A circular route, heading south on a steady but picturesque climb over the Paddy Slack and then descending alongside the Yarrow Water to Selkirk. A fantastic introduction to the joys of Borders road cycling with a recommended café stop at the Waterwheel café in Selkirk.
We like… manageable distance for most cyclists, opportunity for extra-cycling activities at the Philiphaugh Salmon Viewing Centre (Waterwheel café stop) As always, fantastic scenery
Watch out for… Unpredictable sheep on road, particularly on the descent from the summit of Paddy Slack and a couple of cattle grids which can be slippery in wet/icy weather
- Distance: 55km
- Elevation gain: 900m
- Fitness rating: 3/5
- Terrain: Minor B roads and section of A road from Selkirk to Peel