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Join the Daffodil Team for the Etape Caledonia on World Cancer Day

by Nick Gregory

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After a hugely successful event last year, which saw Etape Caledonia participants raise more than £350,000 for Marie Curie Cancer Care, the bar has been raised even higher for 2015 with more than 1,200 people aiming to raise at least £380,000 between them.

Providing care for more than 40,000 terminally ill people and their families in the UK each year, the money raised at the UK's premier closed road sportive will help Marie Curie Nurses care for even more people living with a terminal illness.

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Offering 5,000 participants the opportunity to ride in one of the most breath-taking locations in the UK, the unique closed-road cycling event takes place on Sunday 10 May 2015 in Perthshire, Scotland. General entries for the 2015 edition sold out in less than three days as cycling enthusiasts from across the country secured their places.

James Wright from Marie Curie commented: "A must for any keen cyclist, the Etape Caledonia is a unique event that has participants coming back year after year. It's a great way to challenge yourself, meet new people and fundraise for Marie Curie, letting us help more people that need it."

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James Robinson, Managing Director of event organisers, IMG Challenger World said: "The Marie Curie Cancer Care Etape Caledonia offers a spectacular route of 81 miles of closed road cycling through the stunning landscapes of Scotland. But the true beauty of the event is in the participants' dedication to raising vital funds for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Thousands of committed cyclists sign up to charity pledge places every year and we're looking forward to seeing the yellow jerseys of the 'Daffodil Team' out in full force again in 2015."

A limited number of Charity Pledge Places are still available to help raise vital funds. To join the Marie Curie Cancer Care 'Daffodil Team' prospective participants should visit www.etapecaledonia.co.uk.