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The Scottish Enduro event with the crazy mass-start stage down a snow slope start. Macavalanche is an epic three stage Enduro race that takes place on the stunning Glencoe Mountain in Scotland. It’s renowned for its big scenery, friendly vibe and the stage 3 ‘mass start’! #massstartaction

Enduro Mag opened its race report  from 2016 with following paragraph:

“There are certain things that are unique to Scotland, Haggis for sure, Single Malt Whisky certainly and now the No-Fuss Macavalanche, an insane big mountain race that brings good times racing to the flanks of Glencoe Mountain Resort. The format is tried and tested, 2 long open mountain stages down the mighty flanks of Glencoe, then a bonkers mass start race in the snow, all the way to the base of the mountain!”

The Uplift enduro format has been around in Europe for many years, No Fuss Events introduced this event way back in 2011, this was the only year so far that we used Helicopter uplift to get riders to the top of the mountain. Since then the race has been polished and refined (as much as you can polish and refine what is possibly one of Scotland’s harshest environments). In 2016 the race was opened for 200 entries and sold out quickly. The three stage format including the final mass start stage produced a fastest time of a little over 27mins of racing, with the snow, the mass start race (stage 3), and the uplift facilities provided by Glencoe Mountain Resort to access some of the rawest racing and riding experiences in the UK .

Enduro Mag further commented “As riders arrived one by one it was clear that all were stoked, more like the finish of the mega or an epic alpine stage, we had never seen such excitement, fist bumps and high fives were everywhere! In a year where enduro has raised its game, the No Fuss team have brought us something uniquely Scottish, and long may it continue.”

The race format is quite simple: three stages of blind racing at Glencoe Mountain with the first two stages determining start positions for the third and final stage which runs  from high on the mountain side back down to the resort base.

Info

REGISTRATION

YOU DO NOT NEED A LICENCE TO ENTER THIS RACE.

Registration will be open from 0730.  Here you will pick up your number boards, be given details of the trails, timing chips and other relevant details.

There will be a race briefing at 0815.  Attendance is compulsory.  After this everyone will head up to the start of Stage 1, which will open at 0900 with first uplift at 0830. Full details of stages opening and closing will be included in participant notes.

HOW TO GET THERE

Glencoe is situated on the A82, 26 miles south of Fort William, 74 miles north of Glasgow and about 100 miles north-west of Edinburgh.

For more detailed information on how to reach Glencoe Mountain Resort by car, please visit the following site: Glencoe Mountain Resort

WHERE TO STAY

Nearest to the race : Glencoe Accomodation

Nearest to the nightlife ;-) : Visit Fort William

Also check out the Outdoor Capital of the UK

SCHEDULE

- Uplift starts running from 0900
- Race start - stage 1 - 1000
- Last stage - mass start - 1500
(all approximate times)

Prizegiving approximately 5.00pm

FACILITIES ON SITE

Glencoe Mountain Resort

Bike wash
Parking
Cafe
Campsite
Hobbit house accommodation on site
Kings House Hotel nearby

Course

MACAVALANCHE IS BLIND RACING THEREFORE NO COURSE MAPS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE. STAGES WILL BE SET TO MAXIMISE THE MOUNTAIN  AND THE CONDITIONS  ON THE WEEKEND OF THE EVENT.

Who's Coming

This is a list of entries for this event. If you think you should be here and you are not then let us know.



Senior Women 22-39

1) Fi  -  Fiona Mellor
2) Dundee Mountain Club  -  Suzy Watson
3) Beag air Bheag  -  Petra Novotna
4) Weird in the Woods  -  Sarah-Anne Forteith
5) Alpology  -  Trine Nordeng
6) Wierd In The Woods  -  Melanie Queen
7) Topcat Racing  -  Cat Topham
8) Neisha Sanderson   -  Neisha  Sanderson
9) Felldoon Racing  -  Nicola Fell
10) Team TeaMonkey  -  Sam Hewitt
11) Weird in The Woods  -  Amanda  Lillywhite


Junior Men 16-18

12) Rother Valley Riders  -  Anthony Croft
13) Bike Scene  -  Keevan  Edwards
14) Glasgow Uni  -  Fraser Cameron
15) NiddMTB  -  ben smith-price
16) Stif Cycles  -  Eli Wright
17) Fit v Fat  -  Cameron Kirkby


Senior Men 19-29

18) Grassroots DH team  -  Ivan Mannion
19) Rother Valley Riders   -  Richard Booth
20) Just Me  -  Marc McKenzie
21) mikes bikes aviemore  -  james welding
22) OGBMX  -  Lewis  Watson
23) Strath MB  -  Ben Kirkland
24) Where's ma pink helmet?  -  Ragnar Lochhead
25) 57  -  Olly  Macdonald haig
26) #mybigfatgypsybikevillage  -  Craig Roberts
27) Team Bike Scene  -  Daniel Robinson
28) Strath MB  -  Conan Finch
29) 0  -  Richard Bryan
30) Mellow works  -  Neil McRae
31) Tatties n Wurst  -  Zeemon Erhardt
32) Tatties n Wurst  -  Graeme Barret
33) Basecamp Bikes / The Cycle Jersey  -  Donald Rodgers
34) Gym Elite  -  Lee Ryan
35) Rother valley riders  -  Dan Richardson
36) Rother valley riders  -  Oliver Richardson
37) Whisky Toad  -  Steven Craig
38) Bikescene  -  Michael Mitchell
39) Gears and Beers  -  jamie Humphrey
40) RVR  -  Stephen Moore
41) Bond biking  -  Hamish Cooper
42) TAITMINATOR  -  Martin Tait
43) The Wee fella  -  Richard Kelly
44) Rvr  -  James Fugett
45) Shed Life  -  John Forteith
46) ACS Prestwick   -  Grant  Seditas
47) Ae Bike Shop  -  Callum McCubbing
48) Ae Bike Shop  -  Lewis Cochran
49) Stamford Squealers  -  Lance Charity
50) Team Ginge  -  Simon Bruce
51) ae bike shop  -  chris paul
52) niddmtb  -  Jack Harker
53) team bew  -  jamie bew
54) Ped Ale Drinkers   -  Callum Shevlin
55) Ped Ale Drinkers   -  James Gash
56) 6 & Two 4s  -  Craig Falconer
57) Shred the Gnar!  -  Matthew Greig
58) 6 & Two 4s  -  Jackie Chan
59) Scott Russell   -  Scott Russell
60) 6 & Two 4s  -  Thomas Skretteberg
61) TheDinkyDecker  -  Martin Betchley
62) Peddlerscycles   -  Alex Hopper
63) ARMATHERM  -  DAMIEN HUTCHINSON
64) Pin it ya Fairy  -  Graeme McNee
65) Wheels of fire  -  Toby Vye
66) -  -  Euan Thomson
67) Will Priest has a chode  -  Alex Hill
68) Zebedee Suspension  -  william priest
69) BBS  -  Hugo van Dorssen
70) Zebedee Suspension  -  Will King
71) Joash  -  Joash Clarkson
72) CW Racing  -  Chris Watson
73) Rowdy Goons Ultimate  -  Christer Fjellroth
74) Rowdy Goons Ultimate  -  Lewis Kerr
75) Rowdy Goons Ultimate  -  Kyle McIntosh
76) Team Wideopenmag  -  Chris Hutchens
77) We don't do Gravy  -  John  Harrison
78) Rowdy goons ultimate   -  Ian Russell
79) Leslie Bike Shop / Bikers Boutique   -  Jamie  Todd
80) Skye Fishing Boat and Tractor Repair MTB Division  -  Gordon Macphie
81) Bike Craft  -  Michael Simmonds
82) Bike Craft  -  Angus Frazer
83) Giant Liverpool  -  Sam Isaac
84) Hunt Bike Wheels  -  Dan Clark
85) Weird in The Woods  -  Daniel  Finnigan


Master Men 30-39

86) Grassroots DH Team  -  Craig  Bargey
87) JP  -  John Patterson
88) Team bongo fury  -  Neil Birnie
89) #UDH  -  Greg Purdie
90) UpSideDoonHeed #UDH  -  Simon Metcalfe
91) Melloworks RSD  -  Craig Macdonald
92) Dark knight   -  Lee Knight
93) Lone Ranger  -  Simon Van Dijk
94) Rayal Racing Roots  -  Allan  Brenkley
95) RSD  -  Lee  Summers
96) Fat and loose  -  Damien Hornby
97) Fat and loose  -  Peter Rees
98) RSD  -  Jon Mitchell
99) Team Bike Scene  -  Neil Phillips
100) OGBMX  -  Robbie Lindsay
101) OGBMX   -  Mike  Ellington
102) NETCO  -  Ryan Robbins
103) NETCO  -  Richard Knox
104) NETCO  -  Alex Gordon
105) Bike Scene  -  Carl Simpson
106) wee wheels are the best  -  Calum Anderson
107) NETCO  -  Rob Large
108) A TUTTA BIRRA!  -  LUCA CONTESSI
109) A TUTTA BIRRA!  -  Ernesto Arias
110) RAD Bike Shack  -  Will Sewell
111) B120  -  Ross Munro
112) BBC - Borders Biking Collective   -  Murray Nisbet
113) BBC - Borders Biking Collective   -  Andrew Luckman
114) zombie wagon horde  -  roddy forgie
115) Allanwynne  -  Allan  Wynne
116) Nick P  -  Nick Pelosi
117) Slacker than Savile  -  Sebastian Collins
118) Slacker than Savile  -  Ben Bathgate
119) Chainsmokers  -  Neil Allison
120) RVR  -  David Shaw
121) RVR  -  Craig Dobbs
122) Eston rollers   -  Richard Tombling
123) Eston rollers  -  Peter Taylor
124) Orosay  -  Dave Tinnion
125) Greasy Badger  -  Michael Clarke
126) What's that smell?  -  Bob Foster
127) Mellow works  -  Scott alexander Walker
128) Marc seddon   -  Marc Seddon
129) Fat and loose  -  Dan Nixon
130) Dundee Mountain Club  -  Daniel Biggar
131) Ginger Riders Global Alliance   -  Ali Reynolds
132) Gravitate  -  Dean Weston
133) Gravitate   -  Mark Turner
134) Team CHR  -  David Fitzgerald
135) Gravitate   -  Stuart Bowery
136) Cmd  -  Chris Deller
137) Cmd  -  Andy Marsh
138) Never Ready Racing  -  Paul Sheldon
139) Team BofA  -  Alister  MacLeod
140) Bikescene  -  Geoffrey McCrystal
141) Cyclebarn  -  Arthur  Herrington
142) Gears and Beers  -  Ross Millar
143) H1&HA  -  Ed Costin
144) Baz  -  Steven Basnett
145) MTB Guisborough  -  Alan Robson
146) No mates racing  -  Lee Gibson
147) Hotvodka  -  Mathew Short
148) Team Pickle  -  Dominic Meacher
149) Cube / Screw Loose Racing / Gravitate   -  Mark Chambers
150) Team Schnizzle  -  Alex darby
151) Team Schnizzle  -  wes thomas
152) Team Schnizzle  -  paul  stacey
153)    -  Alan Jeans
154) Team IIU  -  Lee Cowen
155) I.I.U  -  David Winchester
156) BOG Bikers  -  Martin Kubes
157) Wcc  -  Alan Murray
158) NEnduro Racing  -  Jamie Walsh
159) NEnduro Racing  -  Jeff Doran
160) Variables  -  Kevin McGee
161) NEnduro racing  -  Peter Kell
162) Wierd in the Woods  -  Stuart McAviney
163) Team  -  Euan Leslie
164)    -  Gordon Pettigrew
165)    -  Andrew Finlayson
166) AyrshireMTB  -  Andrew Dodds
167) Alpology  -  Samuel Winter
168) Looking Pro,‌ Going Slow  -  Bob Millar
169) Weird in the woods  -  Rupert Pedley
170) Wierds In The Woods  -  Dave Ayling
171) Czech amateur Enduro team  -  Ales Wnuk
172) Stamford Squeelers  -  Steve Walker
173) Stamford Squeelers  -  Sean Walker
174) Team Ginge   -  Mark Bisset
175) Eddy Sprinklecash  -  Mark Dodes
176) Freedom bikes  -  Oliver  Mckenna
177) Midmax MTB  -  Paul Walker
178) Lees  -  Sean Lees
179) Ped Aler Drinkers   -  Colin Haslett
180) Irishman  -  Daniel O Shea
181) Alpology  -  Ryan Drayton
182) Nomad Ride Guide  -  David Loughrey
183) Line gt  -  Stewart Mcnee
184) Line gt  -  Graeme  Mcnee
185) Rough rider  -  Fraser Kingscott
186) fat dog   -  Wayne Currie
187) No Race Racing  -  David Gelson
188) Yorkshire Grit!  -  Simon Wragg
189) Snack Box Syndicate  -  John Belcher
190) Chainsmokers  -  Karl Wilkinson
191) Chainline Cycle Club - Newcastle  -  Steve Cunningham
192) Black Salami  -  Neil Stewart
193) Topcat Racing  -  Paul Topham
194) PSOS  -  Jason Davies
195) Rob Sanderson   -  Rob  Sanderson
196) Awesome super great epic team  -  Euan Davidson
197) Sean Mac   -  Sean Mackay
198) #UDH  -  Mark Williams
199) New marske warriors   -  Luke Bednarz
200) Feldoon Racing  -  Mikey Muldoon
201) We don't do Gravy  -  Martin keir
202) Team PANDA   -  Craig  Taylor
203) Skye Fishing Boat and Tractor Repair MTB Division  -  Donald Macphie
204) biketreks  -  chris dixon
205) DownWeeGo  -  Blazej Ochman
206) Cheaper than a horse  -  Richard Meers
207) Cheaper than a horse  -  Richard Meers


Vet Men 40-49

208) Rother Valley Riders   -  Michael  Edwards
209) Bike Scene  -  Mark Johnson
210) OGBMX  -  Paul Lindsay
211) Dazzler  -  Darren Smith
212) Brown Scott  -  Scott Brown
213) Bike Scene  -  bobby boyd
214) Foul Beast  -  Mark Macleod
215) NETCO  -  Martin Byers
216) FalconLogistics  -  Stuart Hibbert
217) Real World Riding  -  Steve Mackenzie
218) The train drivers better  -  Russ Lamberty
219) Chainsmokers/HTR  -  Gary Hunter
220) Norton Massive  -  neil ownes
221) chicken line racing  -  robin carder
222) WTF   -  pete watt
223) Gym Elite  -  Stephen  Simpson
224) Gym Elite  -  Chris Horn
225) Gravitate   -  wayne westwood
226) Gravitate  -  Steve Melville
227) Kentish Man  -  Andrew Hutchinson
228) MTB Guisborough  -  Kevin Cooper
229) Kev mc  -  Kevin McDermott
230) Bike scene  -  Tiger Brown
231) Gears And Beers  -  Khristian Tomkins
232) Ossie rider's   -  Andy  Stiles
233) Gears and Beers  -  Adam Letts
234) H1&HA  -  Jamie Curnock
235) Island Monkeys  -  Ben Jaggard-Smith
236) Gears and beers   -  Miles Rootes
237) Team SSS  -  Stuart Atlee
238) MBL RACEING  -  Scott Mc Diarmid
239) The Pye Man  -  Duncan Pye
240) MR T RACING  -  Rhys Williams
241) Team Stiffback  -  Nick Harewood
242) Glenbrook   -  Philip Orme
243) Ariel  -  Ariel Gache
244) stiffback  -  Duncan Garnham
245) BOG Bikers  -  Mike Ashcroft
246) Lovelo Cycles  -  Dave Adye
247) N/A  -  John Fidler
248) Cherryboys  -  Richard Maughan
249) NEnduro Racing  -  Ian Liversidge
250) NEnduro  -  Christopher Murray
251) NEnduro  -  Geoff Cocking
252) Cannae believe I'm in Vets  -  Andrew Macpherson
253) BESPOAK  -  Scott Gudelis
254) Freeborn bikes  -  Craig Macklin
255) Midmax MTB  -  norman  booth
256) Fit v Fat  -  Douglas Kirkby
257) Wheels of fire  -  Rhidian Jones
258) EdwardH  -  Edward Homson
259) East Coast Collective   -  Hugh Dennis
260) akenbetter  -  michael scott
261) Hawaii Four-O  -  Iain Mackay
262) dustyracing  -  ian mckean
263) wiggys water works  -  mark wignal
264) Ecurie Neep  -  Grzegorz Stankiewicz
265) Hope/Orange/Sixth Element/Mudhugger   -  Kev Duckworth
266) Team McCann  -  Chris McCann
267) No name  -  Matthew Burnett-godfree
268) plastered  -  richard mawson


Grand Vet Men 50+

269) P Nutter  -  Peter Collier
270) Team Bike Scene  -  chris stoddart
271) Where's ma pink helmet?  -  Ian Wrigley
272) Norton Massive  -  David Pybus
273) Codling surprise  -  Ian  Pyman
274) Gym Elite  -  Kein  Ryan
275) White walker  -  Jon McKinney
276) Bikescene  -  John Lunn
277) Ossie rider's   -  Jimmy  O Brien
278) H1&HA  -  Martin  Pottage
279) Beag air Bheag  -  Ewen MacKinnon
280) Balloch boys   -  Kenneth  Caldwell
281) Dug the slug  -  Doug Little
282) Old fireman  -  Brendan  Davey
283) Al the mac  -  Al Maclellan
284) Gears and beers  -  David Murphy
285) Lees  -  Dave Lees
286) Perth City Cycles  -  Ian Holden
287) Hawaii 4 o  -  Richard Mann
288) Anguston MTB  -  Peter Brown
289) -  -  Murray Flett


Vet Female 40-49

290) Muddy maiden  -  Alison Omalley
291) Living the dream   -  Claire  Dashwood
292) Living the dream   -  Claire  Dashwood
293) Living the dream   -  Claire  Dashwood

Rules

READ CAREFULLY

Each rider (herein after referred to as “Rider”) taking part in one or more events of the Macavalanch is supposed to know the following rules and makes a commitment to submit her/himself without reserve to all of them. Non-compliance with any of the Race Rules may result in disqualification of the Rider from the event.

General rules

Macavalanche is a mountain bike enduro event that takes place in a rugged mountain enviroment.  Riders must complete the timed stages in  numerical order

Please note the cumulitaive time of stage 1 and stage 2 will be given and your position on the start grid for stage 3 will be allocated accordingly.

Blind racing

The Macavalanche is raced accordingly to the original Enduro format that means it is not allowed to check the course before the event starts.

Bike and personal equipment

The courses are designed to suit a mid travel trail bike, not specific XC or DH bikes.

Riders should use the same frame, fork and wheels during a whole event. Bikes will be scrutinized before departing on the course. All bikes must have bar plugs. Bikes must be in perfect working order. The race directors have the right to deny entry to the event if they feel a bike is not of a suitable standard.

Riders must wear a certified helmet at all times, including transfer stages. Riders found not wearing a helmet shall be disqualified immediately.

Full-face helmet, long-finger gloves and knee protection must be worn in all timed stages. Additionally, elbow pads and back protectors are compulsory in France, they are strongly recommended in the other countries. Riders may choose to ride the transfer stages with a non full-face helmet.

Each Rider should be completely self-sufficient. It is recommended that each Rider carry the following items:

Mobile phone.
Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Dressing Pad for heavy bleeding (field dressing); bandage, plasters).
Emergency Foil Blanket
Wind/ Waterproof Top.
Bike repair kit (tube, tire leavers, pump or CO2 canisters, Allen keys, chain tool).
Whistle can be a good idea in case you go over a bank, break a leg and no one can see you.
Sufficient food and water to meet your individual energy needs for 5 hours of riding.
Sunscreen.

Route Markings / Hazards

The route may have narrow sections and exposed rocks, steep climbs and descents and is not suitable for beginners. Potholes, rocks, stock, rutted tracks, steep descents, banks etc. are all natural obstacles to be negotiated by the Rider. When you are in this environment YOU are the person primarily responsible for your own safety. Any hazards outside of those expected will be identified and marked accordingly to ensure your safety.

It is the duty of each Rider to assist any other Rider who appears to be injured or in difficulty and alert the race director ASAP.

The course

In the interests of safety there will be a cut off time to complete the whole event, Riders will be notified at race briefing on the morning of the event.

The course will be marked with signs, tape, and some sections double taped, otherwise Riders must follow the trail. If a Rider exits the timed stage course, he/she must re-enter at the same point and, if altered it, restore the tape as he/she found it.

Riders cannot repeat any stage even if they suffer a mechanical failure on course.

There is no pre-race practice.

Riders’ should and should not's

Riders must not leave any rubbish along the route. All food wrappers drink bottles, tubes etc. must be carried to the finish line and not discarded anywhere along the route. Anyone seen discarding rubbish will be disqualified and will not receive a time or position as applicable (leave tire marks only).

Riders may not modify race number plates.

Riders must attend the pre-race briefing and carefully read any note supplied by the organization. Riders must obey instructions from Marshals at all times. They are there for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Each Rider authorizes the race organization and its partners to use any images or videos taken during the event he/she may be appearing in.

Any Rider withdrawing from the event must notify the race office as soon as possible.

Each Rider has to adapt his/her speed and his/her behaviour to his/her personal abilities, his/her equipment and to the general conditions the event is raced in.

Registration

If you are unable to compete for medical reasons we will refund you on receipt of a doctor’s note.

It is not possible to transfer entries to any other events, next year’s event, or a different Rider.

For the registration, the payment will be made by on-line payment and the Rider will have to inform an on-line form concerning his names, first names, age, gender and address.

Responsibilities of Riders

Timing

The timed stages are timed using individual electronic chip. It is the responsibility of each rider to make sure his/her passage has been recorded at the start and finish of each timed stage (sound signal). Each Rider must return the individual electronic chip to the organizer at the end of the race in order to withdraw his/her individual timed results and get his/her deposit back.

Penalties and complaints

No external assistance on the track, assistance is only allowed in the pits area. Assistance outside the pits area will result in time penalty.                  

When a Rider is caught by another faster Rider, he/she should let the other Rider pass without issue, otherwise he/she'll be issued a 30sec penalty. The faster Rider should give lots of warming and clear directions as to what side he/she will pass and eventually overtake when it is safe to do so for both Riders.                               

Riders must not deviate from the obvious track or attempt to take shortcuts. Shortcuts mean immediate disqualification.             

Any complaints about the race should be done formally to the race office within 15 minutes of end of Rider’s race                           

Any complains about the result should be done formally to the race office within 30 minutes of result's publication                      

Any dangerous or disrespectful behaviour against other racers, marshals, nature, trails or spectators will lead to a time penalty depending of the level of the fault. Race director can also decide the disqualification of the Rider.                                                                

Podium and prizes

Award Ceremony will be held on race day. Riders who finish in the top three in their category must attend the podium presentation. Riders who fail to make the presentation forfeit their position, and prizes. There will be no difference in values between prizes for men or women for the same level of achievement.

HAVE  FUN!