The popular Pedal for Scotland sportive has just announced that the Glasgow to Edinburgh Classic Challenge route will be traffic-free on the day. This is a first for Scotland’s biggest bike event, which takes place on Sunday (Sept 6) and it’s a nice bonus for riders.
More than 7,000 riders are expected to make the 50-mile journey from west to east, taking in Glasgow, Linlithgow, Kirkliston and Edinburgh.
Keith Irving, Chief Executive of the event organiser Cycling Scotland, said: “Having a traffic-free route for the first time creates a safer and even more enjoyable event for 7,000 people. There is still space for more people to register and to help raise funds for charity.”
Even with this new traffic-free route, participants must still follow the rules of the road and be aware of other traffic around them, especially in those areas where the other carriageway is still open, or where some limited residents’ access and essential bus services are still in place.
The 110-mile Big Belter Route will still take place on roads with traffic.
You can still register for an entry to Pedal for Scotland at www.pedalforscotland.org