Entries are now open for Etape Caledonia, which returns on Sunday 11 May 2025.

Early-bird entries are now open for the 2025 Etape Caledonia.
Early-bird entries are now open for the 2025 Etape Caledonia.

Laying claim to the title of the UK's longest-running closed road sportive, 2025 will see the 18th edition of the Etape Caledonia.

Based in the village of Pitlochry, it offers riders a choice of three scenic routes amid the natural beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Each route features roads closed to motorised traffic, chip timing, feed stations, a finisher's medal and a broom wagon service.

This year's edition of Etape Caledonia took place on 12 May.

The fastest recorded time for the 2024 Etape Caledonia (85 mile route) was Andrew Keith who completed in 3:04:34.

1,989 riders completed the 85 mile route while 658 completed the 55 mile route (fastest time was shared by Xavier Disley and Jessica Rhodes-Jones in 2:34:48). The slowest time for the 85 mile route was 7:44:01.

In the KOM challenge, Jesse Dawson and Ewan Campbell tied for the prize with a time of 5 minutes 57 seconds - a second ahead of Andre Van in third.

Early-bird entries for 2025 are on sale now. Standard entries to the 85-mile route are priced £93.72, with entry to the 55-mile route at £67.09 and £56.44 for the 40-mile route.

For more details and to enter, visit the event website at www.etapecaledonia.com.

>>> Read our report on the 2016 Etape Caledonia: Etape Caledonia 2016: A high-speed romp through the Highlands >>>