Entries for Macavalanche 2020 are now closed!
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In 2018 and 19 the Goat Stew Orchestra entertained riders as they lined up for the mass start, we hear you loved it so much we have asked them back for 2020!
After prizegiving, you can share stories of the day, ponder the season ahead, have a few beers and listen to some great music. Does a BIG MOUNTAIN Enduro day get any better?
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 2018 the race was opened for 300 entries and as in other years it sold out quickly.
The three stage format in 2018 including the mass start stage produced a fastest time of a a fraction over 21mins 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: seeding on 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 from 7.30am. 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 mountain cafe where you will find the hearty Glencoe Breakfast often viewed as the days first major challenge.
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.
Junior Men 14 - 181) Thursday Night Bikers - Shaun Holden
2) Team R - Dylan Wadee
3) Mudmunchers - Jake O Donnell
4) Peak District boys - Arran Quigley
5) Peak District boys - ewan Quigley
6) Peak district boys - Nathan Martin
7) Santa Cruz - Calum Johnson
Junior Woman 14 - 218) Woodside Bikeworks Enduro Team - Hannah Dunn
Senior Woman 22 - 359) High Peak Cycles RT - Sam Hewitt
10) Howgill Chaingang - Katie May
11) Johnston - Amy Johnston
12) Rubber Side Up - Chloe MacLean
13) LMC Racing - Lauren Carle
14) Pony Club Factory Racing - Emily Murphy
15) Royal Navy Royal Marines Cycling Association - Tini Davies
Senior Male 19 - 2916) Ruaridh Black - Ruaridh Black
17) Piss Stop - John Lumsdon
18) Spokes N Hoes - Benjamin Griffiths
19) Spokes N Hoes - James Harman
20) Cunny funts - James Robertson
21) Team R - Leon Wadee
22) Bennachie Bams - Aidan Wood
23) Wolf Pack - Simon Furphy
24) Wolf Pack - Jack Cripps
25) Wolf Pack - Sam Petherbridge
26) Windsor Road Racing - Thomas Riccio
27) None - Dean Walton
28) Macdonald J - Jason Macdonald
29) Ride Ruthless - Jordan Parkinson
30) Big mons mtb - Jonny (the prick) Blackshaw
31) Ae forest senders - Shane Wilson
32) Cave MTB - Tom Waudby
33) Cave MTB - Will Waudby
34) Cave MTB - Edward Waudby
35) Cave mtb - Cameron McCann
36) Cave MTB - Ben Swanborough
37) WHW - Rory Bell
38) Team Phoenix - Isaac Bennison
39) Grant - Hugh McLean
40) Rubber Side Up - Michael Munro
41) BIYRacing - Lewis Kelly
42) RAFCA - Ben Brown
43) Irb - Jamie Crosse
44) Basecamp Bikes/Merida Bicycles U.K. - Kyle Beattie
45) Team Phoenix - Sebastian Bennison
46) .. - Steven Craig
Master Female 35 +47) 🤷♀️ - Fiona Clacherty
48) The Bikey Pikeys - Gail Osprey
49) Momo - Mo MacK
50) Pony Club Factory Racing/Bark and Ride - Debbie Spencer
51) mudroost - Philippa farrar
52) Cowal mountain bike club - John Maclean
Master Male 29 - 3953) SQUAD - Matthew Cherie
54) Rough Rider - Brendan Morris
55) Jimmy ginge - Craig Rees
56) RG Autotech - Graeme Beveridge
57) Sean Rowan - Sean Rowan
58) Monster Munch Factory Racing - Craig Brown
59) Loam rangers - Ross Pirie
60) The Veloeye Riders - Stephen Vacher
61) Fire road 5 - Gary Mcluskey
62) I was told there'd be cake - Michael Brown
63) Lancashire Lurchers - Martin Jolly
64) Lancashire Lurchers - Stuart Knott
65) Piss Stop - Ryan Wainwright-Fisher
66) DRIP! Graphics - Douglas Dickson
67) Chris E-M - Chris Emmott-Mangnall
68) None - Oliver Gregory
69) Team GMP - Kyle Mackinnon
70) Team GMP - Craig Lamb
71) Cowal mountain bike club - John william Tierney
72) Cunny funts - Scott Footman
73) Piss Stop - Christopher Violet
74) Ed Bottomley - Ed Bottomley
75) Wideopenmag.co.uk - Peter Scullion
76) ADRENALINE CYCLES - Kevin Hockley
77) - - Alex Rawcliffe
78) All 8 rashers thanks! - andrew waggot
79) Experiencing A Significant Gravity Shortfall - David Bulloch
80) Windsor Road Racing - Scott Linton
81) Melloworks RSD Bikeremedy - Craig Macdonald
82) The Firm - Daniel Phethean
83) The Firm - Luke Balmforth
84) The firm - Mark Taylor
85) The firm - Simon Taylor
86) Hobson - Nicholas Richards
87) Mudmunchers - John Toomey
88) Mudmunchers - Paul O Donnell
89) Revolution CT - Stuart Thompson
90) Lees - Sean Lees
91) Highland Megas - George Henderson
92) Highland Megas - Mark Beattie
93) Highland Megas - Dan Maccallum
94) Big mons mtb - Will Hodgson
95) Big mons mtb - Dave Jenkinson
96) JDW RACING - Jamie Wilson
97) Ae Forrest senders - Robin Smith
98) Ae Forest Senders - Jon Bloomer
99) Chewy - Adam Surplice
100) One more OTB can't hurt right? - Alan Mcfadyen
101) Mudmunchers - John Shorley
102) GWCS - Kevin Pitkeathly
103) What have I entered! - Jonathan Davies
104) Radnorshire riders - Simon Hamer
105) Radnorshire riders - CRAIG MORGAN
106) Yir Ma's a Junkie - Scott McLeod
107) Team Phoenix - Martin Loftus
108) Team Phoenix - Andrew Wiggins
109) Browner & mickey - Mike King
110) Browner & mickey - Alan Brown
111) High Peak Cycles RT - Ben Calvert
112) Radnorshire riders - Lee Miles
113) Radnorshire riders - christopher Salmon
114) Black Salami - Neil Stewart
115) Black salami - Pete Reid
116) Black Salami - Steven Tonge
117) Black Salami - Matt Hale
118) Gala CC /Mt Zoom - Andrew Howett
119) Grizzly Munro Diaries - Sean Green
120) Legendurie - Scott Durie
121) Team CHR - Jake Scutt
122) Tobesterbeast - Anthony Robb
123) @beastonthechase - Martin Baxter
124) My wife thinks I’m at work - Ramsay Stuart
125) T-POWER - Matt Towriss
126) Brixton cycles - James Sullivan
127) RAFCA - Daniel Meek
128) RAFCA - Marc Whale
129) RAFCA - Craig Hartley
130) RAFCA - Jon Vogel
131) RAFCA - Ian Churchill
132) 6 & Two 4s - Craig Falconer
133) ALL TERRAIN CYCLES SALTAIRE - Damo Hutchinson
134) LangToonMTB - Pat Clements
135) Loose Riders North East - Alex fOULGER
136) High Peak Cycles RT - Mike Windsor
137) High Peak Cycles RT - Kevin Haywood
138) High peak cycles RT - Adam Hughes
139) 20twenty bike clinic - Chris Croll
140) Best Life Ever - Dan Crowther
141) Best Life Ever - Sam Davison
142) Not Sponsored - Benjamin Pilley
143) Not Sponsored - James Pilley
144) Han Solo - Alan Petrie
145) Crazy Bacon - Mateusz Zyglicki
146) The Dawgs - Kevin McCallion
147) Mike-Avalanche 300 - Scott Murdoch
148) Not fit enough for this - Craig Ogden
149) Forrest - Joe Forrest
150) Big Testies - Iain Phillips
151) RNRMDH - Matt Sinclair
152) Royal Navy Royal Marines CA - Matthew Lund
153) RNRMDH - Joseph Williams
Vet Male 40 +154) 57 - Olly Macdonald haig
155) BikinBanter - Ryan Orr
156) FalconLogistics - Stuart Hibbert
157) - - - Chris McCann
158) Bikini Banter - Murdoch Murray
159) Bikini Banter Racing - Keith Wright
160) Alan Morton - Alan Morton
161) Saints Ciclista - Phil Hulse
162) Should know better - Chris Galloway
163) Cowal Mountain Bike Club - Allan Cameron
164) GS - Russ Lamberty
165) Grampian Tigers - Kenneth Hillock
166) Jon Perry - Jon Perry
167) Kev - Kevin Rayward
168) Sasquatch Rees - Craig Rees
169) NWMTB - Dave Freeman
170) se7enty2bikes Ltd - Adam Lees
171) Nwmtb - Michael Kay
172) Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Bred - Jonathan Copley
173) The Walking Dead - Andy Hall
174) Adventure Scotland Mtb - alan stein
175) Team Weasel - Steve Melville
176) Fire road 5 - Mark Murray
177) Just gonna send it - Joady MacRae
178) Meach1 - Derek Meacher
179) Bennachie Bams - Mark Faskin
180) Bennachie Bams - Philip Beattie
181) Trailbleezers - Roddy Forgie
182) Team GMP - David Slight
183) Greenrig cycles - Graeme Watters
184) Chainsmokers/HTR - Gary Hunter
185) Snowjoke - Chris Barnes
186) Bike Park Dent - Andy Myers
187) The ToolBox Project - Ivan Milner
188) BikinBanterRacing - Ben Wallace
189) Snowjoke - Ian Ellingworth
190) ADRENALINE CYCLES - Michael Edwards
191) Joel - Joel Nesbitt
192) Team R - Ewan Sandison
193) mark - mark mullins
194) Loose Riders Northeast - Mark Neal
195) ADRENALINE CYCLES - David Urwin
196) Sqeeky dooks - Graeme Allen
197) SB Racing @cowal mountain bike club - Stevie Bulloch
198) Magnus Dowell - Magnus Dowell
199) MBL - Scott Mc Diarmid
200) Colin Miller - Colin Miller
201) Variables - Kevin McGee
202) Get2it - John Gibbs
203) The Bikey Pikeys - Ally Straker
204) EMTB forums - Tim Clark
205) Hingin On - Keith Lamont
206) Botter Bikes - Andy Stiles
207) Netco - Mark Lamont
208) Worrall - David Worrall
209) Dillweed3000 - Paul Kluge
210) Dillweed30000 - Simon Fox
211) SDP - Steve Pearson
212) Beerbackbacon - Stuart Carleton
213) 3B's - Iain Morrison
214) Gaffer - Craig McGowan
215) Bennachie Bams - Derek Little
216) Sentry Rider - Paul Austin
217) Ozzy Riders - Roger Gardner
218) Sixpack racing - Wayne Tabernor
219) Botta bikes - ian gallagher
220) Trail 7 - Nigel King
221) Jase - Jason Gibbs-Jones
222) Dougie L - Dougie Laing
223) none - richard mawson
224) biketreks - chris dixon
225) Worralls - Neil Babbs
226) Mountain Maniacs (Bennachie Division) - Iain Stuart
227) Team loner - Paul Shanks
228) JAR - Jamie Reid
229) Forres Flyers - ross mckerron
230) Worsthorne mountain bike club - Chris Harrington
231) Bones mend...press SEND. - Lee Gibson
232) Crazy Stu - Stuart Bowery
233) John80 - John McCormack
234) lang toon mtb - alexander (MARK) mailer
235) Ilkley Cycle Club - Craig Sterrett
236) GJKennedy - Gary Kennedy
237) Scone - Rod Kerr
238) Jase - Jason Gibbs-Jones
239) stephenson - trevor stepehenson
240) AIS Racing - Mark Nixon
241) The Dawgs - Derek Brooks
242) Team Sheen - Mark Hales
243) Awesome super great epic team - Euan Davidson
244) Must be crazy - Darren Minto
245) MM Meida NDH - Mark Turner
246) Not fit enough for this - Daniel Robinson
247) T- POWER RACING - Steven Howlett
248) APH - Andrew Hardy
249) Big Testies - Bryan Jardine
250) Royal navy royal marines downhill team - Andy Horsburgh
251) ROYAL NAVY ROYAL MARINES DOWNHILL TEAM - Scott Marsden
252) Bones Break, FFS - Big Jock
Grand Vets 50+253) Sqeeky dooks - Lesley McKenzie
254) Hawaii (Big) Five-O - Iain Mackay
255) SMB is MacAvinalaugh - Stephen Arthur
256) Love big bike - Nigel Love
257) TeamRideIt - Steven Bowie
258) One life Livet - Kenny Harris
259) Thursday Night Bikers - Ian Holden
260) Tha knows. - Richard Lumb
261) mx reject - Peter Taylor
262) Sqeeky dooks - Richard Mann
263) Cowal Mountain Bike Club - Craig McFarlane
264) Disco Calved - Kevin Mitchell
265) 🤷♂️ - Storm Bryant
266) ThursdayShirts.co.uk - chris watson
267) Bennachie Bams - Roy Wood
268) Farahjay - Dene Happell
269) Snowjoke - John Gothorp
270) Bennachie Bams - Kenny Mearns
271) Bennachie Bams - Craig Faskin
272) Galloway Hillbillies - Christopher Helson
273) Bright Racing - Ewan McCarthy
274) Team Snow joke - paul Kirk
275) Snowjoke - Colin Firmager
276) Cowal Mountain Bike Club - Brian Ramsay
277) Night Riders - Julian Cooper
278) - Peter Shevlin
279) Anguston MTB - Peter Brown
280) WTF**K - Martin Pottage
281) BLACKDOGRACING - Willie Cassidy
282) Paul can't do - Thomas Kesl
283) Paul can't do - Tony Munoz
284) Botter Bikes - Jimmy O Brien
285) Botter Bikes - Greg Francis
286) Mechanised - Jools Chesters
287) Murthly Cycle Club - Guy Batchelor
288) Murthly CC - Ian Campbell
289) Greenrig cycles - Pete Hoggan
290) Ride Ruthless - Brian Parkinson
291) El Toro - Alan Christie
292) Lees - Dave Lees
293) Nukepoof - Martin Forde
294) RAFCA - Mac Mackenzie
295) Ninja Wheels - Stewart Fowler
Hardtail296) #sheerneglect - Matt Green
297) Ale'ing, Whale'ing n Hardtailing - shane Doyle
298) Team CHR - Jared Bell
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 doctors note.
It is not possible to transfer entries to any other events, next years 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 Riders 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.