The Tweed Valley Bike Patrol (TVBP) is a fun way of contributing to the success of mountain biking in the Tweed Valley and a great way to get out and ride your bike lots. Together our goal is to make the forests a safer, more enjoyable place to be for all users.
The TVBP will facilitate leadership training and first aid training to individuals that will provide them with the skills required to enable them to act as individual Bike Patrollers. As Bike Patrollers, you can help forest users make the most of their visit and ensure they can do so in the safest manner possible, and come back for more. You basically go out with a small amount of kit, ride your bike and have fun and provide help to other forest users, should they need it, on the way.
In addition, you can play a vital role in emergency situations. It is important for our sport that mountain bikers continue to be perceived as helpful, responsible visitors and helping others such as walkers and horse riders is an important role. You’ll probably find most of your time spent riding your bike and chatting to fellow forest users.
The TVBP is a great way to gain new skills too and there are additional benefits like discounts from certain retailers. You'll learn a lot from other patrollers, whether is trailside repairs, hints, first aid tips or handy information about useful kit to carry. We are definitely not the bike police but more of a friendly helpful group of volunteers who are happy to help out those who need it.
If you are interested in becoming a bike patroller, you can contact us by emailing us at:
Glentress Peel café is now open. For more information see www.glentresspeelcafe.com
Glentress has several parking options. The trail head is at the Osprey Car Park (see the trail map for details).
Day rates are £3 for a car/motorbike and £6 for a van/minibus. Short stays (up to 1hr) to visit the café/bike shop etc. are now £1
The winter hours for The Tweed Valley Forest Park Gateway building (toilets and showers) are 9 - 5 (Mon - Fri & Sun), 9 - 5.30 (Sat) Showers cost £1 for 5 minutes
Bike hire from Alpine Bikes. Advanced booking is recommended. Phone 01721 724522 for bookings and further information. Opening hours are 9am-6pm on weekends and 9.30am-5pm on weekdays.
Bike hire is also available in Peebles and in Innerleithen
Trails: All trails open
Diversions: See Above
More info: Contact an MTB ranger on 07834 435380.
DH Trails: All open
XC Trail: All Open.
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