Final preparations underway for Tour O The Borders

Tour O The Borders, powered by Pirelli, 2019 will take place in less than one month on 1stSeptember 2019.

Tour O The Borders is the Scottish Borders’ home-grown closed-road cycle event with up to 2,500 riders taking part, and the Peebles-based organisers are now making the final preparations, urging people affected by road closures to make any necessary plans well in advance.

“We do appreciate that this event can cause inconvenience to local communities and for this we apologise,” says event director Neil Dalgleish. “In order to minimise the disruption, we hold the event on a Sunday and it starts very early in the morning,” continues Dalgleish. “As ever we have worked hard with local communities, traffic management experts and council staff to ensure the disruption is kept to a minimum whilst ensuring the safety of everyone involved.”

The Scottish Borders is an extremely popular cycling destination and this event helps to attract cyclists to the area throughout the year. This event alone generates over £500,000 for the region every year.

The event departs from Tweed Green, Peebles and is held on closed roads. Rigorous event planning is conducted through Scottish Borders Council’s Safety Advisory Group which includes police and all the emergency services. This is to ensure the event is a success and that disruption to local residents and businesses is minimised as much as possible.

A leaflet has already been delivered to all those who will be affected detailing the road closures and timings and individual businesses have been contacted. This information can also be viewed online at tourotheborders.com/community. The Borders’ farming community has also been contacted via the National Farmers Union who will pass on the information to those affected but who do not necessarily live on the route. 

The organisers will continue to inform residents and business owners about the closures and are happy to answer any specific enquiries which may arise.

If anyone requires further information about a specific location please email the organisers at community@tourotheborders.comwith as much information as possible.