Hardy cyclists already raring to go for next year’s Etape Caledonia By Kirsty McIntosh May 10 2016, 11.40am Thousands took part in the event in Perthshire this weekend. [[title]] [[text]] An error occurred. Please try again. [[success]] Email address Sign up More than 1,000 cyclists have signed up to take part in next year’s Etape Caledonia, less than 24 hours after the 2016 event ended. Those who join the priority list are given a 48-hour head start on booking a space for the event. On average, the last four years have seen more than 6,000 register for the priority list, with just 5,000 spaces up for grabs. The event begins in Pitlochry and covers an 81-mile course, looping around Loch Tummel and Loch Rannoch before approaching the steeps of Schiehallion and returning to Pitlochry. This year marked the 10th anniversary of the event, and by the end of 2016, Marie Curie will have raised more than £1.5 million over the past five years of the Marie Curie Etape Caledonia. The event date for 2017 is still to be confirmed, but to register your interest visit www.etapecaledonia.co.uk. Already a subscriber? Sign in [[title]] [[text]] Close More from The Courier Etape Caledonia 2023 date announced as entries open for Perthshire event 37 best pictures from Etape Caledonia as thousands take part in Perthshire cycling race Etape Caledonia: Details of road closures for major Perthshire cycling event What happens when Covid restrictions hit a town where hospitality and tourism is key?