Road to close for cyclists

AN EVENT for mountainbikers has forced the closure of almost a kilometre of a road near Innerleithen this weekend.

The hosting of the Alpine Bikes Winter Series means 950 metres of the D83/1 will be shut to the public between Satyr Sykes on the B709 and Haughhead from 8.30am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

The alternative route for road users will be signposted.