Store opens up Abbeys sportive to the public

The Tesco Bank 4 Abbeys Challenge 2014 was launched last week with a brand new website – – to support Scotland’s newest cycling event.

And this year, it will be open to the general public for the first time.

This event – which takes in the beautiful surroundings of four ruined abbeys in the Borders (Kelso, Jedburgh, Melrose and Dryburgh) –takes place on Saturday, June 7.

Participants are chalenged to take on routes covering a 10km steep hike or cycling 46km or 91km.

Registration is open, but places are limited.

Adele Mills, community investment manager at Tesco Bank, said: “The Tesco Bank 4 Abbeys Challenge has steadily grown over the past three years – we are delighted to open it to the public as a sportive this year.

“There is sure to be plenty of interest in the route which is well known to keen cyclists. We strive to provide opportunities to promote health and wellbeing, supporting local charities and good causes in the areas where we operate.”

Colin Higgins, building manager at Tesco Bank, and a participant last year, added: “The event is extremely well-managed, with participants’ safety and enjoyment at the forefront of mind throughout the day. I am looking forward to taking part again this year.”