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Edinburgh Night Ride is a fantastic one day charity bike ride event.

Pedalling 50 miles around Edinburgh you’ll see the sunset over the coast, cycle through beautiful Georgian streets under the moon and stars, and discover stunning night views of the city as you pass iconic sights along the way, including Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh Castle, The Forth Bridges, Scottish Parliament Buildings and Holyrood Palace (to name a few) – all whilst the city sleeps… it really is a unique way to explore this spectacular city!

What are you waiting for? Sign up today and leave your tyre tracks on the streets of Edinburgh.

We cycle the first part of the journey in daylight as we climb Arthur’s Seat, the highest elevation of the route, to see fantastic views of the city in the evening dusk. After we descend, our route sees us cycling along the coast where we’ll witness stunning views as we cycle into the sunset and continue our ride around the beautiful streets of Edinburgh.

After covering 50 miles we finish our challenge in the early hours of Sunday morning, pedalling triumphantly across the finish line to claim our finisher’s medals – not forgetting a well-deserved drink and slice of cake!

Please note that the route is fully signposted and on open roads which are not closed to traffic. The GPX file of the route is usually available a few months before the challenge if you would like this file please contact our offices. Also this is not a timed event.

For further information head over to the dedicated Edinburgh Night Ride website or request a brochure which includes some handy FAQs.  #EdinburghNightRide

Key Points

Challenge Duration

Challenge Duration 1 night

Activity Duration

Activity Duration 1 night

Challenge Distance

Challenge Distance 50 miles (approx)

Challenge Grading

Challenge Grading Challenging

Accommodation Type

Accommodation Type N/A

Min. Numbers Required

Min. Numbers Required 300

Challenge Highlights

Cycle through the moonlit streets of Scotland’s capital. Join hundreds of other riders for a fun filled night to remember. Experience the best sights of Edinburgh in a different light. Make your miles count by raising money for any charity

Why Choose Global Adventure Challenges

  • Over 1,000 people have successfully completed the challenge in the last 3 years.
  • A safe but challenging ride for beginners and experienced cyclists alike.
  • Bike surgeries pre-event to help ensure our bikes are in ‘tip-top’ condition for our challenge.
  • A fantastic and experienced event team that will support and motivate each and everyone of us throughout the challenge.

A fantastic and unique way to explore Scotland’s capital, we extremely enjoyed the ride and would recommend it to anyone!


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