Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Mercia
18/08/2013 - Cheshire - Sportive
Taking place on the 18th August 2013, Etape Mercia will offer riders 69 miles of safe, closed roads in the scenic West Cheshire countryside. The route will take you past some of the most awe inspiring views and iconic landmarks Britain has to offer, including the majestic Beeston Castle. Starting and finishing with a loop of the legendary Oulton Park Race Circuit, riders will start to the iconic red and green racing lights before finally crossing the finish line in glamorous fashion to a waving chequered flag!
The third event in the fast growing Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Series, the inaugural Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Mercia, is now open for entries. Click here to sign up now!
In addition to general entries, 400 free charity pledge places will be available to those willing to raise £250 or more for Marie Curie Cancer Care. If you choose this entry option, then your entry into the event is free!
Taking place on the 18th August 2013, Etape Mercia will offer riders a breathtaking 69 mile route through the West Cheshire countryside on completely closed roads. Without too many challenging hills to overcome, Etape Mercia is an entry level event which poses a fantastic challenge for newcomers to cycling, as well as seasoned cyclists and triathletes keen to lead from the front and put their mid season fitness to the test.
Etape Series ambassador Dame Sarah Storey launched Etape Mercia two weeks ago and since then we have witnessed an unprecedented amount of interest in the event. We are expecting the limited amount of places available to be snapped up quickly and therefore urge you to secure your place before it's too late!
Etape Mercia is expected to welcome over 2,000 riders of all abilities, from charity fundraisers and first timers through to seasoned sportive riders, all looking to accomplish their individual goals. Already being tipped to rival sibling events Etape Caledonia and Etape Pennines in terms of sheer beauty, taking part in the first ever Etape Mercia is going to be an experience to remember.
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Here is a video preview of the 2013 event with Sarah Storey:
The Official Event Information for the Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Mercia will be available closer to the event and contains everything that you need to know to ensure that your event day runs smoothly.
It is ESSENTIAL that you read this in full before the big day so stay tuned!
The Etape Mercia is an 111km (68.9 mile) cycle challenge taking place on traffic-free roads in the stunning scenery of County Cheshire.
Registration Day : Event Village
- Saturday 17th of August 2013 : Registration times : TBC
Event Day: Sunday 18th of August 2013
Start Time: TBC
Entry Cost: £63
Please note, your entry fee pays for your event entry only, none of this goes to Marie Curie Cancer Care.
FREE ENTRY: To celebrate the growth of the Etape Series, our partnership with Marie Curie Cancer Care and in recognition of the incredible work they do, IMG will donate pledge place entry fees for Etape Mercia in 2013. This means participants can now enter for free with a commitment to raise funds for this exceptionally worthy cause.