Come along and cheer on the cyclists!
This September the BIG Belter - Pedal for Scotland event is coming to West Lothian. Competitors completing the route will cycle a massive 93 miles between Glasgow and Edinburgh. The route will directly pass through Beecraigs Country Park in The Bathgate Hills and the beautiful picturesque town of Torphichen.
Get involved by coming along to either location to cheer on the competitors, soak up the atmosphere or simply sit outdoors and enjoy a nice refreshing drink or meal. Either way you are certain to have a fantastic time.
At Beecraigs Country Park Visitor Centre and Café you can see the competitors as they speed by. This recently refurbished centre offers wonderful panoramic views across the three Forth Bridges, a wonderful and well-priced cafe, an education centre and a playpark to keep the little one’s entertained. We are expecting it to be super busy so make sure to head up early.
There is also going to be lots going on in the historical village of Torphichen as Torphichen is one of the official lunch stops for Big Belter participants. Come and visit this quaint little place, home to the Torphichen Preceptory where William Wallace once visited. Get down early to secure your spot outside the Torphichen Inn to cheer on the passing cyclists. Enjoy live music and food and drink and enjoy a stroll around the village.
The Bathgate Hill roads used for the race will not be closed on the event day so access won't be a problem. Please drive carefully however! The fastest Big Belter cyclists are expected to arrive at Torphichen from around 09.30am then Beecraigs around 10am. The majority of cyclists are expected to arrive around lunchtime however and will continue arriving until almost 4pm.
Check out the web for more info and to see the route: Pedal for Scotland Big Belter