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Tour O The Borders

September 02 2018
Peebles, Scotland, UK
 
 
 

A classic Scottish Closed Road Sportive in the beautiful Scottish Borders - Two routes - 88km Challenge route or 120km full route

Now in its seventh year, the Tour O The Borders features some of the best and most beautiful road riding in the country. Passing lochs, castles and ancient houses, it rolls through beautiful valleys and hits some iconic climbs which has established it as one of the best sportives in the UK.

This what Cycling Active had to say about the event in 2016(link is external) and when Cycling Plus rode the route in 2017.

For 2018, we’ll be offering both long (120km) and short (88km) routes again. The shorter version of the route has a bit less climbing but still features the fantastic scenery and many of the route highlights.

AdTech AdWith mile after mile of spectacular scenery, some of the best road cycling terrain in Scotland, and the inclusion of the famous Talla Wall climb, our route is truly a classic. It’s a fantastic day out on the bike!

Course Info

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 – what better way to take your mind off your efforts than by enjoying this beautiful part of Scotland!

We’re confident this is the best value-for-money closed road sportive in the country, and it’s 100% organised by local riders. 

So what do you get for your money?

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

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– 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 provided by Shimano

– 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 will be on course

For more information, visit the website here

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Routes: 56, 74 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs
 
Costs

£63

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
– Waterproof, tear-proof route map
– 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 will be on course

Support for Participants
First Aid
SAG Wagon
Roving Mechanical Support
Mechanical Support at Rest Stops
Closed Roads (Super Prestige)
 
Features
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Results Within 24 Hours
 
Nutrition
Feed / Aid Stations
 
Start Address: Peebles, Scotland
 
 
 
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Sep 02 2018 - EVENT: Tour O The Borders