Tour O The Borders

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Explore the beautiful scenery along the Scottish Borders with this cracking ride. The closed road event takes riders along stunning country and lock-side roads over the 120k and 88.8k routes. This fun and friendly event is 100% organised by local riders who have got you covered.
88.8k, and 120k
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Sun, 4 Sept 2022
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Peebles, United Kingdom
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Start times
Sun, 4 Sept 2022
Races summary
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Route information
Terrain: Closed Roads
Elevation: Undulating
Route Type: Loop
Starting in the Borders town of Peebles, the ‘Touro’ route will travel mainly over quiet back roads, and climb several stiff hills along the way. Challenging but rewarding, the routes (short and long) will feature some amazing natural scenery.
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What's included
  • Official souvenir for all finishers
  • Chip-timing with instant results
  • Closed road ride
  • Mechanical support
  • Comprehensive first aid and safety provision
  • Fully stocked aid stations
  • Toilets on the course
  • On course support vehicle
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Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Tweed Grn, Peebles EH45 8AP, UK
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By Car
Tweed Green is just off the A72. The A703/A701 has direct links to Edinburgh and the A72/A721 has direct links to Glasgow.
Event day logistics
* Start times TBC.
Start Times
Start times are to be confirmed and will be in waves dependent on estimated finish times. Faster riders will start first so if you would like to ride with someone, make sure your estimated finish times are the same to ensure you're in the same wave.
There will be no on the day registration. Riders must either register the day before on Saturday 3rd Septemeber at Tween Green, Peebles, EH45 8AP. If you won't be able to make it on the 3rd September, somebody can register on your behalf, confirming your contact and emergency contact details as well as have a copy of your confirmation email.
Registration can also be done via the post if you enter before 17th July, and your race pack including timing chip will be posted out to you by Royal Mail Signed For Second Class.
Riders must choose which registration method they prefer when signing up for this event.
If you lose your race pack, there will be a £15 charge for a replacement at registration on the Sunday morning.
Age Requirements
This sportive is open to riders aged 16 years and over.
Further Event Day Information
Detailed information about the event day will be sent out to participants about a week before the event. This information will include the schedule, course, parking, camping, facilities and more.
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Hillside Outside Ltd
Hillside Outside Ltd is an event management company located in Peebles in the Scottish Borders. We organise many different events throughout the year, but specialise in cycling and outdoors events, based in what we believe is one of the UK’s best areas for outdoor fun; the Tweed Valley. There’s nowhere better in these islands for cycling, and we’re lucky enough to have a big collection of world class mountain and road biking on the doorstep. As you might expect, our events team are all keen riders and outdoor types themselves.
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What to bring
Road bikes, E-bikes and handcycles are welcome at this event.
Are there any age restrictions for the Tour O The Borders?
Yes, riders must be aged 16 and over to take part in this event.
How will I know that my entry for the Tour O The Borders has been confirmed?
You will get a confirmation email from Let’s Do This once you have completed the booking process.
When is registration for the Tour O The Borders?
Riders will have two registration options. The first is to register in person the day before the ride (Saturday 3rd September) at an allotted time emailed by the event organiser, and the second is to have your race pack sent to you via the post. You will need to select your registration preference when you sign up for this event.
3 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
FamilyFamily friendly
Did the 88.8k in 2019
The biggest issue we had was the early start. We had our number posted out so planned to arrive at 6.30 ready for the 6.50 wave. Unfotunately we got caught out by the closed roads and ended up late, joined a later wave and so started much later than expected. The start was well done, route was just fab, good coffee and cake at the pit stops, lovely finish with the foot trucks. All in all, we had a blast.
Did the 120k in 2019
Worth it just for the stunning scenery alone. Definitely recommended as a must do Sportive in the UK.
Did the 120k in 2019
It’s a great ride with challenging climbs and fast descents. Best feed stations of any sportive I’ve done.
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