The Border Raid
600km cycling event starting from Kirkley Cafe, Ponteland. Controls at Dumfries, Newton Stewart, Girvan, Darlrymple, Kirkconnel, Lockerbie Lorry Park, Melrose and Alnwick, plus 1 information control. A popular ride in 2018 with hostel accommodation or camping at start and finish. The scenic route starts along the military road beside Hadrians wall then follows quiet roads through Galloway and the Scottish Borders
Well graded climbs, a visit to sea-side Girvan, with views of Ailsa Craig gives this ride an objective. At Kirkconnel - 330K we provide hot food beds & bag drop. Additional accomodation and bag drop - 390K LLP control. The final 100Km after Kelso has some climbs, Advisory route distance as ridden 611Km. Ideal Pre PBP shakedown or just a nice 600.
- 04:53 BST
- 21:33 BST
- C F G L P R T Z(60)
- Parking free or reasonably priced, at start
- Camping at or near start
- Toilets at the start
- Left luggage secure(ish) at the start
- Refreshments free or reasonably priced, at start and/or finish
- Food some free food and/or drink provided on the ride
- GPS files available from organiser
- VC 167
- Entries to:
- Aidan Hedley
16 The Close
- 15-30 kph
- Total Climb:
- Event No:
The following extra information has been provided by the event organiser:
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