Rideout to help good causes

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Selkirk Ex-Standard Bearers’ Association is holding its annual September rideout in aid of good causes this Sunday.

Starting at Station Road in Selkirk, at 8am, the route will continue to the Ettrick Road and onto Howden.

From there, the procession, open to all riders, will take in the Bowhill Estate and head onto the Duchess’s Drive, the Swire by the Kirkhope and Kershope junction, and then by Eldinhope, reaching the Gordon Arms Hotel by around 11.45pm.

After a brief stop, the cavalcade will kick on at 1pm, following the Yarrow water to Yarrow Kirk, then over by Fastheugh and Black Andrew.

The parade will then proceed via the General’s Bridge and along Carterhaugh to Oakwood Mill, where the Ettrick will be crossed, before heading for home by Hartwood Burn and Peel Gate.

The horses and riders will enter the town down the Kirk Wynd at approximately 4pm and head into Market Place.

Spectators along the route are being asked to respect the landowners’ granting of access to their land, to follow the instructions of the foot marshals at all times and take home all rubbish.

Refreshments and entertainment will take place afterwards in Selkirk Conservative Club.

Entry forms are available on the event’s Facebook page or from David Anderson at Tweedside Financial Services in Selkirk High Street.

Late entries after Friday lunchtime should be made by phone to Gordon Hislop on 07811 978410.

Entries for the rideout close at 8pm tomorrow.

Last year’s rideout raised more than £2,500.