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World Champion aims to go for hat-trick in Peebles

Last year's women's champion Tracy Moseley Credit: ITV Border

The current Enduro World Series Women's Champion says the event in Peebles is "a true test of your ability as a rider".

UK rider Tracy Moseley is competing in the competition this weekend.

She won both the 2013 and 2014 seasons, and told ITV Border it's great to be riding on home turf.


EWS brings long-term benefits to Tweed Valley

Hundreds of mountain bikers come to Peebles for a week for the Enduro World Series, but organisers claim it also has a long term impact on the local economy.

The race on the Tweed Valley's famous biking trails in Innerleithen and Glentress attract riders from around the world.

Enduro World Series Managing Director Chris Ball says that means it brings added benefits:

John Nixon to stand down as CUFC's Managing Director

John Nixon Credit: ITV Border

Carlisle United's Managing Director John Nixon says he will stand down once the Club's new ownership has been confirmed, claiming the Blues need "fresh blood".

The move was reportedly agreed during negotiations with potential new owner Andrew Lapping.

But, according to a statement posted on the Club's website, his resignation will take place if the CUFC strikes a deal with the other investment group being considered alongside Mr Lapping.

We need fresh blood and fresh ideas and I am fully committed to stepping aside. It is something I talked about a year go. Whoever comes into the club will need to appoint their own new MD - their own person - and that is only right.

"I have enjoyed every minute of my time at the Club. There have been some great times. The last three years have been difficult but I am a Carlisle United supporter at heart and I have done what I could for my club and by carrying out what the board wanted to do."

– John Nixon, Managing Director of Carlisle United Football Club

Mr Nixon has stated that he hopes to remain a shareholder and director of CUFC Holdings, which owns more than 90% of the Club.


From the archives: Ben Stokes as a youngster

Ben Stokes' dazzling century gave England one of their most remarkable Test win's at Lord's over the weekend.

The 23-year-old Cumbrian's performance has led to comparisons with one of the sports all-time greats, Ian Botham.

Ben grew up in Cockermouth and we've found a video of him as a teenager in 2005 when he was called up to the England under-15s squad.

Watch it here:

If you're wondering about the second teenager in the video, he's called Jordan Clark and currently plays county cricket for Lancashire.

Father of injured 'bogie' race spectator says event should continue

The father of a boy hospitalised after a go-kart ploughed into him during a "bogie" race in the Borders has said he wants the event to continue next year.

Eight-year-old Callum Flannery was standing with four friends by a barrier at the "Borders Bogie Challenge" when one lost control coming down a steep hill.

The youngsters all suffered cuts and bruises and Callum was taken by ambulance to Borders General Hospital, but was later released.

The event, which took place on a hillside above Denholm on Saturday afternoon, was immediately cancelled after the accident.

Organisers are now reviewing their position on whether to stage the event next year.

Callum's father Peter Flannery insists the race should go-ahead.

Callum was taken to hospital but they were just erring on the side of caution. It really was just an unfortunate accident.

"The bogie race is one of those odd events like cheese rolling that we all love.

"I certainly want it to happen next year and I would go along to watch it."

– Peter Flannery

First Flat meeting of 2015 for Carlisle racecourse

Carlisle races Credit: ITV News Border

Carlisle will host it's first flat race fixture of the year this afternoon, along with a family fun day.

This year's theme is a Princess and Pirate Party, with activities like a treasure hunt and sandcastle competition on offer for the children.

Gates open at 11.30am and the first race begins at 1.30pm. The final race of the day is at 4.55pm.

"What a fantastic way to start our new Flat season, by hosting a family fun day on bank holiday.

"It's been eight months since we last hosted a Flat meeting and it's great to return with a double-bill of top class racing action and fun for the kids."

– Geraldine McKay, General Manager, Carlisle Racecourse
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