Tour O The Borders 2018.
Sunday 2nd September 2018
Choice of Two Route Lengths:
Full Route – 120kms/74 miles
Challenge route – 88.8km/56 miles
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.
With 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!
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.
More information on our classic closed road sportive can be found on the Tour O The Borders website, but see below for an overview!
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
– 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 will be on course
Nutrition & Training Plan
To help you on race day we have teamed up with HIGH5 to provide you with sports nutrition on course. HIGH5 will provide you with nutritious products with amazing natural flavours, whether you’re a new starter or an elite professional.
Discover the full HIGH5 range of trusted gels, drinks and bars.
Comprehensive HIGH5 training plans for all levels of experience for both running and cycling. See here for more information. HIGH5 Nutrition advice and tips for triathlon, cycling, running or just general training.