How long will it take me to complete the route?

It is estimated that the route will take between 15-20 minutes to complete.

How do I get to/from the start/finish?

People are encouraged to arrive via public transport. If they are to arrive by car then car parking is at Falkirk Stadium. 

NCN 76 gets riders close to the venue and Falkirk Grahamston station is the closest.

Do I need a helmet?

We strongly recommend you wear a helmet for this event.

What is the minimum age to participate?

In all cases it is the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian to determine the ability of their child to take part. The route is aimed at families with children as young as 5 riding their own bikes. There are a couple of short slopes where pushing might be easier, but the majority of the course is flat and scenic. Children under 16 can take part independently on their own bike, in a tag along or in a trailer if accompanied by a parent or carer. Persons with additional support needs are welcomed with their carers.

Where can I hire a bike for the event?

If you don’t have a bike, a limited number of adult and children’s bikes will be available to support riders and families. To access a free hire bike for the event please contact info@pedal.scot.

Can I get food/drink at the venue?

The café at the Helix will be open.

Are there first aiders along the route?

Yes, there will be first aiders along the route and at the start/finish area.

Are there toilets available at the start/finish or along the route?

Yes, there will be toilets at the start/finish.

What is the route?

Pedal Falkirk is a 6km loop starting and finishing at the north end of the ‘Events Space’ in the centre of the park. Participants start just behind the curved wall and head south east to do a lap of the Falkirk Stadium before returning past the lagoon on its northern side. Once passed the lagoon they follow the cycle path up to the canal before following that down to The Kelpies. After looping round The Kelpies the route makes its way back to the start following the canal.

Are there hills? Are they steep?

It is a flat route.

Are there cars on the route?

The route will be traffic-free.

Will I share space with pedestrians?

Yes, there may be pedestrians or other cyclists on the route. Please be courteous of other users.

Will there be signage along the route?

Yes, there will be signage along the route.

Emergency access along the route

Emergency services will be able to easily access the majority of the route.

Public transport information

Falkirk Grahamston is the nearest rail station.

What roads are closed in my area?

The road leading to the Helix Car Park from the A9 will be closed to traffic on the event morning. This allows participants to use this road on the return section of their loop. There are 2 crossings on route that will be managed by stewards. The first one is an access road off the A904 and into the Falkirk Stadium and the second is the main entrance to the Falkirk Stadium car park from the roundabout on the A9.