Doddie 500 riders set for Borders welcome on final leg of charity cycle to Murrayfield

The second annual Doddie 500 charity bike ride from Twickenham to Murrayfield will be making a pit-stop in Jedburgh next month.

Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 11:00 am
Updated Tuesday, 14th January 2020, 11:05 am
Young cyclists with Doddie Weir during a chairty cycle around the Borders in 2018.

The eight-strong Wounded Lions 500 team, led by Doddie Weir’s former Scotland and British Lions teammate Rob Wainwright, will stop at Jedforest Rugby Club’s Riverside Park on Saturday, February 8.

That’s one of the final stops on the 48-hour cycle challenge which will see them carry the Calcutta Cup rugby match ball 500 miles from England’s national stadium at Twickenham, north to the Scotland v England Six Nations match at Murrayfield, in support of the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation, set up by the rugby legend following his diagnosis with the disease in 2016.

The team will arrive at Riverside Park at 4.45am, leaving again at 5.15am. Riders are free to join them as they ride north to Murrayfield, with the next scheduled stop being .

Doddie Weir.

A Doddie 500 spokesman said: “We hope to see plenty of you along the way, it means a great deal particularly in the cold depths of the night. “All support is welcome and hugely appreciated.”

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