Road Closures

Road Closures

Pedal for Scotland is Scotland’s largest cycling event of the year – a mass participation bike ride for around 10,000 people who will be cycling from Glasgow Green to Edinburgh on a 45 mile route that raises substantial funds for charity.

Organisers have worked with community representatives in specific towns along the route, as well as local authorities and emergency services to identify how to minimise any disruption from the event and will continue to do so.

Each and every year we aim to make the experience not only more enjoyable for those taking part, but also a safer one for everyone in and around the route on the day.

We are pleased to announce that this year’s Pedal for Scotland event will take place on Sunday 10 September 2016. Pedal for Scotland is the country’s largest cycling event and, as well as helping people get active, has raised millions for good causes over the past 19 years.

We are working closely with Local Authorities and Police Scotland to ensure we keep the disruption to your community to a minimum – and with blue light services to ensure that they can continue to operate a business as usual service on event day.

Learning from the experience of past events of this type we are working hard to enable as much access as is feasibly possible throughout the day. If you require vehicle access on the day we recommend parking your vehicle in a nearby road that is not affected by the route.

You can stay up-to-date with the event’s planning progress (and any changes in the impact on your neighbourhood) by visiting www.pedalforscotland.org. If you have any immediate concerns or event day requirements, please do get in touch with us via info@pedalforscotland.org.

We would like to thank you in advance for your understanding and support – and to apologise for any inconvenience that you may experience on event day.

Frequently Asked questions


Emergency Access Along the Route

Emergency services such as Police Scotland, Scottish Ambulance Service, Scottish Fire and Rescue and all impacted local authority emergency personnel have been informed of plans and are briefed on the event.  As such, any emergencies will be treated in the usual manner, so if you require the emergency services, please call 999.  Any access required for emergency vehicles will be maintained and prioritised by event staff.

Access On the Day of the Event

There will be stewards, police officers and volunteers positioned along the route.  If you require assistance on the day that is not a 999 emergency please ask event staff to help.  In addition, there will be signs on and around the route indicating diversions for traffic.

Public Transport Info for Winchburgh and Kirkliston

Once arrangements have been made, further details will be found here.

Train information for Linlithgow

For further information on ScotRail’s services please visit the ScotRail website or contact them directly, please also note that ScotRail has a policy on carriage of bicycles so please view that on their website.

What's happening in Glasgow?

Details of road closures will be found here as soon as they are available.

Roads will be closed between the hours shown to ensure the safety of people participating in and stewarding at the event and will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.  Wherever possible, we will re-open the roads earlier than the times shown, but cannot guarantee that this will happen.

Diversion routes will be in place on the day with local access points at key locations along the route to allow vehicles to cross at dedicated safe managed points. Please check with your local bus operator for any changes to public transport service and routes on the day.

What's happening in North Lanarkshire (Coatbridge, Glenmavis)?

Details of road closures will be found here as soon as they are available.

Roads will be closed between the hours shown to ensure the safety of people participating in and stewarding at the event and will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.  Wherever possible, we will re-open the roads earlier than the times shown, but cannot guarantee that this will happen.

Diversion routes will be in place on the day with local access points at key locations along the route to allow vehicles to cross at dedicated safe managed points. Please check with your local bus operator for any changes to public transport service and routes on the day.

What's happening in Falkirk (Slamannan, Avonbridge, California, Maddiston, Whitecross)?

Details of road closures will be found here as soon as they are available.

Roads will be closed between the hours shown to ensure the safety of people participating in and stewarding at the event and will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.  Wherever possible, we will re-open the roads earlier than the times shown, but cannot guarantee that this will happen.

Diversion routes will be in place on the day with local access points at key locations along the route to allow vehicles to cross at dedicated safe managed points. Please check with your local bus operator for any changes to public transport service and routes on the day.

What's happening in West Lothian (Linlithgow, Winchburgh)?

Details of road closures will be found here as soon as they are available.

Roads will be closed between the hours shown to ensure the safety of people participating in and stewarding at the event and will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.  Wherever possible, we will re-open the roads earlier than the times shown, but cannot guarantee that this will happen.

Diversion routes will be in place on the day with local access points at key locations along the route to allow vehicles to cross at dedicated safe managed points. Please check with your local bus operator for any changes to public transport service and routes on the day.

What's happening in Edinburgh (Kirkliston)?

Details of road closures will be found here as soon as they are available.

Roads will be closed between the hours shown to ensure the safety of people participating in and stewarding at the event and will be re-opened as soon as it is safe to do so.  Wherever possible, we will re-open the roads earlier than the times shown, but cannot guarantee that this will happen.

Diversion routes will be in place on the day with local access points at key locations along the route to allow vehicles to cross at dedicated safe managed points. Please check with your local bus operator for any changes to public transport service and routes on the day.