Wooler to Tweedbank Station – Stage 15

Stage 15 Wooler to Tweedbank Station – 38 miles

Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Level of difficulty:Easy

Ride leaders and registration

This stage will be led by Moira Dunworth and Shelagh King

Moira 07807 568649;   Shelagh 07950 778186

Maximum riders: 8 plus two Ride Leaders. Pre-registration is essential. You need only register once for this project but can choose as many stages as you wish. Registration will open in early February 2019.

Timing

Estimated duration: 5.5 hours’ cycling at average moving speed of approx. 10mph, plus one food stop: total approx. 7 hours.

Start point

Please arrive at starting point 30 minutes before departure for photos and briefing.

Departure time: 10:00 from : Wooler Hostel, 30 Cheviot St, Wooler NE71 6LW

Getting to the start: Wooler is fairly rural, with no train connection. The hostel is in the town and signed. This will have been our finish point the night before.

Stopping/Leaving point

Floors Castle Terrace Café  – Kelso TD5 7SF. There is ample car parking here but no train station. You can wait in the cafe but do look out for the cycling group and make sure that the leaders know that you are joining at that point. 

This is 22 miles from the start  and 16 miles to the finish

Potential food stop / toilet break points en-route: distance from start/finish

This is a very rural ride so toilet breaks before and after Floors Castle will have to be ‘al fresco’. The food stop will be Floors Castle Terrace café where food is available but you can eat a packed lunch there if you wish.

First aid and general safety

The Ride Leader will have a first aid kit on all sections of the ride. Please also see Rider Guidance.

Specific danger points or features en-route: distance from start/finish

There are no traffic-free sections at this stage. There is one section on a busy road, outside of Kelso, so riding in single file will be necessary. All of the other roads are fairly quiet.