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Pedal for Scotland

08/09/2013 - Glasgow - Sportive

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The classic freshnlo Pedal for Scotland ride, the challenge ride is now in its 15th year. The 47 mile Glasgow to Edinburgh ride is Scotland's biggest bike ride and attracted 8000 participants last year.

The reason for the ride's huge popularity is the combination of a great route that uses a mixture of closed roads, quiet back roads and cycle paths and the fact that it takes in Scotland's two largest cities via stunning countryside. It's the perfect challenge for both regular cyclists and those who haven't cycled in a while - a few weeks training is enough to get in shape.

There are rest stops around every ten miles serving free refreshments, plus a free lunch at the beautiful Linlithgow Palace, topped off with entertainment and activities in Edinburgh, making for the perfect active day out for groups of friends, family or work mates. Transport can also be booked to get you and your bike to the start, or home from the finish.

The Challenge Ride costs £21 for adults and £12 for under 16s/over60s. 

Register four riders in a team and the third person rides for free.

(Only available on the Challenge Ride)


The freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Sportive is a new ride of 100 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The route takes riders through the Southern Uplands and down into Ediburgh passing through seven local authorities and incorporating the best sections of numerous Scottish cycle racing circuits, including the A77 10 Mile Time Trial, sections of the Moscow APR and the Strathaven Anderside Classic, incorporating steeps climbs around Muirkirk and undulating stretches across wild moorland. The Sportive is a much more challenging ride for regular cyclists. Check out the route map in the side panel opposite.

The Sportive will use the same start and finish points as the challenge ride but will take a completely seperate route to give riders a clear run to get the best time they can. The transport service will serve Sportive riders too, meaning there is an easy and hassle free way to get you and your bike to the start in Glasgow, or back home from Edinburgh at the finish.

The Sportive Costs £32.

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HQ/Start Address
Address Line 1 Glasgow Green
Address Line 2 Greendyke Street
Town Glasgow
County Strathclyde Region
Postcode -
Event Facilities
Adequate Car Parking Facilities Adequate Car Parking Facilities
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