Tweed Valley Bike Patrol

The Tweed Valley Bike Patrol (TVBP) is a fun way of contributing to the success of mountain biking in the Tweed Valley and a great way to get out and ride your bike lots. Together our goal is to make the forests a safer, more enjoyable place to be for all users.

The TVBP will facilitate leadership training and first aid training to individuals that will provide them with the skills required to enable them to act as individual Bike Patrollers. As Bike Patrollers, you can help forest users make the most of their visit and ensure they can do so in the safest manner possible, and come back for more. You basically go out with a small amount of kit, ride your bike and have fun and provide help to other forest users, should they need it, on the way.

In addition, you can play a vital role in emergency situations. It is important for our sport that mountain bikers continue to be perceived as helpful, responsible visitors and helping others such as walkers and horse riders is an important role. You’ll probably find most of your time spent riding your bike and chatting to fellow forest users.

The TVBP is a great way to gain new skills too and there are additional benefits like discounts from certain retailers. You'll learn a lot from other patrollers, whether is trailside repairs, hints, first aid tips or handy information about useful kit to carry. We are definitely not the bike police but more of a friendly helpful group of volunteers who are happy to help out those who need it.

If you are interested in becoming a bike patroller, you can contact us by emailing us at:

tweedvalley.bikepatrol@hotmail.co.uk

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Facilities

Catering

Glentress Café 

Monday - Thursday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5.30pm
Saturday 9.30am-6pm
Sunday 9.30am-5.30pm
 

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Parking

Glentress has several parking options. The trail head is at Glentress Peel visitor centre. 
 

Car Parking Charges:

 £2 for 1 hour perfect if you’re stopping off for some food and refreshments in the café.
 £5 per day (or £3.50 for 3 hours). This applies to all car parks at this location Glentress Peel (over 100 spaces), Falla Brae, Buzzards Nest and our two overflow car parks.
You can pay car park charges by credit or debit card (with chip and pin) in the two Glentress Peel car parks and the Buzzard's Nest car park.  If you prefer to pay by cash the machines accept all denomination coins but do not accept notes.

 

Toilets

Forest Park Gateway building (toilets, showers & changing) at Glentress Peel: Open 9am - 6pm Daily. Showers cost £1 for 5 minutes

Bike Hire

Alpine Bikes
Monday - Friday open 9.30am to 6pm;
Saturday & Sunday open 9am - 6pm

Advanced booking is recommended. Phone 01721 724522 for bookings and further information.

Bike hire is also available in Peebles and in Innerleithen.

Trail Conditions

Glentress - Current at 29th August 2014


Trails: All open except: on Sat 6th Sep to enable the Peebles CC Youth MTB Stage Race to take place the Skills Area and also Blue Velvet (post 27- 28) on the Blue Route will be closed for a part of the day.  A short diversion for Blue Route riders will be in place walking along forest road verge (post 27 - 28) and Red Route riders also asked to walk along verge between post 28 and 37, whilst racing is on (marshals will be on hand to advise).  Exact timings tbc.

Conditions: Good.

Diversions: See above.

More info: Contact 07834 435380
 

Innerleithen - Current at 29th August 2014

DH Trails: All open.

XC Trail: All open.

Conditions: Good.

Diversions:  Short temporary diversion on XC Trail at the very end of the Lead Mine Climb and for first 100m of Clattering Path (post 18) due to storm damaged trees.

More Info: Contact 07834 435380

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