The ride starts from Langholm car park at 9am. The route will be 106 miles and hilly. The forecast is for dry weather.
From Langholm, the route goes through Bentpath, Corrie and Boreland and on to Moffat where we will stop for lunch. (34m) From there we take the A701 to Tweedsmuir where we will turn right for the Talla and Megget reservoirs. At Cappercleugh we turn right onto the A708 for 2 miles and stop for tea at the Glen cafe (63m). We travel east and turn right at the Gordon Arms Hotel. At Tushielaw we continue up the Ettrick Valley to Langholm where we should arrive by 7pm.
When we stop for lunch in Moffat, we cannot hang around long. We are expected at the Glen cafe which will close at 4.30pm. There are a couple of hills to climb on the way.
The whole area is remote and sparsely populated . The two ‘stops’ are the only ones on the route. There are no facilities elsewhere on the ride – maybe toilets at the Samye Ling Centre in Eskdalemuir – but that is all. Riders will need to carry plenty of food and water and may need to replenish supplies in Moffat.
Directions to Langholm: M6 north and leave at Juntion 44. On the roundabout leave at the 4th exit (signposted A7) Stay on the A7 all the way to Langholm (18 miles). In Langholm, continue through the town and you will see the car park on the left by the river. Parking is free and there are toilets.