The Etape Caledonia returns for 2008 on Sunday May 18. Well over a thousand riders took part in the 2007 event, which is run on completely closed roads in the Scottish Highlands.

This year the event's organisers have increased the number of available places to 3,000, making it potentially one of the biggest rides in the country - and they won't have trouble filling it. It's popularity is not surprising, given the double delight of being Britain's only sportive run on closed roads and the breath-taking and challenging terrain.

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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.