Classic Challenge

Online registration is now closed. You can still sign up on the day at Glasgow Green before 8:30am (£35 / £25 concession).

This year marks Pedal for Scotland's 20th anniversary and is our last ever, closed road, Glasgow-to-Edinburgh ride.

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Is this ride for me?

Yes, this ride is aimed at people of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re an experienced biker, cycle occasionally or would like to start cycling more, the Classic Challenge can offer a brilliant challenge and fun day out.

Take part to challenge yourself and experience the amazing atmosphere with thousands of others, cycling between Scotland’s two largest cities! In the past three years, the Classic Challenge route was rated good or very good by 99% of riders.

What can I expect?

An early start from Glasgow Green and a beautiful, closed road cycle towards Edinburgh – with a guaranteed tailwind! There are rest stops roughly every ten miles with plenty of food for fuel. 45 miles later you’ll be crossing the finish line in Edinburgh and getting your well-deserved medal. 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 

The standard Classic Challenge includes:

  • closed road route
  • snacks and refreshments at all rest stops
  • mechanical support
  • lunch at Linlithgow
  • finisher's medal
  • team entry option (create or join a team)
  • referral discount

Online registration is now closed. You can still sign up on the day at Glasgow Green before 8:30am (£35 / £25 concession).

The Classic Challenge Gold entry option including the event t-shirt, bag transfer, showers and priority queueing has now sold out.

We’d also love you to bring along pals, family or colleagues - simply share the referral link that you get after registration, if you get 3 people to sign up, you get 15% off entry.

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?

You’ll start the Classic Challenge from Glasgow Green in Glasgow and head east, cycling through the stunning Scottish countryside. With refreshment stops in Drumpellier Country Park, Slammannan and Linlithgow, you can take your time along this relatively flat route and cross the finish line in Edinburgh.

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

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

A limited number of return tram tickets between Edinburgh Haymarket and Ingliston Park & Ride were available to purchase, but these 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 of all ages and abilities to enjoy cycling more often.