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MACAVALANCHE 2018 ENTRIES ARE NOW CLOSED!!
PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THIS EVENT UNLESS YOU HAVE RECEIVED AN E MAIL FROM NO FUSS EVENTS
ANYONONE WHO ENTERS WITHOUT E MAIL WILL NOT BE ELIGBLE TO RIDE ON THE DAY OR GET A REFUND.
IF YOU WISH TO BE ON THE WAITING LIST PLEASE EMAIL [email protected]
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) Cat(astrophe) - Cat Hirst
3) Felldoon Racing - Nic Fell
4) Withington Cycles - Sam Hewitt
5) Swindon Mountain bike Enthusiasts - Claire Dorrian
6) Rideit BTR - Nicki Moore
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
10) 110% bikes - Tom Needham
11) The North Skye Loner - Owen Scott
Senior Men 19 - 2912) NEnduro Racing - Ben Jolly
13) NEnduro Racing - Peter Lincoln
14) Rother valley riders - Daniel Richardson
15) Gym Elite - Lee ryan
16) Bikepark Dent - Thomas Moore
17) Bikepark Dent - Aidan Coulthard
18) Carl Hall - Carl Hall
19) No Forkin Chance - Rob Minnican
20) Leyburn Bikes - Sam Holmes
21) Leyburn bikes - Joe Forrest
22) #soenduro - Jodie Darren Hall
23) .. - Steven Craig
24) SCC - Tom Rattray
25) Bogtrotter - Ragnar Lochhead
26) ACS Prestwick - Grant Seditas
27) Fukknows - Michael Turnbull
28) BGR - Bob Allan
29) Team Caledonian - Rew Ferguson
30) Team Caledonian - Cameron Turnbull
31) Team Caledonian - Grant Walker
32) Team Caledonian - Josh Harniess
33) 6 & Two 4s - Craig Falconer
34) Shandy Bandits - Tom Dennis
35) 0 - Richard Bryan
36) Basecamp Bikes / The Cycle Jersey - Donald Rodgers
37) Adventure Scotland - Scott Moffat
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
49) Launching loosedogs - Ryan Berg
50) AE Bike Shop - Calum McCubbing
51) Lewis Cochran - Lewis Cochran
52) Ham Huck Syndicate - Stuart Mackay
53) Ham Huck Syndicate - James Slater
54) Thunder Horse Cartel - Lee Morrison
55) Ham Huck Syndicate - Lewis Crowther
56) Ham Huck Syndicate - Declan O Conner
57) Ham Huck Syndicate - Simon Ross
58) Ham Huck Syndicate - Jason Gillespie
59) Ham Huck Syndicate - Dan Gilmore
60) Ham Huck Syndicate / Stogies - Lewis Swift
61) Ham Huck Syndicate / Stogies - Ruairidh Fraser
62) Ham Huck Syndicate - Scott Allan
63) ae bike shop - chris paul
64) Evol Lana - Christopher Hunt
65) Evol Lana - Tom Parkinson
66) Evol Lana - Connor Taylor
67) Sean Canning - Sean Canning
68) - Kaspars Zarinovs
69) The Dudes of Hazzard - Liam Moynihan
70) Ewan Hemsworth - Ewan Hemsworth
Master Men 30 - 3971) Team RSD I have the best Girlfriend ever. - Lee Summers
72) Team Bike Scene - Neil Phillips
73) Peddlers Cycles - Jez Founde
74) Team IIU - Lee Cowen
75) Icycles - lewis cowe
76) I.I.U - David Winchester
77) Variables - Kevin McGee
78) team mat - mathew rennison
79) NEnduro Racing - Jamie Walsh
80) NEnduro Racing - Jeff Doran
81) Bikescene - Carl Simpson
82) NEnduro racing - Peter Kell
83) Melloworks RSD BIkeRemedy - Craig Macdonald
84) Eston rollers - Richard Tombling
85) Eston rollers - Peter Taylor
86) Eston rollers - Michael Tombling
87) John80 - John McCormack
88) Thunder Horse - Douglas London
89) Awesome super great epic team - Euan Davidson
90) Rough rider - Fraser Kingscott
91) Get Off The Road - Dave Lawson
92) IIU - Matthew Thomas
93) Bike park Dent - Andrew Fielding
94) TNR - Paul Barnes
95) Island Monkeys - Alex Brown
96) Island Monkeys - Andy Fayle
97) Wye Valley Warriors - John Hayes
98) Team with No Name - Nick saffer
99) Team with No Name - Nick saffer
100) Cheaper than a horse - Richard Meers
101) Cmd - Chris Deller
102) FMOCrew - Robert Anthony
103) Local boy - James Kitchen
104) Kamikaze Craig - Craig Rees
105) Marshy - Andy Marsh
106) Scc - Andrew Doig
107) SCC - David Rattray Paterson
108) Biltong - Morne van Niekerk
109) RAD Bike Shack - Andy Schofield
110) RAD Bike Shack - adam crawshaw
111) All on my lonesome - Colin Walker
112) Mcboab Racing - Ross Lorimer
113) HG2 - James Pacey
114) JDW RACING - Jamie Wilson
115) No Fuss Team - Mike King
116) Team Christoph - Chris Tayler
117) Yeh - Richard Andrews
118) Two Idiots - Joe Kennedy
119) Shandy Bandits - Rup Hoyland
120) Mark Petrie - Mark Petrie
121) #UDH - Greg Purdie
122) #UDH - Dan Ingram
123) RSD - Jon Mitchell
124) #UDH - Mark Williams
125) #UDH - Andrew Hessey
126) Adventure Scotland - Daniel Pereira
127) Adventure Scotland Team - Donald Watson
128) North Tyneside Riders (NTR) - Newcastle - Steve Cunningham
129) Live and let ride - Mark Mcquitty
130) Laurel N Hardy - Michael Stevenson
131) Laurel N Hardy - Dan Boffey
132) Cowal mountain bike club - John Maclean
133) Upsidedoonheedenduroteam - Glenn Telford
134) Flaming Wings - Ryan Byrne
135) Rad Racing - Andrew Finlayson
136) - Gordon Pettigrew
137) Rushy - Graham Rushworth
138) Black Salami - Neil Stewart
139) Never Ready Racing - Paul Sheldon
140) Yng.Lab - Ross Young
141) hollywood - mathew mardula
142) Team S.L.U.T - Martin ‘whisky’ Rough
143) Team S.L.U.T - James ‘retro’ Wood
144) 0 - Daniel ‘stickman’ Johnson
145) Ride Bikes / Trek - Brett wildman Jackson
146) Team Poocho - Graham Davies
147) - Sam Kennedy
148) Cre8ive joinery - Ross Cranston
149) Tattie heeds - Thomas Sinclair
150) The Billyboabs - John Anderson
151) Black Salami - Gary Scott
152) Wet Riders - Ben Bathgate
153) Wet Riders - Seb Collins
154) G.u.r.u. - James Rentoul
155) TTT - Kris Aitchison
156) Lakes riders - Mathew Wilson
157) Black salami - Pete Reid
158) Big Mountain Bikes - Paul Elliff
159) Black Salami - Steven Tonge
160) - Adam Smith
161) Wood plant hire - Dan Wood
162) Black Salami - Slav Gnatetski
163) Freedom bikes - Oliver Mckenna
164) Ham Huck Syndicate - Neil Birnie
165) Ham Huck Syndicate - Jason Davies
166) Ham Huck Syndicate - Dave Sim
167) Ham Huck Syndicate - Mark Lane
168) Ham Huck Syndicate / Velvet Cycles - Johny Milton
169) Thunder Horse Cartel - Jamie Caffrey
170) Ham Huck Syndicate - Peter Lindsay
171) Ham Huck Syndicate - Si Wragg
172) Ham Huck Syndicate / Ink Puppy - Olly MacDonald
173) Ham Huck Syndicate - Dan Cook
174) which way - Ross Nowson
175) which way - OLIVER WHITE
176) Nice guys finish last - Allan Matheson
177) Send IT... - Lee Gibson
178) Bat fastards - Martyn Reid
179) Bat fastards - Kevin Pitkeathly
180) Bat fastards - Dougie Martin
181) Bat fastards - Simon Woodliff
182) TEAM LENGTH - Chris Stewart
183) Rudder Party Cartel - Alistair Clark
184) Thunder Horse - Max Vasiylev
185) Rough Rider - Blazej Ochman
Vet Men 40 - 49186) beach boys - steve francis
187) Mechanised - Jools Chesters
188) Bike Scene - Mark Johnson
189) Rother Valley Riders - Michael Edwards
190) Peddlers - bobby boyd
191) Island Monkeys - Ben Jaggard-Smith
192) Muckmedden - Aaron Gray
193) Team McCann - Chris McCann
194) Voltron Legendary Defender - Keith Wright
195) Boombasticspastic - Chris Horn
196) La Fuga Fango - Juan CHristen
197) #FLATOUTORNOWT😬 - Stephen NEWLAND
198) Fil-Scot Mtn Bikers - Ariel Gache
199) Team Bandit - Neil Hunter
200) Bike park Dent - chris hufton
201) Gravitate - Steve Melville
202) Thunder Horse - Philip Mulcaster
203) Anguston MTB - Luke Nicol
204) 110% Bikes - Richard Parker
205) Leyburn Bikes - Jonathan Sunter
206) Blaydon cycle club - wayne westwood
207) Glenbrook - Philip Orme
208) The Pye Man - Duncan Pye
209) Wye Valley Warriors - Pete Ball
210) Gnarly Dudes - Daniel O Shea
211) FalconLogistics - Stuart Hibbert
212) Wheres Benno? - Alan Christie
213) MBL RACEING - Scott Mc Diarmid
214) Mcboab Racing - Barry McCormack
215) Felldoon Racing - Mikey Muldoon
216) Team Caledonian - Jason Mitchell
217) Gnarly Dudes - Mike Ashcroft
218) Two Idiots - Richard Hallett
219) NoName - Kenneth Hillock
220) #UDH - David Houston
221) The train drivers better - Russ Lamberty
222) Adventure scotland - Gregor Mitchell
223) Rehab racing - Graeme Watters
224) The Boabies - Stevie Barr
225) 110% Bikes - Andy Stiles
226) North Tyneside Riders (NTR) - David Burgess
227) - - Dan Gibson
228) Looking Pro Going Slow - Bob Millar
229) Hawaii Four-O - Iain Mackay
230) Feelin Supersonic - Andrew Macpherson
231) Big M - Mark Hyslop
232) Foul Beast - Mark Macleod
233) How did we get HERE??. - Stevie Walker
234) How did we get HERE??. - Gordon Brown
235) Flaming Wings - Mark Beard
236) Adventure Scotland - Ronnie Ohara
237) Hollywood - Anthony Burrell
238) Hollywood - Rob Oxley
239) Ozzy Riders - Roger Gardner
240) Dark 1 - Daniel Watson
241) hollywood - richard collett
242) Real World Riding - Steve Mackenzie
243) Never ready racing - Eamo Lawless
244) DWeirthechamps - Drew Weir
245) RazzerDaz - Darren Argyle
246) Man mans - Euan MacRae
247) HarvCore OTB - Mark Harvey
248) Tumble Down - John Grant
249) Perth City Cycles - Ian Holden
250) Leino Doherty - Leino Doherty
251) BikinBanter - Ryan Orr
252) Sketchy syndicate - Christian Mcgrath
253) Sketchy syndicate - Phil Dickson
254) Dafukhavadun - Barry Fleming
255) Mike's Bikes Aviemore - Murray Watson
256) Mikes Bikes Aviemore - mark Swinney
Grand Vet Men 50 +257) Anguston MTB - Peter Brown
258) Trailhead Thailand - Mark Doughty
259) North East smashers - Richard Mann
260) Progression bikes racing - neil whittet
261) Gym Elite - Kevin Ryan
262) Awesome super great epic team - Mike Scott
263) RVR - Nigel Styring
264) Gnarly Dudes - Murray Flett
265) Oldman Enduro - Al Maclellan
266) Oldman Enduro - Brendan Davey
267) Gnarly dudes - Kenny Lannon
268) Gnarly Dudes - Angus Robinson
269) Jack Doyle - Jack Doyle
270) <з рокс! - Ian Wrigley
271) JMacD - John MacDonald
272) #UDH - Kenny Stewart
273) Adventure scotland - duncan jack
274) Ossie rider's - Jimmy O Brien
275) Rambo Racing - Brian Ramsay
276) Bespoke Bikes - Pete Hoggan
277) Balloch bikers - Kenneth Caldwell
278) For-D - Neil Young
279) Milbrae - Iain Murray
280) #SupportOurParas - Steve Richards
281) Murthly Cycle Club - Guy Batchelor
282) Murthly CC - Ian Campbell
283) Ryan's Bike Surgery - Lewis Jones
284) The Nic - Alistair Nicolson
Vet female 40 +285) Team DLT - Susan Digges La Touche
286) Peddlers - Emma Knowles
287) Gnarly Dudes - Louise Whitehead
288) Eric Adventures - Julie Morrissey
289) JF - Julia Ferguson
290) Dreigiau Eryri - Eva McCartney
291) Chipmunk - Cheryl Arnold
292) MWeirthechamps - Margaret Weir
293) Mudflaps - Claire Aitchison
294) NIER - donna waring
295) 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.