Riders form new cycle club

The new Leitholm Cycling Club's Sunday group
The new Leitholm Cycling Club's Sunday group

Leitholm Cycling Club is a new outfit in the eastern Scottish Borders, affiliated with British and Scottish Cycling, offering and taking part in a range of cycling activities during the year.

It was founded in May by two Leitholm residents, both keen bikers themselves for many years and looking to put Leitholm on the cycling map.

The club currently offers social and group rides at weekends and through the week, with TT and MTB sessions also taking place. One of the members also has accreditation for the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome in Glasgow, promoting a diverse range of cycling activity, encouraging cyclists of all abilities to come along and join in.

Seventeen riders came along last weekend from Coldstream, Kelso, Duns, Allanton, Cockburnspath – and Glasgow and London – making for a great Sunday group ride, taking in the some of the best cycling roads in Berwickshire.

Membership will be offered in March 2017 for anyone wishing to join.