Buachaille Mor/Beag sportive - April 22 2012


Well done to everyone who took part in our first ever sportive, for results click here


It is with great anticipation that No Fuss and Glencoe Mountain Resort – the guys that brought Macavalanche to an unsuspecting world have teamed up again to bring you The Buachille Sportive – A challenging road bike sportive through Glencoe, round the shores of Loch Leven, Loch Linnhe, Loch Creran and Loch Awe before ascending the Black Mount and over Rannoch Moor back to Glencoe Mountain Resort.

The event will be held on open roads through spectacular wilderness with Alpine climbs fantastic seascapes and demonic descents! The routes have been planned to give the riders a safe passage around one of the most picturesque and varied routes in the Highlands. From the heights of the events iconic namesake Buachaille Etive Mhor to the Falls of Lora this route has it all!
There will be 2 routes The Buachaille Sportive Mhor ~ 170km long with 1600m of ascent and The Buachaille Sportive Beag ~ 140km long and 1280m of ascent .Two feed stations will cater for both routes the first at Appin/Cregan and the second in Dalmally.

 Buachaille Sportive Mhor Route Click Here
 Buachaille Sportive Beag Route Click Here

Registration is open from 08:00 to 09:30 at Glencoe Mounatin Resort with riders being allowed to start at any time between 08:30 and 10:00. This is normal for this type of Sportive. It allows you to just turn up, register and get on your way, hopefully avoiding big delays if we went for a mass start. There will however be a restriction on the number of riders setting off together. This is to avoid congestion on the open roads for the first part of the route.

Course Markings

The route will be clearly marked at junctions. Please ensure that you are familiar with the route. Marshals will be positioned at potentially hazardous junctions. Please ensure that you obey all road signs and other instructions and not just our event route markings. This event takes place on public roads and is subject to the Highway Code at ALL times. This is NOT a closed roads event.

Feed Stations

Two feed stations will be provided. The first at Appin/Creagan and the second station at Dalmally. The feed stations will carry cakes, flapjacks, bananas etc. and a supply of water.

Problems During The Ride

A limited "broom wagon" service will operate on the route. All riders should be self sufficient and be capable of dealing with minor mechanical and medical emergencies. A first aid service will be based at our event HQ at Glencoe Mountain Resort and there will be a mobile first aid unit on the route, which in the event of an emergency should be able to respond quickly. Also remember that our routes traverse some hilly and remote terrain and that mobile phone reception or immediate assistance should not be relied on in the event of problems.

What type of bike do I need to enter this event?
The event is intended for sports cyclists and therefore we would recommend entrants use a dedicated road bike. The use of triathlon handlebars or other bar extensions are not permitted in our events for safety reasons.

Sportive Rules and Regulations

1. By entering the event you acknowledge that you consider yourself fit to participate and complete the event selected.  If you have any doubts about your health or have any known medical conditions you should consult your GP and obtain appropriate medical approval before entering any 2012 No Fuss Events Sportive.

2. You acknowledge that participation in the 2012 No Fuss Events Sportive is entirely at your own risk and that the organisers cannot be held liable for any injury, loss or damage caused or sustained as a result of your participation.

3.  When participating in the 2012 No Fuss events Sportive participants agree to observe the Highway code at all times and follow the instruction of appointed event marshals and official as appropriate.

4.  All riders must display a number supplied by the organiser which should be clearly displayed on your bike or person.

5.  All riders will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their bike.  The use of tri bars or other bars are strictly forbidden for safety reasons.  All riders agree to submit their bike for a mechanical check at the request of the organiser.  The organiser reserves the right to withdraw any rider if there are any doubts regarding the roadworthiness of their bike.

6.  All riders must wear an approved Cycle Helmet.

7.  Participants understand and accept that this event is not a race but a personal challenge.  An alphabetical list of finishers and times will be published.

8.  All riders are advised to carry appropriate drinks, snacks, spare inner tubes/pump and suitable clothing for wet weather.  Riders are advised to carry ID detailing any pre existing medical condition.  A mobile phone is also advised in the event of an emergency although various locations on the routes may have poor signal or no signal at all.

9.  Riders will be set off in groups at the discretion of the event organisers and under the guidance of the local police authority.

10.  No Fuss marshals, helpers and support staff have no authority to stop traffic and are there for your safety, pay attention at all times and please obey there instructions.

11.  The event is being held on a public highway where the rights and responsibilities to other road users apply.  You are requested to ride in single file where appropropriate, to be aware of your fellow cyclists and other road users and to ride in a manner that is safe for you and all other road users.

12.  Detailed route information and maps will be available online but navigation during the event will be your own responsibility.

13.  All riders will be supplied with a route card and emergency phone numbers.

14.  There will be signage at junctions and marshals at all major junctions however the organiser cannot guarantee that the signs will not be obstructed, removed or interfered with, therefore the organiser recommends participants memorize the route.

15.  Food and drink will be provided at the designated feeding stations, however the organiser cannot guarantee supplies and strongly advises that you carry snacks and fluid.

16.  Mobile support vehicles in the form of cars or motorbikes are forbidden.  There will be mobile mechanical support on route.

17.  The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and will only be cancelled or the routes modified if in the opinion of the police or the event organiser an entrants reasonable saftely is at risk..  In the event of cancellation the entry fee is non-refundable.

18.  Course closure will be signaled be the passage of the broom wagon along the sportive route.  The broom wagon travelling on the designated route will depart from the start point 15min after the last departing group of cyclists and will travel round the course at 15mph.  Once the broom wagon passes through junctions any event signage will be removed and any marshals relieved and the course up to that point considered closed for participation in the sportive.

19.  The broom wagon will offer transport to cyclists unable to complete the sportive under their own means.

20.  In the unlikely event of cancellation no refund will be payable.

Who's Coming

This is a list of entries for this event. If you think you should be here and you are not then let us know.

Solo Sen Male

1) Big Sam  -  Sam Gardner
2) Mr T  -  Alan Tierney
3) I love it when a plan comes together!  -  Ian Cowe
4) ALITURK  -  Alastair Ness
5) Dave Mazzoni  -  Dave Mazzoni
6) ewanmac  -  Ewan  MacGillivray
7) Pelotodd  -  Andrew Todd
8) Team Todd  -  Iain Todd
9) Apache  -  Stuart  Taylor
10) No Chain  -  Colin Frame
11) Team Dangerous Dave  -  David Hay
12)    -  Duncan Ord
13) Donnie Bruce  -  Donald Bruce
14) Chicks Dig It  -  Gordon Hawthorn
15) Angus Bike Chain  -  Philip Walker
16) The Helensburgh 1  -  Andrew Beveridge
17) Team McKee  -  Stewart McKee
18) Barry Stewart  -  Barry Stewart
19) No name  -  Paul Smith
20) Graeme Bruce  -  Graeme Bruce
21) Teem Reem  -  Jamie Nellany
22) Team Reem  -  Frazer Smith
23) First timer  -  Andy Cameron
24) Team Tonto  -  brian robinson
25) BBOB  -  Craig Thomson
26) Team BB  -  Steve Taylor
27) Team BB  -  Rod Cowe
28) Team BB  -  Tim Baker
29) Team awesome  -  John Macarthur
30) Team awesome  -  Scott Denny
31) Andrew Sole  -  Andrew Sole
32) Kevin Mc Bride  -  Kevin Mc Bride
33) Nessies Jessies  -  Mike MacDonald
34) Teem Reem  -  Richie Kidd
35) Nessies Jessies  -  Stuart McIntosh
36) Mountain Maniacs  -  Steve Gentle
37) lone wolf  -  Peter lindsay
38) Pedal Power RT  -  Neil Brown
39) 2Guids  -  Ewan Good
40) ABC  -  Andrew Kindness
41) Ochil  -  jason graham
42) ABC  -  Mark Smith
43) Cookson Cycles  -  Chris Lever

Solo Sen Female

44) Gemma Bruce  -  Gemma Bruce
45) Dawn  -  DAwn Buchanan
46) None  -  Ruth Jeays
47) Shamrock Power  -  Egan Laura
48) Shamrock Power  -  Nicholson Lorraine

Solo Vet Male

49) Johnny Hall  -  Johnny Hall
50) Buttercrambe Bandits  -  stuart duff
51) No Team  -  simon hall
52) Velo club de Leith  -  Juan Salgueiro
53) Cairn Ban Velociraptors  -  Ian Collinson
54) Enjoy the Silence  -  Neil Moss
56) Ythan CC  -  Graham Parley
57) Duffer  -  Stewart Eastaugh
58) goldie  -  john goldie
59) Glasgow Triathlon Club  -  Sean Webster
60) Ythan CC  -  Alan Bond
61)    -  Neil Innes
62) Alasdair Ireland  -  Alasdair Ireland
63) Chicks Dig It  -  Andrew Ward
64) betitrains  -  nigel levett
65) Team Rennie  -  Lindsay Rennie
66) In Flight Too  -  Anthony Moores
67) Solo  -  Stephen Hearns
68) None  -  Alastair Currie
69) Duffer  -  John  Orr
70) Cisco Wheelers  -  Steve Docherty
71) Cisco Wheelers  -  James MacDonald
72) Mike Seffers  -  Mike Seffers
73) Cisco Wheelers  -  Stephen Thomson
74) Hattoncrook Hoofers  -  Robin Derrick
75) Angus Bike Chain  -  Colin Douglas
76) Paul Innes  -  Paul Innes
77) ABC  -  Mike Milne
78) Walkers Cycling Club  -  Davie Robb
79) Short & Curly  -  CRAIG BARRON
80) Nicholson's Cycles  -  COLIN MURRAY
81) elgin cycling club  -  philip hendry
82) West Lothian Clarion  -  Ian Dempster
83) RNRMCA  -  Jon Foden
84) Worm Legs  -  Andrew Patience
85) Square Wheels  -  Hendry McNicol
86) Walkers Cycling Club  -  Steve Lockhart
87) Telefunken U47  -  Garry MacInnes
88) oetkb  -  david menzies
89) Pitmedden Pedalos  -  Gary Benzie
90) Team ECS Global  -  Richard Moir
91) Dunracin' CC  -  Jim McDade
92) Cisco Riders  -  Stephen Speirs
93) Must be Mad  -  Richard Quinn
94) Ythan cc  -  Mike Giles
95) Stephen Hogarth  -  Stephen Hogarth
96) Pedal Power  -  Keith Mailer
97) 1st Skene  -  Stephen  Cole
98) andy duff  -  andy duff
99) Aardvark  -  marcus kenny
100) Paul Nightingale  -  Paul Nightingale
101) bat fastard wheelers  -  kenny mckenzie
102) bat fastard wheelers  -  kingsley wood
103) MFCC  -  Alek Rozin

Solo Vet Female

104) 2012 Challenge  -  Alison Hardman
105) In Flight  -  Katharine Forrest
106) Little Miss Dinkelpops  -  Deborah Carr
107) 46 not out  -  Margaret-Anne MacArthur
108) Never trust a marshall  -  Sheena Marshall

Solo Vet Mixed

109) Conival  -  Calum Munro
110) Conival  -  Harriet  Munro

Solo S Vet Male

111) John Clarke  -  Clarke John
112) westport  -  alistair syme
113) nameless  -  Peter Berrie
114) Apache  -  Billy Muir
115) Solo  -  George Pennel
116) ERC  -  Nigel Carrick
117) Dougi and co.  -  Dougi Walker
118) Flying Felt  -  Nigel Rollason
119) Auld Reekie Aussies  -  Paul McGuire
120) Walkers Cycling CC  -  Steve  Flindall
121) *  -  Dave Bleazard
122) Walkers cycling club  -  David Jamieson
123) Old moany git.  -  Joe Logan
124) None  -  Martin Lugg
125) Colin Best  -  Colin Best
126) Lochcarron  -  Ian Downie
127) CFCC  -  Alan Cook
128) MacGs  -  John MacGillivray
129) ATHelite Triathlon Club  -  Derek Stewart
130)    -  Al Grove

Solo S Vet Female

131) none  -  Ruth Briggs