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Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia 2013 Training Rides Guide Official Training Ride Partner 2013 Fully Inclusive Training Packages for the 2013 Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia




Welcome to our 2013 guide Our training rides are designed to help you get the most out of your cycling and prepare you for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia in 2013. Our training rides We have a great selection of rides lined up for our multare designed to day training camps, all in help you get the luxurious accommodation most out of your and surrounded by stunning cycling scenery. Our rides are graded, to allow for cyclists of all ello and welcome to the abilities to participate in a Official Marie Curie Cancer group riding experience that Care Etape Caledonia Training suits their level of Ride Guide for 2013. proficiency with full support The Etape Caledonia is a only from our expert staff. closed road cycling sportive in Highland Perthshire, making it an ideal event for those new to cycling, whilst still providing a course challenging to more experienced cyclists. 2013 is the fourth year we will be running these highly successful training camps and we are pleased to be working in partnership with the organisers, IMG once again.

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Luxury cycling in Highland Perthshire At Skinny Tyres we pride ourselves on supporting you with every turn of those pedal.

Our trips include: full board luxury accommodation lunch during the rides experienced on-ride guides energy products mechanical back up massage and sports therapy. Training advice Dynamic bike fit support

The closest an amateur cyclist can get to the feeling of being professional

Whether you are an experienced cyclist or new to the sport, take your riding to the next level with Skinny Tyres


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3. Vehicle support on rides, reducing the amount you have to during the ride (of course you need to resist the urge to hop

4. The rides themselves prepare you well for the Etape, takin manage the abilities of the group, and the group leaders imp way silly. Review - Rhona Guild - Trip Advisor 2012

“The enthusiasm and knowledge

of all the Skinny Tyres team, the scenery and the weather have all been outstanding� - Martin Franklin Etape Training Rides 2011



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Choosing the right grade for you

For the complete

novice to cycling. The routes will be at a steady pace, with plenty of stops. The maximum distance each day will be 35 miles. Suitable for those expecting to complete the Etape Caledonia in a time of six hours or more

The grading of rides is very subjective, so the details above are just guidelines. If you would like more help in choosing the right grade of trip for you, then give us a call and we’ll point you in the right direction.

For riders who are experienced and are more regular riders looking for a bit of a challenge. Average distances will be around 50 miles per day. Suitable for those expecting to complete the Etape Caledonia in a time of five and a half hours or less




The Dates

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th March 2013

We are limited to 14 places per trip so book early. Friday 19th to Sunday 21st April 2013

Places on all trips are limited to 14 riders. Bookings for all trips will close on the 1st Febraury 2013 *Please refer to previous page for details of the ride grades

Etape Caledonia Three Day Training Package




Three day Etape Caledonia Training - Details

3 days, 2 nights


Easy & Moderate

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Bike hire: £60 Single room supplement: £60

Included in the price* are two nights’ Bed and Breakfast accommodation at the luxury Craigmhor Courtyard. Lunch on the Saturday and Sunday. Evening meal on Friday and BBQ on Saturday. Two days’ guided cycling with vehicle support, energy products. Sports massage on the Saturday. Please contact us if you wish to book extra nights accommodation or riding. *Alcoholic and soft drinks are not included

“Our bike fit expert will be on-hand to help with any set up advice”




Three day Etape Caledonia Training - Itinerary

Arrive at the Craigmhor Courtyard and check into your accommodation. We will support you to assemble your bike and give it a safety check. Our resident bike fit expert will also be on-hand to help with any set up advice.

We will meet in the Courtyard for our first ride. Please see the grade section for details of the routes. On the ride we will have two on-ride guides to support you and In the evening we answer any will have a group questions you dinner in Pitlochry. have. We will also stop for lunch during the ride.

At 10am we will meet for our second ride. Please see our route section for details of the rides. On our return to the accommodation around 3pm we will say our farewells and depart.

“Our bike fit expert will be on-hand to help with any set up advice.�

Highland Perthshire offers fantastic roads that are virtually traffic free. What’s not to like?

I did an all-inclusive training weekend for the Etape Caledonia, as well as a single-day ride a few weekends later and both were of the highest quality. The Skinny Tyres crew are incredibly friendly, but a the same time being clearly knowledgeable and experienced in cycling. Brian CK - Trip Advisor Review 2012

In Highland Perthshire we are extremely lucky to have a wide network of roads that are virtually traffic free. During the Etape Route 1: Route 1: Caledonia training rides we 50 miles 30 miles will use many of Loch Tummel Loop Trinafour - Strathtay the roads that feature in the A beautiful loop Two big climbs and around the Loch at actual event; but two even better the base of descents we will also Schiehallion introduce you to Route 2: Route 2: some of the other gems in the 50 miles 35 miles area. Trinafour Loop

A ride via Glen Errochty and back by Loch Tummel

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These other roads will allow us to guide you on routes of a length suitable for the grade of ride you are cycling. Each ride is designed to provide a challenge, but be achievable to all that come on our trips.

The Etape route minus the Rannoch and Fortingall sections

Luxury Accommodation in the heart of Pitlochry

To book for 2013 please visit or email us at for more details

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Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape caledonia Training Rides 2013  
Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape caledonia Training Rides 2013  

The Official Training Rides for the Etape Caledonia in 2013 run by skinny Tyres