Borders Five Hundred

Description

507km cycling event starting from Ponteland. Controls at Seahouses, Kelso, Hawick, Peebles, Biggar, Dumfries, Gretna Green Services, Newcastleton, Bellingham and Ponteland., plus 7 information controls.

An anticlockwise loop around Northumberland and the Scottish Borders. Ideal training ride for anyone thinking about their first 600 or LEL

The route heads up the Northumberland Coast with good views of the sea before heading inland after Bamburgh Castle. The route is relatively flat with the only noticeable climbs being 3 longer but relatively gentle climbs between Hawick and Peebles. It's a scenic option and there's some good long descents after the climbs. There are several choices for commercial options for anyone who wants to sleep overnight (details will be sent to entrants or just ask). From Peebles it's predominantly gently uphill until you cross the watershed and a long descent to Dumfries. From Dumfries it's a relatively easy return through Kielder Forest and Northumberland to Ponteland. There is no event overnight control but there are plenty of 24hr facilities and commercial accommodation in the middle section of the route.

Event Date and Location

Distance:
500 km (507 km) in 35h29
Time:
07:00 to finish by + 18:29
Starting from:
Ponteland
Fee:
£8.00
Closing Date:
Mon 03 Aug 2020

PARENTAL CONSENT is required for entrants under 18 years of age. We are currently unable to accept online entries for non-member riders under the age of 18. If you are under 18, please complete a postal entry. Parents should note the information on the entry form and be aware that this is an individual ride without leaders.

Event Information

Speed:
14.3-30 km/h
Climb:
4567m
AAA:
0
Category:
BR
Body:
Tyneside Vagabonds
Audax Points:
5
Event No:
20-806

Organiser Information

Organiser:
Andy Berne
Email:
andy@dixonberne.plus.com

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Facilities

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Event Weather Information

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Route Map

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