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 Post subject: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:43 pm 
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Sunday 4th May 2014 on closed roads


I really can't see them closing the A82 so my guess is the route will be on the east side of the loch as there is a loop there you can do

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 Post subject: Re: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:10 pm 
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Location: In the foothills of the foothills of The Cairngorm Massif :D
Watching. If the route goes via the Fort Augustus - Daviot road I'll be up for it 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:01 pm 
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Entry opens on Saturday 23 Nov. Don't know how much it will be but I would anticipate between £55 and £70 which is the norm for closed road Sportives.


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 Post subject: Re: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 1:35 pm 
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entry is now open to those that pre-registered

£55 entry fee

http://www.etapelochness.com/subscribers (you'll only be able to use this link if you preregistered)

limited to 1000 places for the first race, I'm not entering this year as it is my daughters birthday weekend.


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 Post subject: Re: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:19 pm 
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Should make for fun with 1000 MAMILs' cycling down the A82 :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Got the link cause I pre registered however I won't be paying £55 to ride my bike . And I'm night shift that weekend so it would mean taking a day off.

The Tour O' The Borders is on partially closed roads too and is £55 however I looked at the route and to be honest you'll be lucky to meet a car anyway except when going through Selkirk.

Too many Sportives charging too much money. If I do any at all it will be the Evans Scotland and Evans Langholm. Not closed roads but only £15 and apparently very well organised.


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 Post subject: Re: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:02 pm 
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Hawmaw wrote:
Too many Sportives charging too much money. If I do any at all it will be the Evans Scotland and Evans Langholm. Not closed roads but only £15 and apparently very well organised.


Here, here. :?


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 Post subject: Re: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:56 am 
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I have to say having done the Etape Caledonian it is worth every penny to ride 80 miles on closed roads. Although to be honest I think I didn't cross over to the "wrong side" until around 60 mile mark :)

And although this isn't likely to happen in Selkirk, closed roads do have their advantages... http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldne ... lists.html


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 Post subject: Re: Etape Loch Ness 2014
PostPosted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:47 pm 
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^^^ Terrible incident that could happen anytime whether the roads are closed or not


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