Macavalanche - April 28 2012

IXS

Final results from today are here, what a fantastic weekend thanks to everyone that made it a success!

 

 Here are the Finals and who is in which for Sunday. Finals

Our view is that the Macavalanche was a great success in 2011,   The big question now is, is there an appetite out there to run the event again? .........Alright then! We have given consideration and let do it!

We have looked at the format of the event and listeend to the participants  about their 2011 experience. For 2012  we have have altered the format as outlined below to give more riding time

Date to be confirmed, as per 2011 Proposed 28 and 29th April dates may vary dependant on Scottish Winter

Saturday 0800  Registration
                  0900 - 1200    Lower Mountain open for practice. ( Two Chair lifts)
                  1300               Heat One
                  1340               Heat Two
                  1420               Heat Three    
Top Third to grand final on Sunday,  second Third to second final,   small final  for the rest.

Sunday  0900 - 1200  Lower Mountain open for practice. ( Two Chair lifts)
                 1300               Small Final
                 1340               Second Final                
                 1420               Grand Final

The No Fuss  view is that for us this is an opportunity to take the Macavalanche to the next level.

 

Course

The idea is that we will choose an appropriate weekend in spring (depending on snow and weather conditions) when there is an adequate amount of snow to facilitate a  track from the summit down the main basin , across the plateau  and finally descending via the weasel to the car park below.
 
Will it be a mass Start? Oh yes, in the second  year we envisage having over two hundred participants.

This event will take place on 28th April 2012  it could change.

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) The Fist of God  -  Gary McIntyre
2) thebicycleworks  -  Ben Arnott
3) Vicebikes.net  -  Fraser McNeil
4) n/a  -  David Miller
5) ABZ MTB  -  Martin Byers
6) Bikeshop Hexham  -  Huw Oliver
7) LABRAT CC  -  Andrew Kendall
8) SLS Scotland  -  Tom Veitch
9) Turner down  -  Ryan Robbins
10) trailriders.ie  -  jeff fitzgerald
11) trailriders.ie  -  brendan  kiely
12) Team Ibis Cycles UK  -  Chris Buchan
13) Team Ibis Cycles UK  -  Keith Buchan
14) G7  -  Glen Dobson
15) Flotec Suspension  -  James Orr
16) Team 5hunner  -  Colin Grant
17) smithmtb  -  Steven Smith
18) Leyburn Bikes  -  Jonathan Sunter
19) Leyburn Bikes  -  Mike Sunter
20) Faithless  -  Adrian Patterson
21) Team Robin Ruth UK  -  Scott Laughland
22) N.Y.T  -  Andrew  Robinson
23) Mad dog Mcgill  -  Steve Mcgillivray
24) Spank-O-Shonk  -  Rob Heslop
25) Perth Hyperbaric Services  -  Alasdair Fulton
26) TEN Racing  -  Peter Robson
27) TEN RACING  -  Matt Jones
28) 4 Bar   -  Paul  Plunkett
29) Team 5 Hunner  -  Colin MacLeod
30) FlyingFoxBikes.com  -  dougie hay
31) FlyingFoxBikes.com  -  barry mccormack
32) andy   -  andy heaton
33) Berlusconi's Bunga Bunga Bikers  -  Kieran Curran
34) apex-graphics.com  -  Dave Mackison
35) Mountain Maniacs  -  Steve Gentle
36) Mackeral & Laphroaig  -  neal jarrett
37) Team Apeshit  -  Chris Weir
38) Shocker  -  Alistair Kennedy
39) RSD  -  Jon Mitchell
40) RSD  -  Lee Summers
41) RSD  -  Andrew  Smith
42) Continental/Orange Mountain Bike Team  -  Aled Griffiths
43) stramash.org.uk  -  Gordon Smith
44) Peatbog Fairies  -  Pete Irwin
45) Wideopen Magazine  -  Rich  Thomas
46) Sound and Lighting Solutions  -  Steve Fleming
47) www.planetfear.co.uk  -  Peter Archer
48) #IHopeIGetDownInOnePiece  -  Ali Fay
49) Team Altitude  -  John Thain
50) Team Altitude  -  Matt Jenkins
51) Get back in line  -  Phil Hulse
52) CYCLE HIGHLANDS  -  GAVIN  SCOTT
53) Cycle Highlands  -  Scott Telfer
54) Powered by Jelly Babies  -  Simon Anders
55) Powered by Jelly Babies  -  David Law
56) wideopen.co.uk/Hotlines Europe  -  Pete Scullion
57) Velocity44 Stirling  -  Kenny Fulton
58) I cycles  -  Martin Nairn
59) Team Me  -  Alan Bryson
60) I Cycles   -  David  Christie
61) I CYCLES / RED I RACING  -  Iain Grandison
62) Slaughtermellon  -  Ross Young
63) singletrackbikes.co.uk  -  David Macmillan
64) Fenwicks  -  Daniel Ilott
65) Fenwicks  -  Welland Lister
66) Team Spooky  -  Douglas Marshall
67) radlads on tour  -  lloyd jackson
68) radlads on tour  -  ben clark
69) www.bigmountainscotland.com  -  Tom Young
70) MTBcut/Orange  -  Joe Barnes
71) TCJ/Orange  -  Liam Moynihan
72) destroyer of worlds  -  seb stott
73) STAUCC  -  Craig  Graham
74) Kona World Riders refuge  -  Alex Stock
75) Pedal Up Country  -  Sam Johnson
76) perthcitycycles  -  fergus lamb
77) Staunch Industries  -  James Glencross
78) MAD MAC  -  IAN MACINTYRE
79) West Highland Wheelers  -  Alastair MacLennan
80) AlpineBikes.com  -  Rab Wardell
81) MTBcut/Orange  -  Frazer McGlone
82) team spooky  -  martin daun
83) Velo Vert  -  Nicolas Baisin
84) Velo Vert  -  David Smith
85) SUPERMAC  -  GARY MACDONALD
86) Team Nukeproof  -  Greg  Williamson
87) Nevis Cycles  -  Christopher Bell


Solo Sen Female

88) STAUCC Reluctant Alumni  -  Rosie Holdsworth
89) howies  -  Hazel Wakefield
90) Hervelo  -  Sandra Scally
91) MTBcut/Orange  -  Hannah Barnes
92) Fiona Beattie  -  Fiona Beattie
93) Hervelo  -  Nicola Johnson
94) RIDELINES  -  Tara Sze-Pei Lee
95) BMX Bandit  -  Charlotte Green


Solo Vet Male

96) trailriders.ie  -  chris o callaghan
97) Team Ibis Cycles UK  -  Crawford Carrick-Anderson
98) mtbtrails.info  -  Craig Roberts
99) Team 5 Hunner  -  Al  Carson
100) Team 5 Hunner  -  Ewen Allan
101) Camel Chargers  -  Ollie Vaulkhard
102) Mountain Maniacs  -  Derek Little
103) Team PJ  -  peter grant
104) okdh  -  ryan stockley
105) okdh  -  Kenny Caldwell
106) RNRMCA  -  Jon Foden
107) NUKEPROOF  -  Alastair MacLennan
108) Highlander Innovation sealed bike drive  -  Alan Burr


Solo Vet Female

109) yes it's me!  -  Nicky Sharratt


Solo S Vet Male

110) Team Robin Ruth UK  -  Derek  Laughland
111) ZimmerOnWheels  -  Neil Young

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 £70.


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.

 

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 based or 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 tome chip must be returned to event registration point.


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 tec 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 tec 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 Martin). 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 not addressed in the rules.