Seahouses and Back


209km cycling event starting from Hawick TD9 9NQ (Morrisons). Controls at Wooler, Seahouses, Cornhill and Hawick., plus 1 information control.

Visit the seaside from Hawick while passing through the spectacular scenery of the Borders and the Northumberland National Park. Lunch at Seahouses of Fish and Chips makes for a special day out before your return.

This event can count towards the Scottish Borders Randonneurs’s Super Rouleur Series. There is nothing quite like a visit to the Seaside in July and this route takes you through some spectacular scenery to get there. You start with a visit to the first control at Carter Bar. The road from Hawick climbs gradually but once at Carter Bar you are rewarded with wonderful views at this well known Border Crossing. The may be a temporary food stall here but don't rely on that, you will need to be carrying enough food and drink to get you all the way to Wooler. You won't be seeing any shops until then after you have left Hawick. At Carter Bar the route does not cross the border with England just yet but heads back north for a few kilometers down a long descent with switch backs. You will turn right onto a minor road after the descent and travel through very quiet and hilly Border countryside passing through the village of Yetholm on the way to the next control in Wooler. This is a good place to restock your supplies. The next control is at the Northumberland coast in the holiday town of Seahouses. There are plenty of places to eat and drink, a busy harbour and spectacular beaches nearby. This is where to stop for lunch. The return to Hawick heads north to begin with along quiet roads towards Coldstream. From there it follows the River Tweed upstream to Kelso and then the River Teviot valley back to Hawick.

Event Date and Location

200 km (209 km) in 13h56
08:00 to finish by 21:56
Starting from:
Hawick TD9 9NQ (Morrisons)
Closing Date:
Enter soon as entries may close early if event is full
Entries close at:
30 riders

NON-MEMBERS are welcome but need to register first. This is free - we ask you to do this so we can verify your contact details. You only need to register once and can then enter multiple events or in future convert to paid membership.

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. This can be declared by the parent/guardian making an online entry on behalf of the under 18 rider. Otherwise, although an entry can be made online, the parent/guardian should complete and sign the parental consent form available here. More information about event entry terms related to under 18 year olds is here.

Event Information

15-30 km/h
Hawick CC
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Organiser Information

David Killean

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Parking at start
Parking at start
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
Free or reasonably priced refreshments at start &/or finish
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers
'shoestring' event, few or no facilities or AUK controllers

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