Launched in 2014 with four routes of different lengths for all abilities taking in North Northumberland and crossing the border into Scotland.
The Borderlands, where the unique met the unusual – a unique challenge and an unusual venue. It was also the first for a British Cycling backed junior specific sportive.
The routes all start and finish at the spacious Harrison & Hetherington Livestock Mart and wend their way through North Northumberland and Scottish Borders, skirting the Northumberland National Park and the high Cheviots. The landscape is in the main hilly with several steep ascents (and descents), but on the Milfield Plain (the flattish flood plain of the River Till) and alongside the River Tweed, the topography is fairly level.
Just finished (well, a couple of hours ago) the Borderlands WW170 – a fantastic day but a gruelling challenge. Routemaster – you are the son of Dr Evil!! This can do nothing except enhance the reputation of the Wooler Wheel and it’s brilliant routes and challenges.
I took part in the 100 KM ride on Saturday and was so impressed by the organisation and by the good natured supportive marshals and food station helpers that I feel I should write and thank you all. I’ll be back in October.
My thanks to you and your team for organising such a fantastic event. Seamless organisation, clear route signing, friendly and helpful marshals and helpers, fantastic route. This is unquestionably the best sportive
I have ever undertaken.
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