Etape Caledonia seeking enthusiastic local volunteers to support cycling event

Etape Caledonia, the UK’s original closed road cycling event, is returning to Highland Perthshire this year on Sunday 12 May, and organisers behind the event, Motiv Sports UK, are looking for enthusiastic local people to join their team of volunteers, to help with the smooth running of the event.

The event will once again be expecting 5,000 cyclists to arrive in the Highland town of Pitlochry to tackle challenging route options, take on winding roads, tree-lined avenues, lochs, mountains, and everything in between. Participants will ride on closed roads through picturesque Highland Perthshire villages including Kinloch Rannoch, Coshieville, Fortingall, Dull, Weem, Strathtay, Logierait and Ballinluig.

The event, which has been running since 2007, has traditionally taken on local volunteers to help with the smooth running of the event. This includes volunteers based at the Event Village welcoming participants, helping at the start before the event begins, and handing out medals and goodies when the cyclists return. Volunteers are also based at the four Feed stations along the route, assisting the organisers with handing out water and snacks to the cyclists. Volunteers must be eighteen years old or over to be involved.

This year, three route options will be available for cyclists: 40-miles, 55-miles, and 85-miles, tailored for both experienced cyclists and for those looking to push their limits. Having run for almost twenty years, Etape Caledonia is a well-known sporting fixture in Highland Perthshire and over the years has attracted high profile names including gold medal holder and Olympian Eve Muirhead OBE, Chris Boardman, Graeme Obree, Mark Beaumont, James Cracknell, Rob Wainwright and film star, John Hannah.

All volunteers who complete a shift at Etape Caledonia in 2024 will be offered the opportunity to enter Etape Caledonia 2025 for free, or one of the other Motiv Sports UK events, which include the Wizz Air Hackney Half, The London 10K, Oxford Half, London Duathlon, or a sprint distance place at the Blenheim Palace Triathlon.

Jo Dytch, Event Director, commented: “We use local volunteers every year at Etape Caledonia, to support our team on the ground, and they are always dedicated individuals who help bring our event to life, through their energy, enthusiasm, and support. This year, we are on the hunt again for anyone who would like to contribute a few hours of their time, to be part of the event and soak up the incredible atmosphere which is always present at Etape Caledonia!”

To find out more about the volunteering opportunities available at Etape Caledonia, please visit or email

Cyclists can now register for Etape Caledonia 2024 at

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