The Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge is a 45 mile bike ride from Glasgow to Edinburgh. This is the event’s most popular ride and attracted over 6,000 participants in 2017.  Challenge yourself, take part with friends and family or raise money for great causes - no matter your reason for taking part, the Classic Challenge is a fantastic day out on your bike.The GOLD option provides fantastic extras and the ability to create a team.


The Pedal for Scotland Big Belter is a Sportive ride of 100 miles from Glasgow to Edinburgh. The ride uses the same start, first 25 miles and finish points as the Classic Challenge ride, meaning you get the buzz of Scotland’s biggest bike event on a quieter route designed for serious roadies. The GOLD option provides fantastic extras and the ability to create a team.

The Wee Jaunt provides a fantastic and traffic free route taking in the last 10 miles of the Classic Challenge route, starting in Linlithgow and joining the festival atmosphere with the rest of the Pedal for Scotland Classic Challenge and Big Belter® riders at the finish line at the Royal Highland Centre.

About Pedal for Scotland

Pedal for Scotland returns for our 19th year on 9th September 2018. Pedal for Scotland’s main event day will feature the 45 mile Classic Challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh, the 100 mile Big Belter from Glasgow to Edinburgh and the 10 mile Wee Jaunt Edinburgh from Linlithgow to Ingliston.  

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What You’ve Said

Mark Beaumont

Around The World Cyclist

"I really look forward to Pedal for Scotland each year and taking on the Classic Challenge ride so I can spend the day chatting to people and enjoying the great atmosphere..."

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