Lord of the Lochs Sportive - September 30 2012


Provisional results are HERE



(All riders have been emailed regarding the above change of venue.It would be very helpful if you could check that your mates are also aware of the change)

The Lochs Sportive will take the rider on a unrivaled route on quiet roads with spectacular scenery passing many sights of historical interest.

From the event start point at The Nevis Centre riders will cross the famous Caledonian Canal and head out west to Glenfinnan where Bonnie Prince Charlie raised his standard in 1745 .There you will be challenged by the first climb of the day,the route then winds its way along the very picturesque Loch Eilt before descending to sea level at Loch Ailort.

The route winds its way towards Glen Uig with spectacular sea views to the islands of Eigg, Rhum and Muck. After a stiff climb thru Glen Uig we descend into Moidart and run along side Loch Moidart past the ‘Seven Men of Moidart’ beech trees planted to commemorate 7 men from the area who went to Glenfinnan to raise the standard and to the village of Acharacle.

At the road junction at the end of Loch Sunart the Lochs Elite riders will turn right up the infamous Liddlesdale climb and round by Kingairloch where as the standard course riders will climb up and thru Glen Tarbert and meet up with the elite riders and continue on to Ardgour.

The next section alongside Loch Lhinnie will provide riders with fantastic views of Ben Nevis and Fort William as the narrow road skirts round the narrows and along Loch Eil side. The final section along the other side of Loch Eil and back to Fort William will give riders a completely different view of Ben Nevis and the Nevis Range.

Registration is open from 08:00 to 09:30 at  The Nevis Centre   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.

There will be 3 food/aid stations on the route providing drinks, gels and snacks.

The Lochs Elite Course will be 185km long with 1800m of ascent.

The Lochs Standard course will be 164km long with 1460m of ascent.

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) Cairn Ban Velociraptors  -  Douglas Collinson
2)    -  neil mcminn
3) Just Me  -  Hugh Fowler
4) Triathlon Inverness  -  Darren Read
5) Costanza Athletic  -  Chris Edler
6) Merchant Cycle Club  -  Grant Angus
7) Merchant Cycle Club  -  Peter Cummings
9) Mountain Maniacs  -  Steve Gentle
10) Mountain Maniacs  -  Steve Gentle
11) MDCC  -  Mathew Daniel
12) danielwilcox  -  Daniel Wilcox
13) Pieds et Velos  -  Ralph Torr
14) Team McGhee  -  Richard McGhee
15) I would love to be sponsored..hint hint  -  Ben Miller
16) Team of One  -  Scott Moir
17) Kevin Mc Bride  -  Kevin Mc Bride
18) Glasgow Couriers  -  Greg Kerr
19) Teem Reem  -  Frazer Smith
20) www.grcm.org.uk  -  Alexander McKinnon
21) www.grcm.org.uk  -  richard baird
22) Mukyriderz  -  Stuart Beacom
23) Speedie  -  Barry Speedie
24) -  -  Grant Ralston
26) The Hairy Test-Cycles  -  Andrew McDonald
27) The Hairy Test-Cycles  -  Stephen Taylor
28) Teem Reem  -  Richie Kidd
29) 50 Shades of Gaz  -  Gareth Ellis
30) Teem Reem  -  Jamie Nellany
31) Cycle Killer Racing (Qu'est Que C'est?)  -  Alan Dean

Solo Sen Female

32) Pieds et Velos  -  Louise Crilly

Solo Sen Mixed

33) www.grcm.org.uk  -  Louise Stock

Solo Vet Male

34) Bengbong Velo  -  Woody Boonen
35) Cairn Ban Velociraptors  -  Ian Collinson
36) Glasgow Triathlon Club  -  Sean Webster
37) Linlithgow Clarion cycle club  -  Iain Drummond
38) Cairn Ban Velociraptors  -  Alan Forsyth
39) Paul Innes  -  Paul Innes
40) ABC  -  Mike Milne
41) RNRMCA  -  Jon Foden
42) Handsome Brothers  -  Andy Pearce
43) Duffer  -  Jonathan  Willet
44) Perth City Cycles  -  John McLaggan
45) Dunracin' CC  -  Jim McDade
46) Cairn Ban Velociraptors  -  Alastair Currie
47) Www.businesspcm.co.uk  -  Paul Davies
48) FBOB TC  -  Seamus ONeill
49) Walkers Cycling Club  -  Steve Lockhart
50) Ecurie Trossachs  -  Robin Derrick
51) Individual  -  simon hall
52) marcus  -  Marcus Kirkpatrick
53) Dunracin'  -  Stuart Campbell
54) Border Terriers  -  Callum McLean
55) Musselburgh RCC  -  Alistair MacKintosh
56) Square Wheels  -  Hendry McNicol
57) Nicholson's Cycles - ABC  -  Colin Murray
58) Glasgow Green Cycle Club  -  Iain Martin
59) Glasgow Couriers  -  Mark Davidson
60) Stirling Tri Club  -  Alastair Henderson
61) Cant Climb Wont Climb  -  Jon Wallbank
62) DUNDEE THISTLE  -  Brian Sproul
63) Pipkins  -  Richard Bell
64) Pipkins  -  Salim  Mohamed
65) Pipkins  -  Kenny Valentine
66) St Christophers  -  Colin Meikle
67) st christophers cycling club  -  alan graham
68) betitrains  -  nigel levett
69) The Caffeine Monster  -  Magnus Kirby
70) Total Wind Up  -  Peter Fleming
71) Simon  -  Simon Hall

Solo Vet Female

72) Junior Coupland  -  Ailsa Cant
73) Border Terriers  -  Nancy McLean
74) Dundee Wheelers  -  Kate Russell
75) Kate MacKellaig  -  Kate MacKellaig

Solo S Vet Male

76) Roy Burrell  -  Roy Burrell
77) Duffer  -  John Orr
78) Invertay Wheelers  -  Fergus Black
79) Walkers Cycling  -  Steve Flindall
80) CranKitUpGear Glencoe  -  Davy Gunn
81) FBOB CC  -  Jim Mortimer
82) jim  -  jim mcaneny
83) Colin Best  -  Colin Best
84)    -  David Rowe
85) TBMOE  -  Richard Scoble
87) Moray Firth CC  -  Joe  Wright