Etape Caledonia 2023

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Etape Caledonia is a closed-road ride taking place provisionally on Sunday 14 May 2023. 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. Event dates are subject to final permissions.
40 Mile, and 85 Mile
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Sun, 14 May 2023
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Pitlochry, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Mains of Duntanlich, Mains of Duntanlich, Foss, Pitlochry PH16 5HH, UK
Start times
Sun, 14 May 2023
85 Mile:
40 Mile:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Etape Caledonia 2023
40 Mile
85 Mile
Route information
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. The 85 mile course is technical and challenging in parts, but still allows for moments where you can take a break from the hurt locker and take in the stunning views. The 40 mile brings in some challenges, but takes out the steep climb of Schiehallion. You can find more information on both routes on our route maps below.
85 Mile 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).
The course takes you up to Trinafour with a challenging ascent of 374m and back down towards Kinloch Rannoch. Once you have cycled around Loch Rannoch you will begin your ascent up Schiehallion (382m). Afterwards, enjoy the descent down towards Aberfeldy and head back towards the finish line in Pitlochry. Make sure to relax and enjoy celebrating your achievement in the event village festival.
40 mile route
A 40 mile option of closed road cycling beginning in Pitlochry. The course will take a left away from the 85 mile route at Tummel Bridge where you will begin their ascent to 392m. Once you have finished the climb you can enjoy a descent taking you South towards Coshieville and round to Aberfeldy. The route then takes you back around to the finish line back in Pitlochry, where you can relax and celebrate your achievements at the event festival.
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.
2022 route maps, subject to change for 2023
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What's included
  • 85 mile & 40 mile closed road routes
  • Feed stations on route
  • Fully timed event
  • Finishers medal
  • Sweep bus service
  • Free 9 month membership for LimeLight Sports Club
How to get there
Mains of Duntanlich, Mains of Duntanlich, Foss, Pitlochry PH16 5HH, UK
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The car park is clearly sign posted when you arrive in Pitlochry; accessible from Atholl Road. LimeLight Sports Club recommend that you arrive at the event in plenty of time due to the high volume of traffic and road diversions.
Parking will be available in Pitlochry on Saturday and Sunday of event weekend providing there are still spaces. As it is extremely popular, the organisers 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. LimeLight Sports Club highly advise you arrive as early as possible to avoid queuing.
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LimeLight Sports Club
LimeLight Sports Club creates and delivers major participation experiences with the purpose of making your active world experience extraordinary. It provides a sporting journey of unforgettable cheer and challenge, designed to move you. LimeLight Sports Club and its brand partners share a belief that when people of all ages and abilities come together and participate in any kind of group exercise, the benefits can be immense, both for individuals and for society as a whole. This is reflected in our commitment to sustainability, improving equality and working increasingly on the mental health benefits of physical activity. LimeLight Sports Club produces seven multisport and running event experiences throughout the year: Hackney Moves Festival, London Duathlon, ASICS London 10k, London Triathlon, Blenheim Triathlon, Oxford Half and Etape Caledonia.
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome.
What to bring
  • Bike and helmet
  • Rider number
  • Timing chip
  • Appropriate clothing
  • Energy supplies
What are the age restrictions for competing in the Etape Caledonia event?
Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the 40 mile event and 18 and older to enter the 85 mile event.
What is the free 9 Month LSC Membership?
All entrants entering before the 30th of May will be given a free 9 month membership to LimeLight Sports Club and all that offers. More information will be available after registering.
How will the start be organised for the Etape Caledonia event?
When you book your place, you will be asked to provide an estimated time of how long you think it will take you to finish the ride. Please pick an appropriate and accurate time frame. The earlier starts will be reserved for entrants who can demonstrate their cycling ability through results in a select number of cycle events. Any competitor who has not participated in cycling events before will be placed in a general category.
What kind of handlebars am I allowed to have on my bike for the Etape Caledonia event?
You are not permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, Spinaci bars and cow bars. However, MTB bar ends are permitted on mountain bikes.
Can I listen to personal headphones during the Etape Caledonia event?
No, listening to portable music players on route is not permitted for participants’ safety reasons.
What if I have other questions not mentioned above?
A full list of the 2022 FAQs can be found here: Please note these may be subject to change for 2023.
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