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ETape Caledonia – Scotland Cycling
The 2022 Etape Caledonia is the 15th year of this well known closed road sportive, which is open to up to 5,000 participants.
Credited as being the first closed roads sportive in the UK, the 85 mile route (134km) takes in the beauty of Perthshire through forest line roads and rolling hills and is a memorable day on a bike.
Starting and finishing in Pitlochry, the highlights of the route include the beautiful Lochs Tummel and Ranoch and the famous climb of Schiehallion. Total climbing on the 85 mile route is 1,630 metres (5,347 feet).
There is also a considerably less challenging 40 mile route, which avoids the climb of Schiehallion.
There is a strong charity fund raising element to the event with Marie Curie the most widely supported charity among Etape Caledonia participants.
The fastest recorded time for the 2018 Etape Caledonia was Jeremy Honor who completed in 3:40:13. 2,208 riders completed the 85 mile route while 339 completed the 40 mile route (winning time was Lukasz Olejnik in 2:00:04). The slowest time for the 85 mile route was 7:25:02.
Original Closed-Roads Sportive
Etape Caledonia is a closed-road ride taking place on Sunday 15 May 2022. 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 breath-taking rides through the spectacular Scottish Highlands.
Take on either the 85 or 40 mile closed-road routes. The two Etape Caledonia routes take in the best of what the Highlands has to offer. Winding roads, tree-lined avenues, Lochs, mountains and everything in between.
ETAPE CALEDONIA 85 MILE
The UK’s Original Closed-road Sportive through the Scottish Highlands taking place on 15th May 2022. 85 miles of closed road cycling beginning 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.
ETAPE CALEDONIA 40 MILE
The UK’s Original Closed-road Sportive through the Scottish Highlands taking place on 15th May 2022. A 40 mile option of closed road cycling beginning in Pitlochry. The course brings in some challenges, but takes out the steep climb of Schiehallion.