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Tour O The Borders

Top tags:

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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A cracking ride in the Scottish Borders. Welcome to the Tour O The Borders, a top class, closed road event which takes you through stunning scenery on beautiful Borders roads.

Were confident this is the best value-for-money closed road sportive in the country, and its 100% organised by local riders.

Review summary

4.7
3 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Lorna G
"The biggest issue we had was the early start. We had our number posted out so..."

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Steve R
"Worth it just for the stunning scenery alone. Definitely recommended as a must..."

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Gill D
"It’s a great ride with challenging climbs and fast descents. Best feed stations..."
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How to enter the Tour O The Borders

  1. Full Route

    Bike 120km
    £68–£115
    Event passed
  2. Challenge route

    Bike 88.8km
    £68–£115
    Event passed

Tour O The Borders routes

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.

Event Details

What’s Included
– A fantastic closed road ride including some of the UK’s best cycling country and awesome scenery

– Great feed stations on the route with a variety of locally-made treats, including some fantastic cake and Forsyth’s famous macaroni pies

– The best electronic chip timing system, results texted to you soon after finish

– Official souvenir for all finishers

– Mechanical support before and during the event.

– Comprehensive first aid and safety provision around the course

– Water and toilet stops where you’ll most likely need them (we’re riders too!)

– A sweeper vehicle and tech/service support on course
Raceday Logistics
Start / Finish: Peebles

Riders will start in waves, between 6:50am and 7:40am.

Open to riders aged 16 years and over.
FAQs
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

[email protected]

Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No racers under 16 years old on the day of the event permitted.

Can I transfer ticket to another name?

Solo riders are untransferrable. Please request a refund as above. We operate a solo rider waiting list and your ticket will be allocated to the next rider on our list.

Tour O The Borders weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

15°C
Predicted highs
9°C
Predicted lows
Icon40% chance of rain
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 12mph

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Tour O The Borders reviews (3)

4.7 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

  • Did the Challenge route 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 Full Route in 2019

    Worth it just for the stunning scenery alone. Definitely recommended as a must do Sportive in the UK.
  • Did the Full Route in 2019

    It’s a great ride with challenging climbs and fast descents. Best feed stations of any sportive I’ve done.