Tour of Britain 2021
Exciting news after the Tour of Britain cycling race as it returns this year, and with a stage through the Scottish Borders. The penultimate stage seven, on 11 September, sets off from Hawick, before a first ever finish in Edinburgh for the race.
The race regularly passes through the Scottish Borders, and in both 2011 and 2013, Peebles was chosen for the Tour of Britain Grand Depart, these stages were won by Mark Cavendish and Ella Viviani respectively.
The 2021 edition sees Hawick making its debut as a host venue, together with Peebles, joining Jedburgh and Kelso in welcoming the UK’s most prestigious cycle race to town.
The historic city of Edinburgh will then host its first stage finish of the modern Tour of Britain, having previously welcomed the race for stage starts in 2015 and 2017, the latter as part of a Scottish Grand Départ.
Details of the stage route (including SKODA King of the Mountains climbs and sprints locations) and full timetables will be available in due course, we will keep this post up-to-date with any news.
Lodge on the Tweed is currently available from 11 to 18 September 2021. A trip to watch the race would be an ideal way to start a weeks cycling in the Scottish Borders.