A locally designed and made trophy will be presented to the winner of stage two of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which takes place in the Scottish Borders on Sunday 8 September.

The stunning glass trophy with oak plinth has been made especially for the occasion by Kenny Scott of Caddon Design, based in Clovenfords, and will be presented to the stage victor in Kelso.

The trophy depicts cyclists racing through the Borders and was unveiled this week by ToBi, the OVO Energy Tour of Britain mascot.

Stage two of this year’s race is the first stage of the modern Tour to take place solely in the Scottish Borders.

What they said…

Councillor Mark Rowley, Scottish Borders Council’s Executive Member for Business and Economic Development, said: “The Scottish Borders has hosted the Tour of Britain six times in the past 10 years, but this September will be the first time that we’ve had both the start and finish of a stage, and also the whole route is within the Scottish Borders area. This gives us a fantastic opportunity to showcase more of the area than before and for even greater economic benefits.

“We felt it was only fitting to recognise this with a special trophy for the stage winner and this design will act as a reminder to whichever rider crosses the finish line first in Kelso of a memorable day in the beautiful Scottish Borders.

“The Scottish Borders is Scotland’s leading cycling destination and bringing Britain’s most prestigious international cycle race and some of the world’s best professional cyclists here will undoubtedly encourage cyclists from all over the UK and even further afield to come here to enjoy all that we have to offer.”

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