The cycling experience at Glentress and Innerleithen is an all year round event, some of those heavy snow falls that we can get in January and February can bring challenges but the trails are rarely closed due to the weather. Take a look at some of our snaps! If you can do better then why not prove it and send us some of those action shots, you don't need to be a "David Bailey", just go ahead and send them in and we'd be happy to share them with the world!
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Left: Is that fire in his eyes ? or perhaps fear ? Drop off's are a little more exciting in the dark as you might imagine. Night riding brings a whole new dimension to "Pennels Vennel" on Glentress Red Route.
Right: Dropping off the top of Glentress Red Route to start the descent down through "Spooky Wood". You can't have enough lights, and that body-armor could be useful too!.
If you thought that this part of the trail is fun in the daylight, you can imagine how exhilarating it is in the dark!
Right: Local Veteran Graham Forman starts the fast decent towards the "boundary trail" from "The Mast" some 602 Meters at the highest point on Glentress Black Route
Above: Paul Gibson, a regular visitor to Glentress and Innerleithen tackles the "Bomb-Hole" and "Rock Farm" on Innerleithen's XC Trail.
Left: Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, its just impossible to hide the fact that you've had a rip of a good time out here!
Right: Top of the Red Route is a great place to rest, take in the splendid views and just "chew the cud". Local "hard core" XC rider Gregor Watt is a regular visitor, this is where he collects his composure before the thrills, and sometimes spills of the "Spooky Wood" decent.
Right: The highest point of Glentress Red route offers fantastic views across the Tweed Valley and Peebles, and is a convenient re-grouping point. Local veteran all-rounder Andy Isherwood oftent uses this as a brief rest bite before his manic descent through Spooky Wood.
Left: Peebles Cycling Club do a fantastic job at encouraging young talent into the sport, James Carvalho seen here competing in one of the Summer 2007 events on the "Blue Velvet". The event was a huge success and the organizers, James, and the rest of the competitors are to be congratulated. Right: Top of the Red Route isn't just a great view, its not a bad venue to celebrate a 40th birthday !. Guess who's it was !
From left to right: Kevin (Ryalls), Laurence (Carvalho), Marcel (Kaljee) and Toby (Watts)
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