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MACAVALANCHE 2018 ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED!!
IF YOU WISH TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]
NEW for 2018 is the Macavalanche after party! Another reason that you must make sure you got an entry. After prizegiving it will be time to retire to the cafe for pasta and garlic bread, share stories of the day, ponder the season ahead, have a few beers if you wish and listen to some great music brought to you by (To Be Announced)
Glencoe Mountain Resort is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor and offers stunning views of the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor. In summer the centre offers fantastic mountain biking trails and home cooked food in the log cabin cafe. In winter it is home to one of the two ski stations in the Outdoor Capital of the UK
Macavalanche is one hell of a race, big mountain stages, topped of with mass start action where fortune favors the brave.
Enduro Mag opened its race report from 2017 with following paragraph:
"If there is ever a race to put on the bucket list, it’s the No-Fuss Macavalanche. A white-knuckle thrill ride down the open flanks of Glencoe mountain. A fusion of an enduro and DH race with a splash of mass start chaos and Scottish flair added in for good measure, it has become one of our favourite races on the calendar."
The Uplift enduro format has been around in Europe for many years, No Fuss Events introduced this event way back in 2011, 2011 was the only year to date 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 2017 the race was opened for 300 entries and as in other years it sold out quickly. For 2018 we have restricted entries to 250 so you will need to be ready when entries open.
The two stage format in 2016 including the mass start stage produced a fastest time of a 16mins and 55seconds of racing for the winner. The uplift facilities provided by Glencoe Mountain Resort to access some of the rawest racing and riding experiences in the UK, with snow, mass start and open mountain this is one hell of a day out.
Enduro Mag in 2016 said “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: seedingon of blind stage/s at Glencoe Mountain to determin your start positions for the final stage which runs from high on the mountain side back down to the resort base.
YOU DO NOT NEED A LICENCE TO ENTER THIS RACE.
Registration will be open from7.30am. Here you will pick up your number boards, be given details of the trails, timing chips and other relevant details. Once you have collected your number board you can retire to the cafe for the legendary Glencoe Breakfast Roll and a Tea or Coffee, its all includded in your entry fee.
There will be a race briefing at 8.15am. Attendance is compulsory. After this everyone will head up to the start of Stage 1, which will open at 9am. With first uplift at 8.30am. 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
- Uplift start running from 0830 am
- Race start - stage 1 - 10.00 am
- Last stage - mass start - 3.00 pm
(all approximate times)
Prizegiving approximately 5.00pm
Facilities on Site
Hobbit house accommodation on site
Kings House Hotel nearby
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.
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 Woman 22 - 391) Army Cycling - Jenni Rennie
2) Yorkshire - Nicola Palmer
3) Cat(astrophe) - Cat Hirst
4) Felldoon Racing - Nic Fell
5) Withington Cycles - Sam Hewitt
6) Swindon Mountain bike Enthusiasts - Claire Dorrian
Junior Men 16 - 187) MucOff / Knox Armour / Royal Racing Roots - James Digges La Touche
8) Bike Scene - Keevan Edwards
9) Progression Bikes Racing - Ed Yearsley
10) 110% bikes - Tom Needham
Senior Men 19 - 2911) NEnduro Racing - Ben Jolly
12) NEnduro Racing - Peter Lincoln
13) Rother valley riders - Daniel Richardson
14) Gym Elite - Lee ryan
15) Bikepark Dent - Thomas Moore
16) Bikepark Dent - Aidan Coulthard
17) Carl Hall - Carl Hall
18) No Forkin Chance - Rob Minnican
19) Leyburn Bikes - Sam Holmes
20) Leyburn bikes - Joe Forrest
21) #soenduro - Jodie Darren Hall
22) ZRO FKS GVN - James Burns
23) .. - Steven Craig
24) SCC - Tom Rattray
25) Bogtrotter - Ragnar Lochhead
26) ACS Prestwick - Grant Seditas
27) Fukknows - Michael Turnbull
28) BGR - Bob Allan
29) Team Caledonian - Rew Ferguson
30) Team Caledonian - Cameron Turnbull
31) Team Caledonian - Grant Walker
32) Team Caledonian - Josh Harniess
33) 6 & Two 4s - Craig Falconer
34) Shandy Bandits - Tom Dennis
35) 0 - Richard Bryan
36) Basecamp Bikes / The Cycle Jersey - Donald Rodgers
37) Adventure Scotland - Scott Moffat
38) Strath MB - Conan Finch
39) Strath MB - Ben Kirkland
40) Scott Russell Factory Racing - Scott Russell
41) 110% Bikes - jamie bew
42) Bike & Spanner - Lewis Crolla
43) Team S.L.U.T - Jonathan ‘powerhouse’ Dixon
44) 123 - Duncan Short
45) 0 - Oliver Raine
46) The Billyboabs - Gavin Middlemiss
47) The Billyboabs - Daniel Stewart
48) Basecamp Bikes/Merida Bicycles U.K. - Kyle Beattie
49) Launching loosedogs - Ryan Berg
50) AE Bike Shop - Calum McCubbing
51) Lewis Cochran - Lewis Cochran
52) Ham Huck Syndicate - Stuart Mackay
53) Ham Huck Syndicate - James Slater
54) Thunder Horse Cartel - Lee Morrison
55) Ham Huck Syndicate - Lewis Crowther
56) Ham Huck Syndicate - Declan O Conner
57) Ham Huck Syndicate - Simon Ross
58) Ham Huck Syndicate - Jason Gillespie
59) Ham Huck Syndicate - Dan Gilmore
60) Ham Huck Syndicate / Stogies - Lewis Swift
61) Ham Huck Syndicate / Stogies - Ruairidh Fraser
62) Ham Huck Syndicate - Scott Allan
Master Men 30 - 3963) Team RSD I have the best Girlfriend ever. - Lee Summers
64) Team Bike Scene - Neil Phillips
65) Peddlers Cycles - Jez Founde
66) Team IIU - Lee Cowen
67) Icycles - lewis cowe
68) I.I.U - David Winchester
69) Variables - Kevin McGee
70) team mat - mathew rennison
71) NEnduro Racing - Jamie Walsh
72) NEnduro Racing - Jeff Doran
73) Bikescene - Carl Simpson
74) Wham bam! - Henry Stam
75) NEnduro racing - Peter Kell
76) Melloworks RSD BIkeRemedy - Craig Macdonald
77) Eston rollers - Richard Tombling
78) Eston rollers - Peter Taylor
79) Eston rollers - Michael Tombling
80) John80 - John McCormack
81) Thunder Horse - Douglas London
82) Awesome super great epic team - Euan Davidson
83) Rough rider - Fraser Kingscott
84) Get Off The Road - Dave Lawson
85) IIU - Matthew Thomas
86) Bike park Dent - Andrew Fielding
87) TNR - Paul Barnes
88) Island Monkeys - Alex Brown
89) Island Monkeys - Andy Fayle
90) Wye Valley Warriors - John Hayes
91) Team with No Name - Nick saffer
92) Team with No Name - Nick saffer
93) Cheaper than a horse - Richard Meers
94) Cmd - Chris Deller
95) FMOCrew - Robert Anthony
96) Local boy - James Kitchen
97) Kamikaze Craig - Craig Rees
98) Marshy - Andy Marsh
99) Scc - Andrew Doig
100) SCC - David Rattray Paterson
101) Biltong - Morne van Niekerk
102) RAD Bike Shack - Andy Schofield
103) RAD Bike Shack - adam crawshaw
104) All on my lonesome - Colin Walker
105) Mcboab Racing - Ross Lorimer
106) HG2 - James Pacey
107) JDW RACING - Jamie Wilson
108) No Fuss Team - Mike King
109) Team Christoph - Chris Tayler
110) Yeh - Richard Andrews
111) Two Idiots - Joe Kennedy
112) Shandy Bandits - Rup Hoyland
113) Mark Petrie - Mark Petrie
114) #UDH - Greg Purdie
115) #UDH - Dan Ingram
116) RSD - Jon Mitchell
117) #UDH - Mark Williams
118) #UDH - Andrew Hessey
119) Adventure Scotland - Daniel Pereira
120) Adventure Scotland Team - Donald Watson
121) North Tyneside Riders (NTR) - Newcastle - Steve Cunningham
122) Live and let ride - Mark Mcquitty
123) Laurel N Hardy - Michael Stevenson
124) Laurel N Hardy - Dan Boffey
125) Cowal mountain bike club - John Maclean
126) Upsidedoonheedenduroteam - Glenn Telford
127) Flaming Wings - Ryan Byrne
128) Rad Racing - Andrew Finlayson
129) - Gordon Pettigrew
130) Rushy - Graham Rushworth
131) Ae Bike Shop - Andrew McColm
132) Black Salami - Neil Stewart
133) Never Ready Racing - Paul Sheldon
134) Yng.Lab - Ross Young
135) hollywood - mathew mardula
136) Team S.L.U.T - Martin ‘whisky’ Rough
137) Team S.L.U.T - James ‘retro’ Wood
138) 0 - Daniel ‘stickman’ Johnson
139) 0 - Brett ‘wildman’ Jackson
140) Team Poocho - Graham Davies
141) - Sam Kennedy
142) Cre8ive joinery - Ross Cranston
143) Tattie heeds - Thomas Sinclair
144) The Billyboabs - John Anderson
145) Black Salami - Gary Scott
146) Wet Riders - Ben Bathgate
147) Wet Riders - Seb Collins
148) G.u.r.u. - James Rentoul
149) TTT - Kris Aitchison
150) Lakes riders - Mathew Wilson
151) Black salami - Pete Reid
152) Big Mountain Bikes - Paul Elliff
153) Black Salami - Steven Tonge
154) - Adam Smith
155) Wood plant hire - Dan Wood
156) Black Salami - Slav Gnatetski
157) Freedom bikes - Oliver Mckenna
158) Ham Huck Syndicate - Neil Birnie
159) Ham Huck Syndicate - Jason Davies
160) Ham Huck Syndicate - Dave Sim
161) Ham Huck Syndicate - Mark Lane
162) Ham Huck Syndicate / Velvet Cycles - Johny Milton
163) Thunder Horse Cartel - Jamie Caffrey
164) Ham Huck Syndicate - Peter Lindsay
165) Ham Huck Syndicate - Si Wragg
166) Ham Huck Syndicate / Ink Puppy - Olly MacDonald
167) Ham Huck Syndicate - Dan Cook
Vet Men 40 - 49168) beach boys - steve francis
169) Mechanised - Jools Chesters
170) Bike Scene - Mark Johnson
171) Rother Valley Riders - Michael Edwards
172) Peddlers - bobby boyd
173) Island Monkeys - Ben Jaggard-Smith
174) Muckmedden - Aaron Gray
175) Team McCann - Chris McCann
176) Voltron Legendary Defender - Keith Wright
177) Boombasticspastic - Chris Horn
178) La Fuga Fango - Juan CHristen
179) #FLATOUTORNOWT😬 - Stephen NEWLAND
180) Fil-Scot Mtn Bikers - Ariel Gache
181) Team Bandit - Neil Hunter
182) Bike park Dent - chris hufton
183) Gravitate - Steve Melville
184) Thunder Horse - Philip Mulcaster
185) Anguston MTB - Luke Nicol
186) 110% Bikes - Richard Parker
187) Leyburn Bikes - Jonathan Sunter
188) Blaydon cycle club - wayne westwood
189) Glenbrook - Philip Orme
190) The Pye Man - Duncan Pye
191) Wye Valley Warriors - Pete Ball
192) Gnarly Dudes - Daniel O Shea
193) FalconLogistics - Stuart Hibbert
194) Wheres Benno? - Alan Christie
195) MBL RACEING - Scott Mc Diarmid
196) Mcboab Racing - Barry McCormack
197) Felldoon Racing - Mikey Muldoon
198) Team Caledonian - Jason Mitchell
199) Gnarly Dudes - Mike Ashcroft
200) Two Idiots - Richard Hallett
201) NoName - Kenneth Hillock
202) #UDH - David Houston
203) The train drivers better - Russ Lamberty
204) Adventure scotland - Gregor Mitchell
205) Rehab racing - Graeme Watters
206) The Boabies - Stevie Barr
207) 110% Bikes - Andy Stiles
208) North Tyneside Riders (NTR) - David Burgess
209) - - Dan Gibson
210) Looking Pro Going Slow - Bob Millar
211) Hawaii Four-O - Iain Mackay
212) Feelin Supersonic - Andrew Macpherson
213) Big M - Mark Hyslop
214) Foul Beast - Mark Macleod
215) How did we get HERE??. - Stevie Walker
216) How did we get HERE??. - Gordon Brown
217) Flaming Wings - Mark Beard
218) Adventure Scotland - Ronnie Ohara
219) Hollywood - Anthony Burrell
220) Hollywood - Rob Oxley
221) Ozzy Riders - Roger Gardner
222) Dark 1 - Daniel Watson
223) hollywood - richard collett
224) Real World Riding - Steve Mackenzie
225) Never ready racing - Eamo Lawless
226) DWeirthechamps - Drew Weir
227) RazzerDaz - Darren Argyle
228) Man mans - Euan MacRae
229) HarvCore OTB - Mark Harvey
230) Tumble Down - John Grant
Grand Vet Men 50 +231) Anguston MTB - Peter Brown
232) Trailhead Thailand - Mark Doughty
233) North East smashers - Richard Mann
234) Progression bikes racing - neil whittet
235) Gym Elite - Kevin Ryan
236) Awesome super great epic team - Mike Scott
237) RVR - Nigel Styring
238) Gnarly Dudes - Murray Flett
239) Oldman Enduro - Al Maclellan
240) Oldman Enduro - Brendan Davey
241) Gnarly dudes - Kenny Lannon
242) Gnarly Dudes - Angus Robinson
243) Jack Doyle - Jack Doyle
244) <з рокс! - Ian Wrigley
245) JMacD - John MacDonald
246) #UDH - Kenny Stewart
247) Adventure scotland - duncan jack
248) Ossie rider's - Jimmy O Brien
249) Rambo Racing - Brian Ramsay
250) Bespoke Bikes - Pete Hoggan
251) Balloch bikers - Kenneth Caldwell
252) For-D - Neil Young
253) Milbrae - Iain Murray
254) #SupportOurParas - Steve Richards
255) Murthly Cycle Club - Guy Batchelor
256) Murthly CC - Ian Campbell
Vet female 40 +257) Living the dream - Claire Dashwood
258) Team DLT - Susan Digges La Touche
259) Peddlers - Emma Knowles
260) Bergamont UK - Sally Buckworth
261) Gnarly Dudes - Louise Whitehead
262) Eric Adventures - Julie Morrissey
263) JF - Julia Ferguson
264) Dreigiau Eryri - Eva McCartney
265) Chipmunk - Cheryl Arnold
266) MWeirthechamps - Margaret Weir
267) Mudflaps - Claire Aitchison
268) NIER - donna waring
269) Dreigiau Eryri - Clare Mitchell
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.
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 seeding stage/s will be given and your position on the start grid for mass start stage and will be allocated accordingly.
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 may be scrutinized at the bottom before departing 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 full face helmet at all times, including transfer stages. Riders found not wearing a helmet shall be disqualified immediately.
Full-face helmet, knee protections must be worn in all timed stages. Additionally, gloves, 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. As a minimum each rider must 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.
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.
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.
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
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.