Big Belter


The Pedal for Scotland Big Belter is a Sportive ride of 93 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.


Starting point

Glasgow Green from 6:45am to 7:00am. There are no wave allocations for the Big Belter.


Adults – £tbc (£tbc concessions)


Transport:  £20.

Transport can be booked for you and your bike either from Edinburgh to Glasgow Green on the morning of the event to get to the start line, or after the ride from Edinburgh back to Glasgow Green. You will be given a place on a bus while your bike will be transported in a truck. You will be given a ticket to collect your bike at the other end.

Tram Transport – TO BE CONFIRMED

Transport for Edinburgh Trams can be purchased at time of registration via website.

The route

The ride’s huge popularity is due to a great route* that takes in Scotland’s two largest cities via stunning countryside. It’s the perfect challenge for both regular riders and those who haven’t cycled in a while – a few weeks training is enough to get in shape.

There are rest stops around every ten miles or so serving free refreshments,topped off with entertainment and stalls at the finish, making for the perfect active day out for groups of friends, family or work mates. Transport can also be booked to get you and your bike to the start at Glasgow Green, or home from the finish line in Edinburgh.

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

Riders recieve

Rider pack containing vest number, bike number and info guide.

Medal at finish line.

Refreshments along the route.