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Meet Report – Mountain Biking, Scotland October

Well, first of all the weather was fantastic and it would have been a crime not to have taken advantage of it. Everyone arrived safely on Friday night and took to their beds (by 11.30 sharp as she who must be obeyed on the desk of the hostel was not to be trifled with!!).

Saturday morning came and it was time to get up (unfortunately….I don’t do mornings) but a great day was planned and the group went their separate ways in true LMC style (joking) and a sub party headed off to Glentress for some serious mountain biking! I was informed that we were going to complete the black route and believe me, by the end of the day I was well aware of the fact. A small sub-sub party, including myself, Iain Mc, Dave Toon, John Harold and Martin (Dave’s friend!), headed off for the hills and no amount of pork pies was to sustain me I can assure you. However, we had a fantastic day including full face plants and punctures. Completely exhausted we headed back for a wonderful meal in Melrose.

Sunday. Well, I had thought an easy day would have been the thing. Apparently not. Off to Innerleithen for another battle with the bike. Minus legs today as mine were in no fit state. The lads did well though and we did manage another great day out and only one sense of humour failure from myself! I have to say though, mountain biking is hard!

Thanks to Kev Massey for organising a fantastic weekend.

Claire Smith