Our accommodation for the route is pretty much planned out, but we were very sad to hear of the major fire which has put the Gordon Arms Hotel in Ettrick out of action for the time being. Our best wishes go to the owners and staff in their task of restoring the property, and it is encouraging to see they hope to reopen the bar this summer. Maybe we will at least be able to drop in for a hard-earned drink after cycling the beautiful (but hilly!) route from the border with England.
More generous donations have come in, including one from the Royal Bank of Scotland charities fund - very many thanks to all our supporters!