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*The Etape Caledonia 2020 has been cancelled owing to the coronavirus pandemic. All entrants will have their place transferred to 2021. A Virtual Etape Caledonia to raise funds for charity will take place during May 2020. Please see the event website for further details.*
The 2020 Etape Caledonia is the 14th 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.
Read our reports on past editions of the Etape Caledonia: