace ATT by the usual at-sign.).
Saturday, 14 February 2015
It was good to see a few new faces along with a recumbent rider that had not ridden with the group for several months. We set off with 26 riders split into two groups. Arriving at the canal, it was one of those rare occasions when the Leamington Bridge was raised. Most carried their bikes up the steps, whilst a few (including the recumbent rider) opted to ride down to the canal basin and up the other side.