The Tour de Lauder is an annual cycling event which was started in 2012 by friends and Lauder residents, Jerry Cooke and Gary Cameron.
As well as being a lot of fun, the event also raises funds for Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland in memory of Steve Cully, fellow Lauder resident and keen cyclist who sadly died aged just 42 from a heart attack. Now just over 600 riders ride the event annually and an incredible £195,000 has been raised for the Steve Cully Tribute Fund.
The Tour starts at Thirlestane Castle and has two routes which 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.
You can read more on the Tour de Lauder website where you will also find route maps.
If you’re staying with us the night before and need an early start, please let our Reception know so we can arrange an early breakfast for you.
Happy cycling, everyone!