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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) ¡¡BTR!! - Sean Dugan
39) Strath MB - Conan Finch
40) Strath MB - Ben Kirkland
41) Scott Russell Factory Racing - Scott Russell
42) 110% Bikes - jamie bew
43) Bike & Spanner - Lewis Crolla
44) Team S.L.U.T - Jonathan ‘powerhouse’ Dixon
45) 123 - Duncan Short
46) 0 - Oliver Raine
47) The Billyboabs - Gavin Middlemiss
48) The Billyboabs - Daniel Stewart
49) Basecamp Bikes/Merida Bicycles U.K. - Kyle Beattie
50) Launching loosedogs - Ryan Berg
Master Men 30 - 3951) Team RSD I have the best Girlfriend ever. - Lee Summers
52) Team Bike Scene - Neil Phillips
53) Peddlers Cycles - Jez Founde
54) Team IIU - Lee Cowen
55) Icycles - lewis cowe
56) I.I.U - David Winchester
57) Variables - Kevin McGee
58) team mat - mathew rennison
59) NEnduro Racing - Jamie Walsh
60) NEnduro Racing - Jeff Doran
61) Bikescene - Carl Simpson
62) Wham bam! - Henry Stam
63) NEnduro racing - Peter Kell
64) Melloworks RSD BIkeRemedy - Craig Macdonald
65) #UDH - Simon Metcalfe
66) Eston rollers - Richard Tombling
67) Eston rollers - Peter Taylor
68) Eston rollers - Michael Tombling
69) John80 - John McCormack
70) Thunder Horse - Douglas London
71) Awesome super great epic team - Euan Davidson
72) Rough rider - Fraser Kingscott
73) Get Off The Road - Dave Lawson
74) IIU - Matthew Thomas
75) Bike park Dent - Andrew Fielding
76) TNR - Paul Barnes
77) Island Monkeys - Alex Brown
78) Island Monkeys - Andy Fayle
79) Wye Valley Warriors - John Hayes
80) Team with No Name - Nick saffer
81) Team with No Name - Nick saffer
82) Cheaper than a horse - Richard Meers
83) Cmd - Chris Deller
84) FMOCrew - Robert Anthony
85) Local boy - James Kitchen
86) Kamikaze Craig - Craig Rees
87) Marshy - Andy Marsh
88) Scc - Andrew Doig
89) SCC - David Rattray Paterson
90) Biltong - Morne van Niekerk
91) RAD Bike Shack - Andy Schofield
92) RAD Bike Shack - adam crawshaw
93) All on my lonesome - Colin Walker
94) Mcboab Racing - Ross Lorimer
95) HG2 - James Pacey
96) JDW RACING - Jamie Wilson
97) No Fuss Team - Mike King
98) Team Christoph - Chris Tayler
99) Yeh - Richard Andrews
100) Two Idiots - Joe Kennedy
101) Shandy Bandits - Rup Hoyland
102) Mark Petrie - Mark Petrie
103) #UDH - Greg Purdie
104) #UDH - Dan Ingram
105) RSD - Jon Mitchell
106) #UDH - Mark Williams
107) #UDH - Andrew Hessey
108) Adventure Scotland - Daniel Pereira
109) Adventure Scotland Team - Donald Watson
110) North Tyneside Riders (NTR) - Newcastle - Steve Cunningham
111) Live and let ride - Mark Mcquitty
112) Laurel N Hardy - Michael Stevenson
113) Laurel N Hardy - Dan Boffey
114) Cowal mountain bike club - John Maclean
115) Upsidedoonheedenduroteam - Glenn Telford
116) Flaming Wings - Ryan Byrne
117) 1868 Racing / Antur Stiniog - Phil Roberts
118) Rad Racing - Andrew Finlayson
119) - Gordon Pettigrew
120) Rushy - Graham Rushworth
121) Ae Bike Shop - Andrew McColm
122) Dreigiau Eryri - Clare Mitchell
123) Black Salami - Neil Stewart
124) Never Ready Racing - Paul Sheldon
125) Yng.Lab - Ross Young
126) hollywood - mathew mardula
127) Team S.L.U.T - Martin ‘whisky’ Rough
128) Team S.L.U.T - James ‘retro’ Wood
129) 0 - Daniel ‘stickman’ Johnson
130) 0 - Brett ‘wildman’ Jackson
131) @johnnyturb0 - Alexander Shewan
132) Team Poocho - Graham Davies
133) - Sam Kennedy
134) Cre8ive joinery - Ross Cranston
135) Tattie heeds - Thomas Sinclair
136) The Billyboabs - John Anderson
137) Black Salami - Gary Scott
138) Wet Riders - Ben Bathgate
139) Wet Riders - Seb Collins
140) G.u.r.u. - James Rentoul
141) TTT - Kris Aitchison
142) Lakes riders - Mathew Wilson
143) Black salami - Pete Reid
144) Big Mountain Bikes - Paul Elliff
145) Black Salami - Steven Tonge
146) - Adam Smith
147) Wood plant hire - Dan Wood
148) Black Salami - Slav Gnatetski
149) Freedom bikes - Oliver Mckenna
Vet Men 40 - 49150) beach boys - steve francis
151) Mechanised - Jools Chesters
152) Bike Scene - Mark Johnson
153) Rother Valley Riders - Michael Edwards
154) Peddlers - bobby boyd
155) Island Monkeys - Ben Jaggard-Smith
156) Muckmedden - Aaron Gray
157) Team McCann - Chris McCann
158) Voltron Legendary Defender - Keith Wright
159) Boombasticspastic - Chris Horn
160) La Fuga Fango - Juan CHristen
161) #FLATOUTORNOWT😬 - Stephen NEWLAND
162) Fil-Scot Mtn Bikers - Ariel Gache
163) Team Bandit - Neil Hunter
164) Bike park Dent - chris hufton
165) Gravitate - Steve Melville
166) Thunder Horse - Philip Mulcaster
167) Anguston MTB - Luke Nicol
168) 110% Bikes - Richard Parker
169) Leyburn Bikes - Jonathan Sunter
170) Blaydon cycle club - wayne westwood
171) Glenbrook - Philip Orme
172) The Pye Man - Duncan Pye
173) Wye Valley Warriors - Pete Ball
174) Gnarly Dudes - Daniel O Shea
175) FalconLogistics - Stuart Hibbert
176) Wheres Benno? - Alan Christie
177) MBL RACEING - Scott Mc Diarmid
178) Mcboab Racing - Barry McCormack
179) Felldoon Racing - Mikey Muldoon
180) Team Caledonian - Jason Mitchell
181) Gnarly Dudes - Mike Ashcroft
182) Two Idiots - Richard Hallett
183) NoName - Kenneth Hillock
184) #UDH - David Houston
185) The train drivers better - Russ Lamberty
186) Adventure scotland - Gregor Mitchell
187) Rehab racing - Graeme Watters
188) The Boabies - Stevie Barr
189) 110% Bikes - Andy Stiles
190) North Tyneside Riders (NTR) - David Burgess
191) - - Dan Gibson
192) Looking Pro Going Slow - Bob Millar
193) Hawaii Four-O - Iain Mackay
194) Feelin Supersonic - Andrew Macpherson
195) Big M - Mark Hyslop
196) Foul Beast - Mark Macleod
197) How did we get HERE??. - Stevie Walker
198) How did we get HERE??. - Gordon Brown
199) Flaming Wings - Mark Beard
200) Adventure Scotland - Ronnie Ohara
201) Hollywood - Anthony Burrell
202) Hollywood - Rob Oxley
203) Ozzy Riders - Roger Gardner
204) Dark 1 - Daniel Watson
205) hollywood - richard collett
206) Real World Riding - Steve Mackenzie
207) Never ready racing - Eamo Lawless
208) DWeirthechamps - Drew Weir
209) RazzerDaz - Darren Argyle
210) Man mans - Euan MacRae
211) HarvCore OTB - Mark Harvey
212) Tumble Down - John Grant
Grand Vet Men 50 +213) Anguston MTB - Peter Brown
214) Trailhead Thailand - Mark Doughty
215) North East smashers - Richard Mann
216) Progression bikes racing - neil whittet
217) Gym Elite - Kevin Ryan
218) Awesome super great epic team - Mike Scott
219) RVR - Nigel Styring
220) Gnarly Dudes - Murray Flett
221) Oldman Enduro - Al Maclellan
222) Oldman Enduro - Brendan Davey
223) Gnarly dudes - Kenny Lannon
224) Gnarly Dudes - Angus Robinson
225) Jack Doyle - Jack Doyle
226) <з рокс! - Ian Wrigley
227) JMacD - John MacDonald
228) #UDH - Kenny Stewart
229) Adventure scotland - duncan jack
230) Ossie rider's - Jimmy O Brien
231) Rambo Racing - Brian Ramsay
232) Bespoke Bikes - Pete Hoggan
233) Balloch bikers - Kenneth Caldwell
234) For-D - Neil Young
235) Milbrae - Iain Murray
236) #SupportOurParas - Steve Richards
237) Murthly Cycle Club - Guy Batchelor
238) Murthly CC - Ian Campbell
Vet female 40 +239) Living the dream - Claire Dashwood
240) Team DLT - Susan Digges La Touche
241) Peddlers - Emma Knowles
242) Bergamont UK - Sally Buckworth
243) Gnarly Dudes - Louise Whitehead
244) Eric Adventures - Julie Morrissey
245) JF - Julia Ferguson
246) Dreigiau Eryri - Eva McCartney
247) Chipmunk - Cheryl Arnold
248) MWeirthechamps - Margaret Weir
249) Mudflaps - Claire Aitchison
250) NIER - donna waring
251) 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.