30k gravel/xc Pentlands loop
Mountain Biking Highlight
Mark Beaumont went gravel riding.
September 1, 2020
Starting in the heart of Edinburgh, this Tour proves two things: you can have fun at home and you don't need a car to reach the trails. The Tour begins with a relaxed warm-up through the streets of Edinburgh and into the southern outskirts of the city, reaching the greenery of Hillend Country Park. Next, you are tested by a steep climb, interrupted with a few fences where you have to dismount and carry your bike. The trail brings you to the top of the Hillends ski run the fastest way possible, which is where the fun really begins. The various trails and forest paths here are surrounded by such beautiful green nature that you will soon forget your ride through the city. You cycle a short, but very enjoyable, section through the countryside via a network of trails before pedalling along the Water of Leith back to the starting point – the perfect cool-down for your short workout.
October 27, 2020