The original Battle on the Border commenced at the request of Cycling Queensland after the Sunshine Coast Tour was cancelled. Together with the Tweed Shire Council and New South Wales Police under the guidance of Stan Brims and Greg Bateson, the first Battle (as named by Griff Davies) included a four-stage tour with 312 riders. 

Over the years the Battle has operated in various sites including Salt, Murwillumbah, Stokers Siding, Tumbulgum, and Tyalgum and grown to a maximum field in 2015 of 710 riders and remains a tour of road races, time trial and criterium. In 2012 the Battle welcomed Women NRS (National Road Series) and then in 2013 welcomed the Men’s NRS teams. 

Following successive flood years, the Battle reformed as the ‘Recharge’ and ‘Tour de Tweed’ focusing on supporting the local tourism industry.

From 2021, we are back to being the ‘Battle’ and are passionate about the purest elements of our sport whether it be the thrill of the race or joy of the ride.

Since 2019 we have a proud partnership with the Tweed Hospital and the national Donate Life campaign delivering the free ‘Cycle for Life’ in support of organ donation.