When I go for a run on the bikes I ride a mixture of main roads & back roads. But I had a thought - could I go for a long, all day ride entirely on the back roads? A look at the map indicated that the Scottish Borders would be the best place for such a run so I planned a journey to Berwick-upon-Tweed.
I used my Honda CBF250 for the trip. It's light & small and ideal for the twisties.
The route has many twists and turns.
A bit of route planning was required.
Two miles from my house and there's a photo op already. Craig Mill, Eaglesham on the White Cart Water has been converted into apartments.
Crossing the M74 at Brocketsbrae - no motorways for me today.
Old cast iron road sign at Carmichael.
The red roads of Lanarkshire.
Daffodils beside the road
Viaduct at Lyne on a disused rail line
The back road east of Innerleithen and the old railway bridge now used by walkers & cyclists.
This shows my thinking on the trip. The main road is to the north of the River Tweed, but I took the back road on the south bank.