CYCLISTS from all over the country are expected to wheel into Hawick next month for a fundraising sportive.

Hawick Community Pump Track has organised the event on Saturday, September 16 to help raise funds.

As well as a 50-mile route, which takes in Bonchester Bridge, Denholm, Ancrum, Ashkirk and Roberton, organisers have also planned a shorter 25-mile route, which also starts and finishes at The Border Club in Hawick.

Entry to the sportive is only £15 with riders enjoying support throughout the routes, and all finishers entitled to free refreshments.

Rachel Megahy from Hawick Community Pump Track told us: "Entry is only £15 and all proceeds go to the pump track for the kids.

"As well as a choice of two routes there will be a support vehicle, great food stops along the way, and refreshments and a meal at the finish.

"What's not to like?"

The sportive is sponsored by Bannerman Burke Properties.

Entries, which can be made at, close on September 1.

Riders can sign on from 8.30am at the Border Club with the sportive starting at 10.30am.