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Article published 06/06/2023

Early bird entries now open

A press release from LimeLight Sports Club has announced the UK’s original closed road cycling event, Etape Caledonia, is set to return to Highland Perthshire on Sunday 12 May 2024. Early bird entries are now available for the popular sportive.

Celebrating its 17th edition in 2024 and organised by LimeLight Sports Club, the event is an epic closed road sportive through the glorious Scottish Highlands. The event is expected to welcome up to 5,000 riders to the Highland town of Pitlochry to tackle challenging route options, taking on winding roads, tree-lined avenues, lochs, mountains, and everything in between.

This will include the 55-mile route option, newly introduced this year, tailored for both experienced cyclists and for those looking to push their limits, and provides a third option in addition to the event’s traditional 40-mile and 85-mile routes.

Gold medal holder and Olympian Eve Muirhead OBE joined thousands of cyclists from all over the UK to take part in the event for the first time in 2023, finishing the 85-mile route in 5h 23 50s, commenting: “To get the chance to do a sporting event like this in my hometown, is pretty cool and it’s something I will remember forever.”

Cyclists can now register for Etape Caledonia 2024 on the website

Cyclist Eve Muirhead at Etape Caledonia 2023

Gold medal holder and Olympian Eve Muirhead OBE joined thousands of cyclists from all over the UK at this year’s Etape Caledonia, image credit Luke Dorey.

Etape Caledonia is a must-do event for any cyclist and I am delighted that it will be returning to Highland Perthshire next May. We are really looking forward to seeing everyone come together again, welcoming old and new faces, to enjoy the beauty of Highland Perthshire in spring.

Cycling on closed roads is a unique sensation. Our participants enjoy the feeling of freedom it gives without the worry of cars around. Highland Perthshire really is an exceptional location and provides awe inspiring views which really help to motivate our participants as they tackle some challenging climbs!

Craig Dews, CEO of Limelight Sports Club

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People cycling over the Bridge of Ross in Perthshire

Cyclists on the Bridge of Ross, Perthshire. 

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