Hislop Memorial Run still going full throttle

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The popularity of the annual Steve Hislop Memorial Run shows no signs of slowing down, with over 200 fans turning out in memory of the superbike champ on Sunday.

This year, the tribute to the late TT hero marked its 12th outing with a new route that began as well as finished in Denholm, and blessed with sunshine and crowds, has been hailed another success.

Event organiser Wendy Oliver said: “It’s now an annual day out for people and it’s very satisfying that people not only enjoy and appreciate it, but also remember Steve Hislop and what he achieved.”

Ms Oliver says this year’s route, which travelled via the Carter Bar to Coldstream, Selkirk and Hawick, was a hit with the bikers. And this year was also special because Steve’s oldest son, Aaron, watched the cavalcade arrive in Denholm with his granny Margaret. “I’m sure it was a lot to take in, seeing all these people out to remember his dad,” said Ms Oliver.

Fund-raising for this year’s charity, the Scottish Air Ambulance, raised £1,405.07. Ms Oliver added: “It will soon be time to start planning next year. I hope we continue to have the fantastic support from participants and spectators, it’s a massive tribute to Steven and his family.”