While general entries to the Etape Caledonia sold out in less than three days, you can still book your place in the race with a Charity Pledge Place.
The 130km takes in the stunning scenery around Pitlochry on completely closed roads, with a good amount of climbing thrown in and panoramic views of the Scottish Highlands.
The Pledge Places will raise money for the Etape’s charity partner, Marie Curie Cancer Care, with each rider required to raise £350 for the cause.
In 2014, over £350,000 was raised for the charity by the 5,000 participants, with organisers hoping to take the figure to £380,000 next year.
Daniel Sheard, who took part in the 2014 Etape said: “For many of the participants the Etape Caledonia is a sporting event, for me it was about celebrating the memory of my dad. The best advice I got before the event was: ‘Don’t forget to look left and right – you’re cycling through one of the most beautiful landscapes in the world.’”
You can sign up for a Charity Pledge Place on the official Etape Caledonia website.
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