The freshnlo Pedal for Scotland took place on 12 September, with over 9,000 riders taking part. Cyclists of all ages and abilities took part in the ride from Glasgow Green to Victoria Park in Edinburgh, which had regular rest stops, free snacks and entertainment along the route. Pedal for Scotland was established by Cycling Scotland in 1999 to promote cycling as a healthy lifestyle choice and is now Scotland’s biggest bike ride. This year Jo Forbes, her dad John, her aunt Yvonne and their friend Alyson took part and had a great time.
Jo said: “For anyone who enjoys cycling I can thoroughly recommend the Pedal for Scotland cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh (51miles in total!)! This year there were 9000 cyclists (2000 more than last year I think) all setting off from Glasgow Green towards Edinburgh, with regular stopping/break points along the way at approx each 10miles mark. The weather was fantastic with bright warm sunshine throughout with a gentle breeze to keep you cool. The stop offs were all very well organised with free milk (sponsored by fresh & low), water, granola bars and toilets etc which made for a great day out! Even managed to cycle alongside Kaye Adams (who wasn’t wearing a helmet I must add! Very disappointed!)
It costs £20 to enter and finishes in Leith Victoria Park where there was a very friendly crowd cheering everyone across the finish! A very well organised, friendly event which I shall be returning to do again next year!”