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Drumlanrig Tearfund Challenge

03/05/2014 - Drumlanrig Castle,Nr Dumfries - Sportive

Rating: 91.9% based on 15 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 91.7% based on 58 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 95.556%

SashaBaggaley wrote:

Superbly organised, a wonderful event - especially the amazing volunteers who were all so cheerful, supportive and thoughtful (I could have kissed the lady who so kindly held my bike while I collected some food at the feed station!). The route was awesome (although roads a little rough).
Would have loved to be able to get a cup of tea - will bring a flask next time!


Rated Event: 76.667%

yosser51 wrote:

Would do again. Really enjoyed it


Rated Event: 96.667%

AllanMcLaughlin wrote:

Consistently excellent!


Rated Event: 91.111%

IainMcLean wrote:

Possibly the best year yet (I've been to 7 of the Challenges).
Weather was perfect - cool with little wind. Organisation was the best yet with really friendly and helpful volunteers. The route was light on traffic and absolutely stunning to see. ....And the cake and sandwiches?...Brilliant!


Rated Event: 96.667%

stevenkattenhorn wrote:

This is the second time I have ridden this event, completing the longer route. For me, a major point of this sportive is that the donation made goes in full to the charity, Tearfund. The organisation is first class, the food excellent and the route has it all. The volunteers are all extremely friendly and helpful. A great day out.


Rated Event: 85.556%

GraemeBarr wrote:

Home-baking was a thing of beauty!


Rated Event: 95.556%

ruthAsbery wrote:

Great event. Thanks for running it so well. I would be happy to pay for a cup of tea at the end if someone wanted to charge for it.


Rated Event: 98.889%

ewansmith wrote:

Rated Event: 96.667%
ewansmith wrote:

for some reason my first attempt at this review ended up in last years section

The Drumlanrig Challengecertainlychallenged me. The morning section is taxing enough but the afternoon is not for the faint hearted. However, it was satisfying - in a strange kind of way and I'm already thinking about what I need to do to finish it in a more respectable time next year! Speciall thanks must go to Dave, Ralph and their team. of volunteers


Rated Event: 100.000%

AnnJohnstone wrote:

We had such a great time. It was hard but we are very chuffed to have finished. Its my first sportive so I don't feel qualified to judge anything less than 100%. Would have killed for a cup of something hot and caffeinated(tea/coffee) at lunch time. I understand there was some issue with a tea van. Also could we not do the second loop the other way round to avoid the headwind Elvanfoot to the top of Dalveen Pass? Or would that make it too easy??!! Awesome event!!


Rated Event: 73.333%

CraigMcDonald wrote:

Great Route and well organised, the entry process is a little dated and an online registration would be a big improvment.


Rated Event: 95.556%

IainMuir wrote:

This event goes from strength to strength. Now a byword for a challenging but wonderfully scenic ride, friendly efficient organisation, supportive generous volunteers and loads of great food. Highly recommended.


Rated Event: 88.889%

jamesmacdonald wrote:

excellent organisation friendly helpers and marshalls
home baking amazing will be riding next year


Rated Event: 84.444%

AnneTye wrote:

Fantastic day,, well organised and friendly.food delicious.would benefit from hot tea and coffee and possibly hot food option at end.


Rated Event: 100.000%

KirsteenKellock wrote:

This was my first sportive and I loved it. From the people who did our registration, all the marshals to those who greeted us at the finish everyone was supportive and very friendly. It was very well organised. The food was fantastic. The scenery was breathtaking . I am looking forward to doing it again next year and would highly recommend it


Rated Event: 98.889%

gazza1970 wrote:

Whilst the food was of it's usual exemplary standard, I was glad I had a flask of hot tea in the car to have with my lunch. I don't know why the tea/coffee van wasn't there. This is an excellent event which is well run amongst glorious unspoilt countryside.


Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 96.667%

ewansmith wrote:

The Drumlanrig Challengecertainlychallenged me. The morning section is taxing enough but the afternoon is not for the faint hearted. However, it was satisfying - in a strange kind of way and I'm already thinking about what I need to do to finish it in a more respectable time next year! Speciall thanks must go to Dave, Ralph and their team. of volunteers


Rated Event: 97.778%

brianthesnail wrote:

Another brilliant event with ALL of the monies raised going to charity!


Rated Event: 81.111%

JohnStrawhorn wrote:

Very friendly, well run event and lots of food.


Rated Event: 98.889%

MikeWarbeck wrote:

Extra toilets is only thing I would ask for.

Awesome event and good food stops


Rated Event: 100.000%

MattAnderson wrote:

Very well organised event, friendly staff, well signposted, marshalls at every turnoff and road junctions. Foodstops just right. The route is excellent, second part being a bit tougher than the first. My second time doing it and will definately be back.





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