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Entry Fee: £68 per person

You enter as an INDIVIDUAL and if you wish to form a 3-person team, just indicate your Team Name on your Online Entry Form.

 

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REGISTRATION & START TIMES

Competitors will be required to register at Badaguish: (on Friday will help us a lot please)

The Organisers at Badaguish, must be notified of any withdrawals, substitutes or changes in race category or team details before the last Wednesday before the event - after this, any last minute changes will be dealt with at Registration at Badaguish or at the start in Fort Augustus. Note: Last minute changes may disqualify you from awards.

The Start will be near the Fort Augustus Abbey and signposted.

 

THE ROUTE

For full details refer to OS Maps 1:50,000 Sheets 34 and 35

HILL SECTION - 13.5 miles: Start from the Abbey, turn left along B862 for approx ½ mile, then right at Ardachy road junction. Follow road for 1 mile to start of the Corrieyairack on left. NB - The initial Road section is well signed and marshaled. The pass ascent is a good 'vehicle sized' mountain track, clearly defined. There are three watering stations on the climb and a watering station check point at the summit. The descent is steep with large rock ross drains on the Z bends. The 'Changeover Point' and water stop is at Melgarve.

CHANGEOVER POINT - MELGARVE: On arrival, Marshals will rapidly direct you to meet up with your bike or wheel/tyre change (your competitor number must be clearly seen for this to happen). Stewards will help you change your kit, get refreshments and get away on your bike as quickly and safely as possible. Toilets and changing facilities are available also medical teams and a 'bike doctor'! Hill Walk competitors will be checked in and directed to a bus for Badaguish. All baggage and kit will be transported back to Badaguish finish.

ROAD SECTION - 38.5 miles: From Melgarve cycle approx 10 miles on undulating single track road to the A86 at Laggan (water and toilets). Follow the A86 to Newtonmore then on into Kingussie where the route turns onto the B970, over a railway level crossing (water stop here) and over the River Spey before heading through Insh and Feshiebridge to Inverdruie. Turn right onto the Ski Road towards Cairngorm and a big welcome at the Finish as Badaguish. The whole cycle route is signed and marshaled. Covers are fitted over cattle grids. Two final speed bumps on the Badaguish road have small central ramps.

TIMETABLE - to be issued nearer to the event

THE START

  • The Start at Fort Augustus is close to the historic Abbey
  • Transport is provided for all competitors to get to the Start/Registration at Fort Augustus from Badaguish (the Finish). Separate transport is also provided to get Mountain Bikes from Badaguish to Fort Augustus for those in the Mountain Bike event and from Badaguish to Melgarve Changeover Point for bikes in the Duathlon Run/Cycle or Walk/Cycle events.
  • Competitors kit, clothes and belongings from the Start will be transported back to the finish immediately after the Starts. If you want to make your own way or bike arrangements to the start, please let us know on the entry form
  • All Duathlon Run/Cycle and Walk/Cycle bikes and personal kit must go on official transport only to the Melgarve Changeover Point.

THE MELGARVE CHANGEOVER POINT

  • The Melgarve Changeover Point will be manned by event Marshals and Stewards
  • Toilets and changing facilities are provided here.
  • Please note there is NO ACCESS for private vehicles to Melgarve.
  • Those taking part in the Walk event plus any competitors kit, clothes and belongings will be transported from Melgarve back to the Finish at Badaguish.

THE FINISH - BADAGUISH OUTDOOR CENTRE

  • On the 'long straight' coming up Badaguish access road, ramps over the two speed bumps will be signed. Marshals will direct cyclists to the Finish Line at the Centre..
  • Keep moving through the lines in finish order till you get your well-deserved medal.
  • Walkers on the bus from Melgarve will be dropped at the Centre to get their well-deserved medal through the finish line too!
  • Toilets, Showers and Changing Facilities are provided at the Centre
  • Baggage collection - collect yours in the car park near reception
  • Refreshments available
  • Car parking is available

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

Free camping and toilet/showers are at Badaguish - book through Badaguish either by telephoning 01479 861285 or email by clicking here

Accommodation at Fort Augustus and Aviemore will be listed nearer the event.

 
 
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