This run is being rescheduled to Mid March to allow me the organiser to get over my bout of illness and further fine tune the run to hopefully make it even better than originally planned !
As a resident of Midlothian all my 44 years I know there are many paths/trails/tracks criss crossing the district and I've ridden many of them in the last 20 years of mtb. I'd like to share some of them with you and have come up with a wee circuit running from Straiton retail Park to Penicuik and back.
Nothing is beyond blue grade in difficulty but of course none of it was designed for bikes. This run is old school so perfect all weather surfaces cleverly designed by mtb focussed engineers will not be encountered. There will be tree roots, the odd flight of steps or fence to negotiate and gloopy mud is ever present. There will also be a bit of tarmac riding possibly in traffic through Loanhead and Penicuik. Thus I'd pitch this run at moderately experienced riders or novices who want a bit more of a challenge.
Hopefully enough experience in the group will allow a wee bit tutoring to improve all our skills.