Posted Friday 18th January 2013 –
Entries for the 2013 Bethany Sportive that takes place on Sunday 1st June are now open. The event is now in its fifth year and features a challenging 102 mile route for serious amateurs as well as a shorter 72 mile option for those who would not be able to complete the longer stretch within 8 hours or less.
Riders will be electronically timed and leave from Lasswade High School, Bonnyrigg, South Edinburgh and head south over the Moorfoot Hills to Innerleithen where the long and shorter routes split. The long route now takes a spectacularly scenic route around the borders and both routes meet again just west of Selkirk. For the shorter route, riders return to Lasswade from Innerleithen via the River Tweed and Gala Water valleys. Both routes then return to the High School over the Moorfoot Hills once more.
Each participant will be individually timed and the finishing times will be published on the Bethany website after the event. Feed and water stations will also be on hand offering the riders refreshments along the way.
Entries are limited to 400 with an entry fee of £30 per entrant and riders are encouraged to sign up quickly to ensure a space. For more details and entry visit –
Additionally, there are 50 free spaces for riders who can raise over £100 in sponsorship! Please email Hannah BEFORE you sign up through Entry Central if you would like to register for a FREE sponsored place – firstname.lastname@example.org