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By Fiona Reid
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Capital cyclists

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

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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