Take the Borders Railway Tour of Britain


Spectators are being encouraged to use the railway to visit the Borders for the first stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain this weekend.

Some of the world’s top cyclists will tackle a 79km loop of the central Borders on Sunday 3 September, including the iconic Scott’s View and Melrose, before the final sprint to the finish line in Kelso.

The Borders Railway allows Tour of Britain spectators to take in both the Grand Depart in Edinburgh and the stage as it passes through the Borders, utilising the train between Edinburgh Waverley and Tweedbank.

Upon arriving at Tweedbank, they can either walk the short distance to Melrose or jump on a local bus service, including the City Sightseeing Scottish Borders bus tour. This hop-on hop-off service operates on a loop and includes stops at Scott’s View and Melrose as well as Tweedbank Station and Galashiels Transport Interchange.

Sunday will also see the annual Tesco Bank Tour O’ The Borders sportive take place, starting in Peebles. This year there are routes of 120km and 88km and both feature spectacular scenery and some of the best road cycling terrain in Scotland.

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