Pedal for Scotland Launch

PFS Launch

STV2 presenter Laura Boyd was joined by Commonwealth silver medallist, Charline Joiner, Transport Minister, Humza Yousaf at the launch of the 19th Pedal for Scotland.

Pedal for Scotland - Scotland’s biggest bike event - will see thousands of people cycle with friends, family and co-workers across the 45 mile Classic Challenge route on closed roads from Glasgow to Edinburgh on 10th September.

Cycling Scotland chief executive, Keith Irving, said: “Pedal for Scotland is a unique event, where people of all ages and abilities set off with thousands of others from the buzz of Glasgow Green, heading East to the capital on closed roads. Last year, 80% of participants completed the Classic Challenge with a friend, family member or colleague, and the 45 mile Classic Challenge presents an ideal opportunity to try cycling an achievable distance, through some of Scotland’s fine scenery.

“Now in its 19th year, Pedal for Scotland gets people into cycling and each year we see more and more people choosing to cycle for everyday journeys having been inspired by their achievement on the day.”

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: “I am delighted to be able to support the Pedal for Scotland bikes rides. These events encourage everyone to get on their bike, regardless of age and levels of fitness, and try one of the rides that is best suited to them. Over 10,000 people will take part in the various Pedal for Scotland events this summer and I am pleased to be part of one of the biggest mass participation cycling events in Scotland.”

STV2 presenter, Laura Boyd said: “I am getting back in the saddle for my third time taking part in Pedal for Scotland. I never thought I would be able to cycle from Glasgow to Edinburgh but the camaraderie, challenge and added incentive of cake stops along the way makes it one of the most enjoyable experiences I have ever had, with a real sense of achievement at the end. Raising funds for the STV Children’s Appeal makes it all the more worthwhile and I can’t wait to take part again. I’ve also put in a special request to my pal Sean Batty to ensure the sun shines on us – no pressure Sean!”

Participants of Pedal for Scotland can raise money for children and young people in Scotland affected by poverty by supporting the STV Children’s Appeal, who return as the event’s official charity partner.

To join STV Laura Boyd and raise money for STV Children’s Appeal visit www.pedalforscotland.org and help young people and children affected by poverty in Scotland.