FAQs

I can't register online for the event, what do I do?

The easiest and quickest way to register for Pedal for Scotland is to go online to www.pedalforscotland.org and book onto your chosen ride. However, if this is not possible please give us a call on 0333 300 3485 and we’ll try to help.

What are the age limits for the Wee Jaunts?

Wee Jaunt rides, entrants under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. Persons with learning difficulties are welcomed with their carers.  

Children aged between 10 and 16 can ride independently in Pedal for Scotland Wee Jaunts if accompanied by a responsible adult.  

Children under 16 can take part in the Pedal for Scotland Wee Jaunt rides independently on their own bike, in a tag along or in a trailer if accompanied by a parent or carer. In all cases it is the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian to determine the ability of their child to take part in Pedal for Scotland rides.

What are the age limits for the Classic Challenge and Big Belter?


Both the Classic Challenge and Big Belter are challenging rides, and therefore:

Classic Challenge entrants under the age of sixteen must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians. All Classic Challenge participants under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to register on their behalf and sign the terms and conditions. Persons with learning difficulties are welcomed with their carers. Children aged between 10 and 16 can ride independently in Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge if accompanied by a responsible adult. Children aged 9 or under can take part in Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge on a tag-a-long or in a children’s bike trailer. Children under 16 can take part in the Pedal for Scotland Wee Jaunt rides independently on their own bike, in a tag along or in a trailer if accompanied by a parent or carer. In all cases it is the responsibility of the child’s parent or guardian to determine the ability of their child to take part in Pedal for Scotland rides.

Big Belter entrants must be aged 16 and over to register to take part. All Big Belter participants under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian to register on their behalf and sign the terms and conditions. The Big Belter route is largely on open roads and we highlight that those under the age of 18 remain the responsibility of their parents or guardians at all times and strongly recommend that you ride together.

Can I buy event transport or a t-shirt if I've already registered?

Riders on the Classic Challenge and Big Belter Rides can add transport on to their booking by logging into their online Active account and clicking to add transport (click ‘Login’ at the top of the Pedal for Scotland webpages). Instructions on how to do this are found on your registration confirmation email. Please note that event transport MUST be booked in advance. For further support you can call our support line on 0333 300 3485. No bookings for transport can be made on the event day. T-shirts can then also be purchased via your online account, as above.

NOTE: If you are booking transport or t-shirts, please try to book these when you register. They are both very popular, so to ensure that you get a transport space and/or a t-shirt book these as early as possible.

Can I fundraise for any charity?

Pedal for Scotland’s official charity partner for 2017 is the STV Children’s Appeal. To find out more information regarding the charity please go to the STV Children’s Appeal page. Pedal for Scotland does not facilitate any fundraising for charities that are not the official charity partner.

When will I receive my starter pack?

Starter packs will be posted out to you around 1-2 weeks before the event. If you register after Tuesday, 5 September you will have to pick up your starter pack from a collection point in Glasgow Green on the day of the event. The starter pack will include your: entry number; bike number; route details; transport tickets (if purchased), t-shirt (if purchased); all other information that you require to participate within the rider information booklet.

An online copy of the Rider Information Booklet can be found on the right side of this webpage.

Timing chips for the Big Belter riders will also be included in the starter pack.

How does event transport work?

Each participant loads their bike on to a truck in Edinburgh (each will be numbered) then heads to get the first available bus. Both bike and participant will be transported through to Glasgow Green at which point the participant will be able to collect their bike from the relevant bike pen (the same number as that of the truck).

For security purposes each participant is given a vest number and a bike frame number. Upon arrival at the destination security staff will ask each participant to show their vest number and they will then be matched up with their bike.

Can I add more people to an existing team?

Yes, just make sure that the team name is spelled exactly the same.

NOTE: Teams can only be registered through The Classic Challenge Gold and The Big Belter Gold. Spaces for CC or BB Gold are limited so please book early.

How do I know if I and the rest of the team are registered?

A successful entrant will receive confirmation emails detailing all participant details and a receipt of the amount paid.

If not received there is a high probability that you have not been registered.

If you have any further queries regarding your registration please don’t hesitate to contact info@pedalforscotland.org for further information.

I can't make it to the event now - can I transfer my place or get a refund?

Entry donations are non-refundable, as per the Terms and Conditions. Should you be unable to participate in the event or wish to cancel your entry your entry donation will be treated as a charitable donation and will not be refunded.

If you have purchased bus transportation and are unable to attend the event or miss the allocated transport times your bus ticket will not be refunded and will be treated as a charitable donation.

I need transport for me and my bike to get to the start in Glasgow Green (or back to Glasgow from the finish). How does this work?

As in previous years, we will be offering the opportunity to book transport for you and your bike from the Royal Highland Centre to Glasgow Green for the start of the ride. Please see above on details on how to get to/from the Royal Highland Centre. In addition, there will be transport available to book for you and your bike to return from the Royal Highland Centre back to Glasgow Green after you finish.

For more information and timings see the relevant pages when you book your place. You are also able to book transport as an additional item after your registration if you decide you want it a little later on, but please remember that spaces are limited, so to avoid disappointment, book early.

You will receive your transport ticket/wristband in your rider pack in the post before the event.