The world famous Tour de Lauder is without doubt one of the monuments of the cycling calendar, a one day classic right up there with Milan San Remo and Paris Roubaix!
Due to demand and to allow as many possible riders to participate there are 2 Tour de Lauder routes, an 89 mile route and a shorter, 50 mile route.
The "Classic" route which takes riders on an 89 mile tour around the Cols of Berwickshire and the "Nouveau" route which will be the North half of the Tour de Lauder, a shorter 50 mile option but just as challenging.
All riders will start at the same time from Thirlestane Castle but the routes will split at Innerleithen. The "Classic" will head South to Traquair and the "Nouveau" will head North to Heriot, both routes' final climb will be the Col de Stow and finish back at Thirlestane Castle.
There will be two refreshment stops on the Nouveau route and three on the Classic.