10 Under the Ben Participant Notes

10 Under the Ben Participant Notes Its 10 Under Time Its all getting rather exciting. With only 5 more sleeps. We thought we should give you the latest information. First and foremost,  thanks to you all for getting involved in 10 Under the Ben. We believe that 10 Under is Scotland's original and best race of it type, we are pretty sure 2017 will fantastic. Here…

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Lowepro Fort William Endurance Downhill

Lowepro Fort William Endurance Downhill Outdoor Capital of the UK based No Fuss Events  have today announced that Lowepro will be the title sponsor of the Fort William Endurance Downhill. Lowepro equipment is designed to support the modern digital storytellers whether it be adventure, travel, music, wildlife or sport. Fort William, The Outdoor Capital of the UK and home of the toughest Downhill Track Adventure, travel, music, wildlife or sport. Chris O'Brien, Destination…

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POC Scottish Enduro Series Rnd 2 Podiums

POC Scottish Enduro Round 2 Podiums What a cracking weekend, and the racing wasn't half bad either! It was the first time that the POC Scottish Enduro Series had ventured this far into the North East. Pitfichie had a reputation as a downhill venue, but enduro? Who knew? From the initial feedback from riders and crew it is unlikely that it will not feature in 2018. It was an absolutely phenomenal weekend of riding and racing. Lewis Buchanan on his way to victory at Round 2 Headline…

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POC Scottish Enduro Series Rnd 2

POC Scottish Enduro Round 2 The Rise Of The Juniors Words and Photos: Trev Worsey It’s an unusual sight to see over 350 racers kicking the ground in confusion, this was a Scottish Enduro Series event. In April? Where was the mud? For Round 2 of the immensely popular POC Scottish Enduro Series, organisers No-Fuss had not only laid on 6 amazing stages in a new venue, but also some welcome sunshine. Dust! In Scotland! In April!!  Ridiculous Marking another sold-out…

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Ever thought about Runduro?

You may not have heard the news that Dancing lady is to make her comeback to 10 Under the Ben 2017, as part of her training she decided to give Runduro a go as wee birthday treat. Read on and enjoy! Birthday Surprise With a sunny day and no plans (or people) stretching ahead of me on my 53rd birthday, I was pondering my options when The Boss called to say it was a good day for a run.  I thought he’d had an epiphany and was looking for my company on some new fitness regime.  But…

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April Newsletter

April NEWSLETTER Look Back  at March First off in March was the much anticipated opening round of the POC Scottish Enduro Series. What would Fort William bring to the party for 2017?  The race was spread across five stages, varying from familiar trails using the network at Nevisrange and some of the Enduro gold that the area is known for. Stage three (Blue Crane / Ridge Run) and the deep ruts of Stage four (Alt a'Mhullin) were the big talking point of the day. It was Lewis…

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Cowal Way Chase

The Cowal Way Chase Scotland has long been recognised, by indigenous country folk as well as many from far off lands, as an adventure destination for biking. Gravel racing is the cycle industry’s new kid on the block and is essentially endurance riding over unsurfaced roads. It’s gathering momentum in the US and we have been scouting Scotland to bring you our very own gravel race.  Scotland has almost 12 times as many forest road miles than motorway network. Gravel…

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The Wee Triathlon 2017

The Wee Triathlon 2017 We have long time advocates of the saying that there is “no such thing as bad weather, but only poor preparation.” It is after all the Outdoor Capital of the UK. I am pleased to say that on Saturday morning I think I may have been over prepared. When I went to bed on Friday night I was expecting more of what Friday had thrown at us. Wind, rain, rain, wind, rain and some more wind for good measure. As daylight broke on Saturday I was delighted that there was no…

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POC Scottish Enduro Podiums Rnd 1

POC Scottish Enduro Series Rnd 1 THe Podiums Well that on was one hell of a weekend! Thomas Mitchell headed his race report with the "Trials and tribulations" how was it for you? Headline Sponsor POC continue their support the Scottish Series and are sponsoring two categories in the opening round.  Going into year three  riders have an eye on the prize and at Rnd 1 in Fort William the  first category to fight it was the Super Grand Vet Male Category,  Local…

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POC Scottish Enduro Series Round 1

POC Scottish Enduro series Race Report and PicTures Where better for the Scottish Enduro Series to kick off in 2017 than The Nevis Range, a stones throw from the UK's highest peak in Ben Nevis. Steeped in racing heritage the venue has become a permanent instalment in the World Cup calendar and in the SES too with the diverse trail network the perfect playground for the racers to get their teeth stuck into. No lifts for the racers, pedal power only! The weather looked changeable…

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Runduro 2017

Runduro 2017 Someone  once said "If variety’s the spice of life, then the No Fuss Fort William Runduro was a vindaloo of an event."  No Fuss launched Runduro in 2015, a cheeky 21km trail race with a twist, the route  consists of  8 special stages linked by 7 transitional stages, with final results based solely on the total time taken for the special stages.  You can see  full results here. The route is now well established  and includes some…

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Introducing the Ambassadors 2017

POC Scottish Enduro The POC Scottish Enduro Series Ambassadors are a key element in the continuation and development of  Enduro in Scotland - giving participants across all of the categories an opportunity to contribute and discuss their experiences using  this conduit between organisers and riders. Frazer Coupland  said “We were delighted that in 2016 the experienced Ambassadors, were able to make a meaningful and important contribution to the series and in turn…

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A Guide to Fort William and the Outdoor Capital of the UK

The No Fuss guide to Fort William and the Outdoor Capital of the UK You’ve scaled the peaks of the Ben, and swam more lengths of Loch Linnhe than you’ve had hot dinners. Endurance events can call for a different calibre of athlete and an unrivalled setting to host them. As the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Fort William and Lochaber attracts more than its fair share of endurance junkies year in, year out. But you already knew that, didn’t you? Off the bike, we’ve…

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Chamber Businesses to join 10 Under

10 Under the Ben, is widely heralded Scotland’s original and best mountain bike event of its type in the country. No Fuss Events have been promoting events in the Outdoor Capital of the UK since 2004, to celebrate 2017 No Fuss are offering Lochaber Chamber of Commerce Member Businesses an exclusive offer to participate in this iconic event. Chris Obrien destination Manager said "10 under the Ben is one of my favourite events of the year, it really is a jewel in the crown of…

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No Fuss partnerships lead the way for Scotland's Enduro

No Fuss partnerships lead the way for Scotland’s Enduro   Today (Thursday 02 February 2017), at Nevis Range, Fort William, the heart of the Outdoor Capital of the UK, Forestry Commision Scotland (FCS) launched their new management policy and guidance on the management of Enduro events and trails in Scotland, together with No Fuss Events.   No Fuss Events, the team behind the hugely popular POC Scottish Mountain Bike Enduro Series, unveiled a new bridge in Leanachan Forest,…

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Expose Yourself the No Fuss Way

Expose yourself the No Fuss way   Today (Thursday 02 February), Outdoor Capital of the UK based No Fuss Events, the team behind the popular POC Scottish Enduro Series and  a progressive calendar of mountain bike and outdoor adventure events across Scotland, launched the latest strand to their innovative marketing campaign for 2017, the first completely wrapped mountain gondola at Nevis Range Mountain Experience, Fort William.   Unveiling their custom branded Gondola,  …

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10 Under the Ben 2017

Entries are  open for 10 Under the  Ben 2017,  with just over 100 days until race day, we thought that it would be a good time to look back at 10 Under. It is often talked about as the flagship of the  No Fuss fleet, 10 Under is certainly the event that launched No Fuss and can you believe it? In 2017 its going to become a teenager. At No Fuss Events we believe  that 10 Under the Ben  is Scotlands original and best mountain bike event, it is the longest established …

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January Competition

January 2017 Competition

2016 Winner Kyle Beattie  "Stoked to the Max"

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Merry Christmas from No Fuss

Merry Christmas Indeed! It was a delightful start to the week with the announcement that the Kinlochleven enduro  had been selected and would once again be an Enduro World Series Qualifier event. For those who have not ridden at Kinlochleven yet, we reccomend you get this race in your diary for 2017. Kinlochleven has a variety of stages that are worthy of testing riders who want to go on and ride the Enduro World Series. The big mountain environment around Kinlochleven provides…

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POC Headline Sponsor for 2017

Scottish Enduro Series Confirm POC to be Headline Sponsor for 3rd Year The Scottish Enduro Series has today, Friday the 16th of  December, officially announced that POC will be headline sponsor for the third year in succession. For three years the POC Scottish Enduro Series has delivered an awesome 6 races at 6 venues across Scotland. In 2016 that was 32 timed race stages, almost 2 hours of racing for the fastest riders, 834 Individual riders and 1710 race starters.  The…

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Win a Sweet Package for Rnd 1 Scottish Enduro.

WIN OUR SWEET ENDURO PACKAGE FOR ROUND 1 OF THE  SCOTTISH ENDURO SERIES

Planning is well under way for round oneof the Scottish Enduro Series in Fort William on the 11th and 12th of March, it feels crazy to be getting excited about it already but we are,  No Fuss have today (8/12/16) launched a Facebook  competition to win some

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10 Under the Ben

Are you planning riding at  10 under the Ben 2017? We are currently running a pretty sweet offer where if you enter 10 Under before the 15th of December you  can get an entry to the Tour De Ben Nevis at 50% of the cost (£27.50). Just thought you would like to know that. Full details are here.

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Runduro

The team at No Fuss Events are delighted to announce today that entries for the 2017 Runduro have gone live, to get an entry click here.

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Kinlochleven Enduro

It was always going to be a great race, the big mountain environment around Kinlochleven provides some great trails that can standup to anything. Whilst Kinlochleven is no stranger to hosting enduro races this one was a bit special the first ever Enduro World Series qualifying event to be held in the UK.

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Relentless 24 report

The weekend saw No Fuss Events host the UK 24 Hr Mountain Bike Championships as part of their Relentless Exposure 24 event.

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Dunoon Delivered

It seems  a wee while ago now, round five of the POC Scottish Enduro Series rolled into Dunoon in early September. This was the first Scottish Enduro event where riders would race on a in town stage on Saturday evening. We think it is fair to say it was amazing, you can watch the video here, you can read Enduro Mag report here and see lots of pics here Please be aware that the entries for the final round are filling fast and will likely close by the end…

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Ben Nevis Braveheart Triathlon

Saturday the 17th and it was time for the second Kelsey Media Triathlon. We were treated to some amazing weather with flat calm conditions for the swim, a gentle breeze on the bike route and clear skies (most of the day) for the run section . It was a great day and huge admiration to Chris Stirling who took the win. You can read Chris's report here, full results are here for more info on the event and to enter for 2017 click here.  Dougie Vipond  from the…

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Tour and Ultra Marathon Ben Nevis

On what has to be one of the wettest Saturdays that  we can remember, runners and riders were greeted with the news that the course had adjusted for safety reasons and the  famous river crossing was not an option due to the fast flow and sheer volume. Full race reports are available run and bike, just click. You can see all the amazing pictures from our good friends at Sportograf here, all you have to do is type in your race number to see all pics of you. Full…

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