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Braw Lads Baw Breaker

23/06/2013 - Galashiels, Scottish Borders - Sportive

Rating: 97.6% based on 6 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 97.8% based on 7 reviews

This Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 98.889%

leahnparry wrote:

my baws were certainly broken after this rides. Tough day out in the rain but this is Scotland!

Rated Event: 100.000%

Neil wrote:

Superb event - just as well run as last year. Route just as challenging too.

Rated Event: 100.000%

keithveitch wrote:

Absolutely amazing event. Huge Thankyou to everyone involved from the , organisation, marshals, feed stops etc. Tough course which i loved every minute of. Can't wait for next year!

Rated Event: 98.889%

DavidMccudden wrote:

Great event. Nicely laid out course and real food at the feed stations, fantastic.

I'll be doing it again next year. May even try the 109 mile route.

Rated Event: 98.889%

PipBeard wrote:

I did the 50 mile route and really enjoyed it - beautiful scenery, clearly signposted, very little traffic, and the best feed stop ever in Heriot village hall. Proper tea and even gluten free cakes - an unexpected treat. Will be back next year for sure.

Rated Event: 88.889%

ColinHolmes wrote:

Great event. A massive thanks to the broom wagon guys who could easily have chucked me in the back when they caught me with 25 miles to go - but instead provided encouragement, advice and energy gel to get me to the end when I was done in.

Route was on great roads w very little traffic, some nice climbs and some cracking descents.

Everyone from Gala CC was really friendly.

Will aim to do again next year.

Only comment for next year would be to improve the information on the website.

Previous 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.

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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