LoveTouro 2024 powered by Cycle Law Scotland

A one-off, open road cycle sportive – very much in the spirit of Touro – as part of the TweedLove Bike Festival in Peebles.

A big new road ride for TweedLove!

TweedLove Bike Festival has always celebrated riding bikes – every sort of bike – in the Tweed Valley, so we’re pleased to now introduce a new road event to the festival.  It’s a beautiful, open road sportive and is paying tribute to our sister road event, the well-known closed road sportive Tour O The Borders – which is currently fighting to survive opposition to the once a year road closures.

So this event will have a definite ‘Touro’ flavour, and as anyone who’s ridden either that event or Skinny Tweed (TweedLove’s original road ride) will know it will showcase how good the tarmac riding is here – with smiles for miles on idyllic, quiet roads alongside the friendliest bunch of riders you’ll ever meet.

With long or short course options, this is the perfect opportunity as a first sportive in a relaxed atmosphere, but the full course will of course also provide an enjoyable challenge for more experienced road cyclists. LoveTouro 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.

LoveTouro aims to celebrate road cycling in this regions alongside everything that has made Tour O The Borders the south of Scotland’s most popular mass participation sports event. While the Touro is going through a period of uncertainty regarding permissions for its continuation as a closed road event,  we’re definitely intending to keep the famous Touro spirit alive and well at TweedLove Festival.

Please note this is not a closed road circuit.

Route Options

Just like Touro, LoveTouro offers you a choice of distances to ride. Routes and exact distances still to be confirmed

Choose between:

  • Approx. 100km
  • Approx. 70km

So, what do you get for your money?

  • A fantastic road ride through some of the UK’s best cycling landscapes and awesome scenery
  • Great feed stations on the route with a variety of locally-made treats, including cakes and the world-famous macaroni pies from Forsyths of Peebles
  • The best electronic chip timing system, rider times texted to you soon after finish
  • Official medal 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)
  • Buzzing TweedLove Festival event village

For more information visit the Tour O The Borders website here.

Please check out Cycle Law Scotland here.

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