Classic Challenge

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

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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 tail wind!  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. 

Entry options 

You can choose from the Standard or Gold entry.  Gold entry offers lots of additional benefits including this year’s limited edition t-shirt.

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 email us at to make the change.

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.


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 very popular and some sizes have now sold out. If you are having problems ordering a t-shirt then please contact us on and we’ll doublecheck our stock. Please make sure you check the adult size chart and kids size chart before ordering a t-shirt.

Technical material tends to be a tighter fit, so please choose your size accordingly. Children sizes are a guide based on an average child of the age range listed, so please choose the size accordingly to the measurements provided.

If you've registered already, you can add a t-shirt to your entry by emailing us at

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.


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.