Sunday, September 8 marks the 20th anniversary of the annual Pedal for Scotland event and we’re encouraging supporters to get on their bikes and join Celtic legend, Tom Boyd to take part in the event’s big finale, in support of Celtic FC Foundation.
Pedal For Scotland’s Classic Challenge is a closed-road, Glasgow-to-Edinburgh ride and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. Whether you’re an experienced cyclist, cycle occasionally or would like to start cycling more, the ride can offer a brilliant challenge and fun day out.
Starting at Glasgow Green, the Classic Challenge offers a beautiful, closed-road cycle heading east, through the stunning Scottish countryside. There are rest stops roughly every 10 miles with plenty of food for fuel – and, 45 miles later, you’ll be crossing the finish line in Edinburgh and getting your well-earned medal.
Classic Challenge entrants can choose from the Standard (£31) or Gold (£43) entry – Gold entry offers a host of additional benefits including start line queue skip, priority queuing at rest stops, bag transfer from start to finish and access to showers.
Participants also have the choice of taking part in the Big Belter or the family-friendly Wee Jaunt Edinburgh.
The Big Belter, is aimed at the more experienced cyclist, looking to push themselves in this 100-mile challenge. Those taking part will also begin at Glasgow Green and finish in Edinburgh, however, they will encounter some steep climbs and challenging descents along the way. Standard (£51) and Gold (£61) entry are once again available.
The Wee Jaunt Edinburgh is more suited to families, as well as beginners and people keen to get back into cycling. Starting in Linlithgow, the 10-mile cycle takes place on closed-roads to the finish line, with the event village offering a range of activities for all ages, as well as lots of refreshments. This option is open to adults and children, priced at £9 and £6 respectively, with family prices available from £15.
You can register for any of these event now at https://www.cycling.scot/pedal-for-scotland. Following registration, please contact us on 0141 551 4204 or email [email protected] and we will provide you with a fundraising pack including sponsorship form, guidance on how to set up an online fundraising page and an official Celtic FC Foundation t-shirt.