The UK’s First Closed Road Sportive, the Marie Curie Etape Caledonia, will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on May 8, 2016.
Credited as the UK’s first closed road sportive, the Marie Curie Etape Caledonia is one of the pinnacle events in the Scottish cycling calendar, taking place in the breath-taking landscape of Highland Perthshire, both starting and finishing from the idyllic town of Pitlochry.
With fundraising an integral part of the event, many cyclists opt to take part in the 81-mile epic on behalf of Marie Curie. Joining the iconic ‘Team Marie Curie’, more than 1,000 fundraisers accumulated £300,000 through Charity Pledge Places for Marie Curie in 2015 alone.
‘From seasoned club cyclists, to first timers and fundraisers, it’s a sportive that appeals to all’
“This event continues to go from strength to strength, enjoying sell-out success and great support from the local community every year,” said James Robinson, Managing Director of IMG Mass Participation Sports. “We’re really looking forward to returning to Pitlochry for our 10th edition.”
Selling out general entries in just 58 hours last year, hopeful participants are encouraged to sign up in advance to receive priority booking and guarantee their place at the start line.
Entries go on sale later this month but cyclists can sign up to the priority list now at www.etapecaledonia.co.uk.
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. The charity helps people living with a terminal illness and their families make the most of the time they have together by delivering expert hands-on care, emotional support, research and guidance.