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2017 Etape Loch Ness

Etape Loch Ness

April 29 2018
Scotland, UK

A cycle sportive taking place around iconic Loch Ness offering the chance to cycle 66 miles / 106 km around the loch on traffic free roads.

The 360° closed road route around the world famous loch, starting and finishing in the Highland capital of Inverness, offers a fantastic challenge with unrivalled scenery on closed roads so whether  you’re a seasoned cyclist or a newcomer looking for your first sportive, this could be the event for you.

The 66-mile / 106-km timed cycle challenge will start and finish by the riverside in Inverness. The pre-determined and fully signed route leaves Inverness and follows the A82 west to Fort Augustus, passing through the villages of Drumnadrochit and Invermoriston, arriving in Fort Augustus where it crosses the historic Caledonian Canal. The route then starts its return journey to Inverness via South Loch Ness on the B862/B852.

2017 Etape Loch Ness

Routes: 64 miles
Difficulty of Greatest Route: C - Moderate terrain with rolling short steep hills or moderate, sustained climbs

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What's Included?

Unrivalled scenery on closed roads route (please note that the final section of the route in Inverness is left lane closure only)
Finisher’s medal
Event giveaway
Electronic timing
Mechanical support
Feed stations along the route
King of the Mountain time trial (optional)
Finisher’s certificate (downloadable post event)

Prize / Race Categories

During the Etape Loch Ness at approx. 34 miles (55km) into the route as you leave Fort Augustus, there is a 4.8 mile (9km) climb gaining 380m in height and at times with a gradient reaching 12%.  The start and finish of this hill climb will be clearly marked and timed with the option of taking it slow and steady or going for the burn and the King of the Mountain title – the choice is entirely yours!

All participants will receive a split time for the King of the Mountain section, which will be included in the results.

Adequate Car Parking
Toilets / Changing Rooms
Sign On Desk
Support for Participants
Route Signposted
Roving Mechanical Support
Electronic Start/Finish Timing
Strava KOM
Strava QOM
Finishing Medals
Results Within 24 Hours
Personalised Bib (Name and QR Code)
Downloadable GPS files
Finish Line Chute
Feed / Aid Stations
Number of Timed Hill Climbs
One Hill Climb
Event Size
2,000 – 4,999
Start Address: Loch Ness, Scotland
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Apr 29 2018 - EVENT: Etape Loch Ness