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Published on Oct 2, 2012
Glasgow 9 September, 2012: A Summer of cycling heroics reached its peak with over 8500 people saddling up to join Mark Beaumont and Transport Minister Keith Brown in riding the freshnlo Pedal for Scotland event.
Participants rode their way through a combined distance almost equivalent to the moon and back across two events. Over 7600 cyclists of all abilities tackled the 47 mile Challenge ride between Glasgow and Edinburgh while over 800 people finished the 110 mile timed Sportive ride through the Southern Uplands which this year featured 2400m of ascent to pose an even stiffer challenge.
Mark Beaumont commented: "The achievements of elite athletes this Summer has captured the imagination of the nation, but seeing thousands of people from all backgrounds taking to their bikes today is the really important measure of how far cycling has come. It truly is an activity for all and I applaud each and every one of today's heroes who joined in with freshnlo Pedal for Scotland."