Drookit cyclists did it for Doddie

More than 500 intrepid cyclists saddled up for Doddie Weir on Sunday for the annual Doddie’5 Ride, in name of the rugby legend’s MND charity.

Monday, 12th August 2019, 3:31 pm
After a brief refreshment break at Jed-Forest rugby club the cyclists were marshalled back on to the A68

Peter Winterbottom, one of the organisers of the event – which began and ended at the Greenyards – said: “We thought last year it couldn’t get any wetter, only to be proved wrong this year. A closed road in Earlston meant that the routes had to be cut by three or four miles, but I didn’t hear anyone complain. It couldn’t have happened at all, if we did not have the excellent support of volunteers from the rugby (and football) clubs in the towns for marshalling and water stops.”

See this week’s Southern for more on this event.

Anne Weir and Alex Mundell
Gregor Sharp and Colin Telfer
Allana Wilson, Jane Aitcheson and Rebecca Furbank
Miriam Adcock, Marny Waddell, Brenda Mitchell, Rod Mitchell and Angie Plisga.
John Sullivan, Alan Walsh and Declan Goldie
Calum Brown, Stuart Inglis and Gavin Kerr
Keith Nairn, David Henry, Jamie Murray, Richard Brown, Sandy Fairbairn and Kevin Laidlaw