Help & Advice

Training and preparation is very important when riding over a distance of 45 miles. Here we offer some training and riding advice to help you take on the challenge.

PACE

Some do the journey in under 3 hours, some take all day. It’s not a race! Go at a speed that suits you. Go with friends who will ride at your pace and the journey will be much easier. Don’t fight to make your bike go faster. If you’re struggling, change down a gear or two, relax and breathe deeply. Remember that there may be a headwind so you may be cycling for longer than usual. If so, make sure that you pace yourself accordingly.

FOOD

Take nourishing snacks and liquids (water or energy drinks), and stop to eat and drink before you actually feel hungry or thirsty. Information on rest stops is available from the about the ride page.

Your bike: Don’t be let down by the bike itself. Make sure you bike is serviced before riding the event and carry a puncture repair kit. Back up mechanical services are available throughout the route.

FIRST AID

There will be people to help at most of the points along the route. 

Preparing for the event

Preparing for the event

Find out our advice and tips to help you prepare for the event.

Training rides

Training rides

Find led rides and cycling routes for you to get prepared for Pedal for Scotland.

FAQs

FAQs

Find out the answers to the frequently asked questions about the event.