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OVO Energy Tour of Britain spectator guide – Kelso

Kelso Tour of Britain

Attending the OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage start and finish in Kelso on Sunday 8 September? Plan your day with our handy spectator guide.

Attending the OVO Energy Tour of Britain stage start and finish in Kelso on Sunday 8 September? Plan your day with our handy spectator guide.

Britain’s biggest and most prestigious cycle race heads to the Scottish Borders on day two of the 2019 event. Please consider the following information when planning your journey ahead of race day.

Click here to download this guide as a PDF.

Accessibility

RAIL: The Tweedbank station on the Borders Railway and Berwick-upon-Tweed on the East Coast Main Line are the closest rail stations, with public transport then required to reach Kelso.

nationalrail.co.uk

BUS: The main operator in the Scottish Borders is Borders Buses.

Routes 52 (Jedburgh to Edinburgh) and 67 (Galashiels to Berwick-Upon-Tweed) service Kelso.

bordersbuses.co.uk

ROAD: Located in the central Scottish Borders, Kelso can be easily accessed from all directions by road, including from the A68 north and south, then using the A697, A698 or A699 to Kelso.

The A699 from St Boswells to Kelso will close at around 1.45pm ahead of the race finish.

Alternative routes into Kelso, including the A698 and B6404/B6397, will be available.

CAR PARKING: Free spectator parking a short walk from the town centre finish is available and will be signposted on all approaches to the town.

Tour Village

Don’t forget to visit the Tour Village in The Square, offering fans a big screen showing full live coverage of the stage, plus exhibits from race partners.

Local amenities

For more information on the Scottish Borders, including visitor attractions and accommodation, please see the VisitScotland website.

Downloads and links

Click here to visit the stage two hub | Click here to download this guide as a PDF.

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