Rugby legend Doddie Weir jumps on the bike for Doddie'5 Ride in Melrose
Starting and finishing at Melrose RFC, Doddie’5 Ride is a fundraising event supporting the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation – a charity raising funds to aid research into the causes and treatment of Motor Neurone Disease and giving support to sufferers and their families.
This open road charity cycle event offers two distance options, the 60 mile Doddie’5 Classic and the 11 mile Doddie’5 Challenge, to cater for all cycling abilities. The fully sign posted routes will be supported for all levels of riders, with complete medical and mechanical support with every turn of the pedals. Both distances start and finish at Melrose RFC.
The Doddie’5 Classic 60 mile route takes riders through the beautiful countryside of the Scottish Borders via Earlston, Kelso, Jedburgh and Hawick. The Doddie’5 Challenge 11 mile route heads through Tweedbank, towards Selkirk before returning to Melrose.
You can expect fully signposted routes with marshals at designated junctions, water/nutrition stops at regular intervals, a lunch stop on the 60 mile Classic route, on-course medical support, on-course mechanical support, a finishers medal and an event village to enjoy pre and post ride.