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THE annual Stow Hill Climb proved quite challenging for members as they neared the end of the season.

It’s certainly not for the faint-hearted. Most riders were rendered speechless, gasping for breath as they reached the summit. Hats off to Gary Robson who not only won, but completed this arduous task not just once but twice, putting his stamina to the test.

Results: 1, Gary Robson 4.11; 2, Alistair Meikle 4.16; 3, Ian Pearson 4.30; 4, Graeme Lawrie 4.37; 5, Jeremy Weston 4.48; 6, Jim Stark 5.09; 7, David Johnston 5.46; 8, Ross Hope 6.04; 9, Bill Hamilton 6.31; 10, Alan Cowburgh 6.33; 11, Billy Watson 7.25. Gary Robson 3.45 (electric powered bike).


A DAY of closed circuit cycle racing (crit) will take place at the Border Union Showground at Springwood Park on Sunday, September 18.

There are four categories for boys and girls’ age groups from eight to 16, and previous events have attracted large entries from all over Scotland and North of England, including local riders. The event is the last of this year’s Skinny Tyres Series and racing is expected to be keen. The first race is off at 9.30am and entry for spectators is free and refreshments are available.

Access to the showground is restricted during races so anyone going along to watch should arrive early.

There will also be a ‘come and try’ race for Juniors and adults on any type of bike and although there are no prizes on offer it gives locals the chance to have a go at the event.

Entries for this are £8 in advance but £10 on the day. Registration and entries close at 9am on the day.

Entries in advance should be sent using the approved Scottish Cycling Union entry sheet available on their website to Colin Dumma, 13 Sprouston Road, Kelso TD5 8EU and cheques are to be made payable to Kelso Wheelers.

Colin can be contacted on 07772 862544 or via for any enquiries.