This year challenge yourself to one of our exhilarating mountain bike guided rides in some jaw-dropping, stupendously beautiful landscape here in the Tweed Valley. Discover a landscape steeped in history, ride fun trails known only to the locals and meet new biking buddies along the way.
Swift Trails run mountain bike guiding in and around the Scottish Borders. Our mountain bike rides vary from "swift-ones" lasting around 1.5-2 hrs to "epics" 4-6 hours.
Amazingly great value for only £15/place!
All our ride-outs are led by fully qualified Mountain Bike Leaders. We hold outdoor first aid qualifications with ITC, a recognised national awarding body for first aid training and hold insurance through British Cycling.
A good level of fitness is recommended for all rides but we ride at a sociable pace, have frequent stops and always aim to stop somewhere which serves coffee and cake!
This route follows the Southern Upland Way to the Three Brethen above Yair. These huge 9 foot high stone cairns were erected at the start of the 16th century by the lairds of Yair, Selkirk and Philiphaugh to mark the boundary of their land.
Starting from the carpark at the MTB trails at Innerleithen we follow the red XC route to the top of the Minch Moor at 567m to catch 360 degree views across the Southern Uplands. We then start a gentle descent along the Cross Borders Drove Road and then onto the Southern Upland Way to the Three Brethren.
A fast descent takes us down to Yair and then we follow the River Tweed westwards until we rejoin the road at Ashiestiel Bridge. We head back to Innerleithen along a quiet back lane following the Tweed as it meanders along the valley floor.
Start/finish: Carpark at Innerleithen MTB trailhead
Start time: 9:15am for a 9:30am start.
Distance: 32 km Time: 3.5hrs plus stops (ETA return 2.00pm)
Terrain: XC MTB trails, singletrack, forest roads, public highway
Technical: BLUE/RED Fitness: RED
If you would like to take part in the September ride-out please contact Lucy on 07425 146 853 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. £15/place. Maximum 8 riders on any ride-out FULL
Advance booking & payment is essential to confirm your place.
Our September ride-out will take place on Saturday 16th September Can't make this one? Look at our calender of rides for 2017.
To book a place, please contact Lucy: email@example.com. Due to the limited number of places available, payment must be made in advance to confirm your place.
“There is nothing, absolutely nothing, quite so worthwhile as simply messing about on bicycles.” ~ Tom Kunich