Details of routes

There are three routes in the Ken Laidlaw: the long route of 104 miles, the medium route of 85 miles, and a shorter 50 mile route. Here are the full 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. There is now a third, 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.

Maps of the routes can be found in the following external websites:

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