In which I finally earn some points. Second last to finish.
Overnight in Galashiels in the van; not the only one. Wet start, briefly met Trikin’ Dave but unfortunately he DNF’d so I didn’t have a longer chat.
Met the same group of three a few times, they were faster but kept taking wrong turns. They had reached levels of manic laughter which was entertainingly. Also a couple of others who seemed to be going at a similar pace. Weather improved throughout the day, by the time I was heading back towards Galashiels it was getting chilly. As I finally drove home later over the same road it was only a few degrees.
Controls at Eskdalemuir Community Cafe (excellent) and one in Moffat – probably the first time in familiar surroundings!
207 km, 12 hours 5 minutes