What is Pedal for Scotland?

Pedal for Scotland, organised by Cycling Scotland, is Scotland’s biggest bike event. Back in 1999, the first event attracted 400 riders. The event has grown increasingly popular with more routes, bigger challenges and more and more participants joining in year on year.

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Pedal for Scotland returns for our 20th anniversary event on 8 September 2019, with rides to choose from that cater for all ages and abilities. The main event day will feature the iconic 45 mile Classic Challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the colossal 100 mile Big Belter from Glasgow to Edinburgh and a 10 mile, family-friendly, Wee Jaunt Edinburgh from Linlithgow to Edinburgh.


This year we've teamed up with British Heart FoundationSAMH, Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity and STV Appeal to get more people cycling while supporting good causes. We encourage everyone to fundraise for those organisation when taking part in the event or donate during registration.



Cycling Scotland, with their event management companies, is trying to reduce single-use plastic at Pedal for Scotland this year. 

We recognise that with thousands of participants the amount of single-use plastic can add up. Water bottles are just one of the areas we are looking to improve upon. In looking at our options we also need to take other factors into account when making decisions to ensure the health and safety of all participants and also those delivering the event.

We strongly encourage every participant to bring their own water bottle for the event.