Big Belter

Online registration is now closed. You can still sign up on the day at Glasgow Green before 6:45am (Standard £55 / £45 concession or Gold £65 / £55 concession).

This year marks Pedal for Scotland's 20th anniversary and is our last ever, Glasgow-to-Edinburgh ride. Join us and take on the challenge of the 100-mile Big Belter finale!

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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. All details including start times, getting to and from the event, what you need to bring and the route are in the rider information brochure. 

**UPDATE – due to demand both transport to the start and transport from the finish have now SOLD OUT.

Entry options

Prices for on the day registrations are:

Standard entry - £55 / £45 concession

Gold entry-  £65 / £55 concession

Riders also receive a 20% discount at Cycle Republic until 21 September.

T-shirt - SOLD OUT

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.

Our 20th anniversary t-shirt has proved to be very popular and is now sold out.

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.

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

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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 - SOLD OUT

Tram tickets between Edinburgh Haymarket and Ingliston Park & Ride are now sold out.

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

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Pedal for Scotland is a non-profit event that aims to provide safe and engaging routes for people to enjoy cycling more often.