- Event URN:
- Start date:
- Sat, 28th Sep 2013
- Event Type:
- MTB XC (Competitive)
- Swanston Farm Swanston Road, Edinburgh, EH10 7DS Swanston Road is off Oxgangs Road. There will be signage to the event centre from the road junction. ( View map )
- Online Entry FAQs
- Info for Riders:
- The base for the event is the Swanston Farm. As well as the event start and finish, it’s also the site for camping and event parking.
It sits directly in front of the Pentlands, beside the Edinburgh City Bypass.
If using Satnav, the postcode is EH10 7DS
- Preview Races:
Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Duration 28 Sep 13 13:00 Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Youth XC Non-Ranking Youth 28 Sep 13 15:00 Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Junior XC Non-Ranking Junior 2 laps / 10km / 6m 28 Sep 13 16:00 Edinburgh Pentlands Brutal K Non-Ranking N/A 1km / 1m
A new mountain bike challenge in the Pentland Hills.
Mountain biking is a regular activity in the Pentlands, with a recognised network of trails that range from dirt roads, through well-maintained wide trails to technical singletrack. Based on established rights of way and old droving routes, they criss-cross the Pentlands but for the first time a route has been developed that takes riders from the very edge of the City, into the heart of the hills and back in a single 47km loop, climbing and descending over 1,400m. Add another loop and you’ve got a 94km course that climbs and descends a total of 2,800m.
There are a number of distances possible but remember that it’s not meant to be a race – it’s all about personal challenge, having fun and exploring a great piece of countryside.
Saturday is for all the age groups that can’t enter Sunday’s events. From the youngest rider through to 18 year olds of all abilities, there’ll be courses to suit everyone. Then it’s off to Howden Burn and the Brutal K, a punishing hill climb that will have lactate building up in places you never knew existed. A timed 1km sprint that climbs a mere 170m on the notorious MOD access road with £1,000 of prize money up for grabs.
Race: Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Youth XC
|28 Sep 13||13:00||Non-Ranking||---||Youth||---|
Race: Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Junior XC
|28 Sep 13||15:00||Non-Ranking||---||Junior||2 laps / 10km / 6m|
Race: Edinburgh Pentlands Brutal K
|28 Sep 13||16:00||Non-Ranking||---||N/A||1km / 1m|