Teries tackle Tour challenge in aid of Prostate Cancer Charity

Hawick charity riders (from left) Alistair Learmonth, Malcom Heatlie, Steven McLean, George McCusker and Neil Barker.

Hawick charity riders (from left) Alistair Learmonth, Malcom Heatlie, Steven McLean, George McCusker and Neil Barker.

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HAWICK cyclists were amongst the crowds who completed Scotland’s first Prostate Cancer Charity tour ride on Sunday.

The local peddlars joined over 200 others to participate in the marathon event which, from Peebles to Dumfries, sent them on a 170-kilometre challenge that replicated the Scottish stage of The Tour of Britain.

And despite the road route via Innerleithen, Traquair, Megget, Tala, Tweedsmuir and Moffat testing the endurance, local amateur photographer Alistair Learmonth told the Hawick News it was a fantastic experience. The 57-year old, who completed the tour in seven hours 53 minutes, said: “It was a great day and I really enjoyed it.

“The route was excellent and the atmosphere too, and it was good stopping at the food halls for a blether, although I would have got a quicker time with less chatting!”

Pictured after completing Sunday’s tour are Hawick riders (from left) Alistair Learmonth, Malcom Heatlie, Steven McLean, George McCusker and Neil Barker.