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The New Border Raid 600
« on: October 08, 2017, 11:13:39 pm »
As you are now too late to enter the BCM the NBR is IMO an excellent 600 starting from Newcastle and routed to Dumfries and the Galloway forest park. Great scenery comes with quiet A roads and well graded climbs.
We are providing a sleep stop showers, hot food and beds at 330k the  right distance  for FV riders to get a couple of hours  zzz.  Commercial sleep stop at  390k only £22pp for faster entrants who want a bed that no one else is waiting to use .
Newcastle is only 3 hours by train  from London and Grand Central offer good deals. Plenty of camper van parking and lightweight camping at the start.
Hope we will  see you on July 14th.
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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2017, 11:26:02 pm »
Don't you mean 14 July

Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 12:19:44 am »
I am going to try this. Never ridden a 600 so this could be my first. Looks a great ride.

Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2017, 08:52:30 am »
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Don't you mean 14 July
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I am going to try this. Never ridden a 600 so this could be my first. Looks a great ride.
Bob, good, IMO an ideal first 600. Although not a fully supported ride we will be ready in the right place.  I am making sure the places for food will be ready for you and also hope to have a car around the back of the field between Newton Stewart - Girvan - Kirkconnel.

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 08:15:25 am »
Sounds good. Never been to D&G so always good to see somewhere new. Pencilled in the diary, hope it goes better than our attempt at the old Border Raid.

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 09:29:08 am »
That new route looks really wonderful but still keeps the highlight of the World Heritage Lockerbie Truck Stop.  :thumbsup:
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Re: The New Border Raid 600 - Update
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2017, 10:43:05 pm »
Denise - from the Mid Lothian regiment  has just updated me about the  Kirkconnel overnight hall



looks really comfy..   ;) well c'mon you are gonna be tired .. We will be  cooking  something nourishing here..



And you can get freshened up as well ..because ..



There will be a kit inspection at  04:00 hrs in the drill hall before you leave the control !



Seriously though, it is just the job for us. Combined with what is IMO an excellent route and other good stops should be great 600.


Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2017, 06:07:56 am »
A bit far to travel for me... that said, I am applying for a job in Edinburgh which would start in July... so I might be up for it  ;D

Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 10:31:48 pm »
Looks great Adian, the only problem is I am away on holiday that weekend. I get to miss another BR600 ;-(

But I do get to do the Chevey Chase, Mostrooper and the Hot Trod.

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2018, 12:46:40 pm »
I'm in and looking forward to the new route, especially as it now avoids the heinously dull B7076
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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2018, 03:57:10 pm »
In...I've been signed up since it was first advertised. Really starting to look forward to it now.

Something i was thinking about tuther day; Are there Miges in the area at that time of year ?

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2018, 07:16:29 pm »
In.

Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2018, 03:32:48 pm »
In...I've been signed up since it was first advertised. Really starting to look forward to it now.

Something i was thinking about tuther day; Are there Miges in the area at that time of year ?
I hate the buggers but they bloody love me.  I don't recall them being a problem last time I did it although the old route didn't go as far west as the new route does.
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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2018, 04:57:25 pm »
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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2018, 02:08:57 pm »
Something i was thinking about tuther day; Are there Miges in the area at that time of year ?
The section through south-west Scotland is similar to the Southern Upland 400 Audax which I rode in August last year. There were no midges or I'd have been eaten alive as I seem to attract them like a magnet.
I'm signed up for this and really looking forward to it.
Good to meet you Aiden on the Moffat Toffee. I hope the preparations are going well.

Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #15 on: July 06, 2018, 07:03:52 am »
Final details arrived by email yesterday evening.

Looking forward to it !

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #16 on: July 06, 2018, 11:40:19 am »
I'm in. Looks good.

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2018, 02:29:32 pm »
Does anyone (Aidan) know if we can leave a bag at the start? I plan to travel down and back via train and want to leave a bag of clothes and wash kit at the start for when I get back.

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Re: The New Border Raid 600
« Reply #18 on: Yesterday at 12:26:58 pm »
Damn, only third this year :)