Endurance Downhill - July 28 2012

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 R Resuslts 2012

What is it all about?

The Fort William Downhill Endurance will be staged on the internationally renowned downhill
track at Nevis Range near Fort William - home to the 2007 Mountain Bike World
Championships - on Saturday the 28th July 2012.

As one of the longest and most physically demanding courses on the international mountain
bike race circuit, riders of this grueling event will need physical strength, quick reflexes,
superb bike control and an unerring eye for the right line as they speed down the 2.82km
track. They will also need huge amounts of stamina in order to ride the track as many times as
possible in six hours!

The Nevis Range Downhill course is a full-on, flat-out, no-compromise charge down the face
of Aonach Mor, the 9th highest mountain in the UK. A succession of big jumps and bumps,
berms, drop-offs, rock slabs and technical natural sections provide plenty of challenges for the
riders, all the way from the top gondola station (at 655m) to the magnificent finish section
above the Nevis Range car park.

Frazer Coupland, from No Fuss Events, said: “The Fort William Downhill Endurance is a
totally unique event to the UK and it has already captured the imagination of some of the key
players in the downhill community. 2008 saw the winning rider jam in 18 runs of the course. It
is a fresh, new and different event, whilst challenging enough to be completely in keeping with
the gnarly hardcore scene normally associated with downhill riders. This is a fantastic event
for spectators too. With great access onto the course from both the top gondola station and
the Nevis Range Car Park, excellent spectator viewing points the length of the course, and a
restaurant and a café, friends, family and hard core downhill fans will be able to soak up the
adrenaline fuelled atmosphere in style, whilst cheering on the riders as they complete the
awesome challenge.”

In normal downhill races riders race individually against the clock, For the Fort William
Downhill Endurance riders will use a Le Mans style mass start. After a short run to the event
tech area downhill bikes will be collected and ridden uphill to the Nevis Range Gondola’s
Tower Nine – about three quarters of the way down from the top. Riders will then race as fast
as possible to the bottom where they will catch the gondola to the traditional start of the track
at the top station. From here it is simple - as many descents as possible in six hours! Each
descent will be timed with the cumulative descent times counting in cases of equal descents.
The idea of the event is not only to test endurance but also reliability. Participants will only be
allowed one bike and a list of itemised spares to see them through the whole event. At the
bottom of each run participants have the opportunity to enter the tech area to carry out any
running repairs, replenish fluids and to take a breather.

There will be time penalties for riders who have to change wheels, forks, bars, frames and
other major components. Also participants will not be allowed assistance in the maintenance
of their equipment from outside the tech area.

Again for 2012 the race will be run from 1530 to 2130 to give riders virtually exclusive use of
the Gondolas and a perfect time for an apres race party. Registration for the event will be
held on the saturday time tbc.

Please read this information carefully, ensure you arrive in good time and register promptly.
The information is subject to change by the organisers at any point. It is the responsibility of
the competitors to heed announcements made at registration and in particular at the race
briefing.

Event Timetable

SATURDAY 28th JULY
0900 - 1430 Registration at the No Fuss Marquee at Nevis Range car park
1445 Compulsory Race Briefing
1530 Race start
2130 Race finish
2215 Prize giving in Pine martin cafe (approx)

Location

Fort William is located on the A82 approximately 100 miles north of Glasgow.

From the South
By pass Fort William on the A82 and follow A82 Spean Bridge/Inverness directions for approx 5
mile. The Nevis Range road is signposted on theright. Follow this road for 1 mile, arrive Nevis Range car park.

From the North
Follow the A82 signs for Fort William Approx 5 mile before Fort William take a left turn, signposted Nevis Range. Follow this road for 1 mile, arrive Nevis Range car park.

Parking
There is ample parking at Nevis Range.

Facilities/ Accommodation

Aside from camping the area has numerous accommodation providers. If we can be of
assistance, please ask.

Registration

Held in the Saddlespan marquee, Saturday 0900 - 1430.

Safety and First Aid

First aid will be provided at transition areas and out on the course. Rescue Medics will be
providing cover at the transition and will have trained First aiders out on the bike course.

 

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) trailriders.ie  -  ronan corcoran
2) Cannock Boyz  -  Stew MacPherson
3) Cannock Boyz  -  Steven Buckley
4) Betty Swallocks  -  mark oconnell
5) Leyburn Bikes  -  Jonathan Sunter
6) The Fist of God.  -  Gary McIntyre
7) Cyclewise Altura  -  Joe Krejbich
8) Cyclewise Altura  -  Nick Watson
9) Cyclewise Altura  -  Malcolm Scott
10) Ride the Lightning  -  Andrew Medlycott
11) Crash n Learn  -  Andrew Meiklejohn
12) Cotic Bikes  -  Cy  Turner
13) onegiantleap llangollen  -  Ian Moss
14) Melbourne Massive/Team Dubbers  -  Jon Barnhill
15) Ride on  -  David  Moore
16) Ride on  -  Iain Sorbie
17) Ride on  -  Rog Wilcox
18) Ride on  -  Lee James
19) Ride on  -  Mat  Reed
20) Ride on  -  Phil Parton
21) Benjimedia  -  Benji Howart
22) Twelve50 Bikes  -  Matthew Steadman
23) GreatRock.co.uk  -  Mats Lund
24) NEIL RENNISON  -  NEIL RENNISON
25) Team Glentress Mincer  -  Andrew Cunningham
26) wideopen.co.uk/Hotline Europe  -  Pete Scullion
27) Nathan Cavalier  -  Nathan Cavalier
28) Richard Greatbatch  -  Richard Greatbatch
29) David Amos  -  David Amos
30) Bike Shop Hexham  -  Huw Oliver
31) Team Length  -  John Jackson
32) Team Allen  -  Alex Allen
33) Team CHR  -  Mark Sinclair
34) cheshire oaks cycles  -  Carles Massegu-Jones
35) cheshire oaks cycles  -  william Rupert Kenneth Davis
36) Mackeral & Laproigh  -  neal jarrett
37) Mackerel and Laphroaig Racing  -  Chris Weir
38) Team Length  -  Scott Brown
39) Gareth Chilton  -  Gareth Chilton
40) bikeeventsuk.com  -  Tony Czyzewski
41) ticket out!!  -  Jonathan  Beyer
42) ticket out!!  -  Lawrence Baker
43) Flat out - upsides down!  -  Donald Fraser
44) Lack of Preperation  -  Ryan  Magennis
45) Solo  -  Gordon Pettigrew
46) just keep riding  -  James Sorrie
47) olivias-story.co.uk  -  ste tomlinson
48) Luke Spink  -  Luke Spink
49) Leyburn bikes   -  Mike Sunter
50) cycle scene  -  Tom Hick
51) Haggis Soup???  -  Andrew Finlayson
52) Cyclewise Altura  -  Corin Burdon
53) #IHopeIGetDownInOnePiece  -  Ali Fay
54) Vertigo Racing  -  Kenny  Wintersgill
55) Team Charge  -  Alasdair Sewell
56) Team Charge  -  Quintin  Lyle
57) Team vityaz  -  Dan Carter
58) Team Solid Rock  -  Tom Bickerton
59) Monster Bikes Inverness  -  Martin Stubbs-Partridge
60) Hombre Graso   -  Josh Senior
61) Mountain Maniacs  -  John  Smith
62) Nuggles  -  Steven Jones
63) Vertigo racing   -  Neil Ruthven
64) Cycle Recycle   -  Ben Stead
65) Orange Mtb   -  Tom Gooch
66) Owain Jones  -  Owain  Jones
67) Dafydd Jones  -  Dafydd Jones
68) team idiot  -  Andrew Smith
69) MARTIN Racing  -  connall martin
70) MARTIN Racing  -  sam rolley
71) Kustom Bikes  -  Ash Mullane
72) hells angles   -  Kris Gilyeat
73) hells angles  -  Aidan Summerell
74) Solo  -  David Pettigrew
75) Z and R TKD  -  Phil Hulse
76) Team Length  -  Liam Lamb
77) Welwyn machine Works  -  Mark Amer
78) Leeds Uni CC  -  James Simpson
79) Team Sniffer  -  James Molyneux
80) OCUK  -  Alastair. S MacLennan
81) F&M Racing  -  Michael Blenkinsop
82) Lowepro  -  Tim Sadler
83) f&m racing  -  Fraser Grice
84) Hope  -  Sam Sharp
85) Hope  -  Rob Jarman
86) Just Wing It   -  Thomas Gill
87) LEYBURN BIKES  -  Adam Cartwright
88) Going for broke  -  Alistair Kennedy
89) Orange/Sweet Protection  -  Gary Forrest
90) cyclerecycle  -  David Tomlinson
91) Swamp Dogs  -  Mark Wielopolski
92) wheel basher  -  steven Ruffell
93) buster groove racing  -  Simon Goodwin
94) No Bounce Events!  -  Jesse Wigman
95) Outdoor Capital  -  Keir Coupland
96) Outdoor Capital  -  Finn Munro
97) Orange Mountain Bikes  -  Vaughen Evans
98) Outdoor Capital  -  John Chennells
99) Cycle Jersey Orange  -  James Shirley
100) StrathMB  -  Jonathan Wells
101) Leyburn Bikes  -  Aaron  Walker


Solo Sen Female

102) Bikebrechfa  -  Ivy Denham
103) Hervelo  -  Sandra Scally
104) Hervelo   -  Nicola Johnson
105) Hope  -  Rachel  Walker


Solo Vet Male

106) trailriders.ie  -  chris  ocallaghan
107) Cyclewise Altura  -  Craig  Scott
108) Cyclewise Altura  -  Dave Blyth
109) Team Singletrack  -  Chipps Chippendale
110) RNRMCA  -  Jon Foden
111) Singletrack  -  Steven MacVicar
112) Team Casual  -  Tim Hutchinson
113) Perth City Cycles  -  John McLaggan
114) Stunt it!  -  Martin Jackson
115) NUKEPROOF  -  Alastair MacLennan
116) Hope  -  Simon Sharp
117) Dirt Mag  -  iain Woodley


Solo Vet Female

118) Basecamp Bikes Grantown on Spey  -  Jo Cardwell


Solo S Vet Male

119) team length  -  Gus Jackson

Rules

 Conditions and Rules of Entry for Competitors
1. All competitors must be over 16 years of age.
2. All competitors must register and enter via the No Fuss web site; entry cost will be
set at £80.
3. Riders should be competent and have experience of competing in downhill or extreme
mtb events.
4. Rules where appropriate will follow the Mountain Biking Regulations contained within the
current British Cycling Federation (BCF) Rulebook.
5. All entries are accepted via the on-line entry system.
6. Closing date when entries are full there will be a reserve list taken and used in a one out
one in basis.
7. Race number boards will be issued at event registration.
8. A limited number of spaces will be will be reserved for major sponsors of the event.
9. Helmets - CE certified and conforms to European standard EN1078 MUST be worn.
Only 1 piece Full Face Helmets are permitted.
10. All riders must have Body Armour protection as per the armour guideline document.
Armour Guidelines
No Fuss have introduced a minimum body armour rule for competitors riding in the Endurance
Downhill event. To assist riders with the minimum criteria expected.
This is in addition to Rule 9 regarding Full Face Helmets, which must be 1 part full face type
and CE certified and conform to European standard EN1078.
Spinal
All equipment used should have been designed and sold with the express purpose of being
used as protective sports clothing.
Requirements
• Self fastening- does not require auxiliary fastening devices to secure to the body.
• Constructed of a solid material e.g. Plastic.
• Cover full length of back from between shoulder blades to tail bone.
• Can be fully, partially or non articulated in design.
• Can be stand alone back protectors or part of a protective suit e.g. Full body, half
body or vest.
Not permitted
• Soft protectors without solid inserts e.g. not foam or neoprene.
• Motocross style “roost guards” unless with a specific back protector, not just a rear
roost deflector.
Welcome to NO FUSS EVENTS Endurance Downhill 23rd July 2011
Gloves
All equipment used should have been designed and sold with the express purpose of being
used as protective sports clothing.
Requirements
• Gloves giving full finger coverage.
Not permitted
• Partially fingered gloves.
Shoulder
All equipment used should have been designed and sold with the express purpose of being
used as protective sports clothing.
Requirements
• Self fastening- does not require auxiliary fastening devices to secure to the body.
• Constructed of a solid material e.g. Plastic.
• Can be stand alone shoulder protectors or part of a protective suit e.g. Full body, half
body or vest.
Not permitted
• Soft protectors without solid inserts e.g. Not foam or neoprene.
Elbow
All equipment used should have been designed and sold with the express purpose of being
used as protective sports clothing.
Requirements
• Self fastening- does not require auxiliary fastening devices to secure to the body.
• Can be stand alone elbow protectors or part of a protective suit e.g. Full body, half
body or vest.
• Constructed of a solid material e.g. Plastic.
• Can be elbow only or combined elbow/forearm protection.
Not Permitted
• Soft protectors without solid inserts e.g. Not foam or neoprene.
Knee/Shin
All equipment used should have been designed and sold with the express purpose of being
used as protective sports clothing.
Requirements
• Self fastening- does not require auxiliary fastening devices to secure to the body.
• Can be stand alone leg protectors or part of a protective suit e.g. Full body, half body
or vest.
• Constructed of a solid material e.g. Plastic.
• Can be one piece knee/shin protectors or separate knee and shin padding.
• Full length shin protection
Not Permitted
• Soft protectors without solid inserts e.g. Not foam or neoprene.
11. Race number boards MUST be displayed on the front of your bike, and any instructions
from race officials observed during practice and racing.
12. Bar-end plugs MUST be fitted.
13. Competitors are forbidden on the course until they have signed on. No Fuss and or
partners including Nevis Range, Forestry Commission or any partners cannot be held
responsible for injuries sustained throughout the duration of the event.
14. All competitors are under the jurisdiction of the No Fuss Officials from the time they sign
on until the completion of the final prize giving.
15. Top limit of competitors will be applied. This will be on a first come first served basis, other
than reserved spaces as indicated. These are based on the logged entry time and
date from the On-Line Entry System, or on the postmark date on your envelope,
whichever is applicable. There will be a reserve list, please indicate any cancellations as
soon as you can.
16. When overtaking, the rider shall shout clearly to the rider in front, ‘rider’, on hearing this
all riders must keep clear of and give due consideration to the following faster rider,
including those from other categories. Competitors being overtaken must not willfully
obstruct the overtaking rider. The overtaking Rider must also give due consideration to
Riders being overtaken, in terms of accident or injury, by making clear his/her instructions
and if possible to what side the overtaking maneuver will take place on. High speed
overtaking, without warning, will not be tolerated and will be reported to the event officials
and may result in disqualification.
17. If you retire, for whatever reason, you must report immediately to the nearest marshal
who will radio your retirement to the race officials. If possible chips must be returned to
event registration.
18. Competitors must obey the instructions of Marshalls at all times,
19. Riders who disobey these instructions will have their race number taken and may be
disqualified. This rule WILL apply to everyone including experienced riders, as Marshalls
may be under specific instruction from race officials.
20. Pre race on completion of registration and verification riders will be required to have bike
scrutinized by No fuss Mechanics for race worthiness.
21. On completion of scrutinizing bikes will be held in the technical area. Bikes may not leave
the technical area as marked on appendix 3 for the duration of the event. Although riders
may receive assistance from out with the technical area only riders and No Fuss officials
will be permitted to work on bikes within this area. Any rider wishing to remove bike from
the area will do so as sanctioned by the tech area official and will incur a 15min penalty.
22. Mandatory pre event meeting for all competitors will take place. Briefing and equipment
inspection will take place.
23. Race start will be Le man type start with an uphill cycle to tower 8 as marked on appendix
3; where the downhill course will be joined.
24. On leaving the tech area via the tunnel no overtaking is permitted, participants are
expected to commence to the chip timing area at the top of the course immediately on
alighting uplift
25. All competitors are responsible for ensuring they are aware of all rules and conditions of
entry.
26. Toilets provided must be used.
27. Unsportsperson like behaviour is totally unacceptable; this includes the use of profane or
abusive language
28. All protests must be made to a No Fuss official (Frazer, Spook or Chloe). Protests can be
made throughout the event and up to 15 minutes after final results are posted. It would be
appreciated if any protest could be made respectfully to the official. No Fuss officials say
is final in all protests.
29. The No Fuss Officials (Frazer, Spook and Chloe) will be given the final decision regarding
any occurrence at the event including those n