‘Most challenging’ Borderslands 
charity bike route

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Organisers of the Borderslands 170-bike ride to raise money for a children’s charity have announced the event’s route.

The cross-border cycle features four rides as well as the UK’s first junior sportive and entry fees will go to Cash for Kids.

The 170km route will take cyclists as far east as Belford and as far west as St Boswells, then throws in the Cheviot foothills on the way home.

Riders have the chance to enjoy the view from the top of Lyham Bank early on before heading to Belford, Duddo and Etal, past the Flodden battlesite to Cornhill and on.

They take the undulating roads from Coldstream to St Boswells and on to Maxton and Crailing, before heading into the Cheviots towards Oxnam, up to Whitton Edge, descending to Hownam and on to the border at Kirk Yetholm before heading to Kilham, Milfield and Wooler.

Organisers say: “The entire route goes through a greater variety of landscapes, and is more beautiful and more challenging, than the other sportive routes in the Wooler Wheel portfolio – and that is saying something.”

The 60km ride leaves Wooler and takes in Belford, Duddo, Etal and Doddington. The 100km adds in Yetholm and Mindrum, East Learmonth and Branxton and the kids’ 30km goes up to Lowick and back.

For more information visit http://woolerwheel.com