the hokey cokey is really what it's all about

what if?

August 29th, 2011

Summer has sped past in a blur- a bit of a damp blur but a blur none the less.  We’ve had a great summer-met some new riders and ran some really fun kids skills days as well as fixed lots of broken bikes and a few broken people!  So a few trillion toasties and carrot cakes later we are looking forward to Autumn and hopefully an Indian summer.

In the next week or so we will be making a statement about our current situation at Glentress/when we intend to close for good and our plans for looking forward.  We’d like to thank all the people who have shown their support for The Hub over the summer-there have been some really kind words of support and it is very much appreciated.

Emma & Tracy.

the kids are alright


Ride it like you stole it…

July 4th, 2011

Just Ride

Rioting, looting and general disorder on the streets-its been a week of incredible scenes across the UK and some fellow independent bike shops in the UK Capital have suffered at the hands of mindless thievery- Micycle, Evans, and Geoffrey Butlers to name a few.  Its been pretty quiet in Scotland thankfully, although rioting in the rain might not have the same appeal…

We’ve still got some dates/spaces for some kid’s skills courses for later in the holidays-click here for more details. + READ MORE

fly girls


Air Maiden

June 29th, 2011

Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July

This weekend Glentress and The Hub host the annual women’s freeride/coaching event that is Air Maiden.  The Freeride Park will be closed for general users to allow the comp to go ahead but all other trails in Glentress are open as usual.

The event was the brainchild of Lynne Aitchison several years ago-Lynne was a member of The Clan cycle stunt team and full time fire fighter when she wasn’t performing backflips in her spare time.  Now a resident of Whistler BC she has handed the reins over to Mags and Lesley to continue what has been an amazing event in the mountain bike calender.

This years coaches are Emma & Tracy from The Hub, and also Helen Gaskell-world cup downhill racer -now coach.

Check out last years AM on our video link and come along and see the action for yourself this weekend.

sometimes the sun does shine:)


The Longest Day…

June 20th, 2011

Midsummer is pretty much upon us and its been a mixed bag of weather so far for the year -I haven’t been brave enough to pack all my winter gear away and did actually wear thermal tights last week on one of my rides and my waterproof jacket has seen more action this year than Arnie in The Terminator…but if we all waited for the weather to be fine and clear then I reckon the trails might just start growing over. + READ MORE

out there


Get Out There

May 16th, 2011

We are halfway through May already and with a cracking start to the year weather wise (I did say start)-lots of you have been out on the trails already.  I’m hearing rumours of a heat wave in a couple of weeks so keep your wheels turning- those wet trails are soon going to be dry and dusty.

Tweedlove is kicking off a summer of biking with the climax being the Tour of Britain in September and Air Maiden in between-check out our video of last years Air Maiden and get yourself entered.


dog treats


Dog Days

March 31st, 2011

Sometimes its nice to sit and chill out with your four legged friends whilst enjoying a coffee and a cake.  At The Hub cafe we like dogs too and they are more than welcome.


berm baby berm



January 12th, 2011

Some of you will be back at your desks this weeks-day dreaming about beautiful sunny weather and riding bikes.  Hopefully you squeezed as much fun as possible out of the incredible run of holidays, good weather, and royal weddings.


lovin' it

tracy glentress bluebell

Tweedlove 2011

January 6th, 2011


TweedLove is a week-long festival of bike-riding and good times in the cycle-friendly Tweed Valley – an area with hundreds of miles of the country’s best trails, tracks and roads. So it’s not surprising that here in the valley we have a remarkable number of resident bike nuts, of both the mountain and road variety.


no love


Commission say NO

June 23rd, 2010

Petition Update
If you’ve been following events at Glentress over the past few months you will know that we were unsuccessful in our bid for the new £9m 5 star peel centre just over the road from The Hub cafe.


deals on wheels


Bikes for Sale

June 23rd, 2010

Twice the bike at half the price

We constantly sell our hire bikes here at The Hub-if you spot a bike you like then you can put a deposit (10%) on it if its not already available, and after its done 30 rides then the bike is yours.  Our standard hardtail bikes are a great buy at around 50% off retail they represent great value for money.