Cycling

Cycle Selkirk

Selkirk offers a huge range of world class trails for all levels of leisure and sports  cyclists but if you are interested in road cycling at a sportive standard, we provide unrivalled and exciting opportunities.

Situated at the foot of Ettrick and Yarrow valleys and with linked access to  Lauderdale, Tweedale and Teviotdale we have access to a myriad of technically  challenging and exciting routes.

If you fancy something flatter and longer you can head east following the river Tweed to the coast or complete a tour of Border Abbeys.

Our Cycle Selkirk Strava page will help you plan rides which have varying levels of endurance and technical challenges. Our Strava page also includes exciting routes, based on old drove roads and forest tracks which are great for gravel cycling.

Starting and finishing in Selkirk, you will  find a town excited and equipped to welcome a full range of road cyclists.  Read on to find out more!

Selkirk Welcomes Cyclists!

As a town we have our fair share of cyclists and we’re keen to show off what we’ve got. We’ve recently set up our own cycle station under the gaze of Mungo Park.  Equipped with cycle racks, seating and even a bike repair station, we’ve created the perfect spot for cyclist to take a break.

Its not just the cyclists providing a warm welcome either!  Local businesses through out the town are happy to fill water bottles – just look out for the window sticker or check out the great initiative: https://refill.org.uk/

The Five Turrets invites you to stay and cycle

The Five Turrets, a local self-caterer, has put together a series of road routes starting and ending in Selkirk, complete with links to the full GPX data.  Discover the best road cycling routes at the heart of the Scottish Borders with their free downloadable PDF guide.

Cycle Scottish Borders

The enthusiasm for cycling isn’t restricted to Selkirk!  The whole of the Scottish Borders is well knows for its fabulous road cycling: think of big spaces: heather-clad hills, hundreds of square miles of forests and woodland, lochs and rivers. We’ve played host to the Tour of Britain so many times, you don’t just have to take our word for it! And with the growing popularity of gravel cycling we have many hidden treasures for you to explore and develop.

Mountain Biking

The Scottish Borders is home to some world class mountain biking and the regular haunt of all kinds of bikers on cross-country trails or high-octane down-hilling. If you want to put your rough-riding skills to the test, the trails around Selkirk will provide some of the best outdoor workouts in the country.

The 7stanes offer fantastic mountain biking across the South of Scotland and in the Scottish Borders you can enjoy and Glentress and Innerleithen are only half an hour away.

Come by Rail

Getting to the Scottish Borders by rail is now a reality and with our bike friendly buses its never been easier to visit Selkirk.

ScotRail has developed an integrated cycle and rail network and you can now take bikes free on all their trains (you may need to reserve a space in advance).  And with Border Buses investingd in bike-friendly buses there are even more reasons to leave the car at home and take the bike instead. Combining a bike ride with train and bus travel is a perfect way to explore Selkirk.

There are many cycling events in and around Selkirk