The Capital Trail - Pictures from the Route
The Capital Trail is a self-supported mountain bike time-trial, starting and finishing on Portobello Beach in Edinburgh. The route is quintessentially Scottish: tough, rugged and scenic at the same time. It features the beautiful Firth of Forth coastline, Carberry Tower, the Pencaitland Railway Path, Saltoun Big Woods, Lammer Law, the Southern Upland Way, Thirlestane Castle, Melrose Abbey, the Borders and Abbey Way, the Three Brethren, the 7Stanes trails at Innerleithen and Peebles, Dun Rig, Kirkhope Law, the Meldons and the Pentland Hills, before following the Water of Leith and Union Canal into Edinburgh, taking you through the Meadows and the Royal Mile and past Holyrood Palace, the Queen’s summer residence.

The inaugural ride was held on 13/14 June 2015 as part of the Edinburgh Festival of Cycling. After that riders can post an individual time to be added to the ride records list.

More information can be found at
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