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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) Weird in The Woods  -  Amanda  Lillywhite


Junior Men 16-18

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


Senior Men 19-29

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


Master Men 30-39

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


Vet Men 40-49

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


Grand Vet Men 50+

257) P Nutter  -  Peter Collier
258) Team Bike Scene  -  chris stoddart
259) Where's ma pink helmet?  -  Ian Wrigley
260) JonnyNoMates  -  Nick Blaney
261) Norton Massive  -  David Pybus
262) Codling surprise  -  Ian  Pyman
263) Gym Elite  -  Kein  Ryan
264) White walker  -  Jon McKinney
265) Bikescene  -  John Lunn
266) Ossie rider's   -  Jimmy  O Brien
267) H1&HA  -  Martin  Pottage
268) Beag air Bheag  -  Ewen MacKinnon
269) Balloch boys   -  Kenneth  Caldwell
270) Dug the slug  -  Doug Little
271) Old fireman  -  Brendan  Davey
272) Al the mac  -  Al Maclellan
273) Gears and beers  -  David Murphy
274) Lees  -  Dave Lees
275) Perth City Cycles  -  Ian Holden
276) Hawaii 4 o  -  Richard Mann
277) Anguston MTB  -  Peter Brown


Vet Female 40-49

278) Muddy maiden  -  Alison Omalley
279) Living the dream   -  Claire  Dashwood
280) Living the dream   -  Claire  Dashwood
281) 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!