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Bikers commemorate former racer

More than 350 bikers have taken to the road to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Steve Hislop Credit: ITV

More than 350 motorcyclists are taking part in a mass ride in memory of former British Superbikes Champion Steve Hislop.

Hislop was killed in a helicopter crash in 2003. This year's annual Steve 'Hizzy' Hislop Memorial Run will see the bikers travel 130 miles through the Scottish Borders, before finishing at Hislop's hometown of Denholm.

The route: 11th 'Hizzy' memorial run

The bikers will ride approximately 130 miles through part of the Scottish Borders. Their planned route is as follows:

  • 10:30am - Leave Denholm Green on the A698
  • 10:40am - Along Hawick High Street to Langholm A7
  • 11:10am - Langholm heading to Longtown A7
  • 11:25 - Longtown A6071 to Brampton
  • 11:40am - Brampton A69 Greenhead & Chollerford
  • 11:55am - Greenhead B6318 Chollerford
  • 12:15pm - Chollerford (Stop for 45 mins)
  • 1pm - B6320 towards Carter Bar, Jedburgh and A68. A6088 to Southdean / Bonchester Bridge
  • 1:50pm - Southdean
  • 2:10pm - Haughhead Junction, then onto Hawick
  • 2:30pm - Arrive at Denholm Green

Motorcyclists mark death of Superbikes champion

Steve Hislop riding a Ducati during qualifying for the World Superbike Championship round at Donington Park in 2001 Credit: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Hundreds of bikers are riding through the Scottish Borders to mark the 10th anniversary of the death of Steve Hislop.

Hislop - a former British Superbike and Isle of Man TT Champion - was killed at the age of 41 when his helicopter crashed near Teviothead in July 2003. The Steve 'Hizzy' Hislop Memorial Run takes place annually to mark his tragic death.

The route will see the motorcyclists depart from Hislop's home village of Denholm this morning, before heading to the England-Scotland border and returning to Denholm at 2:30pm.