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The Central Belter Group Ride 2017

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Portobello Beach

Edinburgh

EH15 1DX

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Are you looking for a proper challenge? 1,200km through Scotland, unsupported, with more than 17,000m of climbing? The Central Belter is exactly that. Scotland's longest off-road bikepacking route.

Register now for the inaugural ride for free, the first opportunity to experience this fascinating journey through some of the best kept secrets of Scotland.

The provisional route can be found here.

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This is a very strenous multi-day bikepacking expedition, requiring excellent levels of fitness, a mountain bike, and experience riding in remote locations. Ideally you will have participated in bikepacking events beforehand, or have sufficient cycle touring experience. SPOT trackers and helmets are mandatory for the group ride.

The Rules

  1. You must stick to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code. Respect the landowner's properties, shut all gates, don't leave any rubbish and leave all livestock and wildlife undisturbed.
  2. Complete the entire route, under your own power - no drafting.
  3. Be completely self-supported throughout the ride - absolutely no support crews, absolutely no gear sharing. You can, however, ride as part of a small group of friends, as long as you are equipped to ride the entire route on your own (but no friends and family following the ride, effectively acting as a sag-wagon).
  4. Only use commercial services that are available to all challengers - no private resupply, no private lodging.
  5. If you have to leave the route, you must rejoin it at the exactly same spot. No caches of any kind.
  6. No pre-arranged support, which means before you begin your ride - e.g. booking a B&B, arranging to meet a vehicle.
  7. No travel by any motorised means during your ride - by all means do so if necessary, but understand if you do your attempt is over.
  8. Gear - nothing required, nothing prohibited.

You agree that you accept the rules above when registering. You agree that you will release the organisers from any and all responsibility of liability for injuries or damages or to any other person. You agree not to make a claim against or sue this organiser for injuries or damages relating to this event. There might be a small fee to cover tracking and photography, we will confirm that later.

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