The Heb - Race on the Edge

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Enter for The Heb Race on the Edge which is an exciting, engaging, truly adventurous and absorbing multi-sport race through the most spectacular, wild and remote landscape the UK has to offer. Traversing up to 200k in this race you'll definitely be in for a challenge of a lifetime.
Participants
200k
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Calendar
Sat, 3 Sept 2022
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Clachan, United Kingdom
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Location
North Uist Self Catering, 18 Illeray, Locheport, Clachan, Isle of North Uist HS6 5HD, UK
Start times
Sat, 3 Sept 2022
200k :
9:00am
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200k
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200km
The Heb will be easy to take part in, but still a tough challenge and certainly all the adventure, excitement and fun. Perfect for racers, achievable for newcomers, and everyone in between. Entries will be welcome from Solos and Pairs.
The Heb is brought to you by Durty Events, featured several times on the BBC2 Adventure Show and winner of British Triathlon.
Day 1
Day 1 will have you getting involved in a multitude of events from running to kayaking, the course will be laid out as follows:
  • 1k: Run
  • 19k: Cycle
  • 22k: Cycle
  • 2-8k: Run
  • 22k: Cycle
  • 3k: Kayak
  • 23k: Cycle
  • 4-16k: Run
  • 17k: Cycle
  • Finish in Benbecula
Day 2
Day 2 begins in Benbecula and finishes in South Uist, the course for this day will be laid out as follows:
  • 17k: Cycle
  • 3-18k: Run
  • 27k: Cycle
  • 4k: Kayak
  • 3k: Run
  • Finisher's T-shirt
  • Finisher's Gift
  • Ferry Fares
  • Camping (own tent required)
  • Hot meals
  • Breakfast
  • Bag transfer
  • Bike Transfer
  • Coach Transfer
  • Chip-timed results
  • GPS Tracking
  • Post event part
  • Provisions of kayaks, buoyancy aids and paddles
  • Water safety crew
  • First Aid
  • Race maps (on waterproof paper)
Train
North Uist Self Catering, 18 Illeray, Locheport, Clachan, Isle of North Uist HS6 5HD, UK
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Parking
Car Parking charged in Mallaig will have to be paid for by yourself. You should be able to find free on-street parking within walking distance from the ferry.
Bike Transfer
Your bike will be loaded onto a truck in Mallaig. Please remove your pedals before the event. Your bike will be loaded into trucks to the event.
The Ferry
After collecting your tickets from the ferry terminal, you'll be travelling as a foot passenger on the ferry.
Transfers - Sunday and Monday
You'll be packing up your camping kit at Otters Edge Campsite (Benbecula) on Sunday morning. Pack it into your kit bag and load it into the trucks at the campsite. Your kit will be moved back to Kilbride Campsite in time for your arrival on Sunday afternoon.
Camping
Friday night and Saturday night will be spent at Otters Edge Campsite, Lionaclete, Benbecula, HS7 5PJ.
Sunday night will be at Kilbride Campsite, at the south end of South Ulst. There are toilets, showers, basic kitchen facilities and a café on site.
Friday
13:00 - 14:30 Arrive in Mallaig, get to the ferry terminal and collect ferry tickets
15:15 Board the ferry
16:00 Caledonian MacBrayne Ferry leaves Mallaig
16:15 Registration on-board ferry
19:30 Arrive in lochboisdale
19:30 Load Participants onto coaches and drive to Benbecula
20:15 Vans with bikes will deliver bikes to campsite on Benbecula
Late Set up camp at the Ottersedge Campsite, Benbecula
Saturday
07:00 Breakfast at Lionaclete School Dining Hall
08:00 Race Briefing (School Dining Hall)
08:30 Drop Bikes at remote start line
09:00 Day 1 starts at the wind turbine behind the school
Sunday
07:00 Breakfast at Lionaclete School Dining Hall
08:00 Race Briefing
09:00 Day 2 starts
20:00 Part at Polochar Inn
Monday
05:00 Pack up camp
05:00 Load remaining bikes onto trucks at Kilbride Campsite
05:30 Leave Kilbride Campsite on Coaches
05:50 Arrive Lochboisdale ferry terminal
06:50 Caledonian Macbrayne ferry leaves
10:20 Ferry arrives in Mallaig
10:45 Event finishes
What's not included in your entry
  • Car Parking charges in Mallaig
  • Accommodation other than camping facilities (tents only) at each stopover location.
  • Pitch fees for camper vans, these will need to be booked and paid for by you.
  • Transfer of camper vans from Benbecula to South Uist, if you choose to bring a camper van, this is a logistic that you will need to work out for yourself.
  • Food other than breakfasts and evening meals on Saturday and Sunday.
Camping Facilities
There are toilets and showers on-site at the campsite.
Race Rules
No Litter at all
  • Highway Code rules apply at all times
  • Scottish Outdoor Access code applies at all times
  • Be respectful of one another on the trails, roads and beaches
  • Be especially respectful of island residents, crofters etc. and their work/privacy. Keep a safe distance from any works
  • Pairs: you must stay together (i.e. can easily communicate verbally) at all times
  • Report to the finish each day, irrespective of whether you are bailing out or not
  • No pre-placing, stashing or abandoning of kit/supplies etc
  • Wear your race number and bike number visible at all times.
  • You must carry any kit determined as ‘mandatory’ at race briefing and any lists that are issued. You need to carry your running kit whilst cycling.
  • Some checkpoints are deemed ‘Mandatory’ as are route descriptions as defined in the Race Book. Ignoring will incur a substantial time penalty, and potentially disqualification
  • You are responsible for following the correct racecourse
  • GPS Devices are allowed
  • No Cheating
  • Paul & Diane are the race jury, and their decision on infringements and penalties is final
Backpack
Mandatory Kit
Each Team Member must have/carry/use the following during the race during the appropriate sections:
  • Roadworthy/legal Mountain, Cyclocross or Hybrid Bike (with off-road tyres)
  • Bike Helmet (must always be worn when on the bike)
  • Bike Tools/Repair Kits/Tubes/Pump
  • Food for the full day
  • Water
  • Bike Lights (front and rear)
  • Headtorch
  • Waterproof Jacket and Bottoms
  • Spare dry thermal top
  • Compass
  • Map (supplied by the organisers)
  • Whistle
  • Emergency Food
  • Footwear suitable for off-road trekking/running
  • Rucksack or similar to carry your kit each day
  • Mobile Phone (fully Charged) (A power bank may also be useful)
Camping/General
  • Cash – ATMs are few and far between on the islands
  • Tent, Sleeping Bag, Pillow
  • Ground Mat
  • Torch
  • Small cooker + kettle + cup + hot drink stuff etc.
  • Consider bringing a bike lock
  • Warm Clothing
  • Your best party frock/dancing trousers for Sunday night
  • Kitbag (max. 1 per person, max. 20kg). It must be waterproof and labelled clearly with your name.
How fit do I need to be to enter The Heb.
The Heb will be easy to take part in, but still a tough challenge.
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Is lunch included at The Heb?
No, only breakfast and evening meals are included in your entry.
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Can I camp in a campervan at The Heb?
You are allowed to camp in a campervan, however you will have to pay for transfer of Campervans from Benbecula to South Uist as well as pay extra for campervan pitch fees.
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