Nigel wrote:Pebble wrote:@Nigel @oldJohn - can you place this road?
I think its here, https://firstname.lastname@example.org ... 312!8i6656
( it is a regular ride of mine )
The decent riding continues north of the Tweed. It gets busy when the roads drop off into the Lothians. Further west the roads are fewer, and probably hillier, but still good cycling. Biggest downside is the draggy tarmac.
My ride yesterday was up the Ettrick from Selkirk, left at Tushielaws to Roberton, then Ashkirk, back over the ridge to the Ettrick valley before a couple of miles back to Selkirk. I wasn't counting, but could have seen as many cyclists as cars on that loop.
Yes, spot on - there is some great riding in that area, can easily do 20 mile without seeing another vehicle.
The Tushielaws route you mention is a favourite of mine too, park at Ashkirk, over the Woll to EB then round by Tushielaws Alemoor and then back over the single track from Roberton (didn't know it was a Drove road!) Haven't been round there since beginning of lockdown - could be tomorrows ride. Sometimes do it from Ancrum through Hawick to get it above 50 - but with all that ascent its near the edge of what I can do.
I take it by the 'draggy tarmac' you mean some of the coarse worn out road surfaces? was on a hideous bit the other day between BonchestBridge and Chesters, felt as though I needed some new hands wrists and elbows afterwards.
Some lovely tarmac on that high road between Hobkirk and the slit-rig road, also the the dead end into Craik - if only all road surfaces could be so goo.