Tour O The Borders - Closed Road Sportive

LoveTouro 2024 & Tour O The Borders 2025


Keeping the Touro spirit alive. An open road sportive.

Welcome to Orbea LoveTouro powered by Cycle Law Scotland – a beautiful open road Touro-based event hosted as part of the award-winning TweedLove Bike Festival. In the same place as Tour O the Borders is always hosted, but with a huge bike festival to add to the fun…

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Tour O The Borders 2025

The most beautiful closed road sportive in the UK is back with a bang.

After a huge show of public support for the event from communities around the route, Touro will return in 2025 on the same stunning route as in 2023 - taking in the Devil’s Beeftub, Moffat Dale, Grey Mare’s Tail. Even the short version includes the epic Talla climb and Megget traverse, but either option showcases some of the best road cycling in the UK.

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"One of the best all-round rides in the UK... a masterpiece of route planning."


10 reasons to Touro!

  1. A new route!
  2. The best closed road sportive route and event in the UK
  3. Closed road cycling heaven
  4. Stunning scenery
  5. A genuine classic cyclists’ course
  6. Award-winning pies!
  7. Awesome finishers medal
  8. Home-made cake for all
  9. The best safety and medical support
  10. Full support and results straight to your phone
  • Tour O The Borders - Reasons
  • Tour O The Borders - Reasons
  • Tour O The Borders - Reasons
  • “I have taken part in many sports in the UK and my experience at Tour O The Borders was the best out of all of them. Well organised, friendly staff/volunteers, great resources, beautiful scenery and to top it all off, on closed roads.” 

    — Touro 2023 Participant
  • “This is the best closed road event I’ve been a participant in. It was great fun and extremely well organised. The atmosphere and community spirit was fantastic as were the feed stations.”

    — Touro 2023 Participant
  • “The Tour O The Borders is by far, the most beautiful, friendly, well organised sportive that I have ever been on.”

    — Touro 2023 Participant
  • “For me this route will stand out as being one of the best all-round rides I have done in the UK. The climbing was not unduly challenging, the scenery stunning and the descents memorable. It’s a masterpiece of route planning.”

    — Cycling Active Magazine

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