Several Falkirk district roads to close this weekend for Pedal for Scotland challenge

This group of cyclists, who are fundraising for the Miles for Malawi campaign among others, are among many thousands who will pass through Falkirk district. Picture: Michael Gillen
This group of cyclists, who are fundraising for the Miles for Malawi campaign among others, are among many thousands who will pass through Falkirk district. Picture: Michael Gillen

Falkirk district residents have been warned to expect travel disruption as cyclists participating in the 45-mile Pedal for Scotland Glasgow-Edinburgh challenge pass through the region this Sunday.

Several roads will be shut off to traffic throughout the day as thousands of riders make their way to the Capital from the starting point in Glasgow Green.

The route through Falkirk district will see those taking part in the charity bike ride go from Slamannan — where there will also be a feeding point — to Linlithgow via Avonbridge, Standburn, Maddiston and Whitecross.

Starting at 7.30am in Glasgow, hundreds of roads across central Scotland will be affected until the late afternoon.

For full details of road closures in the region, go to www.cycling.scot/pedal-for-scotland.