Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Marathon

MTB XC (Cancelled) , Edinburgh – Saturday, 28 Sep 2013

Event Details

Event URN:

282829

Start Date:

Sat, 28th Sep 2013

Event Type:

MTB XC (Competitive)

Venue:

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.
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Event Website:

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Cheques payable to:

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Event Overview

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.

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


The Races

Date Start Race name Classification Band Rider Cat Race length
28/09/13 13:00 Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Youth XC Non-Ranking --- Youth ---
28/09/13 15:00 Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Junior XC Non-Ranking --- Junior 2 laps / 10km / 6 miles
28/09/13 16:00 Edinburgh Pentlands Brutal K Non-Ranking --- N/A 1km / 1 mile

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Enter a Race

Race Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Youth XC
Date Start Classification Rider Cat
Sat 28/09/13 13:00 Non-Ranking Youth
Entry: Postal: (£10.00), On Day: (£10.00)
Race Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Youth XC
Sat 28/09/13 - 13:00
Classification: Non-Ranking
Rider Cat: Youth
Entry: Postal: (£10.00), On Day: (£10.00)
Race Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Junior XC
Date Start Classification Rider Cat
Sat 28/09/13 15:00 Non-Ranking Junior
Entry: Postal: (£15.00), On Day: (£15.00)
Race Edinburgh Pentlands MTB Junior XC
Sat 28/09/13 - 15:00
Classification: Non-Ranking
Rider Cat: Junior
Entry: Postal: (£15.00), On Day: (£15.00)
Race Edinburgh Pentlands Brutal K
Date Start Classification Rider Cat
Sat 28/09/13 16:00 Non-Ranking N/A
Entry: Postal: (£20.00), On Day: (£20.00)
Race Edinburgh Pentlands Brutal K
Sat 28/09/13 - 16:00
Classification: Non-Ranking
Rider Cat: N/A
Entry: Postal: (£20.00), On Day: (£20.00)

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