Big Belter


The Pedal for Scotland Big Belter® is a sportive ride of 100 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The ride uses the same start, first 25 miles and finish points as the Classic Challenge ride, meaning you get the buzz of Scotland’s biggest bike event on a quieter route designed for serious roadies.  You'll encounter some steep climbs and some challenging descents - the Big Belter® is for those who want a serious challenge and want to put in the time to prepare for it.

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All riders get Cycle Republic discount of 20% on most equipement, 10% on bikes and a free bike service.

The Big Belter® - Ride Options

The Standard Entry gives you a great experience including refreshments, mechanical support and - of course - the all important finisher's medal.  If you want some added extras, including the ability to create or join a team, a t-shirt included (reg £7.99) bag drop included (reg £5), referral discounts and more, then you'll want to book under the fantastically valued Gold Entry for only £10 more.

Want to set up or join a team?  Get a t-shirt and bag drop included in your entry? Then register under Gold and get a host of other benefits!

So what is included in each entry option? See the table below:

The Route

The Big Belter route* takes in Scotland’s two largest cities via stunning countryside. It’s a substantial challenge with steep hills in the Bathgate Alps, but if you put in the training you'll be rewarded with great views across the Forth and the opportunity to really challenge yourself.

There are rest stops across the route with refreshments. 

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