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Ken Laidlaw Sportive

18/08/2019 - Hawick - Sportive

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Hawick Cycling Club presents..

The Ken Laidlaw Sportive: 18 Aug 2019

Features of the Ken Laidlaw Sportive in the Scottish Borders

  • The event is held mainly on well-surfaced back roads with very little traffic
  • The views around this Borders route are fantastic
  • The challenge takes in the Samye Ling Tibetan Monastery, the largest Buddhist centre in Europe.
  • This is an event organised by cyclists for cyclists. We know what facilities cyclists need at these events, and we provide them.

Rewards, facilities and routes for 2018

  • First class facilities at Hawick Rugby Club, including showers and changing rooms
  • A hot meal at the finish provided in the club, free to all riders
  • Lavishly stocked village hall feed stations on all three routes
  • All entrants receive our excellent services and benefits
  • Photos of riders made available free online
  • Route card
  • Broom wagon, support vehicles, mountain rescue, mechanics...
  • List of finishers published on this website

Event Details

  1. Starting at 9am from Hawick Rugby Club, the total distance for the long challenge is 104 miles, and takes in the Tibetan monastery.
  2. The longer route takes in the climbs of Bonchester Hill; The Note o the Gate; Holm Hill; Eskdalemuir; The Berry Bush; The Swire; Woll Rig and The Leap Linns. (The Berry Bush, and Swire are part of the Gordon Arms Trophy Hilly TT course.)
  3. The shorter route turns for home afer the Newcastleton feed stop and follows a pleasant but challenging run back to Hawick.
  4. The middle route turning off at Tushielaw. Although this route is not significantly shorter than the long route, it does take out the final lumpy secion of the Woll etc.
  5. The Start and finish is at Hawick Rugby Club where Changing etc will be provided.
  6. The Event Village - again at the excellent facilities of Hawick Rugby Club - hosts the Grand Depart, where hot rolls and drinks are available prior to the start at 9am. Sign on is at 7.30am.
  7. Event control will close at 7pm, allowing a 10mph average speed.

The routes themselves

More about Hawick Cycling Club

For further information about the Ken Laidlaw Sportive or Hawick Cycling Club, contact:

David Killean 

Club Secretary

Event Website

HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Hawick Rugby Club
Address Line 2 Mansfield Park
Town Hawick
County Borders Region
Postcode TD9 8AW
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
Changing Rooms Changing Rooms
Showers Showers
Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event) Food & Drink (Pre/Post Event)
Sign-on at HQ Sign-on at HQ

Support for Participants
Route card with emergency contact details Route card with emergency contact details
SAG wagon following laster rider(s) SAG wagon following laster rider(s)

Organiser Details
Name David Killean
Email Email Hidden
Address Line 1 Hawick Cycling Club
Address Line 2 2 Teviot Crescent
Town Hawick
County Borders Region
Postcode TD9 9RE

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