Road Cycling Highlight
This quiet road to the North of the River Tweed into Broughton avoids the settlements of Bellspool and Drumelzier and Calzeat on the larger road to the South. You'll enjoy wonderful views of the Borderlands hills with little interruption.
January 21, 2020
This is a short climb, but part of a much longer route options including numerous ascents, whoop inducing descents, walls to climb (Talla) and fantastic views in the Borders.
It is part of the Tour o Borders sportive (1st Sunday in Sept) and offers 80 or 120km routes starting in Peebles. 120k loop has 1400m ascent in total.
One can ride the loops in both directions with the anti clockwise route climbing Talla, and the clockwise having a much more gentle climb up to the top. The Talla wall descent on the CW loop is a challenge to your brakes and is a bit less enjoyable because you cannot let it run as it ends in a sharp turn and there is often gravel on the road, BEWARE!
The anti CW loop has the most of the screechingly fast and exhilarating descents from the top of Tall, after the Berry Bush, Witches Knowe and Mountbenger climbs.
September 9, 2021
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