Etape Caledonia suffers another tack attack

The Macmillan Cancer Support Etape Caledonia cyclo-sportive in Scotland on Sunday (May 15) was again the victim of saboteurs, with tacks, drawing pins, staples and screws spread across the roads.

It's the second time that the 81-mile Perthshire event has been sabotaged. In 2009, hundreds of cyclists suffered punctures as a result of tacks being spread along 20 kilometres of the route causing organisers to stop the event for an hour and a half to clear the roads.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.