I've just had the NICEST BH weekend. The husband and brother in law were completing the Pennine Way and I spent the weekend being Sherpa Girl (driving their bags from point to point) and entertaing myself by doing day rides on the lovely Liesl, bike of my dreams! I had such a lovely time I thought I'd flag them here so if anyone's in the area, they could check the routes out. Day 1 Alston, Cumbria 30 miles ish Cycled up Hartside Pass for my first ever 'me on a pass' photo of which I'm immensely proud. Then drove to Haltwhistle and pootled about for the day and managed my first 'double arrow steep' road!!! Day 2 Once Brewed hostel to Alston 40 miles ish Followed the A639 to Alston. An A road but not busy at all and just glorious countryside. Followed the Pennine Way Cycle path back to the fabulously named Slaggyford (beautiful ride) and then headed up the hill towards Eals before heading back to Haltwhistle and the hostel again. Day 3 Scottish Borders 50 miles ish A really happy day. Cycled from Kirk Yetholm (end of the Pennine Way) to Coldstream on lovely quiet back roads. No guards in Coldstream, was a bit gutted. Went to Kelso for lunch, lovely bike shop and nice bloke who inflated Liesl's tyres for me. Over to Jedburgh for apple pie overlooking the abbey and then back up some hills to KY. I had SUCH a lovely time I just thought I'd mention the areas. The borders in particular were glorious. The sunshine helped, but it was just a great weekend.