As we look ahead to the 2019 Pedal for Scotland event on Saturday, September 8, we’re encouraging supporters to get on their bikes and raise funds for Celtic FC Foundation.
Among those already signed up to take part on behalf of the Foundation is Celtic legend, Tom Boyd, as he gets set to take on the 45-mile Classic Challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh.
Speaking ahead of the event, Tom said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in the cycle. It’s great to be part of Celtic FC Foundation’s team and hopefully plenty more supporters sign-up to join us.
“It’s a brilliant event to encourage more people to get into cycling and hopefully we can raise some funds for the Foundation too.”
Monies raised will support Celtic FC Foundation’s work in our four priority areas – Health, Equality, Learning and Poverty – and you can get behind Tom’s effort by donating HERE
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. 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. As part of the sign-up process, please join Tom and the Foundation team by searching Celtic FC Foundation when prompted.
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.
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