Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed 2019

Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed is all about a great road ride, in good company, with smiles all the way. If you’ve never done a Sportive before, this is the perfect opportunity to have a go, in a relaxed atmosphere. If you’re training for a bigger event such as the Tour o the Borders, powered by Pirelli, closed road sportive, it’s a good way to see how the legs are doing.

Cycle Law Scotland Skinny Tweed has been part of the TweedLove Programme since our first events in 2010. Always keen to show off why this is the best place in the UK for all sorts of bike-riding, we think you’ll love the course as it follows a route of approximately 75-80km of beautiful scenery. The route will travel mainly over quiet back roads, through some stunning Tweed Valley and Scottish Borders scenery.

“A great wee sportive and a fantastic atmosphere! The setting, route, support and overall feeling were perfect!” Rider feedback 2017.

What you get

Our aim is to provide a great value sportive, as well as being one of the friendliest road events of the year. So what do you get?

  • Electronic timing, results on print-out when you finish, and posted on the TweedLove website soon after
  • Number board
  • Feed station featuring the legendary Big Bear Bakery deliciousness ie. cake!
  • A delicious Stoats oat bar
  • Clearly marked, beautifully scenic course, with marshals at the important places
  • Course approximately 75km
  • An enjoyable ride for all levels of road cyclist

Skinny Tweed – how it works

Sign on is in Peebles on the Sunday morning from 8.15am until 10.15am. First rider out from 9am, last riders must start by 10.30am.

You must sign on to receive your number board and timing chip. Electronic timing included and results will be posted on the event web page after the event.

Please note  this is not a closed road circuit, but it will be clearly signposted throughout. A sweeper will follow the last riders round to check everyone gets round OK.

Event is open for anyone 14 years of age or older. Children age 14 or 15 MUST ride with a responsible adult for the duration of the event and have parental consent. Anyone age 16 or older is considered an adult.

ROUTE FOR 2019 – Download the GPX file from here.

NB this schedule is subject to change. Full details will be sent out to all riders prior to the event. 

Skinny Tweed FAQs

No racers under 14 years old on the 16th June 2019. Riders under age of 16 must be signed on by their parent, or other legal guardian.

Parental permission forms will be sent in advance with participant notes prior to event. Please bring along a signed copy to Registration.

Riders notes are sent out via email approximately a week before the event. These include all the information you need to know about the event schedule, registration, course summary, event facilities, rules and event regulations and much more. The notes will also be made available on the event webpage.

Parking details will follow in participant notes that will be issued prior to event.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, refunds will be available upon request ( as follows:

Refunds are available up to three weeks (24th May 2019) before the event – refunds will be subject to a £10.00 administration fee. After this date, no refunds will be available.

For safety reasons, NO rider may use another’s rider’s event number without the permission of the event organiser. The organisers must be contacted at least a week prior to the event to process rider changes. Please get in touch at There will be an admin charge of £10.00 per ticket.
Transfers are only available until 7th June 2019.

Yes, we operate a waiting list direct from our website

Unfortunately we are not able to offer the to defer a ticket to another event, however please get in touch at and we can arrange to refund or transfer your ticket (as outlined above).

We suggest that you bring printed copy of your ticket as this acts as proof of purchase. In the event of any issues at registration it is helpful if we can see the ticket. You may not however be asked to should your ticket if there are no issues.

Want to get involved in other ways?

Join us as a volunteer via our online application form. It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!