ORGANISERS of this weekend's Selkirk Ex-Standard Bearers Charities and Good Causes Ride have been forced into making a course change.

But the 18-miles trek promises to be just as scenic and enjoyable.

Riders will still leave the Station Yard at 9am with official stops at Hartwoodmyers, at around 10am, and Ashkirk, for an hour from around 11.45am, as planned.

The gallop will still take place near the Woll Golf Course and a burger stall with refreshments will be on site.

But there is a change to route back into Selkirk with riders coming down Joyce's Brae rather than Shawmount.

The procession is expected back into Selkirk Market Place at around 3pm.

A spokesman for the Selkirk Royal and Ancient Burgh Ex-Standard Bearers Association said: "We would ask all spectators and riders to follow the instructions or directions given by the foot or mounted stewards.

"Anyone wishing to enter the ride an do so by returning the form you can find on the event Facebook page or they can be picked up from Tweedside Financial Services in Selkirk High Street."

The ride, which has raised almost £10,000 for good causes over the past three years, will be proceeded by a social event in the Conservative Club with music by Gary Cleghorn.