10 Under the Ben 2019

10 Under the Ben, we believe is Scotlands original and best mountain bike endurance  event! It remains as the flagship of the No Fuss Events portfolio,  its longevity makes it a  "must do" for every mountain biker. 10 Under the Ben and the amazing trails around Leanachen forest guarantees a great day’s riding (regardless of the weather). It does not matter whether you are  racing or out for a ride with  like minded people,  the emphasis is on enjoyment,friendship and a  fun atmosphere.

So what should  riders  expect, firstly the clue is  in the name, No Fuss, thats just what we do! From the course you will find some fine  climbs, some sweet singletrack, great gripping  descents and a whole lot of fun.  It's up to you, you can go as hard, or easy, as you like. The trail network at Nevis Range has been  developed around the cross country world cup course which was originally built in 2007, since then there have been some great additions to the network.  We are in no doubt that the  course team will  deliver another cracker of a course for 2019.

Sticking to the classic mountain bike endurance marathon format of a 10-mile lap and a 10-hour time limit, 10 Under the Ben takes place on the trails beneath Ben Nevis. 10 Under the Ben has stood the test of time and continues to attract an average of 700 riders. Racing in categories which include solo, pair or a quad. 

The  Outdoor Capital of the UK has a wide range  of activities and adventures , we would encourage  you to make a weekend of it, why not have a go on the famous Top Chief descent at Nevisrange.

Choose your entry

Ticket type Price per Ticket How many?
Solo Entry £51 per entry
Pair Entry £90 per entry
Quad Entry £150 per entry

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The aim is to complete as many laps as you can in the 10 hour time limit. Teams ride in relay – there’s only one team member on the course at any one time. The event is timed using  Sportident Timing system, each team or solo will be issued with a timing card at registration, The card is worn by the team member on course. When a rider crosses the lap finish line their time is recorded, and they then pass the card onto the next team member and so on.

Riders can do as many laps (or as few) as they want in the time. After riders have passed through the timing area their lap time  is recorded, they then pass the card onto team mates or continue  if riding solo.

There will be plenty going on around the course and event village, the course itself will have marshalls at all strategic points, Muddy Medics will be on site and on the course if  assistance is needed at any point.

The race starts at 0930 on Saturday 28th of April 2018. You must register beforehand (or the evening before) to collect your race number, timing chip and course information. Full details will be sent to entrants with participant notes in the lead up to the race.

Solo Entry £51.00 

Pair Entry £90.00

Quad Entry £150.00

We often get asked What do I get for my entry fee?

Apart from all the boring stuff like VAT paid, relevant insurance, business administartion, payroll etc. You know the stuff that it takes to run a business in 2019.

You will get 10  hours of top riding with like minded people doing something that we all love on some of the best trails that Scotland has to offer, trails that will hold out no matter what the weather.

Your race times will be recorded by Sportident Electronic timing  and  full results throughout the race and results online.        Use of the facilities at Nevisrange.
Event village with great food and drink.
The best on course medics available.
On site and on course tech support.

Entertainment, "Music and Laughter with a hey hey we're the boys to entertain you" those of you  of an age may want to sing that wee  line.


There will be parking gestapo working the main sites that we are using for parking, please listen to them, they are going to get you all in! Please note there is ample parking for all participants, there is not ample space for every participant to park and have an easy up, bbq, toilet tent etc etc. We will do our best to accommodate all needs where possible. Parking for Caravanns and Larger motorhomes will be at Nevisrange over spill car park. Please keep an eye on the website for updates around the start of April.


There will also be portable toilets and toilet facilities at Nevis Range. There are also showers at Nevis Range which cost one pound.


The event schedule is not quite complete,  although here is a rough breakdown of how the day will work. We will keep you posted as the day builds.


1800 - 2100 10 Under the Ben Registration at the Pinmartin Cafe  at Nevis Range


0600 - 0830 Registration 10 Under the Ben

0845 Mandatory Team Captains meeting 10 Under the Ben

0930 Ten Under The Ben Race Start

All Day – Entertainment from TBA

1930 Last lap commence 10 Under the Ben

2030 Timing Closed

2100 Medal Ceremony 10 Under


2019 Course Map available April

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 Entry

1)  GB     -  Dawn Anderson
2)  GB-SCT   Mikes Bikes Aviemore   -  Erin Wood
3)  GB-SCT   Ythan CC  -  Andrew Scouller
4)  GB-SCT   Don't Panic  -  Felix Maddison
5)  GB-SCT   Sologo  -  Trevor Macleod
6)  GB-SCT   Fuel Jockey  -  Stephen Lethardy
7)  GB-SCT   Cyclehighlands‌ Scotland  -  Scott Sutherland-Thomson
8)  GB-SCT   BC CUBED  -  Neil Sandilands
9)  GB-SCT   Hors catégorie (HC)  -  Fraser  Waters
10)  GB-SCT   The Flying Hackle   -  Oliver Lever
11)  GB-SCT   i-Cycles  -  Mike Hancock
12)  GB   Tiger  -  Brian Bathgate
13)  GB-SCT   The United  -  Ross Black
14)  IE   S.B.A.  -  James McNeilly
15)  GB   May the force be with you   -  Ross Anderson
16)  GB-SCT   Anthony Burns Solo  -  Anthony Burns
17)  GB-ENG   Snail Racer  -  Barry Kemp
18)  GB-ENG   Bawls oot  -  Keith Fawcett
19)  GB-SCT   Team big hands  -  Steven  Riley
20)  GB-SCT   Greig Dawson - SS  -  Greig Dawson
21)  GB   Andrew Bell  -  Andy Bell
22)  GB   Graeme Duncan  -  Graeme Duncan
23)  GB-SCT   Kennoway RC  -  Robert Murray
24)  GB   Team Infinity  -  Des Haman
25)  GB   Age is no Barrier  -  Ian Prescott

Pair Entry

26)  GB-SCT   WG race team   -  Catherine MacFarlane
27)  GB-SCT   WG race team   -  Laura  Murray
28)  GB-SCT   2 Men and the Ben  -  Darren Bewick
29)  GB-SCT   2 Men and the Ben  -  Jason Byles
30)  GB-SCT   Little and Large   -  Ewan Jones
31)  GB-SCT   Little and Large   -  Paul Jones
32)  GB-SCT   Twin don’t Peak too early  -  Brian Wann
33)  GB-SCT   Twin don’t Peak too early  -  Michael Wann
34)  GB-SCT   Mud Fuds Team 2  -  neil Williamson
35)  GB-SCT   Mud Fuds Team 2  -  Chris  Williamson
36)  ES   FullGasORBEA  -  Enrique Castillo
37)  PL   FullGasORBEA  -  Camyla  Sikora
38)  GB-SCT   OTB Guarantee  -  Sarah Healy
39)  GB-NIR   OTB Guarantee  -  David Turkington

Quad Entry

40)  GB-SCT   Bikey Wikey  -  Kate  Abrahams
41)  GB-SCT   Bikey Wikey  -  Lizzie Whiteley
42)  GB-SCT   Bikey Wikey  -  Ruth  McArthur
43)  GB-SCT   Bikey Wikey  -  Liz Delaney
44)  GB-SCT   Tree Hugging Hippies  -  Ceri Coull
45)  GB-SCT   Tree Hugging Hippies  -  Caroline Bates
46)  GB-SCT   Tree Hugging Hippies  -  Ria Tonks
47)  GB-SCT   Tree Hugging Hippies  -  Anna  Dignan
48)  GB-SCT   The Wolf Mothers  -  Alice Murphy
49)  GB-SCT   The Wolf Mothers  -  Clare Bond
50)  GB-SCT   The Wolf Mothers  -  Kirsten Ellis
51)  GB-SCT   The Wolf Mothers  -  Shona Park
52)  GB-SCT   Bluewater Bruisers  -  Scott Philp
53)  GB-SCT   Bluewater Bruisers  -  Jack Vamplew
54)  NL   Bluewater Bruisers  -  Dennis van Kampen
55)  GB-SCT   Bluewater Bruisers  -  Brian Morren
56)  GB-SCT   Never say Nevis Again  -  Allie Scott
57)  GB-SCT   Never say Nevis Again  -  John Scott
58)  GB-SCT   Never say Nevis Again  -  Carol  Greig
59)  GB-SCT   Never say Nevis Again  -  Ken Grieg
60)  GB-SCT   Bluewater Brawn  -  Chris  Shawcross
61)  GB-SCT   Bluewater Brawn  -  Lynn Morrison
62)  NL   Bluewater Brawn  -  Pieter Dofferhoff
63)  GB-SCT   Bluewater Brawn  -  Aaron Buchan


Rules and Regulations

It is important that you and your teammates and support crew read these very carefully. Each lap is approximately 10 miles -under 1 hour for the fastest riders, nearly 2 hours for those who are new to the sport or are just that wee bit more careful. The courses will consist of a bit of everything, including wide single track, narrow single track with rocks, roots, mud, fast flowing single track, low gear uphill’s, water crossings, technical ascents and descents, plus fire roads. The event is for solo riders and for teams in a relay format.


1. Mandatory pre-event meeting at 0830 on Saturday for all team captains/team leaders, although all riders and crew are encouraged to attend. Teams must designate a captain/ team leader (this will be understood to be first name entered in team) to handle all official matters including pre event meeting, picking up registration packs, making sure all teammates have correct numbers and have completed any paperwork etc.

2. Each team and solo rider will bear responsibility for their timing. In order for laps to count riders must pass through the transition area and use the chips correctly every time a lap is completed.

3. Waiting riders should always check in with transition officials prior to starting their lap. Please adhere to the NO RIDE RULES in transition areas. Riders should only use solo riders area if they are in that class.

4. If a team member wishes to do two laps in a row it essential that they still ‘dib’ when passing through transition.

5. Each team member and solo rider must complete a minimum of one lap. Teams will be penalised a lap for each lap not completed by each member except in the case of any injury, which must be reported to race official who will make final decision.

6. If a team member cannot complete his or her lap, the team has the option of starting the lap over with a new rider. They will however, lose the distance and time of the uncompleted lap. The replacement rider must check in with timing official prior to starting the lap.

7. For obvious safety reasons there is no reverse riding on the course.

8. Teammates may cannibalise each other’s bikes or swap if necessary. Riders may accept mechanical support on the course by any other registered rider; transition and camp areas is the only area where assistance from support crews is acceptable.

9. Riders may accept food and water from anyone on the course.

10. We strongly suggest that each team and solo rider have a support crew of at least 1 or 2 persons who are not taking part to assist with various jobs such as organsing transitions, cooking and assisting with mechanical problems.

11. Bike wash areas will be available at each event. Toilets and showers will be available throughout the weekend. Please use the toilets provided.

12. If you are planning camping please be aware that there is limited space in the car park at Nevis Range. The ground is almost all hard standing and not easy to get pegs in. Space is allocated at a first come, first serve basis. Camping will also be available at Torlundy Farm, which is around 2 miles cycle on an old forestry access road (tarred).

13. You will need all your own camping supplies. A variety of food (hot and cold meals, soup and snacks) will be available for purchase at the transition area Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Check website for event specific updates.

14. Riders may require lights, which must be at least 4 watts and be secured to bikes or helmet. NO FUSS will have final say when lights should be used.

15. If lighting is required it will be against the rules for riders to ride with their lights out to save batteries. Riders violating this rule will have their current lap nullified.

16. Only riders officially entered in the event or designated as “Official Course Marshals” may ride the designated course.

17. Wearing a buckled helmet is mandatory anytime you are on your bike in the race area (not just when it is your lap).

18. All team captains and solo riders must attend pre-race meeting at 0830 on the Saturday

19. Ignorance of any rule will not be accepted as an excuse.

20. Foul riding will not be tolerated, unsportsmanlike behaviour is totally un-acceptable. This includes the use of profane or abusive language, this rule is taken very seriously by No Fuss and anyone who violates this rule shall be disqualified from this and any future No Fuss events.

21. Shortcutting the course can be grounds for automatic disqualification of the solo rider or the entire team. If a rider makes a mistake and they report to officials before it is discovered, a time adjustment will be applied rather than a DQ.

22. Riders who are riding their bikes have the right of way over those who are pushing their bikes. Where practical, riders pushing should stay on the least rideable portion of the trail when being passed. Riders are encouraged to call pleasantly “passing on the right or left” as appropriate.

23. All protests must be made by a team captain to a No Fuss Official ( Frazer or Spook . Protests can be made throughout the event and up to 15 mins after the final results are posted. It would be appreciated if any protests could be made respectfully to the officials. No Fuss officials say is final in all protests.

24. Safety on the course is our primary concern. If you come across an injured rider or a potentially unsafe situation, you are encouraged to stop and assist. If you stop to give assistance for a health and safety related reason, you should report your number to a passing rider who will turn it in to the transition official so that your team’s next rider may commence their lap. You must then complete your lap, report to the transition official and report the nature of the assistance you provided and an approximate duration of your stop. You will be assigned a lap time in accordance with your or your teams average times, whichever is the faster. NB Time adjustments are made by a No Fuss official and are final. NOTE This rule applies to ONLY health and safety concerns and not mechanical failure.

25. Dropping of Litter on the course will absolutely not be tolerated and may result in DQ. Leave only tyre tracks!

26. The NO FUSS OFFICIALS (FRAZER, SPOOK ) will be given the final decision regarding any occurrence at the event including those not addressed in the rules.