Tour de Tay Cycle

29 September 2018

Tour de Tay Cycle 2018 - Thank you for all your support!

View the 25 Mile Route and 50 Mile Route


Ways people got involved:

  • Took Part – Our cyclists challenged themselves with a 50 mile route from Newport or a 25 mile route from Perth. All proceeds from their sign up fee (£25) have gone towards our Expanding Horizons Scholarship Fund. 

  • Raised Money – Some of our cyclists actively fundraised (heroes!) and their registration fee was reduced to £10. Others donated to our campaign page via JustGiving (which is still open!)

  •  Volunteer – Tour de Tay depends on the help of volunteers to run a successful and safe event. They did an amazing job on the day.

Thank you for joining us, raising money and making an impact! 


Find out more about the event

  • See the photos from the day on our Facebook page
  • The event is not a race, but we do collect times (for one of our raffle prizes) and the top 20 times from the event 

Top 20 submitted times

Male and female cyclists preparing to start the cycle challenge

Find out why Leisure and Culture Dundee sponsor Tour de Tay

John McCafferty from Tour de Tay Sponsor Leisure and Culture Dundee tells us why they are backing the cycle challenge event.  Thank you for getting behind it!

Find out why Tactran sponsors Tour de Tay

Tactran is our Silver Sponsor and Marianne Scott explains why cycling benefits everyone! 

Find out why Thorntons sponsors Tour de Tay

Thorntons has been supporting Tour de Tay for three years. Hear Colin Graham, Chairman of Thorntons Solicitors, explain why Thorntons believes in helping the community and enhancing student opportunities.


Thank you to our sponsors!




Leisure & Culture Dundee



Tour de Tay Sponsors

Thank you to our prize donors!

Thank you to all our prize donors who have donated towards Tour de Tay.  It is greatly appreciated from all our cyclists, volunteers and supporters of the event! 

Our Prize donors:

The Green Room

Heal Physio


AB Sport Injury Clinic

Hotel Indigo

Sleeperz Hotel

Abertay Sport

Cairn O’Mohr

Pizza Hut


Dundee United

See the prizes!

Student stories

Callum Craigie, 2016 Tour de Tay Recipient.

Callum, who studied BSc (Hons) Sports and Exercise, had a nine-month exchange to the USA as part of his Tour de Tay scholarship.

Callum signed for the ice hockey team Dundee Comets, the Scottish National League feeder team to the Dundee Stars, in 2015 when he started his degree, works hard to juggle his studies and sporting commitments. Callum’s ice hockey career was given an international boost when he played in Jacksonville, while on exchange at the University of North Florida.

He said: “The exchange was a life-changing experience. As an ice hockey player, I wanted to see the ways in which American sports franchises and athletes are maintained. Training and playing in America was very much a highlight of my stay and very valuable experience for my ice hockey career.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part in last year’s event and wish this year’s event even more success.”  

Man playing ice hockey

Student stories

Sandy McGunn, 2017 Tour de Tay Recipient 

Sandy, a BA (Hons) Computer Arts student spent a semester at Champlain College in Vermont, USA studying their ‘Game, Art, and Animation’ undergraduate degree.  The Tour de Tay Scholarship helped him to enhance his skills in the Games sector. He said:

“My time spent abroad was a change of pace from the very beginning, giving me more information than I could handle but by the end of it all I wish I could have stayed forever. The funding that I received via the ‘Tour De Tay’ Scholarship enabled me to not have to worry about my travel expenses while venturing to a place I had never been to before. Overall, the experience gave me the confidence to try new things and appreciate what I have around me.

"Any student wanting to venture into the unknown should think of the scholarship as something that can give other students the confidence that they aren’t about to make a big financial mistake. It’s reassuring that someone has your back from the beginning of your adventure abroad.

Sandy McCunn surrounded by skyscrapers

Student stories

Cara Gheel, 2017 Tour de Tay Recipient

Cara, a BA (Hons) Criminology student who went to New Jersey City University a term earlier this year.  Without the Tour de Tay Scholarship Cara would not been able to study abroad and would have missed an opportunity of a lifetime that would enable her to excel in her degree.  She said:

The scholarship paid for my flights and without it I’d have struggled to find the money to go. My experience studying abroad has definitely changed me as a person. I’ve become more confident, I’ve found it easier to make new friends and I’ve also been able to experience a different culture. Before embarking on this journey I’d never flown on a plane on my own and since that first nerve-racking journey I’ve been on five flights by myself - it’s now a walk in the park! My time studying at NJCU was an experience I’ll never forget and without the Tour de Tay scholarship I'm not sure I would have been able to get that opportunity. Funds like this are so important as they give less financially stable students a chance to study abroad.

Cara Gheel

More about Tour de Tay

Find out more about the Tour de Tay cycle challenge.

Principal Nigel Seaton and Robbie Francis of Thorntons Solicitors with bicycles for Tour de Tay 2018 launch.

Tour de Tay 2018 launches

29th September, 2018

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Tour de Tay Cycle 2018

Join us for a 25 or 50 mile route along the scenic banks of the River Tay.

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