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) Meedies - Adam Stirling
17) Ruaridh Black - Ruaridh Black
18) Piss Stop - John Lumsdon
19) Spokes N Hoes - Benjamin Griffiths
20) Spokes N Hoes - James Harman
21) Cunny funts - James Robertson
22) Team R - Leon Wadee
23) Bennachie Bams - Aidan Wood
24) Wolf Pack - Simon Furphy
25) Wolf Pack - Jack Cripps
26) Wolf Pack - Sam Petherbridge
27) Windsor Road Racing - Thomas Riccio
28) None - Dean Walton
29) Macdonald J - Jason Macdonald
30) Ride Ruthless - Jordan Parkinson
31) Big mons mtb - Jonny (the prick) Blackshaw
32) Ae forest senders - Shane Wilson
33) Cave MTB - Tom Waudby
34) Cave MTB - Will Waudby
35) Cave MTB - Edward Waudby
36) Cave mtb - Cameron McCann
37) Cave MTB - Ben Swanborough
38) WHW - Rory Bell
39) Team Phoenix - Isaac Bennison
40) Doghouse Downhill - Scott Gillespie
41) Grant - Hugh McLean
42) Rubber Side Up - Michael Munro
43) BIYRacing - Lewis Kelly
44) RAFCA - Ben Brown
45) Irb - Jamie Crosse
46) Basecamp Bikes/Merida Bicycles U.K. - Kyle Beattie
47) Team Phoenix - Sebastian Bennison
48) .. - Steven Craig
Master Female 35 +49) 🤷♀️ - Fiona Clacherty
50) The Bikey Pikeys - Gail Osprey
51) Momo - Mo MacK
52) Pony Club Factory Racing/Bark and Ride - Debbie Spencer
53) mudroost - Philippa farrar
54) Cowal mountain bike club - John Maclean
Master Male 29 - 3955) SQUAD - Matthew Cherie
56) Rough Rider - Brendan Morris
57) Jimmy ginge - Craig Rees
58) RG Autotech - Graeme Beveridge
59) Sean Rowan - Sean Rowan
60) Monster Munch Factory Racing - Craig Brown
61) Loam rangers - Ross Pirie
62) The Veloeye Riders - Stephen Vacher
63) Fire road 5 - Gary Mcluskey
64) I was told there'd be cake - Michael Brown
65) Lancashire Lurchers - Martin Jolly
66) Lancashire Lurchers - Stuart Knott
67) Piss Stop - Ryan Wainwright-Fisher
68) DRIP! Graphics - Douglas Dickson
69) Chris E-M - Chris Emmott-Mangnall
70) None - Oliver Gregory
71) Team GMP - Kyle Mackinnon
72) Team GMP - Craig Lamb
73) Cowal mountain bike club - John william Tierney
74) Cunny funts - Scott Footman
75) Piss Stop - Christopher Violet
76) Ed Bottomley - Ed Bottomley
77) Wideopenmag.co.uk - Peter Scullion
78) ADRENALINE CYCLES - Kevin Hockley
79) - - Alex Rawcliffe
80) All 8 rashers thanks! - andrew waggot
81) Experiencing A Significant Gravity Shortfall - David Bulloch
82) Windsor Road Racing - Scott Linton
83) Melloworks RSD Bikeremedy - Craig Macdonald
84) The Firm - Daniel Phethean
85) The Firm - Luke Balmforth
86) The firm - Mark Taylor
87) The firm - Simon Taylor
88) Hobson - Nicholas Richards
89) Mudmunchers - John Toomey
90) Mudmunchers - Paul O Donnell
91) Revolution CT - Stuart Thompson
92) Lees - Sean Lees
93) Highland Megas - George Henderson
94) Highland Megas - Mark Beattie
95) Highland Megas - Dan Maccallum
96) Big mons mtb - Will Hodgson
97) Big mons mtb - Dave Jenkinson
98) JDW RACING - Jamie Wilson
99) Ae Forrest senders - Robin Smith
100) Ae Forest Senders - Jon Bloomer
101) Chewy - Adam Surplice
102) One more OTB can't hurt right? - Alan Mcfadyen
103) Mudmunchers - John Shorley
104) GWCS - Kevin Pitkeathly
105) What have I entered! - Jonathan Davies
106) Radnorshire riders - Simon Hamer
107) Radnorshire riders - CRAIG MORGAN
108) Yir Ma's a Junkie - Scott McLeod
109) Team Phoenix - Martin Loftus
110) Team Phoenix - Andrew Wiggins
111) Browner & mickey - Mike King
112) Browner & mickey - Alan Brown
113) High Peak Cycles RT - Ben Calvert
114) Radnorshire riders - Lee Miles
115) Radnorshire riders - christopher Salmon
116) Black Salami - Neil Stewart
117) Black salami - Pete Reid
118) Black Salami - Steven Tonge
119) Black Salami - Matt Hale
120) Gala CC /Mt Zoom - Andrew Howett
121) Grizzly Munro Diaries - Sean Green
122) Legendurie - Scott Durie
123) Team CHR - Jake Scutt
124) Tobesterbeast - Anthony Robb
125) @beastonthechase - Martin Baxter
126) My wife thinks I’m at work - Ramsay Stuart
127) T-POWER - Matt Towriss
128) Brixton cycles - James Sullivan
129) RAFCA - Daniel Meek
130) RAFCA - Marc Whale
131) RAFCA - Craig Hartley
132) RAFCA - Jon Vogel
133) RAFCA - Ian Churchill
134) 6 & Two 4s - Craig Falconer
135) ALL TERRAIN CYCLES SALTAIRE - Damo Hutchinson
136) LangToonMTB - Pat Clements
137) Loose Riders North East - Alex fOULGER
138) High Peak Cycles RT - Mike Windsor
139) High Peak Cycles RT - Kevin Haywood
140) High peak cycles RT - Adam Hughes
141) 20twenty bike clinic - Chris Croll
142) Best Life Ever - Dan Crowther
143) Best Life Ever - Sam Davison
144) Not Sponsored - Benjamin Pilley
145) Not Sponsored - James Pilley
146) Han Solo - Alan Petrie
147) Crazy Bacon - Mateusz Zyglicki
148) The Dawgs - Kevin McCallion
149) Mike-Avalanche 300 - Scott Murdoch
150) Not fit enough for this - Craig Ogden
151) Forrest - Joe Forrest
152) Big Testies - Iain Phillips
153) RNRMDH - Matt Sinclair
154) Royal Navy Royal Marines CA - Matthew Lund
155) RNRMDH - Joseph Williams
Vet Male 40 +156) 57 - Olly Macdonald haig
157) BikinBanter - Ryan Orr
158) FalconLogistics - Stuart Hibbert
159) - - - Chris McCann
160) Bikini Banter - Murdoch Murray
161) Bikini Banter Racing - Keith Wright
162) Alan Morton - Alan Morton
163) Saints Ciclista - Phil Hulse
164) Should know better - Chris Galloway
165) Cowal Mountain Bike Club - Allan Cameron
166) GS - Russ Lamberty
167) Grampian Tigers - Kenneth Hillock
168) Jon Perry - Jon Perry
169) Kev - Kevin Rayward
170) Sasquatch Rees - Craig Rees
171) NWMTB - Dave Freeman
172) se7enty2bikes Ltd - Adam Lees
173) Nwmtb - Michael Kay
174) Yorkshire Born Yorkshire Bred - Jonathan Copley
175) The Walking Dead - Andy Hall
176) Adventure Scotland Mtb - alan stein
177) Team Weasel - Steve Melville
178) Fire road 5 - Mark Murray
179) Just gonna send it - Joady MacRae
180) Meach1 - Derek Meacher
181) Bennachie Bams - Mark Faskin
182) Bennachie Bams - Philip Beattie
183) Trailbleezers - Roddy Forgie
184) Team GMP - David Slight
185) Greenrig cycles - Graeme Watters
186) Chainsmokers/HTR - Gary Hunter
187) Snowjoke - Chris Barnes
188) Bike Park Dent - Andy Myers
189) The ToolBox Project - Ivan Milner
190) BikinBanterRacing - Ben Wallace
191) Snowjoke - Ian Ellingworth
192) ADRENALINE CYCLES - Michael Edwards
193) Joel - Joel Nesbitt
194) Team R - Ewan Sandison
195) mark - mark mullins
196) Loose Riders Northeast - Mark Neal
197) ADRENALINE CYCLES - David Urwin
198) Sqeeky dooks - Graeme Allen
199) SB Racing @cowal mountain bike club - Stevie Bulloch
200) Magnus Dowell - Magnus Dowell
201) MBL - Scott Mc Diarmid
202) Colin Miller - Colin Miller
203) Variables - Kevin McGee
204) Get2it - John Gibbs
205) The Bikey Pikeys - Ally Straker
206) EMTB forums - Tim Clark
207) Hingin On - Keith Lamont
208) Botter Bikes - Andy Stiles
209) Netco - Mark Lamont
210) Worrall - David Worrall
211) Dillweed3000 - Paul Kluge
212) Dillweed30000 - Simon Fox
213) SDP - Steve Pearson
214) Beerbackbacon - Stuart Carleton
215) 3B's - Iain Morrison
216) Gaffer - Craig McGowan
217) Bennachie Bams - Derek Little
218) Sentry Rider - Paul Austin
219) Ozzy Riders - Roger Gardner
220) Sixpack racing - Wayne Tabernor
221) Botta bikes - ian gallagher
222) Trail 7 - Nigel King
223) Jase - Jason Gibbs-Jones
224) Dougie L - Dougie Laing
225) none - richard mawson
226) biketreks - chris dixon
227) Worralls - Neil Babbs
228) Mountain Maniacs (Bennachie Division) - Iain Stuart
229) Team loner - Paul Shanks
230) JAR - Jamie Reid
231) Forres Flyers - ross mckerron
232) Worsthorne mountain bike club - Chris Harrington
233) Bones mend...press SEND. - Lee Gibson
234) Crazy Stu - Stuart Bowery
235) John80 - John McCormack
236) lang toon mtb - alexander (MARK) mailer
237) Ilkley Cycle Club - Craig Sterrett
238) GJKennedy - Gary Kennedy
239) Scone - Rod Kerr
240) Jase - Jason Gibbs-Jones
241) stephenson - trevor stepehenson
242) AIS Racing - Mark Nixon
243) The Dawgs - Derek Brooks
244) Team Sheen - Mark Hales
245) Awesome super great epic team - Euan Davidson
246) Must be crazy - Darren Minto
247) MM Meida NDH - Mark Turner
248) Not fit enough for this - Daniel Robinson
249) T- POWER RACING - Steven Howlett
250) APH - Andrew Hardy
251) Big Testies - Bryan Jardine
252) Royal navy royal marines downhill team - Andy Horsburgh
253) ROYAL NAVY ROYAL MARINES DOWNHILL TEAM - Scott Marsden
254) Bones Break, FFS - Big Jock
Grand Vets 50+255) Sqeeky dooks - Lesley McKenzie
256) Hawaii (Big) Five-O - Iain Mackay
257) SMB is MacAvinalaugh - Stephen Arthur
258) Love big bike - Nigel Love
259) TeamRideIt - Steven Bowie
260) One life Livet - Kenny Harris
261) Thursday Night Bikers - Ian Holden
262) Tha knows. - Richard Lumb
263) mx reject - Peter Taylor
264) Sqeeky dooks - Richard Mann
265) Cowal Mountain Bike Club - Craig McFarlane
266) Disco Calved - Kevin Mitchell
267) 🤷♂️ - Storm Bryant
268) ThursdayShirts.co.uk - chris watson
269) Bennachie Bams - Roy Wood
270) Farahjay - Dene Happell
271) Snowjoke - John Gothorp
272) Bennachie Bams - Kenny Mearns
273) Bennachie Bams - Craig Faskin
274) Galloway Hillbillies - Christopher Helson
275) Bright Racing - Ewan McCarthy
276) Team Snow joke - paul Kirk
277) Snowjoke - Colin Firmager
278) Cowal Mountain Bike Club - Brian Ramsay
279) Night Riders - Julian Cooper
280) - Peter Shevlin
281) Anguston MTB - Peter Brown
282) WTF**K - Martin Pottage
283) BLACKDOGRACING - Willie Cassidy
284) Paul can't do - Thomas Kesl
285) Paul can't do - Tony Munoz
286) Botter Bikes - Jimmy O Brien
287) Botter Bikes - Greg Francis
288) Mechanised - Jools Chesters
289) Murthly Cycle Club - Guy Batchelor
290) Murthly CC - Ian Campbell
291) Greenrig cycles - Pete Hoggan
292) Ride Ruthless - Brian Parkinson
293) El Toro - Alan Christie
294) Lees - Dave Lees
295) Nukepoof - Martin Forde
296) RAFCA - Mac Mackenzie
297) Ninja Wheels - Stewart Fowler
Hardtail298) #sheerneglect - Matt Green
299) Ale'ing, Whale'ing n Hardtailing - shane Doyle
300) 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.