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ABOUT 1400 cyclists from around the world hit the region’s roads this week as part of a 1415km bike ride.

wq *** Local Caption *** UK RIDE . . . over 1400 cyclists from around the world passed through the region this week, not once but twice.
They were taking part in the 900 mile long London-Edinburgh-London Audax cycle race, which finishes in the capital today.
And rest stops were set up at Moffat and Eskdalemuir for the north and south bound riders.
Fom Germany, left to right: Martin, Torsten, Henning, and Michael were among those taking part in the annual challenge

And pit stops were provided in Moffat and Eskdalemuir for the participants in the Audax London-Edinburgh-London 1415 km challenge.
Volunteers have been manning 24 hour food and rest stations at Moffat Academy and the Eskdalemuir hub throughout this week.

DELICIOUS . . . keeping the riders well fed were Will Whyte, left and Nigel Hassan

DELICIOUS . . . keeping the riders well fed were Will Whyte, left and Nigel Hassan

The ride started in Essex at 5 am last Sunday morning and it is expected to take about 116
hours to complete with the riders having until Friday to cross the finish line. Many of those taking part are tweeting their progress online.
London-Edinburgh-London is regarded as one of the UK’s greatest cycling challenges and includes 11,128m of climbing.

q *** Local Caption *** ON THEIR WAY . . . riders set off from the Eskdalemuir hub

ON THEIR WAY . . . riders set off from the Eskdalemuir hub

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