LoveTouro 2024

Orbea LoveTouro 2024

powered by Cycle Law Scotland

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Keeping the spirit of Touro alive at LoveTouro!

Welcome to Orbea LoveTouro powered by Cycle Law Scotland – an open road Touro-based event hosted as part of the award-winning TweedLove Bike Festival – in the same place as Touro has been for years, but with a huge bike festival as part of the fun…

The TweedLove Festival (est 2010) celebrates riding bikes in the Tweed Valley, for every kind of rider – and is produced by the same team that delivers Tour O The Borders. So for 2024 we’re very pleased to bring you Orbea LoveTouro supported by Cycle Law Scotland. Tour O The Borders will return as a closed-road sportive on 7 September 2025.

The aim is to keep the spirit of Touro alive with this one-off special edition open road sportive, with smiles for miles on idyllic quiet roads with the friendliest bunch of riders you’ll ever meet.

There should be plenty of familiarity for Touro veterans, but with different course lengths it’s a great chance for first time sportive riders too. 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.

Please note this is not a closed road circuit.

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Route Options

We’re very excited to announce this year’s route which will take riders out of a buzzing festival in Peebles town centre and into some challenging but very rewarding hills. 

The full course will be 100km and the short course will be a bit over 70km.

The full route also contains the Berry Bush and Witchieknowe climbs. Two of the area’s classics previously included on Tour O The Borders routes.

LoveTouro '24 route map

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
  • 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
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Registration & start times

Registration

Come along to Event HQ on Tweed Green, Peebles, EH45 8AP to register for LoveTouro and collect your Rider Pack.

You can register during the following times over the Festival weekend;

  • Friday 14 June                   16:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday 15 June              08:00 – 18:00
  • Sunday 16 June                 07:30 onwards

Someone else can collect your rider pack on your behalf if they can confirm your emergency contact details.

Start Times 

  • LoveTouro starts in waves (groups of up to 40 to spread out the riders departing) from approx. 08:00 – 09:30.
  • Faster riders first. Please choose an early start wave if you plan to complete the course in a fast time.
  • You will be issued with a timing chip. All riders’ times are logged and will be available at the finish.
  • All Rider Times will be posted on the event website as soon as possible after the event.

Camping

Camping is now available for booking. The campsite is a short walk/ride from the festival village and is suitable for tents and vehicles. Pitches are available to book for 1, 2 or 3 nights from Friday 14th June – Monday 17th June 2024. Maximum of 2 people per pitch. £15 for 1 night, £20 for 2 nights and £25 for 3 nights.

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Please check out Orbea here and Cycle Law Scotland here.