Media Release: Europa Cup title skier to take on uphill cycling challenge

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EUROPA Cup title skier, Dave Ryding, and team coach, Tristan Glasse-Davies, will be kicking off their ski boots, hopping on their bikes and setting themselves an uphill challenge this Sunday 11th May, as they are set to take part in the hugely popular Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia, in Pitlochry.

The event, which has formed part of the team’s successful cross-training programme in the run up to major sporting events such as the recent 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, sees them return to the area to tackle the country’s biggest closed road cycling event which sold out in under eight hours.

Dave Ryding has already ‘placed’ in Etape Caledonia’s history, registering the second highest time in 2010, and finishing in the top ten on more than one occasion.

This year, he’ll compete with Ski and Snowboard team coach, Tristan Glasse-Davies who is also a regular fixture in the cycling event that sees over 5,000 cyclists take to the roads of Highland Perthshire every year.

Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia starts and finishes in Pitlochry, with a whole host of attractions for spectators as well as riders.

James Robinson, managing director at IMG Challenger World, said:

“Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia is looking forward to the spectacle of 5,250 cyclists enjoying the experience of cycling on closed roads and being able to enjoy the fantastic scenery of Highland Perthshire. We’re expecting a real festival atmosphere in Pitlochry and it’s destined to be a breathtaking event for both the participants and spectators.”

For more information on the Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia visit


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