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Baby Radar joins Southern Uplands

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The Southern Uplands Sportive, due to run for the first time on 13th July, will now include an additional shorter route. Like its big brother, the Baby Radar will start in Wanlockhead and boasts a summit finish at the top of Lowther Hill – the highest road in Scotland.

More than half the 40 mile route of the Baby Radar is uphill with a 5-mile climb through the grounds of Drumlanrig Castle and the 8-mile ascent of the Dalveen Pass to add to the final 9-mile climb to the summit finish.

Organiser Peter Smith said, “The Southern Uplands Sportive will be a unique event with a summit finish at the top of Scotland’s highest road. We have had numerous requests from riders who wanted a crack at the climb of Lowther Hill but didn’t want to do the longer distance. In response we have come up with the Baby Radar, which will open up the challenge of conquering Scotland’s highest road to a greater number of people.”

Entries for the Baby Radar open on Thursday 5th June and close on Friday 4th July. Go to

For more information email organiser Peter Smith at


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