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Tour of Britain announces details of Scottish stages

Rescheduled to 2021 owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 17th edition of the UK’s most prestigious stage race (Sunday 5-12 September) will cover more than 1,300km (807miles) in a route that once again includes...

Saddle up for Tour of Britain on city streets

The City of Edinburgh Council will contribute £70,000 to the cost of bringing the Tour of Britain cycle race back to Edinburgh in September.The UK’s most high profile road race last visited Edinburgh in...

Cycling – warning over road closures on Sunday

Residents, business owners and visitors to Edinburgh are advised that there will be extensive road closures from 9.30am to 4pm on Sunday to allow the mass-participation HSBC UK City Ride to take place.It is...

Cycling – where to watch the Tour of Britain

Twenty of the world’s top professional cycling teams take to the roads in and around the Lothians and Borders for the opening, 188km stage of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain from Edinburgh to...

Cycling – Thomas confirmed for Tour of Britain

Geraint Thomas, who won the opening stage of this year's Tour de France, is set to be part of the line-up for the OVO Energy Tour of Britain which starts in Edinburgh on Sunday,...

Cycling – Archibald urges people to get on their bike

British Cycling aims to see two million more people on bikes by 2020 and Olympic champion Katie Archibald believes events like the HSBC UK City Ride is a perfect way to introduce people to...

Cycling – Cavendish listed in Capital start line-up

Tour de France racers Mark Cavendish (Team Dimension Data) and Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) are two of the big names hoping to be in Edinburgh for the start of the OVO Energy Tour of...

Letter from Scotland

On Wednesday I found myself curiously drawn to an obscure railway halt on the outskirts of Edinburgh to witness two historic events – the re-opening of the Borders rail line and the Queen’s “Victoria...

Watch out for Sir Bradley Wiggins #TOBEdinburgh

Children from the Royal Mile Primary School will wave welcome flags for the Tour of Britain participants when they pass by tomorrow, and we met them today when they were practising their flag-waving!The cycling...


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