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:
- Starting at 9am from Hawick Rugby Club, the total distance for the long challenge is 104 miles, and takes in the Tibetan monastery.
- 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.
- The shorter route turns for home afer the Newcastleton feed stop and follows a pleasant but challenging run back to Hawick.
- 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.
- The Start and finish is at Hawick Rugby Club where Changing etc will be provided.
- 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.
- Event control will close at 7pm, allowing a 10mph average speed.
Maps of the routes can be found in the following external websites:
- Full details of the long route: 104 miles — 167.5km, +2230m. Starts in Hawick, Scotland
- Full details of the middle route: Challenging ride but misses out the last 4 climbs of the long route — 138.7km, +1707m. Starts in Hawick, Scotland
- Full details of the short route: The short sportive route — 84.1km, +926m. Starts in Hawick, Scotland