Sunday, 8 March 2015 from 09:00 to 15:00 (GMT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Probably the best/hardest XC Course Ever!”
Huw Oliver - Winner Muckmedden 2012
It’s taken us three years, but it’s with great excitement that we’re back on our fantastic local trails in Pitmedden for the Muckmedden 6hour - 2015! Make the most of it Muckers because this event appears only when the Moon is in Uranus - or something like that.
The format is quite simple; enter as a Solo Rider or two-person Tag-Team and ride great trails until your legs fall off! You have 6 hours to ride as much awesome trail as possible and your time starts............... NOW! Well, not now, but we'll probably say something like that on the morning of the race to make it sound all dramatic.
What’s the Muckin’ Craic?
Crossing from Perthshire into Fife and back, this is a non-stop assault of steep, gnarly descents and short, technical climbs which will test the technical ability and stamina of every rider to the max. Fast singletrack, steep, rooty descents, rocky chutes, thigh-burning technical climbs, drop-offs…..it’s all here and more!
Riders will dib-in and out of each lap at the event village and it’s up to you whether you go straight into the next lap as a solo, “tag” your team-mate if you're in a pair, or chill-out in the event village 'til you’re ready to head back out and shred more trail.
How much is enough?
Doesn’t matter how many km’s you ride, how fast you are, how many inches you've got, or how tight your shorts are, just come and ride some great trails with lots of other girls and boys and go home with a big smile on your face – job done.
However, if you’re a “Racer” then this is the perfect way to guage how effective your winter training regime has been. Beast around here for 6 hours and regret eating those mince pies at Xmas!
Coming to watch?
If you’re coming to watch the racing, there are some really exciting sections close to the event village, so why not come along and give the riders the encouragement they need to keep going for another lap!
The Rules & Regs
This is a 6hour Endurance Cross Country Mountain Bike Race suitable for competent Novice to Advanced riders.
The course contains high intensity off-road climbs and technical descents.
You must be physically fit enough to ride for several hours on demanding, technical terrain.
The course contains everything from fireroad sections, slippery and rooty singletrack, extremely steep drop-offs, rock gardens, high speed descents, tough technical climbs and every other kind of terrain you would normally expect from a “Red-Graded” natural trail with Black graded sections.
It will be both physically tiring and technically demanding.
Participants can enter as a Solo or as a Pair.
Mountain Biking can be a dangerous sport and as such injury is always a possibility. All participants are responsible for ensuring that they and their equipment are up to the task of a demanding off-road circuit in all weather conditions.
All participants are responsible for ensuring they have the correct equipment, including handlebar end plugs, a well fitting, undamaged and buckled safety helmet, and fully functioning brakes. Body armour is also advisable due to the technical and unpredictable nature of the course and the potential for injury.
On Sunday 8th March registration will open at 7.30am and there will be a compulsory pre-event meeting at 8.45 am. ALL riders must attend this meeting.
Pairs will have a designated Team Leader to handle all official matters including making sure all teammates have the correct race numbers and have completed the required paperwork. (The ticket buyer on the entry form will automatically be regarded as Team Leader unless otherwise stated).
Each rider is responsible for their own timing. In order for laps to count riders must use the timing chips correctly (as demonstrated in the pre-race briefing) every time a lap is completed.
All rider transfers between team mates must take place within the Transition area.
Bikes must not be ridden within the Transition Area.
Riders who are re-joining the course from the Transition Area must give way to riders who are currently on course and must only re-join the race when safe to do so.
If a team rider cannot complete his or her lap, the team has the option of starting the lap again with the second rider. THE REPLACEMENT RIDER MUST DIB OUT OF THE CURRENT LAP AND NOTIFY THE TIMING OFFICIAL OF THIS BEFORE STARTING THE NEW LAP.
For obvious safety reasons there is NO REVERSE RIDING on the course.
Riders may use parts from other bikes, swap bikes or receive Team Support within the Transition Area or Team Pit Area.
Rider may accept mechanical support on the course by another participant.
Riders may accept food and water from anyone on the course. Cake MUST NOT be refused under any circumstances :-)
Only riders officially participating in the event or designated “Official Course Marshals” may ride the course.
Shortcutting the course intentionally may lead to automatic disqualification of the rider or Team.
Riders who are on their bikes have the right of way over those who are pushing. Riders who are walking should pull to the side as soon as it's safe to allow mounted riders to pass swiftly.
Riders looking to pass should politely and clearly call; “Passing on the Left/Right”.
Safety on the course is paramount. If you come across an injured rider or a potentially unsafe situation, you should make sure they are ok. Riders are encouraged to stop and assist other Riders.
If you do have to stop to provide assistance for safety reasons, notify the nearest Event Official of the nature of the incident and an approximate duration of your stop. We will attempt to assign a lap-time in accordance with your or your teams average times which ever is the faster. NOTE; This is not guaranteed and applies ONLY to health and safety concerns. NOT mechanical failure.
The dropping of litter in the forest is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. If a Race Official sees a participant or crew member littering, the individual or entire team may be disqualified. We have plenty of waste disposal facilities within the venue. Bin it properly, there’s no excuse!
If there are any issues on the day, Muckmedden’s decision is final with regards to anything relating to the event.
We’re all just here to have as much fun on our bikes as possible, so let’s all just have a great day out on the trails! :-)