Challenge 2017 Winners Announced…

Big thank you to the 200+ property professionals that travelled across the UK to take part in the 11th annual Buccleuch Property Challenge. Together we have raised £14,000 for cancer charities Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust and Ovarian Cancer Action. Over 70 teams pedalled across the Duke of Buccleuch’s, Drumlanrig Castle and Queensberry Estate in the four hour, action packed outdoor adventure race.

Congratulations to our winners and runners up this year:-

Single Team Category


1st – ‘The Percy Plodders’ (Team 35) from Northumberland Estates – Michael O’Driscoll, Nick Atkinson and Adam Heather
2nd – ‘Open Season ’ (Team 25) from Optimised Environmental Solutions – Pol MacDonald, Scott Thomson and Steven Wheatley
3rd – ‘The Ryden Dead on Posse’ (Team 29) from Ryden – Richard Lang, Ian Livingstone and Alan Gilkison

Mixed Team Category


1st – ‘If you can’t beat us, join us’ (Team 60) from Buccleuch Eskdale & Liddlesdale – Sarah Exton, Barry Patterson and Ed Morris
2nd – ‘Burness Paull Stars’ (Team 50) from Burness Paull LLP – Peter Chambers, Craig Whelton and Jennifer Chambers
3rd – ‘Duff’s Pair of Duffers (Team 56) from Buccleuch Property – Sandy Smith, Lucy Duff and James Palmer