The principals with president of the Ancient Order of Mosstroopers club president Gordon Short and his wife Marion, and vice president Graham Hodgins and his wife Susie.
Visiting principals and supporters braved the elements during the traditional 27 mile ride, one of the highlights of the run-up to the common riding. Photographer Bill McBurnie captured some of the action.
Riders head to Mosspaul.
The Hawick principals en route to Mosspaul.
Sarah, Angus, Gregor and Alfie Haig from Kelso.
Walkers Denise Renilson, Jill Loughton, Pauline Philburn and Wendy Noble.
Morag Henderson and ex Melrosian Sam Thomson with Keir, Jamie and Kitty Thomson.
Selkirk standard bearer Craig Monks and attendant Adam Nichol.
Supporters line the streets in Hawick to wave to the cavalcade.
Jean Gordon and Ava Hughes were glad of a warm coffee at Mosspaul.
Former Galashiels braw lad Greg Robertson, Jethart callant Euan Munro and herald Rob Reid.
Dance teacher Sam Deans with Ellen Dobbie tending to her horse in the break at Mosspaul.
Hawick Waverley players Taylor, Dean, Gary and Davis walked from the Waverley Pub to Mosspaul.
Jennifer Nichol, cornet's lass Victoria Campbell, Katy Moffat and acting mother Tracy Crawford.
Gareth Renwick, Connor Brunton and Alistair George.
A large crowd welcomes the principals in Hawick.
Riders make their way along the A7 into Mosspaul in heavy rain.
Right hand man Gareth Renwick, cornet Connor Brunton, left hand man Alistair George and acting father Alistair Crawford.
Ellis Hodgins, Chloe Patterson and Leah Dodd arrive at Mosspaul.
Langholm cornet Henry Jeffrey with right and left-hand men, Iain Little and Stuart Murray, on the rideout to Mosspaul.
2016 Lauder cornet Greg Scott in the cavalcade.
Kelso Laddie Mark Henderson and his right hand man Sean Hook with Jethart callant Euan Munro and herald Rob Reid.
Selkirk standard bearer Craig Monks.
The cavalcade follows cornet Connor Brunton to Mosspaul.