MTB Endurance Event 2019
The Glentress Seven is now Scotland’s most popular MTB endurance event – a great day’s riding and racing for everyone, with the emphasis on great trails and a friendly, fun atmosphere.
The 11km (approx.) course features some nice climbs, fantastic singletrack, great descents and a whole lot of fun – you can go as hard, or easy, as you like. The main descent is a total classic and not open for riding the rest of the year. Ride solo or in teams of two or three, the most laps in seven hours wins. It’s a fun course – some people even say there seems to be more downhill than up!
New for this year – a limited number of camping spots for vans or tents will be available next to the parking field. There is also more camping and pods close by at the Glentress Forest Lodges, these have access to toilets, showers, drying and kitchen facilities on site.
A seven hour race – how it works
The aim, to complete as many laps as you can in the seven hour limit. If you are riding in a team, you ride in relay – there’s only one team member on the course at any one time. All timing is via an electronic card which 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. The last chance to start a final lap will give enough time for one frantic effort for that final (winning?) lap.
Riders can do as many laps as they want/can manage in the time. The transition/timing/ team change-over area is in the event village. The course is marked out all the way round and there are marshals at all key positions.
Riders can go as hard or easy as they like, and there’s always the lure of a nice cake and a good blether (and even a beer!) down at the event village. There’s also a cake and water station at the top of the course.
The race starts at 10am on Saturday 25 May. You must register beforehand to collect your race number, timing chip and course information. Full details will be sent to entrants as a pdf download the week before the race.
What you get:
Seven hours of top riding with a fab bunch of people
The best, most fun* endurance race course in the UK
Electronic timing by SI systems
Great ‘Free Cake Shop’ feed station, with the most delicious cakes**
Miles of awesome singletrack
Event village with great food and drink
The best course medics available
On site tech support
*we’re pretty sure about this
**we’re totally certain about this!
This event is suitable for riders who are competent on blue and red grade trails. Any drop-offs are avoidable and technical sections are short and not too scary. The course is around 11km with around 380m of climbing each lap.
The Glentress Seven is held at Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Glentress trail centre.
Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
No racers under 14 years old on the day of the event permitted. Racers under age of 16 must be signed on by their parent, or other legal guardian.
Parental permission forms will be sent in advance with participant notes prior to event. Please bring along a signed copy to Registration.
What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking details will follow in participant notes that will be issued prior to event.
What’s the refund policy?
If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, refunds will be available upon request (firstname.lastname@example.org) as follows:
Refunds are available up to three weeks (4th May 2019) before the event – refunds will be subject to a £10.00 administration fee. After this date, no refunds will be available.
Can I transfer ticket to another name?
Solo riders’ entries are not transferable. Please request a refund as above. We operate a solo rider waiting list and your ticket will be allocated to the next rider on our list.
For Pairs & Trio riders we can change a member of the team. Please get in touch at email@example.com. There will be an admin charge of £10.00 per ticket.
Transfers are only available until 20th May 2019.
All the tickets are sold out, is there a waiting list?
Yes, we operate a waiting list direct from our website http://www.tweedlove.com.
We ask all of our campers to comply with our policies otherwise we may have to ask you to leave the site.
-We ask all of our campers to comply with our policies otherwise we may have to ask you to leave the site.
-The onsite campsite must be booked in advance. Camping is available from 1900 on Friday 24 May 2019 and you can stay until the morning of Sunday 26 May 2019 for a fee of £15 per pitch per night.
-Camping pitches are allocated on a first come, first served basis.
-One pitch is approximately 8x4m for a tent or campervan
-You can park up to one vehicle in one pitch next to your camping pitch
-Please note no gazebos/ezups due to wind/safety considerations
-No electric hook up or drinking water available
-Showers and toilet facilities are available at the Forest Enterprise Scotland’s visitor centre (access is not available to the Glentress Forest Lodges facilities unless you are a paying customer of theirs)
-Camping ticket should be displayed in the front window of your vehicle at all times
-Under 16s must be supervised
-Campsite must be vacated on Sunday 26th May by 12:00 noon latest.
-Speed limit is 5mph in the camping field
-Vehicle movement on the site is prohibited between 23:00 and 07:00.
-Strictly no open fires, no BBQ’s and no naked flames
-The organisers are not responsible for any misplaced, lost or stolen items
-All camping attendees are subject to search upon entry
-No spirits allowed on site
-Dogs are allowed but must be on a lead at all times. You are responsible for cleaning up after them.
-Fire extinguishers are located at the gate of the camping field
-No noise in the camping fields after 11pm
-Campers are expected to behave in a manner that is courteous to other campers at all times
-Please consider other users of the site and we ask that all users conduct themselves at all times with due regard to the health and safety of themselves and others.
-Please leave your camping pitch free of any litter
-In the event of poor ground conditions, a pitch may not be available. The Event Organisers will endeavour to advise you in advance should this occur but no responsibility can be accepted if this is not possible.
-The Event Organisers will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to the property of the visitor, including personal belongings, cash, jewellery, bicycles and motor vehicles, however, caused during their camping stay.
Solo Wait List here.
Pair Entry £90
Trio Entry £129