Video: Tackling the 240km 'The Capital Trail' in 24 Hours

Feb 24, 2022 at 6:01
by Tweed-Valley-Bikes  

In search of a winter challenge, Dirt School mountain bike coaches Janey and Fi set out on an attempt to ride the Capital Trail in one push - a 240km bike packing route around Edinburgh, East Lothian and the Scottish Borders, normally tackled over three steady days. With 5200m of climbing and 17 hours of darkness coupled with rather wet conditions under tyre, they certainly had their work cut out...

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The Capital Trail - 240km and 5200m ascent in 24 hours

Photos by: Finlay Anderson


  • 6 0
 5200m of climbing and 17 hours of darkness coupled with wet conditions

Sounds miserable lol
  • 5 0
 Ok, which type of fun was that?
  • 4 0
 even type 2 said f0000000b that
  • 1 0
 Type 2.899
  • 3 0
 well done and way to stick together, that does look like fun (in the summer : )
  • 2 0
 Congrats for completing the ride! My longest one yet was less than half (108km, 2600m) and it already was a handful! Thanks for documenting and sharing, it's inspiring.
  • 3 0
 That's a good story shared right there..
  • 2 0
 Immense effort, finishing together was definitely the way to go too - better memories for it. Thanks for sharing.
  • 1 0
 Well worth documenting.Shows how folk dealt with these government restrictions and did something positive. I appreciate the edit, knowing that it was a new venture.
  • 2 0
 You are legends! Tons of respect to both of you.
  • 2 0
 I love adventures like these and you two are so inspiring!
  • 1 0
 So misty.. Robin hood and little John esq..
  • 1 2
 clot shot type of fun
  • 1 0
 Tinhat type fun

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