Today Berwick Wheelers have announced that they will be organising the inaugural Reivers Road Race on Saturday 22 March 2014 as part of the East of Scotland Road Race series. The course is based around the Ford & Etal, Ancroft area and should provide for some excellent racing with a challenging circuit for those that want to prove their early season form. This is clubs first road race in a long time and on a new course on some fairly quiet Northumberland roads.
Two circuits of 28 Km distance with a 2 km climb up though the village of Ford early on offers attacking opportunities countered by the fast rolling roads balance the lap out for the chasers. The finish will be on an uphill unclassified section of road just after the village of Etal.
This race is to be the first of the season in the 2014 Scottish East Road Race Series and is open to 3/4 category riders starting at 11 am from Etal.
The race headquarters will be located in Etal Village Hall where there will be refreshments available and ample parking. There are a limited number of places still available and prospective entrants should enter online via the British Cycling website.
Scottish Cycling Regional Development Officer, Craig McCulloch commented:
"Scottish Cyclists is delighted that Berwick Wheelers have decided to host a road race in 2014. Berwick Wheelers are affiliated to ESCA and therefore their inclusion in the East Road Race Series made for a good fit. The early season race will be a great opportunity for riders to grab some early points and race somewhere different on a challenging and quiet course. Don’t let the shortish race distance put you off- take the bull by the horns and make a break if you can! Tim and Doug from the club have done a great job to date and I would just like to encourage a few more entries to fill the race."
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