2021 Etape Loch Ness: Important Event Update
27 January 2021: It is with great regret that we have taken the decision to postpone the 2021 Etape Loch Ness due to take place on 25 April. The rescheduled event will now take place on 22 August 2021.
We have been monitoring the situation very closely over the last few weeks and following consultation with government agencies, local authorities and emergency services, it is clear that due to the current COVID-19 situation and the ongoing level of restrictions in the UK, an event of this size cannot go ahead in April.
We are very saddened to have to postpone the event again and we are extremely grateful for the ongoing support from our stakeholders, event partners and our local community.
The health, safety and welfare of our participants, volunteers, staff, stakeholders and the local community is at the heart of everything we do and will always remain our priority. We want to reassure you that our team is working very hard behind the scenes on planning for the August event and look forward to sharing our plans with you over the coming months.
Everyone with a place in the 2021 event will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event on 22 August 2021 and no further action is required. All participants have been emailed today.
We really hope you can all join us at the rescheduled event however we understand that this date may not be possible for everyone and we are able to offer the following alternatives:
- Transfer your entry to another rider and receive a refund
- Defer your entry to the 2022 event taking place on 24 April
- Donate your entry fee to Macmillan Cancer Support, our official charity
- A refund of your entry fee
We know this will be disappointing news and from all of us at the Etape Loch Ness team, we want to thank you for your patience and support over the last year. We can’t wait to welcome you all back to Loch Ness in August. Above all, we hope you and your loved ones are keeping safe and well.
Malcolm Sutherland, Event Director, Etape Loch Ness