Tour O The Borders is a closed road sportive taking place in the beautiful Scottish Borders on Sunday 7 September 2025, starting and finishing in Peebles in the Scottish Borders.

The new (2023) ‘Touro’ route travels over quiet, picturesque back roads. 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 Scotland – what better way to take your mind off your efforts than by enjoying the hidden gem of Scotland!

Full Route: 120km/1200m ascent  | Challenge Route 88km/940m ascent

Approx. start time: 06:50 – 07:40

Entry Fee: £84 non postal | £89 postal pack

On Sale & Early Bird Offer

Entries go on sale Thursday 11th April at 5pm, with a 24 hour only early bird offer. Until Friday 12th April at 5pm, you’ll receive £10 off your Tour O The Borders entry or £20 off if you have signed up for our LoveTouro 2024 event! 

Join us for what quite a few folk think is the best closed road sportive in the country. Stunning road cycling, unbelievable scenery, the best feed stations (stocked with fabulous locally produced food including the gold medal Forsyth’s of Peebles Macaroni Pies) and of course, absolutely no cars!

And if you’re also signed up to our LoveTouro event this June, you’ll get £20 off your Tour O The Borders 2025 entry during the 24hr offer.

About the 120km Route

The organisers say:

"After fantastic feedback about the new 2023 route, we’re delighted to say this route will return for 2025. The full route takes in the wilds of the upper Tweed basin, passing the source of the River Tweed and up to the legendary views and savage scenery of the Devil’s Beeftub. The descent from here to lovely Moffat town is a huge, mellow, swooping classic. After a neutral zone within Moffat (stop for a quick snack or coffee if you want, the timing pause allows for a short break) you’ll head north again and through one of Scotland’s most stunning landscapes – the famous glacial valley of Moffat Dale. An undulating ribbon of tarmac passes wild glens, imposing mountain landscapes and the famous Grey Mare’s Tail waterfall.

"A cracker of a climb at the end of this valley takes you to a col, the regional boundary and the start of a long and lovely descent to the Glen Café and St Mary’s Loch.

"The route soon rejoins the traditional Touro course, heading for The Gordon Arms, up Paddy Slacks climb and over the pass to Traquair, before heading west along the final kms to Peebles.

"We’re so pleased to be able to use this route – it’s an absolute cracker. Massive thanks to both Scottish Borders Council and Dumfries and Galloway Council for their co-operation. We are also hugely grateful to the people of all the communities around the course for their patience and support in allowing all of us cyclists to enjoy this cycling gold so safely and without traffic.*

"The full 120km route is the white line, the challenge 88km route is the yellow line. An average minimum speed of 16km/hr must be maintained (don’t worry – this is an easy speed to achieve).

"Age: Riders must be 16 years or over on the day of the event."


At a Glance
  • 07 Sep 2025 7:00am
  • Tickets On Sale
  • Tour O The Borders 2025Tour O The Borders 2025Peebles, Scottish Borders, UK
  • Up to 120 km (75 miles)
  • From 84.00 GBP
  • 3000 Riders