Looking to really push yourself? Take on the challenge of the 100-mile Big Belter!
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 push yourself in a race against the clock. You’ll start and finish alongside all the other riders taking part in Pedal for Scotland so you’ll get to share the buzz of Scotland’s bike event before you head off on quieter roads and steeper hills where you can challenge yourself to the next level.
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 closed to traffic, encounter some steep climbs and challenging descents all the while enjoying the beautiful Scottish views.
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.
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.
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.**
Pedal for Scotland is a non-profit event that aims to provide safe and engaging routes for people to enjoy cycling more often.