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freshnlo Pedal for Scotland 2014

Medal winning cyclist Louise Haston puts presenters David Farrell and Jennie Cook through their pedal paces ahead of freshnlo Pedal for Scotland

Commonwealth Games Silver medallist and Scottish Cycling athlete Louise Haston put TV and radio presenters David Farrell and Jennie Cook through their pedal paces yesterday ahead of freshnlo Pedal for Scotland next Sunday. 

With just over a week to go, Louise was on hand to give David, host of the STV Riverside Show and Jennie Cook who co-hosts Capital Breakfast show some last minute medal winning tips.

Both David and Jennie will take on the 47 mile Challenge Ride, whilst Louise will tackle the 110 mile Sportive. We hope you'll all be there cheering them on!


Crombie Primary Pupils Gear up for freshnlo Pedal for Scotland in Aberdeen!


Primary 6 pupils from Crombie Primary, Westhill saddled up and headed to Hazelhead Forest today (27 August) for a day of mountain biking  with Adventure Aberdeen ahead of freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Aberdeen Family Ride.

Mrs Maguire's P6 class won the trip as part of the Give Me Cycle Space campaign in June.  Give Me Cycle Space is a national campaign aimed at encouraging children to cycle to school. The class won the cycle to school competition which runs alongside the campaign with an impressive 92% of pupils cycling to school in one week.

Crombie Primary also received Cycling Scotland's Cycle Friendly School Award in 2012 in recongnition of the commitment they have already shown towards encouraging their pupils to cycle to school. The school also delivers Bikeability Scotland training to pupils to help give provide them with the skills and confidence to cycle safely on today's roads. This is ideal preparation for those participating in this year's freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Aberdeen ride on 14 September which features a 5 mile traffic free loop starting and finishing from Duthie Park.

Mrs Maguire from Crombie Primary said: "I am thrilled that we won the Adventure Cycling Day as a reward for completing the most cycle journeys to school during the Give Me Cycle Space campaign. We encourage cycling to school to keep the children active and independent. The pupils are looking forward to putting their cycling skills to the test at freshnlo Pedal for Scotland and can't wait to see the stunt show and other exciting things on offer."

Ewan Wallace, head of Transportation at Aberdeenshire Council said: "It's been a fantastic opportunity for Aberdeenshire Council to be involved in this important national road safety campaign.  Aberdeenshire council are committed to improving safety for pupils travelling to and from school as well as providing opportunities to increase the number of trips made by bike.  Well done to Crombie Primary School who have clearly shown a keen interest in encourage more active travel."

Keith Irving, Chief Executive of Cycling Scotland said: "It's great to see a school like Crombie Primary really encouraging their pupils to cycle to school as well as taking part in cycling as a fun activity. I am looking forward to bringing freshnlo Pedal for Scotland back to Aberdeen for a second year and hope to see lots of young people and families at Duthie Park on 14 September"


All new family friendly Edinburgh Circular Ride announced on 7 September!

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In addition to the staple 110 mile, 47 mile and 9 mile rides, we are delighted to announce that this year we are also offering a 4 mile family friendly ride for riders of all ages and abilities, starting at Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh.

About: The Edinburgh Circular ride provides a fantastic (almost completely traffic-free) route leaving from and finishing at Murrayfield Stadium. Enjoy the experience of crossing the finish line inside Murrayfield Stadium with the rest of the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland rides.

Route:  A four mile circular route from Murrayfield Stadium on closed roads, quiet residential streets and cycle paths.

Start time: 9:30am, Murrayfield Stadium

Price: Child - £2, Adult - £4, Family Ticket (up to 2 adults and 4 children) £9.

Register here. 

Aberdeen Ride announced! freshnlo Pedal for Scotland will return to Aberdeen for a FREE family friendly ride on 14 September!

STV presenters Tyrone Smith and Laura Goodwin put in some pedal practise today with local children Max and Libby Forsyth ahead of taking part in freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Aberdeen Ride. 


This year the family ride, which is FREE to enter, will be held at Duthie Park and will cover a five mile traffic-free loop, perfect for cyclists of all ages and abilities. There will also be an exciting event expo at the finish featuring a cycle stunt show, skills track, Nestrans GetAbout bike roadshow and more.

freshnlo Pedal for Scotland returns to Aberdeen on Sunday 14 September after great success at the initial event in 2013 which saw over 300 families sign up to cycle together along the Beach Boulevard.

Participants in the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland family ride can also raise money for children and young people in Scotland affected by poverty by supporting the event's official charity partner, the STV Appeal. 

To enter the ride please click here


Danny will perform his new 'Drop and Roll' show at Glasgow Family Ride on 21st September




Scotland's very own premier street trials rider Danny MacAskill was performing his trademark flips and tricks outside the STV studios in Glasgow today (8th July), showing off his skills to local children to officially launch the 2014 freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Glasgow Ride.

The freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Glasgow Ride, in partnership with Decathlon, includes a four mile family friendly cycle ride followed by an action packed show at the Velodrome with Danny MacAskill's Drop and Roll show.

Read the full article here

Prices for freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Glasgow Ride & Danny MacAskill Drop & Roll Show 21 Sep 2014 

Adult £8

Child £5

Family (2 adults and 2 children) £19

Family 'Action Hub' ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £29

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Prices for freshnlo Pedal for Scotland 7 Sep 2014 

Select from our 3 rides below

47 mile Challenge Ride: £26 register here

47 mile Challenge Ride concession rate: £16 register here

110 mile Sportive: £40 register here

9 mile Edinburgh Family Ride: £8 adult and £5 child register here

Family Ticket (up to 2 adults and 3 children) £19 register here

Taking part in this year's event and have a question?

Download our freshnlo Pedal for Scotland Rider Information Brochure for 2014 here

Check our Rider FAQ's here

Do you have a question regarding traffic management and road closures during any of the events?

Please refer to question 11 in our FAQs here 

Download traffic and road closure notification letter  here


Watch our freshnlo Pedal for Scotland 2014 TV adverts by clicking on the images below 





Watch our freshnlo Pedal for Scotland 2013 1 minute videos by clicking on the images below.

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Corporate Challenge 2014

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Registration for this year's Corporate Challenge is now open. Register your organisations team here.

Corporate teams taking the challenge in 2014 include...






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