NEWS

Stay up-to-date with everything Etape Caledonia in our News section. We will use this page to update you with exciting event weekend announcements, interesting stories & updates. So check back regularly to stay in the know.

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Announcing our new ambassador...

Mark Beaumont, who recently broke the record for cycling round the world in 78 days – 44 days shorter than the previous record – will be present during the event weekend to share his inspirational stories, cycling experiences and passion for the sport through a series of Q&A’s, book signings and meet and greets.

Mark Beaumont said, ‘I am delighted to be returning home to Perthshire to support the Etape Caledonia - these are the roads that I first cycled at the age of 12 and this was my training ground for taking on the World in 80 Days.  I am proud to see thousands of riders from all over the World, descending on Pitlochry to take on this stunning route.’

the aberfeldy time trial

The Aberfeldy TT is an exciting new 20km time trial event which will complement the Etape Caledonia mass participation sportive. The time trial offers a low-key friendly event ideal for first timers. The event is an ideal opportunity for friends and families of Etape riders to have their own weekend challenge.

The time trial offers a chance for Etape Caledonia riders to give their legs a short, fast work out; excellent preparation for their Sunday race.

Each rider will be allocated a start time and you must sign on 30 minutes before your allotted start time.

The event will start from Highland Safaris, Aberfeldy, Perthshire AB15 2JQ. 

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Pro Cycling Trump Cards at Etape 

Pro Cycling Trumps produce cycling trump card games and art prints featuring your favourite cyclists from the pro peloton. They can create customised prints for you featuring your kit and bike. Find them at procyclingtrumps.com

Make sure you pick an exclusively designed trump card at this year's Etape Caledonia!

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Group rates at Etape caledonia

Etape Caledonia is a great event to take on with a big group of friends or colleagues. Cycle 85 miles of closed roads and enjoy the scenery with good friends. Push each other along until you all reach the finish line and can celebrate your achievement together in the event village. If you are interested in a corporate package or are a group interested in taking on the ride for 2018, get in touch at elliot.lowe@limelightsports.com.

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The aberfeldy cinema

The Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy is a lively hub, owned by the community and created for visitors and local people. They show the latest films with state of the art projection and sound in a comfortable 104 seat auditorium. There’s a licenced bar and café with coffee, snacks and home baked cakes. 

If you find yourself in the area training or enjoying some of the best cycling routes be sure to check out the cinema. For more information on films and timings check out their website www.birkscinema.co.uk