The Scottish round of the 2008 Merida Bikes MTB Marathon series takes place on 2-3 August in Selkirk. According to event organisers, the Selkirk leg is the most loved and talked about course of the series with lots of technical sections, parts of purpose-built trail and spectacular views over the border region.
There are four different courses to choose from – 88km, 70km, 55km and a short ‘mini marathon course at 28km long. To enter go to the entry page.
Make a weekend of it
The 7stanes mountain bike mecca is close to Selkirk, so why not make a weekend of it? Glentress and Innerleithen are a short drive away from Selkirk, with Edinburgh just an hour away. For local services see http://www.mtb-marathon.co.uk/local_services/local_services.php.