Strathpuffer 24 MTB

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Strathpuffer 24 MTB
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Freezing temperatures. 17 hours of darkness. Miles upon miles of gruelling terrain. A brutal mix of ice, wind, hail, mud and snow, and maybe, just maybe, a glorious Scottish winter sunrise...When it comes to mountain bike challenges, they don't come much tougher or more rewarding than the Strathpuffer - the legendary 24 hour mountain bike endurance event held every year in the Highlands of Scotland in the middle of winter.
12.5 km laps
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Sat, 19 Jan 2019
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Strathpeffer, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Garden House Brae, Strathpeffer IV14 9BH, UK
Start times
Saturday, 19 Jan 2019
12.5 km laps:
10:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Strathpuffer 24 MTB
12.5 km laps
How to get there
Garden House Brae, Strathpeffer IV14 9BH, UK
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Firstly you’ll need to come to collect your parking pass from Square Wheels in Strathpeffer - stay on the A9 past Inverness over the Kessock Bridge.
At the Tore roundabout take the second exit onto the A9 and follow signs to Dingwall on A834. At second set of traffic lights take a left and follow road for 5 miles until you enter Strathpeffer.
Square Wheels is on the right in the Square opposite the Pavilion.
The event itself is based at Torachilty Forest, on the A835 heading towards Ullapool, half a mile north-west of the village of Contin and about three miles from Strathpeffer.
From Strathpeffer : Take a right out of the Square in Strathpeffer and pass by Jamestown. Continue for two miles and you’ll come to a T-junction. Take a right and follow signs to Ullapool until you pass through Contin. You’ll see signs for the event.
From the North-west: the site is on the left of the A835 just after the Achilty Hotel before Contin
Probably the biggest headache we have at the Strathpuffer.
It’s worth repeating - We limit access to one vehicle per team whether that is a solo, pair or quad. There is plenty of space at the Achilty Hotel nearby for excess vehicles to be left for the duration of the event and outside Contin Community Centre.
The plan is to send motor-homes, vans etc up the initial fire road climb to park Tour de France style along the course, those with tents only and caravans have a flat parking area 300 metres away from transition and cars are squeezed in anywhere we can.
You must park where the marshals direct you. Please be nice to them - we have a great team and we can guarantee they will be doing the best they can to accommodate you.
You must bring snow chains and know how to use them for your vehicle.
Event day logistics
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ANY VEHICLES ON SITE BEFORE 12PM ON FRIDAY 18TH JANUARY 2019. The site will still be being prepared.
Anyone arriving before 12pm will be asked to leave.
To gain access to the site you will need to collect your team's Parking Pass from Square Wheels in Strathpeffer between 12.00 and 17.30 on Friday or between 18.00 and 22.00 at the site entrance on Friday evening or between 07.00 and 09.00 at the site entrance on Saturday morning.
You cannot collect your pass before 12.00 on Friday and you won't be able to get onto the site without it. One Parking Pass per Team ONLY.
Square Wheels will be open until 18.00 on Friday night before the event.
Entrance to the site will be closed between 22.00 Friday night and 07.00 on Saturday morning.
Parking is always a headache but if we all work together we can make parking run as smoothly as possible. We know you all want the best spots but you can’t all fit on them!
We really appreciate your co-operation to make parking happen efficiently.
Please do as the marshals ask; they’re all volunteers and they will be doing their best to accommodate you.
Registration will take place on site therefore you must collect your parking pass before you try and register. Registration will be open at the following times at event HQ:
Friday - 6pm to 8pm
Saturday - 7.30 am to 10.30 am
All team members must be registered by Saturday 10.30 am.
All team members must register and sign an Indemnity Form.
All Under-16’s must have Parent/Guardian signed permission to participate.
All Under-14’s must have an adult accompanying them and written permission from their parent/guardian and the organisers
At least one rider from each team must be registered in order to start the first lap.
The team member who starts the race must complete the first lap. No changeovers permitted! The first lap will not qualify towards the fastest lap.
There is a rider briefing outside the marquee at 9.45am. Please attend.
The Race starts at 10am with a Le Mans style run. You will be piped to the start-line.
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