To find out why:

1) Go to Google Maps and type in ‘Eddleston to Melrose’
2) Note that I took a longer route that mainly followed the south bank of the Tweed and the National Cycle Network route
3) Imagine how my feet and legs are feeling
4) Expect a fuller post tomorrow as I have a well-deserved rest day.
5) While you’re waiting, donate some money if you haven’t already