Wheels in motion for Gala Sportive

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Gala Cycling Club are gearing up to stage their popular annual Sportive for the fifth consecutive year.

Offering routes of 50, 80 or 104 miles, the event will take place on Sunday, June 21, and entries are being taken now.

The event was voted one of the top three sportives in the UK last year and in 2012 and, this year – after listening to feedback from previous riders – organisers have included a medium route.

All routes start from the Focus Centre in Galashiels and wind their way on quiet back roads to Innerleithen (short) and Scott’s View, Ancrum, Midlem and Melrose (medium) while the long route takes riders to Denholm before joining the medium route at Ancrum.

“We pride ourselves in being a small but friendly sportive, that provides most of the things you’d get at a larger event,” said Gala CC’s Alistair Meikle.

Event details can be found on www.cyclosport.org or by contacting Alistair Meikle on 01750 725210 and entry details are on www.entrycentral.com