OVO Energy Tour of Britain

Join us and celebrate the 2019 Tour of Britain's Kelso stage

Bike Decorating Competition

The Square, Kelso Saturday 31st August, 2-4pm

Come along with your decorated bike. Categories by age groups with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place for each category.

Pre-School • 5-8 Year Olds • 9-12 Year Olds


1st – £15 Visit Kelso voucher + goodie bag
2nd – £10 Visit Kelso voucher + goodie bag
3rd – £5 Visit Kelso voucher + goodie bag

Vouchers can be redeemed at any Visit Kelso member’s business. Bikes can be supplied on a first come, first served basis from Focal Point Furniture.

Window Dressing Competition

Throughout Kelso from 26th August to 8th September

Take a stroll through our welcoming town, admiring the beautifully decorated shop windows and then vote for your favourite. Vote online at

Kelso Heritage Society

Kelso Heritage Society will erect an historical bike display within the Men’s Shed shop from Friday 6th to Monday 9th September.

Visit Kelso’s Celebration of Cycling

View our display of images of bikes through the ages throughout The Square, Kelso.

Kelso Wheelers Cycle Rides

  • 100 miler following the Stage 2 route, leaving The Square, Kelso at 8am.
    The Kelso Wheelers cycling club hosts a 100 mile event on Saturday 7th September – email to register or find out more.
  • 25 mile ride over Scott’s View, leaving The Square, Kelso at 10am.
  • Family cycle ride on the new cycle way leaving Shedden Park at 3pm.

Join us on Sunday 8th September in Kelso for the Ovo Energy Tour of Britain Stage Two start and finish.

Race start: 11am • Race finish: 3.45pm*

Get up close to the stars before the race starts, stay and mingle while watching the live action on the big screen. Take inspiration to get on your bike with a variety of demos and taster sessions of all things cycling between 11am and 2pm, including:

Spin Session – Over 16s

Chuck on your trainers and take part in a short, sharp Spin session.

Great British Bike Off – Over 16s

Go head to head as part of a team to be crowned Champion of the Great British Bike Off.

Pump Track Trial – Open to all

Hop on a bike and have a go on a pump track.

Disability Bike Demo – Open to all

Learn about accessible cycling.

Border Youth Creatives

Listen to some of the region’s best musical talent.

Face Painting – Open to all

Claire from Clarabell Creations will be out and about in The Square from 11am-2pm, ready to paint your face!

For something a little more sedate, take time to enjoy the buzz of the Tour Village. And don’t forget, there’s plenty of time to take a stroll around our beautiful market town of Kelso. Many of the shops will have opened especially for the Tour of Britain and you are sure to get a warm welcome from all.

Then, grab your hand-waving flag and make your way to the finish line to watch the final unfold right in front of you, being sure to give the riders a strong Scottish Borders cheer as they cross the line.

* estimated time