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Article published 12/04/2023

New 55-mile route option to complement existing routes

A press release from Limelight Sports Club’s Etape Caledonia, the UK’s original closed road cycling event, have announced it's return to Highland Perthshire this year on Sunday 14 May, with a brand new 55-mile route option to complement the two existing popular 40- and 85-mile routes.

Etape Caledonia is an epic closed-road sportive through the Scottish Highlands. Celebrating the sportive’s sixteenth edition in 2023, the new 55-mile route option has been tailored for both experienced cyclists and for those looking to push their limits.

Starting in the highland town of Pitlochry the new 55-mile closed road cycling route option is a shortened version of the more established and challenging 85 mile route. It takes cyclists up a climb at Trinafour, before dropping down to Kinloch Rannoch, turning left and up Mt Schiehallion. Continuing on the B846, participants will ride on closed roads through the picturesque Highland Perthshire villages of Coshieville and Weem, before heading though Grandtully and Ballinluig and back to the finish line in Pitlochry.

This year Etape Caledonia is hoping to welcome up to 5,000 riders to Pitlochry to tackle the challenging 40-, 55- and 85-mile route options, taking on winding roads, tree-lined avenues, lochs, mountains, and everything in between.

Registrations for Etape Caledonia are now open, visit the website for more information. 

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