It's hard to know where to start when singing the praises of Tweed Valley. As well-traveled winter sports people, you've probably had your share of French arrogance, Swiss rules, and other less pleasant things. So maybe it's the hospitality that deserves the first mention. Everyone is friendly - the staff at Alpine Bikes tell you about the newly dug trails, which in many other cycling destinations in the world would be kept a secret from us tourists. Guy at Glede Knowe Guest House says of course we can keep our bikes in his garage and wash them in the yard with his pressure washer, the Batista at No1 Peebles Road has all sorts of interesting things to tell us about the various coffee beans we can choose from, and so on.