Pedal for Parkinson's Stirling
Join our Pedal for Parkinson's event in Stirling in Summer 2019 and help keep the wheels turning for Parkinson’s research and support in Scotland.
Choose from a 100, 50 or 25-30 mile cycle through the stunning countryside around Stirling, taking in some thrilling climbs and descents.
All participants will receive:
- plenty of fundraising and training support
- 15% discount at Cycle Surgery
- chip timing
- first aid and mechanical support on the course
- checkpoints with refreshments, plus a lunch stop for 100 mile riders
- bespoke medal
I’ve taken part in Pedal for Parkinson’s for the last five years. I cycle because my husband has Parkinson’s. I want to help find a cure and improve the lives of everyone affected by the condition.
Pedal for Parkinson's Stirling FAQs
Who organises Pedal for Parkinson's Stirling?
Parkinson’s UK manages your booking, administration and sponsorship money.
Course routes, safety and logistics are planned and managed in collaboration with True Grit Events who draw on many years of experience planning and delivering a variety of outdoor events.
Who can take part?
- The following age restrictions apply:
100 miles - 16 or above
50 miles - 14 or above
25 miles - 11 or above
- U18s cannot take part unaccompanied, and must ride with an adult
- Electric bikes are welcome on all courses
How many people will be taking part?
We’re expecting around 250-300 cyclists of varying abilities.
How fit do I need to be?
Pedal for Parkinson's is designed to be a challenge for cyclists, but achievable in the time limit. A training plan is provided when you sign up, but we recommend that you seek advice from your GP before embarking on a new exercise programme.
Will I be able to sign up on the day?
Online registration will close at 23:59 on Monday 5 August 2019.
You will be able to register on the day, please note that registration fees will increase to the following:
100 miles - £60
50 miles - £45
25 miles - £35
What time will it start?
Pedal for Parkinson's Stirling will start at 08:00 (TBC), with participants leaving in waves - 100 mile riders will start first, followed by 50 miles and finally 25 miles.
What facilities will be available?
Toilets will be available at the Start/Finish area and at rest stops around the course.
You will be able to buy hot drinks and refreshments from the Start/Finish area.
Will there be refreshments?
There will be 3 rest stops along the course with food and drink for participants, including a lunch stop near to the mid-point for 100 mile riders.
Drinks and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Start/Finish area.
What medical provision is available?
Professional medical cover is provided at the Start and Finish areas and on the course. Please give way to any emergency vehicles that require access to the course.
What if I feel unwell on the day?
Do not take part if you feel unwell before the event. The organisers reserve the right to prevent participation on the day on medical grounds. If you feel unwell during Pedal for Parkinson's Shropshire, let the nearest marshal know and they will call for medical assistance.
How will Parkinson's UK support me?
We provide you with sponsorship forms and regular e-newsletters containing lots of useful fundraising and training tips. We can also provide fundraising materials such as collection tins, banners and posters on request.
When will I receive my event pack?
Your event pack containing all on the day information will be sent out two weeks before the ride.
If you have any other questions please contact the Events team on 020 7932 1314 or [email protected].
If you don’t fancy cycling, why not help out on the day? We need volunteer marshals to help guide our cyclists around the course and volunteers to hand out refreshments and finish medals on the day. Email [email protected] to find out more.