Contact and FAQ

What is the Bethany Sportive?

The Bethany Sportive 2017 is an organised, mass participation cycling event, taking place in Midlothian and the Scottish Borders. This is a non-competitive event. ¬†However, participants will be timed using electronic chip timing, this is purely as an indication of cyclist’s own personal achievements. There are 3 distances to choose from and there is more information about these on the “The Routes” page.

The Bethany Sportive 2017 is organised by Bethany Christian Trust, as a fundraising event.

Who are Bethany Christian Trust?

Bethany Christian Trust is an Edinburgh based charity which attempts to tackle the growing issue of homelessness in Scotland. There is more information on the About Us page, and via the Bethany Christian Trust website.

How much does it cost to enter the Bethany Sportive?

The 72 mile Challenge and 102 mile Super Challenge routes cost £36 (booking before 31st December 2016) £39 thereafter.

The 30 mile Taster route costs £23 (booking before 31st December 2016) £26 thereafter.

How do I enter the Bethany Sportive?

You can enter by clicking on the Enter Now tab, and follow the instructions there.

What time does registration open on the day of the Bethany Sportive?

Registration is open for the Challenge and Super Challenger Routes between 7:30 and 9:25am.  For the Taster Challenge Route, registration is open from 9:25 until 9:55am.

All participants must register once they arrive to receive their rider number, timing chip and any other info.

What time does the event start?

Challenge and Super Challenge route participants can leave in groups of up 12 every 2 minutes from 8:00-9:30am.  Taster challenge route participants can leave between 9:30 and 10:00am.

How can I enter the Bethany Sportive for free?

There are 50 free places for those who can raise over £100 in sponsorship, for Bethany Christian Trust.  For more info email us using the form at the bottom of this page. Do not register via entry central if you are interested in a free place.

When is the Bethany Sportive taking place?

The Bethany Sportive will be on Saturday 3rd June 2017.

What equipment will I need for taking part?

Detailed Rider notes will be sent out to all participants nearer to the event.

Are there Terms and Conditions for the Bethany Sportive?

Terms and Conditions can be found here.


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