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Tesco Bank Tour O The Borders 2017

Hillside Outside Ltd

Sunday, 3 September 2017 at 06:30 (BST)

Tesco Bank Tour O The Borders 2017

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Tesco Bank Tour O The Borders 2017

Choice of Two Route Lengths:

Full Route - 120kms/74 miles
Challenge route - 88.8km/56 miles



For 2017, 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!


Course Info

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.


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



All riders start in waves, leaving between 6.30am and 7.30am approx (start waves times will be sent out with riders notes prior to the event).



- You must sign on the day before the ride to receive your timing chip UNLESS you have booked the additional postal delivery service

- Start times to be confirmed.  Riders leave in waves based on their estimated finish time – faster riders first

- All riders have timing chips. All riders’ times are logged and available at the finish. All results will be posted on event website asap after the event, and individual results texted to their phone soon after they finish.

- All riders will be issued with a personal number board and wristband. Number boards must be attached to handlebars and must be readable throughout the event. Wristbands MUST be worn throughout the event for safety reasons. Riders not wearing their wristbands may be asked to leave the course.


There are two options for registration again for 2017:

  1. Registration in person
  2. Advance postal registration (additional £10)


Option 1 – Registration in person

Riders must register on Saturday 2nd September 2017, the day before the event (as in previous years) on Peebles Tweed Green EH45 8AP between 10am and 7pm. Riders cannot register on the morning of the event. To allow same day registration would mean we’d have to start registering people at about 1am in the morning on the Sunday – it’s just not feasible and would mean an impossibly early start for riders (and us). If you are unable to register in person yourself oSaturday 2 September, someone else can collect your rider pack for you on your behalf – they must bring a printed copy of your confirmation email, and also be able to confirm that your contact and emergency contact details are correct, and sign on your behalf. 


Option 2 – Advance postal registration

Advance postal registration is an additional £10, and will only be available for riders who enter who enter by the cut off date (Sunday 25th June 2017 Midnight ) – no rider packs can be sent out for riders who register after this date. This is to allow your personalised number board and timing chip to be prepared in advance. (NB; If you have registered for postal entry, the final date for refunds is Friday 21 July 2017After this date, no refunds for postal entries will be available as your personalised pack will already have been produced and sent to you.)


*Rider packs will be sent Royal Mail Signed For Second Class, which requires a signature so will provide proof of delivery. Packs will be sent out at the end of July 2017. All riders should receive their packs by Monday 7th August 2017 – if you have not received your pack by this date, you MUST contact us ( by Friday 18th August 2017. 

A reminder will be sent to you by email to check you’ve got everything!

We will track your pack online, and check if it has been signed for. If it has NOT BEEN SIGNED FOR, we will arrange for a new rider pack to be available for you to collect at registration on Sunday EARLY MORNING before the event starts. 

If you have not received your pack but do not contact us by Friday 18th August 2017 there will be a charge of £15 for a new pack at registration (early Sunday morning). 


If you do, there will also be a charge of £15 for a replacement. Your name will not appear on replacement numberboards. 




Saturday 2nd September – Registration

On Saturday 6th August parking will be on street and in existing car parks in Peebles


Sunday 3rd September – Event Day

There will be a specific event car park – the car park is situated east of Peebles off the A72, and will be clearly signposted.

In addition, there are existing car parks in Peebles that will be open on the day. Please note Kingsmeadows Road car park will be closed on event day.

All details, maps etc will be sent out by email in advance of the event.



Charity Partnership

Tesco has formed a ground breaking charity partnership with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation, bringing together two of the country’s leading health charities in a three year partnership to help change the nation’s health for the better.

By working together with Diabetes UK and the British Heart Foundation, Tesco is combining the charities’ expertise in health with its ability to connect with people across communities. And as a result, they’re aiming to raise £30 million throughout the partnership. But more importantly, they are hoping to raise significant awareness of diabetes and cardiovascular disease and improve the health of our nation.

If you would like to find out more about what the National Charity Partnership is doing and how they are making a difference in communities then please visit the website.  

We are proud to support the Tesco National Charity Partnership that brings together two of the country’s leading health charities; Diabetes UK and British Heart Foundation. Tesco is combining the charities’ expertise in health with its ability to connect with people across communities to raise significant awareness of diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

All riders can opt to ride for the Tesco National Charity Partnership when registering and will receive a free charity partnership cycling jersey when they raise over £100.


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Hillside Outside Ltd

Event organising company based in Peebles, in the Scottish Borders.  

Events include The TweedLove Bike Festival and Tour O The Borders

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