The Classic Challenge
The nine-mile event is ideal for newcomers to cycling, those who have not been in the saddle for a while and family groups.
It starts from Kirkliston Leisure Centre at 9.30am and follows an almost traffic-free route to Murrayfield Stadium, where all the other Pedal for Scotland riders also finish. Entry is £5 for kids and £8 for adults. The most popular ride is the 47-mile Classic Challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The ride starts at 7.30am at Glasgow Green and follows a mixture of closed roads, quiet back roads and cycle paths to Edinburgh. From the finish at Murrayfield Stadium, cyclists can board pre-booked transport back to Glasgow.
The challenge does require some training beforehand but there will For riders looking to push towards their limits, the 110-mile Big Belter is a great choice. The ride uses the same start and finish points as the Classic Challenge but takes a different route between the two cities.You’ll ride south from Glasgow through seven local authority areas in the beautiful Southern Uplands of Scotland. The route takes in the best sections of numerous Scottish cycle racing circuits, including the A77 10-Mile Time Trial.
There are some stiff climbs around Muirkirk, Ayrshire, and undulating stretches across wild moorland before you head north into Edinburgh. The transport service, at a cost of £19, will serve Big Belter riders, too. The start is at Glasgow Green at 6:45am and entry for the ride is £45.
be rest stops with free refreshment every 10 miles along the route and a free lunch at the Linlithgow Palace. Entry is £28 for adults and £19 for concessions. Transport is an additional £19.