Sportive riders 'beaten with sticks' by protestors angry at road closures

Tour O Borders event reportedly disrupted by protestors

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Riders at the Tour O the Borders sportive received a hostile reception on one part of the route as some were reportedly attacked by a group of people, apparently angry at roads being closed for the sportive.

The incident took place around 25km into the route just south of Broughton, Tweeddale, on September 3, where the Southern Reporter reports that riders were stopped by two men, who then attacked the cyclists with sticks.

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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.