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Out on the bike

14 August 2015 - 4:24pm
After a few weeks of rubbish Welsh weather a sunny day came....Sadly I was in work but thought bugger this and had a sneaky early dart. I headed up the local hills and had some two wheel fun and some quite amazing views.


Re: Newcastleton 7 Stanes

14 August 2015 - 3:33pm
Newcastleton ? That's a bit modern isn't it?
I'm sure everyone still calls it Copshaw Holm [emoji2]

Newcastleton 7 Stanes

14 August 2015 - 1:46pm
Just paid my first visit to Newcastleton since the introduction of the new trail section from the village. I always enjoyed the trails there but the way they have now restructured them makes them even more enjoyable. The new trail up from the village is fun, a lovely switch-backing bit of singletrack that allows you to gain height in a fairly painless and enjoyable way.

The new section back down to the village is an absolute hoot! Well surfaced, beautifully bermed and just a joy to ride. I enjoyed it so much I finished off the day by doing several laps of this section.

If you haven't tried Newcastleton I highly recommend it. The village has a good bakery and a very nice cafe, the Copshaw.

Re: How limiting is a rigid bike?

14 August 2015 - 2:22am
For your described activities rigid carbon mountain bike frames would be perfectly adequate.




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