There are a number of local cycling clubs in the Scottish Borders and some of which welcome visitors to join them on club rides. Sportives also take place throughout the year and you can check out our Events section for further details.
Auchencrow Thistle Cycling Club
Auchencrow itself is a small village which lies about 14km from Eyemouth to the east and the same distance to Duns in the west. The area boasts some of the most traffic free roads in Scotland and has the advantage of the long steep climbs of the Lammermuir hills to the immediate north and the flatter lands of the Merse to the south. Auchencrow Thistle has Sunday runs leaving from Duns. To find out more, visit their website.
Berwick Wheelers was formed in 1988 and membership is drawn from both sides of the border. Club time trials are held on the quiet roads in Berwickshire and are ideal for safely introducing young riders to the sport. For those who like hills, there are plenty of short, stiff, climbs to be tackled in the nearby Lammermuirs and Cheviots hills.
Berwick Wheelers has a strong tradition of time trialling and the club also operates its own time trial series on Thursday evenings from April to mid September, and hosts an ‘open’ road race in the spring and a time trail event in the summer. To find out more, visit the club site.
Borders Brake-away enjoys cycle rides at a sociable leisurely pace across the Borders or further afield, mainly on quiet country roads or good tracks, stopping at tea rooms, scenic spots and places of interest. Mileage varies but is often around 50 miles taking most of the day. Although they can’t guarantee the weather, they can guarantee friendly company, healthy exercise, great scenery and usually a tea room or two for lunch or cakes; please feel welcome to join them. For more information and our current programme, please go to www.ctclothians.org.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01721 720314.
Gala Cycling Club
Gala Cycling Club offers a wide range of events and rides and you can find out more by visiting their website.
Hawick Cycling Club
Hawick Cycling Club offers club runs takes place every Sunday at 10am. To find out more visit the club’s website.
Kelso Wheelers Cycling Club
Based in Kelso, the club runs a number of events and offers Sunday social rides for those wanting to build up a bit of fitness, are new to road cycling or just want to socialise. Find out more by visiting their website.
Peebles Cycling Club
Peebles is at the centre of the wonderful cycling in and around the Tweed valley and the Peebles Cycling Club reflects the diversity in the area. Many cyclists will be aware of the attractions of the Glentress complex of mountain biking trails and the Innerleithen downhill and cross country courses, built as part of the 7 stanes. We also have a network of excellent and quiet country roads for training and touring rides. PCC has over 200 members whose activities range through touring, audax, track racing, timetrialing, road racing, cross country and downhill MTB. The Saturday Club Run meets at Kingsmeadows Carpark for a 9.30am start. To find out more visit their website.