Welcome to the Tearfund Drumlanrig Challenge


In support of tearfund

2017 EVENT ENTRY OPEN (see how to enter page)


All change for 2017. New 81 mile, 57 mile and 27 mile route options, all finishing on the spectacular drive up to the castle

Entry now open, see how to enter page

The Tearfund  Drumlanrig challenge is organised and supported by members of churches from Dumfries and Nithsdale. Their aim is to provide participants with a memorable and enjoyable cycling challenge in the glorious scenery and traffic free roads around Drumlanrig Castle, and at the same time raise funds for Tearfund. Tearfund is a Christian charity dedicated to bringing relief,hope and a future to some of the worlds poorest communities and to those suffering from natural and man-made disasters

Participants have the choice of a 81 miles or a 57 miles or 26 miles cycling challenge. Whatever route you choose you have the added challenge of tackling the copious supplies of sandwiches and home baking provided by the church members at the feed stations and at the finish in the magnificent grounds of Drumlanrig Castle

Thank you to everyone who entered the 2016 event, with gift aid added we have raised almost £11000 for Tearfund  Collect your Virtual Goody Bag here some photos here  and here are the Times


2015 report HERE and TIMES HERE

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Some photos HERE, and here , here and here .Over £16000 donated in 2015, thank you very much to everyone.

2014 TIMES ARE HERE 2014 times pdf    excel

click for some 2014 photos

and a whole load more here

The times for 2013 are here in EXCEL or PDF We also have some PHOTOS 

 For the last four years we have organised a fully supported Tour of Scotland with baggage transfer, support vehicles meals and food on route. There is no tour in 2017, but we are looking into a long weekend in the South of Scoland 

For more Tearfund cycling events.   See www.tearfundcycling.btck.co.uk

Want to try a cycle race? TLI cycling is a good place to start for entry level and age related bike race




rumlanrig Castle 


Dunreggan Brae

The organisers

The Feed

The support

The sunshine (maybe)

On the new long route