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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 also 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.
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
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!
Our 2018 premium jerseys
In celebration of our new look we are giving all that cyclists who have booked a premium place an exclusive cycling jersey. We wanted to provide something that celebrated the new look for Etape Caledonia 2018 and also remained classic and stylish. We hope you like it!
cycling caps for all participants
Everyone who enters Etape Caledonia 2018 will receive a specially designed cycling cap to wear as part of your ticket package. We love the design. We hope you do too! To get your free cycling cap all you need to to is secure your place at Etape Caledonia 2018.
Therapy clinic at Etape Caledonia
Athlete’s Angels will be available again in 2018 during Etape Caledonia weekend. Athlete’s Angels will be available on Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th May and will provide massage treatments to riders taking part in this amazing event.
There are so many benefits to both pre and post event massages. Pay just £10 for 10 minutes – well worth it!
They will be accepting card and cash payments on the day and will take card payments for advance bookings.
To book your treatment, please email email@example.com
race pack delivery
You told us and we listened... Riders now have the choice to get their race packs sent to them in advance of the race for a small charge. The option to collect your race pack in person is still available, free of charge.
Group rates at Etape caledonia
Etape Caledonia is a great event to take on with a big group of friends or colleagues. Cycle 81 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for a special group rate.