On 22nd May, Leadhills Estate was home to a unique cycling event called the Radar Ride. The event welcomed hundreds of competitors for the challenging Radar Ride who all assembled in Wanlockhead – the remotest and highest ‘village depart’ on the UK calendar – to take on one of three routes; 40, 70 or 105 miles. All options included the 6-mile climb of the Dalveen Pass as well as the long haul to the summit finish.
Organiser Peter Smith said; “The road up to the radar station at the summit of Lowther Hill is usually closed to traffic. But with the kind co-operation of Buccleuch Estates, Leadhills Estate and NATS, competitors were able to experience one of the few summit finishes on the UK sportive scene. It was a spectacular setting for a truly memorable day’s riding.”
For more information visit www.radarride.co.uk