Pitlochry High School Mini Etape Cycle Event, held this year on Friday 6th May, celebrated its 10th anniversary this year and raised nearly £900 in sponsorship money.

Together with a fantastic team of staff from the school, Karen Todd, Live Active Leisure Active School Coordinator in Highland Perthshire organises the large school event each year with sponsorship money going towards school sports projects and local initiatives.  

LAL Sport SubBrand Schools MainFrom previous years fundraising the school benefited from:

  • A bike container which stores, bikes, helmets and repair equipment allowing pupils who do not have bikes to borrow them.
  • Being able to deliver cycle training to Primary pupils and organise cycle days away.
  • An after school Club which is very well attended and delivered by school staff.

This year, their £900 will go towards school sports and the Highland Perthshire Defib Locator App.  The app can be downloaded onto phones and tablets and locates where all the defibrillators in Scotland are stored. 

48 pupils and staff took part in the event which saw four groups from the school cycle 20-40 mile sections of the acclaimed 81 mile Etape Caledonia Route, which always takes place theSunday after the school event. Pupils are encouraged to do different routes each year meaning that when they leave school they will have completed all sections, thus covering the 81 miles.

The event is supported by both Etape Caledonia who donate medals for the pupils every year and by EscapeRoute Cycle Specialist in Pitlochry who donate prizes every year.


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Get in touch if with Michella Samy at Freedom Personal Assistants on 07977 222271 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have a defibrillator and would like it to be included on the app, or know of one in the pipeline or have news on an existing defibrillator.