What they said…

Here’s what you thought of Tour O The Borders:

“The most stunning & best organised ride I’ve ever done. The marshals/helpers were fantastic; friendly & encouraging. Safety was priority & the signage couldn’t have been better. All the feeding stations were incredibly well manned & warm macaroni pies to die for! Well done & thank you everyone. I’ll be back next year!” – Ros L


“What an amazing route, through some of the most beautiful scenery. All volunteers & marshals were awesome, huge thanks to them for getting up at stupid o’clock and giving up their Sundays to ensure we all got round safely. Talla beat me though, so I suppose I’ll just have to come back next year!” – Debbie J


“I’m not a cyclist but wanted a challenge. Well I got one and had an amazing time. Well organised, fantastic marshals and helpers, no fuss, smooth, fantastic scenery, yet still challenging. Folk from all backgrounds and abilities. Highly recommend. Thank you to all involved, you are wonderful.” – Sarah R


“One of the most beautiful parts of the UK.. great cycling and very friendly and welcoming people…. the local’s came out in force and created a great atmosphere… brilliantly organised and motivated to get fit for next year now…” – Paul B


“From beginning to end an excellent event. A particular thank you to all the folks out on the route all day. My first cow bell salute !  Looking forward to next year.” – David C


“Absolutely brilliant, best event I have done. Friendly and well organised and beautiful scenery on route. Talla incredible but made it!” – Liz H


“First class event in every aspect…. superb challenging course, stunning scenery, very well organised and the only sportive where you can eat your body weight in macaroni pies… fantastic!!!” – Mark W


“Thanks so much for an absolutely fantastic day out! First time & will definitely return. Everyone was so helpful & encouraging. Thank you!” – Caroline M


“Brilliant day’s cycling. Climbs were just tough enough, descents are incredible. Plus the organisers are stars! Returning next year.” – Gavin T

Here’s what the Cycling Press said:

“Stunningly beautiful route 

with challenging climbs and superb technical descents…”

“One of the best sportives in Scotland

Closed roads, beautiful scenery and a manageable route, as Graeme Obree says in the promotional video “why wouldn’t you do it?”

“If Carlsberg did road cycling…

For me this route will stand out as being one of the best all-round rides I have done in the UK

“One of Scotland’s finest sportives

Blending beautiful riding with friendly marshals, a welcoming community and seamless organisation”


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