For this ride we’re joining in with the Muckle Toon Festival in the town of Langholm, about 20minutes over the English border in Scotland, There is a full programme of events planned from walks, a cross country run, a talk by Mark Beaumont and of course two days of cycling in the great country side. Come and make a weekend of it – a full list of events can be found on the Muckle Toon Festival page. Camping is available on site and there are plenty of local B&Bs to cater for your accommodation needs.
Something different for this ride is that it’s all on private land. This means that we can organize a little race so have decided to put in a timed section. Shortly after the start there is a climb up to the Whita Hill monument and this is where we’ll be timing you. First prizes for the fastest man and woman is a £140 Gore Phantom SO jacket and there are also prizes for second and third places, along with an under 18 catergory.
We have two routes available. The medium route at 15miles takes in three of the hills surrounding Langholm with the Long adding in a 4th and another 10miles. It’ll be a tough ride but the views will be worth it!!
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On the day*
08:00 - 10:15am
08:30 - 10:30am**
08:30 - 09:45am***
Event centre closes: 5.00pm
Note: These are approximate distances and may vary slightly depending on the road conditions and weather on the day. If you wish to change the route distance, please tell a member of the RideIt! team on the day.
† 16 and under when accompanied by a full paying adult
*£2.50 surcharge for on the day entries.
**Course clearing begins at 10:45am however we will not overtake the last rider.
***A cut-off time will be imposed for the long loop to ensure we are able to clear all of the signage. The cut-off time will be advised at registration and during your rider briefing.
Evans Cycles RideIt! organised rides are the best value rides in the country. Every event features:
• Mechanics and broomwagon at all events
• Free Garmin demo units
• Gore Bike Wear Demo at selected events
• GPS files published before the event
• Fully way marked routes and waterproof map
• Electronic timing and rider times published online
• Bike wash facilities at off-road events
• Well stocked High5 feed stations
• Free High5 RacePack if you sign up 4 weeks in advance, half price if you sign up 2 weeks in advance
This story was last updated on 16/05/2013