Tour O The Borders is a closed road sportive taking place in the beautiful Scottish Borders on Sunday3 September 2023.

Starting in the Borders town of Peebles, the ‘Touro’ routes travel mainly over quiet, picturesque back roads and climb several stiff hills along the way, with the inclusion of the famous Talla Wall Climb. Challenging but rewarding, the routes - The Challenge and The Full - feature the most amazing natural scenery and some of the best road cycling terrain in Scotlan.

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

2023 sees a new route for the full 120km route, taking in the Devil’s Beeftub, Moffat Dale, Grey Mare’s Tail and some of the best road cycling in the south of Scotland.

The 88km Challenge route remains unchanged – with the classic Talla and Megget road as the centrepiece.

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 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 souvenir for all finishers
  • Buzzing event village 
  • 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

Check out our report on the 2017 edition:

High-speed Tweed: Abby rides the Tour o The Borders Sportive

At a Glance
  • 03 Sep 2023 7:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Tour O The Borders 2023Tour O The Borders 2023Peebles, Scottish Borders, UK
  • Up to 120 km (75 miles)
  • From 79.00 GBP
  • 3000 Riders