4 minutes Morag Idan

Heymooth – Tae Hill & Back Cycle Sportif

Entry for Heymooth – Tae Hill & Back Cycle Sportif is open!

We’re part of a brilliant new charity Cycle Sportif around Eyemouth in the Borders. Heymooth – Tae Hill & Back is organised by our supporters Rotary Club of Eyemouth & District, in partnership with the international charity Malawi Fruits. Mark Sunday 29th September in your diary!

Heymooth – Tae Hill & Back is a unique and exciting cycling challenge in the beautiful Borders country. The stunning and historical harbour village of Eyemouth – locally known as Heymooth – is the starting point for two great routes!

You can be a Gowkie Cutter or a Mony Nutter – you choose!

Heymooth - Tae Hill and Back - Coldingham Moor

Both routes – the Gowkie Cuts and Mony-nutter – will be timed, and there’s some hills involved! Are YOU up for the challenge?

There’s lots of information about how you can join in the fun of Heymooth – Tae Hill & Back Cycle Sportif at Entry Central. Both routes will take place on closed roads with marshals. It’s an exciting event for the whole community – and you!  Everyone is welcome to join – whether you’re a seasoned cyclist, or whether it’s your first Sportif! If you’d like to join the crowds in cheering on the cyclists, you’re welcome too!

We’re delighted to be a beneficiary charity of this event. Malawi Fruits is the main beneficiary, receiving 50% of the proceeds. We’re nominated to receive 30% of proceeds, with the remaining 20% supporting local Eyemouth charities.

We’re routing for you…!

  • Heymooth Gowkie Cuts is a 40 mile route mixing undulating country roads with a couple of decent climbs which bring the reward of some amazing views. Ideal for less experienced riders or those who would not be able to complete the longer route in eight hours or less.
  • Heymooth Mony-Nutter is a whole different proposition! 68.5 miles and 1,797 metres of climbing makes this a serious challenge.

Eyemouth Harbour

Our routes take in some of the Border’s best scenery and there are loads of great climbs, especially on the Mony-Nutter. Whatever route you choose you will be sustained by great sandwiches and home baking! The event team will provide these at the feed stations as well as bananas and health bars for that added sustenance!

So the real question is: are you a Gowkie Cutter or a Mony Nutter?! Sign up here!

The practicalities

  • Both routes start and finish at Eyemouth High School where there is loads of free parking
  • You can start anytime between 8am and 10am
  • There will be a sweep vehicle behind the last riders
  • Plan your start time to be finished by 5pm at the latest
  • The routes feature electronic chip timing, friendly volunteers,  rescue vehicles and great food stops!

Eyemouth Bay

Long route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3195829665054847950

Short route: https://www.strava.com/routes/3195830277476044750

Heymooth Tae Hill & Back links up with other fantastic cycling challenges, including the Ayrshire Alps taking place tomorrow! It’s also connected to the well-established Highland Perthshire Challenge in August and the Tayside Challenge in September. Check out ridingforgood.uk for more info – why not enter these other Cycle Sportifs? The events have the same ethos and are a great warm up for Heymooth on 29 September.

About the charities

Malawi Fruits is the main beneficiary charity of this event. It has over 10 year’s experience of running friendly and challenging sportifs. All events feature electronic chip timing, friendly volunteers,  rescue vehicles and great food stops.

Rotary Club of Eyemouth and District ask for a donation of £40 for the charities, rather than an entry fee. As the proceeds go to charity, if you are able to tick the box for gift aid on the entry form this is a great additional benefit.  You may choose to raise additional funds through sponsorship if you wish, however, this is not required.

We (Prostate Scotland) will receive 30% of proceeds. The remaining 20% of proceeds support local Eyemouth charities, distributed by Rotary Club of Eyemouth and District.

Whether you’re a Gowkie Cutter or a Mony Nutter, sign up here!

Malawi Fruits is a Registered Charity No: SCO42777