The Marie Curie Etape Caledonia
Sunday 21st May 2017 – Pitlochry, Scotland
A challenging 81 miles, the ride begins and concludes in Pitlochry, featuring steep climbs, rolling hills and forest-lined roads. Once you have set off from a buzzing Pitlochry and taken in the breath taking views of Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel, your legs will be readily prepared for the steep climb of Schiehallion. You’ll then be rewarded with exhilerating views of the Scottish Highlands, which will inspire you as you glide through tree-lined closed roads. Scroll down to see the route map.
Once you’ve crossed the finish line, make the most of the vibrant atmosphere of our new look Event Village, relax with friends and family and raise a glass to your latest or first cycling achievement. A host of activities are being going to be taking place throughout the course of the weekend, watch this space!
– Feed stations with water, hot drinks, snacks and energy products
– New and improved Event Village with food and drink, shopping and access to the latest deals from our sponsors
– Fundraising activities across the weekend in support of Marie Curie
– Complimentary bike mechanical services at the event
– Finisher medal (with the option of having it engraved)
– Chip timing
– Results texted to you upon your finish
– Sweep bus service
– Complimentary finisher certificate download
NEW for 2017:
This year, we have decided to offer our participants more than just a beautiful cycle ride. 2017 will see the addition of “Etape Talks,” a series of enlightening talks hosted by three industry leading experts, taking place the day before the ride in Pitlochry. Chris Boardman MBE, fitness author Tracy Griffen and record breaking adventurer Dave Cornthwaite will all be speaking on Saturday 20th May in Pitlochry Festival Theatre on a range of topics, including experiences as an Olympic cyclist, how to fuel your performance and saying yes to more adventures. For more information and to find out how you can attend, click below.