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NEW for 2018 is the Macavalanche after party! Another reason that you must make sure you got an entry. After prizegiving it will be time to retire to the cafe for pasta and garlic bread, share stories of the day, ponder the season ahead, have a few beers if you wish and listen to some great music brought to you by (To Be Announced)
Glencoe Mountain Resort is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty on Rannoch Moor and offers stunning views of the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor. In summer the centre offers fantastic mountain biking trails and home cooked food in the log cabin cafe. In winter it is home to one of the two ski stations in the Outdoor Capital of the UK
Macavalanche is one hell of a race, big mountain stages, topped of with mass start action where fortune favors the brave.
Enduro Mag opened its race report from 2017 with following paragraph:
"If there is ever a race to put on the bucket list, it’s the No-Fuss Macavalanche. A white-knuckle thrill ride down the open flanks of Glencoe mountain. A fusion of an enduro and DH race with a splash of mass start chaos and Scottish flair added in for good measure, it has become one of our favourite races on the calendar."
The Uplift enduro format has been around in Europe for many years, No Fuss Events introduced this event way back in 2011, 2011 was the only year to date that we used Helicopter uplift to get riders to the top of the mountain. Since then the race has been polished and refined (as much as you can polish and refine what is possibly one of Scotland’s harshest environments). In 2017 the race was opened for 300 entries and as in other years it sold out quickly. For 2018 we have restricted entries to 250 so you will need to be ready when entries open.
The two stage format in 2016 including the mass start stage produced a fastest time of a 16mins and 55seconds of racing for the winner. The uplift facilities provided by Glencoe Mountain Resort to access some of the rawest racing and riding experiences in the UK, with snow, mass start and open mountain this is one hell of a day out.
Enduro Mag in 2016 said “As riders arrived one by one it was clear that all were stoked, more like the finish of the mega or an epic alpine stage, we had never seen such excitement, fist bumps and high fives were everywhere! In a year where enduro has raised its game, the No Fuss team have brought us something uniquely Scottish, and long may it continue.”
The race format is quite simple: seedingon of blind stage/s at Glencoe Mountain to determin your start positions for the final stage which runs from high on the mountain side back down to the resort base.
YOU DO NOT NEED A LICENCE TO ENTER THIS RACE.
Registration will be open from7.30am. Here you will pick up your number boards, be given details of the trails, timing chips and other relevant details. Once you have collected your number board you can retire to the cafe for the legendary Glencoe Breakfast Roll and a Tea or Coffee, its all includded in your entry fee.
There will be a race briefing at 8.15am. Attendance is compulsory. After this everyone will head up to the start of Stage 1, which will open at 9am. With first uplift at 8.30am. Full details of stages opening and closing will be included in participant notes.
How to get there
Glencoe is situated on the A82, 26 miles south of Fort William, 74 miles north of Glasgow and about 100 miles north-west of Edinburgh.
For more detailed information on how to reach Glencoe Mountain Resort by car, please visit the following site: Glencoe Mountain Resort
Where to stay
nearest to the race: Glencoe Accomodation
nearest to the nightlife ;-) Visit Fort William
Also check out the Outdoor Capital of the UK
- Uplift start running from 0830 am
- Race start - stage 1 - 10.00 am
- Last stage - mass start - 3.00 pm
(all approximate times)
Prizegiving approximately 5.00pm
Facilities on Site
Hobbit house accommodation on site
Kings House Hotel nearby
Macavalanche is blind racing therefore no course maps will be made available. Stages will be set to maximise the mountain and the conditions on the weekend of the event.
This is a list of entries for this event. If you think you should be here and you are not then let us know.
Senior Woman 22 - 391) Army Cycling - Jenni Rennie
2) Yorkshire - Nicola Palmer
3) Cat(astrophe) - Cat Hirst
4) Felldoon Racing - Nic Fell
5) Withington Cycles - Sam Hewitt
6) Swindon Mountain bike Enthusiasts - Claire Dorrian
Junior Men 16 - 187) MucOff / Knox Armour / Royal Racing Roots - James Digges La Touche
8) Bike Scene - Keevan Edwards
9) Progression Bikes Racing - Ed Yearsley
Senior Men 19 - 2910) NEnduro Racing - Ben Jolly
11) NEnduro Racing - Peter Lincoln
12) Rother valley riders - Daniel Richardson
13) Gym Elite - Lee ryan
14) Bikepark Dent - Thomas Moore
15) Bikepark Dent - Aidan Coulthard
16) Carl Hall - Carl Hall
17) No Forkin Chance - Rob Minnican
18) Leyburn Bikes - Sam Holmes
19) Leyburn bikes - Joe Forrest
20) #soenduro - Jodie Darren Hall
21) ZRO FKS GVN - James Burns
22) .. - Steven Craig
23) SCC - Tom Rattray
24) Bogtrotter - Ragnar Lochhead
25) ACS Prestwick - Grant Seditas
26) Fukknows - Michael Turnbull
27) BGR - Bob Allan
28) Team Caledonian - Rew Ferguson
29) Team Caledonian - Cameron Turnbull
30) Team Caledonian - Grant Walker
31) Team Caledonian - Josh Harniess
32) 6 & Two 4s - Craig Falconer
33) Shandy Bandits - Tom Dennis
34) 0 - Richard Bryan
35) Basecamp Bikes / The Cycle Jersey - Donald Rodgers
36) Adventure Scotland - Scott Moffat
37) ¡¡BTR!! - Sean Dugan
38) Strath MB - Conan Finch
39) Strath MB - Ben Kirkland
40) Scott Russell Factory Racing - Scott Russell
41) 110% Bikes - jamie bew
42) Bike & Spanner - Lewis Crolla
43) Team S.L.U.T - Jonathan ‘powerhouse’ Dixon
44) 123 - Duncan Short
45) 0 - Oliver Raine
46) The Billyboabs - Gavin Middlemiss
47) The Billyboabs - Daniel Stewart
48) Basecamp Bikes/Merida Bicycles U.K. - Kyle Beattie
Master Men 30 - 3949) Team RSD I have the best Girlfriend ever. - Lee Summers
50) Team Bike Scene - Neil Phillips
51) Peddlers Cycles - Jez Founde
52) Team IIU - Lee Cowen
53) Icycles - lewis cowe
54) I.I.U - David Winchester
55) Variables - Kevin McGee
56) team mat - mathew rennison
57) NEnduro Racing - Jamie Walsh
58) NEnduro Racing - Jeff Doran
59) Bikescene - Carl Simpson
60) Wham bam! - Henry Stam
61) NEnduro racing - Peter Kell
62) Melloworks RSD BIkeRemedy - Craig Macdonald
63) #UDH - Simon Metcalfe
64) Eston rollers - Richard Tombling
65) Eston rollers - Peter Taylor
66) Eston rollers - Michael Tombling
67) John80 - John McCormack
68) Thunder Horse - Douglas London
69) Awesome super great epic team - Euan Davidson
70) Rough rider - Fraser Kingscott
71) Get Off The Road - Dave Lawson
72) IIU - Matthew Thomas
73) Bike park Dent - Andrew Fielding
74) TNR - Paul Barnes
75) Island Monkeys - Alex Brown
76) Island Monkeys - Andy Fayle
77) Wye Valley Warriors - John Hayes
78) Team with No Name - Nick saffer
79) Team with No Name - Nick saffer
80) Cheaper than a horse - Richard Meers
81) Cmd - Chris Deller
82) FMOCrew - Robert Anthony
83) Local boy - James Kitchen
84) Kamikaze Craig - Craig Rees
85) Marshy - Andy Marsh
86) Scc - Andrew Doig
87) SCC - David Rattray Paterson
88) Biltong - Morne van Niekerk
89) RAD Bike Shack - Andy Schofield
90) RAD Bike Shack - adam crawshaw
91) All on my lonesome - Colin Walker
92) Mcboab Racing - Ross Lorimer
93) HG2 - James Pacey
94) JDW RACING - Jamie Wilson
95) No Fuss Team - Mike King
96) Team Christoph - Chris Tayler
97) Yeh - Richard Andrews
98) Two Idiots - Joe Kennedy
99) Shandy Bandits - Rup Hoyland
100) Mark Petrie - Mark Petrie
101) #UDH - Greg Purdie
102) #UDH - Dan Ingram
103) RSD - Jon Mitchell
104) #UDH - Mark Williams
105) #UDH - Andrew Hessey
106) Adventure Scotland - Daniel Pereira
107) Adventure Scotland Team - Donald Watson
108) North Tyneside Riders (NTR) - Newcastle - Steve Cunningham
109) Live and let ride - Mark Mcquitty
110) Laurel N Hardy - Michael Stevenson
111) Laurel N Hardy - Dan Boffey
112) Cowal mountain bike club - John Maclean
113) Upsidedoonheedenduroteam - Glenn Telford
114) Flaming Wings - Ryan Byrne
115) 1868 Racing / Antur Stiniog - Phil Roberts
116) Rad Racing - Andrew Finlayson
117) - Gordon Pettigrew
118) Rushy - Graham Rushworth
119) Ae Bike Shop - Andrew McColm
120) Dreigiau Eryri - Clare Mitchell
121) Black Salami - Neil Stewart
122) Never Ready Racing - Paul Sheldon
123) Yng.Lab - Ross Young
124) hollywood - mathew mardula
125) Team S.L.U.T - Martin ‘whisky’ Rough
126) Team S.L.U.T - James ‘retro’ Wood
127) 0 - Daniel ‘stickman’ Johnson
128) 0 - Brett ‘wildman’ Jackson
129) @johnnyturb0 - Alexander Shewan
130) Team Poocho - Graham Davies
131) - Sam Kennedy
132) Cre8ive joinery - Ross Cranston
133) Tattie heeds - Thomas Sinclair
134) The Billyboabs - John Anderson
135) Black Salami - Gary Scott
136) Wet Riders - Seb Collins
137) Wet Riders - Seb Collins
138) G.u.r.u. - James Rentoul
Vet Men 40 - 49139) beach boys - steve francis
140) Mechanised - Jools Chesters
141) Bike Scene - Mark Johnson
142) Rother Valley Riders - Michael Edwards
143) Peddlers - bobby boyd
144) Island Monkeys - Ben Jaggard-Smith
145) Muckmedden - Aaron Gray
146) Team McCann - Chris McCann
147) Voltron Legendary Defender - Keith Wright
148) Boombasticspastic - Chris Horn
149) La Fuga Fango - Juan CHristen
150) #FLATOUTORNOWT😬 - Stephen NEWLAND
151) Fil-Scot Mtn Bikers - Ariel Gache
152) Team Bandit - Neil Hunter
153) Bike park Dent - chris hufton
154) Gravitate - Steve Melville
155) Thunder Horse - Philip Mulcaster
156) Anguston MTB - Luke Nicol
157) 110% Bikes - Richard Parker
158) Leyburn Bikes - Jonathan Sunter
159) Blaydon cycle club - wayne westwood
160) Glenbrook - Philip Orme
161) The Pye Men - Duncan Pye
162) Wye Valley Warriors - Pete Ball
163) Gnarly Dudes - Daniel O Shea
164) FalconLogistics - Stuart Hibbert
165) Wheres Benno? - Alan Christie
166) MBL RACEING - Scott Mc Diarmid
167) Mcboab Racing - Barry McCormack
168) Felldoon Racing - Mikey Muldoon
169) Team Caledonian - Jason Mitchell
170) Gnarly Dudes - Mike Ashcroft
171) Two Idiots - Richard Hallett
172) NoName - Kenneth Hillock
173) #UDH - David Houston
174) The train drivers better - Russ Lamberty
175) Adventure scotland - Gregor Mitchell
176) Rehab racing - Graeme Watters
177) The Boabies - Stevie Barr
178) 110% Bikes - Andy Stiles
179) North Tyneside Riders (NTR) - David Burgess
180) - - Dan Gibson
181) Looking Pro Going Slow - Bob Millar
182) Hawaii Four-O - Iain Mackay
183) Feelin Supersonic - Andrew Macpherson
184) Big M - Mark Hyslop
185) Foul Beast - Mark Macleod
186) How did we get HERE??. - Stevie Walker
187) How did we get HERE??. - Gordon Brown
188) Flaming Wings - Mark Beard
189) Adventure Scotland - Ronnie Ohara
190) Hollywood - Anthony Burrell
191) Hollywood - Rob Oxley
192) Ozzy Riders - Roger Gardner
193) Dark 1 - Daniel Watson
194) hollywood - richard collett
195) Real World Riding - Steve Mackenzie
196) Never ready racing - Eamo Lawless
Grand Vet Men 50 +197) Anguston MTB - Peter Brown
198) Trailhead Thailand - Mark Doughty
199) North East smashers - Richard Mann
200) Progression bikes racing - neil whittet
201) Gym Elite - Kevin Ryan
202) Awesome super great epic team - Mike Scott
203) RVR - Nigel Styring
204) Gnarly Dudes - Murray Flett
205) Oldman Enduro - Al Maclellan
206) Oldman Enduro - Brendan Davey
207) Gnarly dudes - Kenny Lannon
208) Gnarly Dudes - Angus Robinson
209) Jack Doyle - Jack Doyle
210) <з рокс! - Ian Wrigley
211) JMacD - John MacDonald
212) #UDH - Kenny Stewart
213) Adventure scotland - duncan jack
214) Ossie rider's - Jimmy O Brien
215) Rambo Racing - Brian Ramsay
216) Bespoke Bikes - Pete Hoggan
217) Balloch bikers - Kenneth Caldwell
218) For-D - Neil Young
219) Milbrae - Iain Murray
220) #SupportOurParas - Steve Richards
221) Murthly Cycle Club - Guy Batchelor
222) Murthly CC - Ian Campbell
Vet female 40 +223) Living the dream - Claire Dashwood
224) Team DLT - Susan Digges La Touche
225) Pink heifer - Emma Knowles
226) Bergamont UK - Sally Buckworth
227) Gnarly Dudes - Louise Whitehead
228) Eric Adventures - Julie Morrissey
229) JF - Julia Ferguson
230) Dreigiau Eryri - Eva McCartney
231) Chipmunk - Cheryl Arnold
232) Dreigiau Eryri - Clare Mitchell
Each rider (herein after referred to as “Rider”) taking part in one or more events of the Macavalanch is supposed to know the following rules and makes a commitment to submit her/himself without reserve to all of them. Non-compliance with any of the Race Rules may result in disqualification of the Rider from the event.
Macavalanche is a mountain bike enduro event that takes place in a rugged mountain enviroment. Riders must complete the timed stages in numerical order
Please note the cumulitaive time of seeding stage/s will be given and your position on the start grid for mass start stage and will be allocated accordingly.
The Macavalanche is raced accordingly to the original Enduro format that means it is not allowed to check the course before the event starts.
Bike and personal equipment
The courses are 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 scrutinized at the bottom before departing the course. All bikes must have bar plugs. Bikes must 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 full face helmet at all times, including transfer stages. Riders found not wearing a helmet shall be disqualified immediately.
Full-face helmet, knee protections must be worn in all timed stages. Additionally, gloves, elbow pads and back protectors are compulsory in France, they are strongly recommended in the other countries. Riders may choose to ride the transfer stages with a non full-face helmet.
Each Rider should be completely self-sufficient. As a minimum each rider must carry the following items:
- Mobile phone.
- Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Dressing Pad for heavy bleeding (field dressing); bandage, plasters).
- Emergency Foil Blanket
- Wind/ Waterproof Top.
- Bike repair kit (tube, tire 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.
Route Markings / Hazards
The route may have narrow sections and exposed rocks, steep climbs and descents and is not suitable for beginners. Potholes, rocks, stock, rutted tracks, steep descents, banks etc. are all natural obstacles to be negotiated by the Rider. 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 Rider to assist any other Rider who appears to be injured or in difficulty and alert the race director ASAP.
In the interests of safety there will be a cut off time to complete the whole event, Riders will be notified at race briefing on the morning of the event.
The course will be marked with signs, tape, and some sections double taped, otherwise Riders must follow the trail. If a Rider exits the timed stage course, he/she must re-enter at the same point and, if altered it, restore the tape as he/she found it.
Riders cannot repeat any stage even if they suffer a mechanical failure on course.
There is no pre-race practice.
Riders’ should and should not's
Riders must not leave any rubbish along the route. All food wrappers drink bottles, tubes etc. must 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 (leave tire marks only).
Riders may not modify race number plates.
Riders must attend the pre-race briefing and carefully read any note supplied by the organization. Riders must obey instructions from Marshals at all times. They are there for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
Each Rider authorizes the race organization and its partners to use any images or videos taken during the event he/she may be appearing in.
Any Rider withdrawing from the event must notify the race office as soon as possible.
Each Rider has to adapt his/her speed and his/her behaviour to his/her personal abilities, his/her equipment and to the general conditions the event is raced in.
If you are unable to compete for medical reasons we will refund you on receipt of a doctor’s note.
It is not possible to transfer entries to any other events, next year’s event, or a different Rider.
For the registration, the payment will be made by on-line payment and the Rider will have to inform an on-line form concerning his names, first names, age, gender and address.
Responsibilities of Riders
The timed stages are timed using individual electronic chip. It is the responsibility of each rider to make sure his/her passage has been recorded at the start and finish of each timed stage (sound signal). Each Rider must return the individual electronic chip to the organizer at the end of the race in order to withdraw his/her individual timed results and get his/her deposit back.
Penalties and complaints
No external assistance on the track, assistance is only allowed in the pits area. Assistance outside the pits area will result in time penalty.
When a Rider is caught by another faster Rider, he/she should let the other Rider pass without issue, otherwise he/she'll be issued a 30sec penalty. The faster Rider should give lots of warming and clear directions as to what side he/she will pass and eventually overtake when it is safe to do so for both Riders.
Riders must not deviate from the obvious track or attempt to take shortcuts. Shortcuts mean immediate disqualification.
Any complaints about the race should be done formally to the race office within 15 minutes of end of Rider’s race
Any complains about the result should be done formally to the race office within 30 minutes of result's publication
Any dangerous or disrespectful behaviour 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 the disqualification of the Rider.
Podium and prizes
Award Ceremony will be held on race day. Riders who finish in the top three in their category must attend the podium presentation. Riders who fail to make the presentation forfeit their position, and prizes. There will be no difference in values between prizes for men or women for the same level of achievement.