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Braw Lads Baw Breaker

01/07/2012 - Galashiels, Scottish Borders - Sportive

Rating: 98.1% based on 6 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 95.6% based on 1 review

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 100.000%

Neil wrote:

Very well organised - a well oiled machine.

Did the 109 mile route. Plenty marshalls at junctions and riding back and forth on motorbikes, which makes you feel like you are participating in a real professional event. 3 feed stations with loads of scran. Extremely good route - I live in the Borders and cycle all these roads, but the combination of them all was very well thought out (interesting route) and also very good for ripping all the muscles in your legs to pieces (huge amount of climbing - which is good as the long route should be a challenge).

I did another Sportive just recently that made me realise just how well organised the BawBreaker is!! Choose your Sportives carefully :-) This one is a good choice. I'll be back next year.

Rated Event: 97.778%

JohnWilson wrote:

hard last 40 miles in the long course

Rated Event: 98.889%

David Gibson wrote:

Really well run event, great venue, liked the scenery. Missed one sign near St Boswells, but that was my fault for taking the corner too fast. Got caught in one of the flash floods that the whole of Europe has been having, but at least in summer the temperature is ok for a soaking. One improvement would be more entrants - 50%-100% more would be about ideal.

Rated Event: 100.000%

NickWright wrote:

Superb ride - so good that I didn't mind my baws being broken!

Rated Event: 95.556%


Did the 109 mile route. A tough route, lots of hills especially after the 70 mile mark.
Watch out for the climb out of Jedburgh!! Apart from The Fred Whitton this might be the hardest event I've done.
Apart from a few miles, hardly a car to be seen.
Highly recommended, especially for £15. Well stocked feed stations with tea, coffee and 'real' food. Pizzas, sandwiches etc at the end.
A well organised and very friendly event. Will be back next year once the pain in my legs has subsided.

Rated Event: 96.667%


Really nice to ride in a 'local' event that wasn't full of the sort of cyclists who can't be bothered to pass the time of day with you. Very enjoyable day.

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 95.556%

Rancid Brasher wrote:

First class event, well organised, well marshalled and exceptional route for the 50 miles.
Well done Gala CC. I will be back

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