Nearly 7,000 people took to their bikes on Sunday for the nation’s largest cycling event. With participants ranging in age from a one year old on a tag along to 88 years old, riders completed a combined total of 294,000 miles.
Capital Scotland Breakfast Presenter Des Clarke took part on the 45-mile route on closed roads from Glasgow to Edinburgh as one of the 5,200 riders doing the Classic Challenge. Des only learned to cycle earlier this year at the age of 37 years and is delighted to have taken part in his first Pedal for Scotland.
Many participants were raising money for our official charity partner, The STV Children's Appeal, who work to help children and young people affected by poverty.