We are delighted that we will be back in Kinlochleven again for 2017, after the successs of the 2016 event and the amazing feedback we know that everyone enjoys the stages and that real mountain feel that you can get in November in the Highlands. For those who took part in 2016 we are sure they will remember that real mountain feel all to well.
Where else would you want to be in November other than the Outdoor Capital of the UK?
We look forward to welcoming all riders to the Highlands and some great racing. We will be using the Sportident Air Timing system for the race.
PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A PROVISIONAL DATE AND WILL BE CONFIRMED SHORTLY.
The final event of the year hosted by No Fuss Events
The Kinlochleven Enduro is a chance for all No Fuss friends, customers and like minded enjoyers of the outdoor and mountain biking to get together and enjoy the very special stages that Kinlochleven has to offer.
Kinlochleven has deservedly gained a reputation for great racing over challenging terrain, participants can expect slick organistation and great craic! These values are exactly what No Fuss is all about, so there is little doubt that this will be a legendary event.
Expect great stages and brilliant entertainment!
This format is a 2 day event with practice on the Saturday and racing on the Sunday. Saturday night entertainment will be provided (Further details to be announced) Please note it may be that we will race one stage on the Saturday and two stages on the Sunday. At this point we are asking participants to stay flexible in order that we can react to weather etc etc
Registration will be at the Ice Facrtor from 8.30am - 4pm on Saturday morning. We are sure this will be very very busy, so please be patient, we will be going as fast as we can!
You will choose your start times at registration. As with the SES Elite riders will be alloocated the later start times.
After your days practice, get yourself clean and shiny and get yourself fed (NB statement above)
There are 2 pubs, a Co-op and a chippy and other earteries in Kinlochleven so don't forget to spread the love!!
After dinner we will be treated to (Full details to be announced )
The course will consists of 3 stages.
There are no feed stations on the course. You will pass through/close to town between stages.
Please prepare yourself for a day on the hills being self sufficient.
Due to the time of year and limited light and to further reduce any queuing on the hill we will be using all 3 stages at the same time. YOU MUST RIDE THE STAGES IN THE ORDER GIVEN TO YOU. This will be:
Please do not change the order.
With this system we will be sending 30 people every 8 minutes - earliest start time 8.30, latest start time 10.24. There should be plenty of time to space yourselves out at the start of the stage too, so don't panic too much about getting an early start time.
Timing Chips will be getting handed out from 8am. Please come no earlier than 30 minutes before your start time to collect your chip - if your start time is 9.30am, please don't join the queue until 9am etc.
Timing chips should be worn on either wrist, there will be timing boxes on both sides of the trail at the top and the bottom of each stage. It is your responsibility to 'dib' in and out of each stage - look for the flash of the light and listen for a beep.
Prizegiving will take place in theVenue TBC r once everyone has finished the race. This will be approximately 4.15pm.
Who's it going to be the CHAMPION???
That will be kept secret as long as possible!
This is a list of entries for this event. If you think you should be here and you are not then let us know.
Master Men 30-391) Blazingbikes - Ben Llewellyn
Vet Men 40-492) Too many Whisky Chasers - Martin Walker
3) Stein Race Team - Paul Stein
The number of participants in every event will be fixed in advance and will be communicated via this website.
The Kinlochleven Enduro is open to all riders over the age of 15 on the 1st of January 2016.
You do not need a license to race in the Kinlochleven Enduro.
Please read these rules, ride hard and have fun!
Junior Male: must be at least 15 on January the first 2017, if a rider becomes 19 in 2017 then they must be classed as a senior
Junior Female: must be at least 15 on January the first 2107, if a junior female becomes 22 in 2017 then they must be classed as senior female.
Sen Male: must be 18 on the 1st of January 2016
Sen Female: must 21 on the 1st of January 2016
Master Male: must be 29 on the 1st of January 2016
Vet Male: must be 39 on the 1st of January 2016
Vet Female: must 39 on the 1st of January 2016
Grand Vet: must be 49 on the 1st of January 2016
Super grand Vet: must be 59 on the 1st of January 2016
Junior Male: must be at least 15 on January the first 2016, if a rider becomes 19 in 2016 then they must be classed as a senior.
Junior Female: must be at least 15 on January the first 2106, if a junior female becomes 22 in 2016 then they must be classed as senior female.
Male: must be 18 on the 1st of January 2016
Female: must 21 on the 1st of January 2016
Podium and prizes
Prizes at the Kinlochleven are sponsored by (To be announced shortly)
Riders who finish in the top three in their category are expected, where possible, to attend the podium presentation.
Podiums and prize presentation will be as soon as possible after the last rider is finished on race day Sundays.
Bike and personal equipment
The course will be 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 scrutinised before departing to ride the course.
All bikes must have bar plugs and 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 helmet (xc or full face) at all times, including transfer sections. Riders found not wearing a helmet may be disqualified. We would like all riders to be aware that the terrain at Kinlochleven is rocky and hard and would advise full face but this is not mandatory.
Gloves are mandatory, knee, elbow and back protection are strongly recommended.
Each competitor should be completely self-sufficient. It is recommended that each rider carries the following items:
Mobile phone. An emergency contact number will be provided at registration.
Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Dressing Pad for heavy bleeding (field dressing); bandage, plasters).
Bike repair kit (tube, tyre 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.
Sunscreen and insect repellent depending on the season.
The course may have narrow sections and exposed rocks, steep climbs and descents and will not suitable for beginners.
Potholes, rocks, rutted tracks, steep descents, banks etc are all part of what is required to be negotiated by the competitor. 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 competitor to assist any other competitor who appears to be injured or in difficulty and to possibly alert the race director. Should you stop to help an injured rider you will be granted the option of repeating the stage.
The Kinlochleven Enduro will take place on a circuit marked with a variable number of mostly uphill transfer stages and mostly downhill timed stages. Riders must complete the timed stages in g order as instructed at registration.
All riders must follow the marked transition routes.
In the interest of safety there will be a cut off time to complete the whole event. Riders will be notified of this at the race briefing on the morning of the event.
The course will be marked with signs and tape. Where a course is double taped you must ride between the tape. Anything else is placed as a guideline as to the direction of the course.
If a Rider exits the timed stage course, he/she must re-enter at the same point and, if altered, restore the tape as he/she found it.
Riders cannot repeat any stage even if they suffer a mechanical failure on course.
Practice is only allowed the day before the race, once the course details are released. Any rider found on a marked trail before this may not be allowed to take part in the event.
Riders should and should not
Riders should not leave any rubbish along the route. ALL food wrappers, drink bottles, tubes etc must please 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 (take memories or photos, but leave only tyre marks).
Riders should not modify race number plates.
Competitors should read the pre-race course briefing notes supplied at registration.
Competitors should obey instructions from Marshals at all times. They are there for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
Any Rider withdrawing from the event should notify the race office as soon as possible.
Every competitor should adapt his/her speed and his/her behavior to his/her personal abilities, his/her equipment and to the general conditions the event is raced in.
Each Rider authorises the use of any images or videos taken during the event he/she may be appearing in.
Registration for all events will open as directed on this website.
Entry to Kinlochleven Enduro race costs £50 per rider.
On registering, each Rider agrees to the rules of the event.
Entry for each event closes one week prior to the event, if not full before then.
Entries are non-refundable less than four weeks from the event. It is also not possible to transfer entries to any other events, next year’s event, or a different Rider. All refunds are subject to a £7 admin charge
Registration and payment will be made online.
For the registration the Rider will have to inform an on-line form concerning his names, first names, age, gender and address.
The registration will be validated only after the payment of the fees on the registration website.
Details of the course will not be made known before the event.
Provisional results will be posted as soon as possible after the event. Any queries must be expressed by e mail by 12noon on the Monday following the event.
Timing will be conducted by No Fuss Events using a SportIdent air system.
All categories will choose their start times on Saturday. Choose who you want to ride with and what time you want to get up! Only Elite riders will be allocated start times.
After leaving the event village Riders can start each timed stage as soon as they reach the start line. There are no start times or running order, but there will be minimum 20 second time intervals between each Rider starting a timed stage.
You are responsible for your timing chip and for dibbing in and out of stages. Please look after these - lost or broken timing chips will cost you £50 to replace.
Responsibilities of Riders
The Kinlochleven Enduro organisers shall not be held liable in any way for any loss, damage or accidents that may occur during any of the events. Riders are aware that cycling is potentially dangerous.
Penalties and complaints:
No external assistance is permitted on the track, assistance is only allowed in the pits area. Assistance outside the pits area will incur in a time penalty.
If a Rider catches up with a slower Rider on course, he/she should let the faster Rider past as quickly as possible. Failure to do so will result in a 30 second penalty. The faster Rider should give lots of warning and clear directions as to which side they will pass on. Aggressive or impatient behavior from the faster Rider may also result in a 30 second time penalty. Play fair.
Any complaints about the race should be done formally to the race office within 15 minutes of the end of the Rider’s race.
Any complaints about the results should be done formally to the race office within 24hrs of result's publication.
Any dangerous or disrespectful behavior 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 to disqualify the Rider.