The emerald forests, sweeping valleys and heather-clad moorlands of the Scottish Borders are helping it become one of the UK’s most popular cycling destinations, bringing tens of thousands of additional visitors and huge economic benefits to the area every year.
Cycling events are playing an important part in this growth, and on Sunday, 10th August, the Endura Tour O’ The Borders is expected to attract three thousand cyclists of all abilities, taking part to raise money for charity. With most of the riders expected to stay overnight, the event should bring an estimated £500,000 of income to the area. The event is supported by EventScotland and Scottish Borders Council, and will help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Care.
In order to allow the participants to enjoy the event in safety, it will be held on closed roads. The 124km circular route will be closed on the 10th August for most of the day and Tour O’ The Borders have been working hard with traffic management experts to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.
The route is mainly confined to rural roads between Peebles, Crosslee and Selkirk and these areas will be closed to all traffic on the 10th August. Full details and closure schedules have already been published on the event website. Tour O’ The Borders will also be hand delivering full information leaflets to every property on the route, ensuring inconvenience is minimised.
For more information, there is a comprehensive FAQ section and map showing the route, on the ‘Community’ section of the event website www.tourotheborders.com, and if you have specific questions you can email Tour O’ The Borders directly on firstname.lastname@example.org.The roads affected will be:
A72 from Peebles High Street to Cardrona
B7062 from Cardrona to Traquair
B709 from Traquair to Crosslee
B711 from Crosslee to Roberton
Local road Roberton to Aikwood Tower
Local road Aikwood Tower to Kirkhope
Local road Kirkhope to Yarrow
A708 from Yarrow to Selkirk
A707 from Selkirk to Ashiesteel
Local road Ashiesteel to Innerleithen
Local road Innerleithen to Traquair
Local road Cardrona to Cavalry Park, Peebles