Etape Caledonia is a mass participation cycling event that has attracted more than 35,000 people since it debuted in 2007. With 5,000 places on offer each year, this sell out event attracts riders from all over the country to take on one of the most breathtaking rides through the spectacular Scottish Highlands.
This year’s event has two distances for you to choose from; an 85 mile and 40 mile. It will be hard for you to not enjoy the views, whilst taking breaks at the number of food and drink stations placed around the course. Once completed, it's time to sit back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere in the Event Village. You can stick around afterwards and raise a glass with friends and family to toast your cycling achievement.
Closed road route
Feed stations on route
Fully timed event
Race pack incl. numbers
Sweep bus service
By purchasing a Premium entry you are entitled to:
Have your own free parking space.
Receive our exclusive official Etape Caledonia Cap & Jersey.
Special delivery of your race pack to your registered address before the event
By entering via a Pledge place, you’re registering for the event and committing to fundraise £150 for our official charity Marie Curie.
By entering via a Pledge place, you’re registering for the event and committing to fundraise £350 for our official charity Marie Curie.
Reach your target by event day and you will earn a Team Marie Curie Jersey.
By entering via a Gold Bond place, you’re registering for the event and committing to fundraise £650 for our official charity Marie Curie.
Reach your target by event day & you will earn, a cycling jersey, bib shorts and a special edition Marie Curie Gilet as well as all the premium benefits.
Pitlochry in Highland Perthshire will host the start and finish of the event. The route will take in Lochs Tummel and Rannoch in the areas of Atholl and Breadalbane.
It will be hard for you to not enjoy the views, whilst taking breaks at the number of food and drink stations placed around the course. Once completed, it's time to sit back, relax, and soak up the atmosphere in the Event Village. You can stick around afterwards and raise a glass with friends and family to toast your cycling achievement.
Long Route: 85 miles of closed road cycling beginning and concluding in Pitlochry. The course consists of rolling hills and forest-lined roads around Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, combined with the demanding, twisting climb of Mt Schiehallion (1,083m).
Short Route: A 40 mile option of closed road cycling beginning in Pitlochry. The course will take you left away from the 85 mile route at Loch Tummel and then South towards Coshieville, round to Aberfeldy before you finish back in Pitlochry.
Food / Water
There will be water and feed stations available throughout the course. Energy products and bananas will be available at feed stations, along with a limited supply of high-energy snacks. Within the event village, participants will have the opportunity to purchase additional food and drink. Riders are expected to bring their own for the start.
Limited car parking is available a couple of hundred metres from the start/finish line and can be purchased during the registration process. Please note that parking is available on a first come, first served basis. Parking will be available in Pitlochry on Saturday and Sunday of event weekend providing there are still spaces. As it is extremely popular, we urge you to book in advance to avoid disappointment. If you do choose to pay on the day, please make sure you have the correct change to do so. We highly advise you arrive as early as possible to avoid queuing.
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