Big Belter

Looking to really push yourself? Take on the challenge of the 100-mile Big Belter!

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Is this ride for me?

Cycle regularly but want to take it up a level? Looking for a personal challenge? Want to test your legs on some hillier climbs? The Big Belter is for you. Pedal for Scotland’s sportive is designed for riders who want to really push themselves, serious roadies who want a serious challenge and are prepared to put the time in to prepare for it.

Why should I take part?

To conquer the century ride on quiet roads and steep hills, where you can challenge yourself to the next level. You’ll finish alongside all the other riders taking part in Pedal for Scotland so you’ll get to share the buzz of completing Scotland’s bike event.

If you’d like to, this is a great event to fundraise for a cause you care about.

What can I expect?

An early start in Glasgow Green, with on-site mechanical support should you need any last-minute maintenance. You’ll head off on a well signed route, with the first 20 miles on closed roads, encounter some steep climbs and challenging descents all the while enjoying the beautiful Scottish views.

Entry options

Prices above exclude a small processing fee.

If you have signed up already with the Standard entry and would like to upgrade to Gold, please login here and use the change category feature.

T-shirt

This is the limited edition, 20th anniversary design. It’s a technical t-shirt for the first time – a light, breathable material that wicks the moisture away from your skin.

It can be ordered during the registration process and will be sent to you with your rider pack prior to the event. Please make sure you check the size chart before ordering a t-shirt. Technical material tends to be a tighter fit, so please choose your size accordingly.

If you've registered already, you can add a t-shirt to your entry here.

Bag transfer and showers

Those are included in the Gold offer or can be added to your entry during registration for £6.

This means you can leave your bag at the start line and pick it up at the finish line and not worry about it while you're enjoying the event. The drop off and pick up areas will be clearly signed on the day and marked on the map in your rider booklet.

Showers will be available at the finish line.

Trams

You can purchase a return tram ticket during registration for £3.20. It's valid on the day of the event for use between Edinburgh Haymarket and Ingliston Park & Ride to help you travel to/from the Royal Highland Centre. The ticket will come in your rider pack prior to the event in the form of a wristband.

Edinburgh Trams reserve the right to refuse entry to riders without official Pedal for Scotland Tram tickets on the day.

Where does the route go?

The Big Belter route takes in Scotland’s two largest cities on a 100-mile route through stunning countryside. It’s a substantial challenge with steep hills, but if you put in the training you'll be rewarded with great views across the Forth. There are rest stops across the route with refreshments.

You can take a look at the 2018 route for reference.

**PLEASE NOTE: Final route is subject to change.**

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