The “Tour o’ the Borders”, being staged on Sunday, 29 April, is a 70-mile ride starting and finishing at Peebles High School, with some testing climbs as the route traverses four separate valleys.
The event aims to become a spring classic road ride for Scotland. Behind it are John Anderson of cycle clothing brand RennerSport and a partner in the Bicycle Works, a bike business and racing team based in Edinburgh, and Neil Dalgleish, who built up the TweedLove Bike Festival in the Tweed Valley.
Mr Anderson said: “Between us we know a fair bit about the cycling world and I know we can put on a great event. The roads are perfect in the quieter parts of the Borders, there are some cracking big hills and you hardly see a car all day … it will be a very enjoyable day.”