2013 T-Shirts (£5 each)
If you would like to purchase at t-shirt from this year's event
you can do so by visiting the Cycling Scotland office or sending a
Postal Order/Cheque to:
24 Blythswood Square
Please include your Size, Address and the amount of t-shirts you
required if applying by post.
*T-shirt cost £5 each
2013 SPORTIVE TIMES
The 2013 Sportive Times can be viewed
View your times through our supplier CHIP TIMING here.
GETTING YOUR BIKE READY FOR THE RIDE
Here are some simple things which can be done to optimise your
bike performance on the day:
• Degrease and oil the chain - Your chain should ideally be
degreased after every ride, however before a long ride it is
particularly important. Spray degreaser along the chain whilst
wiping with a dry cloth, don't forget the cassette and crank too.
Apply some oil to the chain before beginning the ride to facilitate
• Check your tyres - Due to the length of the ride, it is
important to have the right bike and correct set up. The easiest
bike is going to be a road bike, mainly due to the thin tyres
creating less drag. Ensure tyres are pumped up to a high pressure,
around 100psi. Mountain bikes are still fine, but the tyre pressure
will vary between 30-40psi - just check the side of the tyre for
the correct pressure, and ensure you have spare inner tubes.
• Setting up your bike - Whether road or mountain bike,
another essential is getting the correct riding position, as this
will be the most energy efficient for the ride.. A good way to
measure this is having your knee with a slight bend(almost
straight), when on the most downward part of the pedal, and to make
sure your knees are not coming too high when in the uppermost part
of the pedal. A more simple method is being on your tip toes (but
still in control) when sitting on the seat.
• If possible check that your gears are cycling properly and
changing smoothly (this is easier if you have a build stand), and
that the chain is not rubbing on the derailleur.
• Tighten all bolts around handlebars, frame and wheels. Use
a 15ml spanner to check the pedals are tight. A set of Allan keys
is required for this.
• Check that brakes are tight enough to provide stopping
power - but not so tight that the shoes rub on the tyre (which will
be fully inflated). Be sure to check your break shoes for signs of
wear and tear if your bike is not new.
Below is our rider information brochure from 2013. The brochure
is a reference guide for the 2014 event. The 2014 event brochure
will be made available online here next summer.
News from Cycling Scotland
Bike Events Scotland
Find every kind of event on Bike Events Scotland - Scotland's
best cycling events website. From sportives, mountain biking
events, family rides, through to training events and exhibitions,
this site has everything. Why not find some training rides for
freshnlo Pedal for Scotland? www.bikeeventsscotland.com
Cycle Friendly Employer
Cycling to work is a brilliant way to prepare for freshnlo Pedal
for Scotland, but if your workplace facilities aren't up to
scratch, why not point your boss in the direction of the Cycle
Friendly Employer Award? The award is given to workplaces that
provide the right facilities, incentives and promotion to encourage
cycling to work.
Find out more here.
If you're bringing the kids along to freshnlo Pedal for
Scotland, their cycling skills and confidence will be greatly
improved if they've done their Bikeability Scotland training.
Find out more here.