scottish borders

Scottish police renews appeal for witnesses of crash that hospitalised 75-year-old cyclist

Police Scotland has repeated an appeal for information about a collision in which a cyclist was seriously injured in the Scottish Borders.

The 75-year-old man was involved in a collision with a Volvo car on the A72 Peebles to Glentress Road near Eshiels Mill at around 6pm on Monday October 27.

The cyclist was taken to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and subsequently transferred to Glasgow where he remains in a critical condition.

John Lamont MSP calls for Borders disused rail lines to be made into bike paths

Showing that it’s not just big cities that need more and better provision for cycling, Scottish parliamentarian John Lamont has called for cycling facilities to be improved in rural areas such as his constituency of Hawick.

According to the Hawick News, he said: “Investment in cycling in the Borders pales into insignificance when compared to more urban areas.”

Tour of the Borders '13

After the shenanigans down South I'd like to say a thank you to the TOURO organisers and fellow riders on Sunday at the ride out of Peebles. Conditions were terrible but everyone kept a smile and riders I tagged along with were very friendly and moderated their descending to allow for the wet conditions. The feed stop at Ettrick had great soup and the mac-cheese at Peebles at the end was very welcome. It's a good length for this time of year as many Sunday riders are still finding our legs.

Newcastleton Cross-Border Classic Sportive Weekend

April 6, 2013 - 08:00

Building on the success of last year the Newcastleton Cross-Border Classic Sportives fuelled by Accelerade are back in April 2013 with a slightly hilly twist. Not only will there be two days of road riding in the wild and rugged landscape of the Scottish Borders, Cumbria and Northumberland, riders can also test their mettle in the Copshaw Cracker Hill Climb TT the night before.

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