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The Quilter Cheviot Etape Royale is the first and only 100 mile Closed Road Cycle Sportive in Scotland. 

The Royale really is the King of the Road so take part on 18th September, celebrate the spirit of Scotland’s majestic North East and make the Royale the ultimate finale of your season.

Pedal through Moray’s famous Whisky Country before testing your stamina with an alpine climb over one of the highest roads in the UK. Catch your breath at The Lecht Ski Resort before descending into Aberdeenshire’s Royal Deeside.

The Quilter Cheviot Etape Royale featured on ITV’s “The Cycle Show” when Mark Beaumont tested the entire 100 miles on a Penny Farthing. It’s all about the journey with three routes to choose from: the 100 mile circular route (starting in Ballater), the 65 mile linear route (which begins in Rhynie) and the 45 mile linear route, (setting off from Dufftown). The Royale has panoramic views of wild open landscape and all routes finish in Ballater where a warm welcome awaits participants and friends with a festival atmosphere of music and entertainment planned for the whole weekend.

The Royal Burgh of Ballater and the surrounding area has much to offer for new visitors and returning friends alike and David Fox-Pitt of WildFox Events, the challenge events company behind this sportive, is thrilled to be working with Quilter Cheviot once again following the success of last year’s event.

September 18th promises to be a spectacular and memorable day so register today for your cycling goal of 2016.

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The Etape Royale - Scotland's most exciting closed-road cycling sportive.

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