|Cyclists stopping off for a well earned break|
Before a majority of the Scottish public had stirred from their beds this morning (Sunday), around 10,000 keen cyclists set-off on an annual challenge to raise funds for good causes in Scotland. For the last 17 years Cycling Scotland, has organised the Pedal for Scotland, 50 mile ride between Glasgow and Edinburgh, with enthusiasm increasing each year.
|Some countryside spectators choosing a more relaxed day|
Riders setting off between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. from Glasgow Green's, Peoples Palace through the city and then into the Scottish countryside, where they receive a warm welcome in the small villages and towns as they pass through.
The village I live in provides a stop off point, giving the cyclists time to catch their breath and replenish their energy with the intake of light refreshments. They travel another 10 miles, taking lunch in the shadow of Linlithgow Palace, before they don their helmets and get on their bikes once more for the last leg of the trip, the finishing line being Edinburgh's. Murrayfield Stadium.
This challenge is pedaling power at its best.