Registration for the 2015 Etape will open at midnight on Monday 1st September 2014.

The admission fee will be 80 euro per person.

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Marrakech Atlas Etape

Marrakech Atlas Etape is an annual cyclosportive starting from the exotic city of Marrakech up to the ski-resort high in the Atlas Mountains and back down again. It is an inclusive event with no aggressive broom wagon and a choice of 4 routes: 140km, 104km, 84km and 60km. The full ascent will challenge the serious amateur or even professional rider, as well as passionate and determined cyclists who just wants to do this monster of a climb with the exhilaration of the descent.

2014 Photos

The first batch of offical photos of the 2014 Etape can be seen on our Flickr account. There are 7 albums covering registration through to the finish. If you would like a high-resolution photo from this collection that is suitable for printing, we are selling these for just £5 each (or 10 for £45), which will go straight to Education For All. Just email us at and we will let you know how to pay. In the meantime, please look through this first batch of photos taken by Alan Keohane of Still Images. More to follow.


Approximately 200 cyclists took part in the 2014 Marrakech Atlas Etape, aptly nicknamed the ‘Ouka Monster’, a cycling event like no other!

The Etape took place under clear blue skies and warm temperatures and was a huge success.

Please read Derek Workman’s summary of the day

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  • Four Moroccan riders reached the 70km summit ‘hand in hand’ in 3 hours 11 minutes. They were: Aimad Bouchtaoui, Ahmed El Koub, Moulay Rachid Elgarhi and Abdeljalil Taki.
  • Although the Etape is not a race, the first three back to the finish line having completed the 140km ride in a fraction under 5¼ hours were: Douglas Armstrong (formerly a Fat Dad), Michael Zepf (both joint first) and Nigel Hunter.


“The Marrakesh Atlas Etape is a true cycle-sportive catering for all, its not only inclusive and friendly its an adventure, an experience full of sights and sounds you will never forget.”
Nigel Hale-Hunter, BPM Cycling Coach

The purpose

The Marrakech Atlas Etape is organised for the benefit of Education For All, a Moroccan NGO. At present, few girls from rural communities in Morocco continue their education after primary school. College is not accessible to them for several reasons. To help tackle some of the issues, EFA are running boarding houses near secondary colleges, allowing some girls from rural families to continue their education.

To read more about Education For All, please download our small booklet (PDF)


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