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Entries are no longer sponsored but .... we really do need your help for Speyside Trust to continue to offer respite care activity holidays for adults and children - Every £200 raised gives someone an outdoor experience so any amount of money, however small,can make a big difference.

 

REGISTRATION & START TIMES

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

  • Collect your competitor number and safety pins (collect timing chip at Fort Augustus)
  • Hand in your registration card with your pledged amount completed in the box on the form.
  • Please do not bring any sponsor money - keep your sponsor form and post it out to us, with sponsor money, after the event.

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.

Toilets, Limited Changing Facilities and Parking at the Start at Fort Augustus main car park.

The Event Start will be near the Abbey as normal and signposted.

Competitors Bags from the Start will be transported back to Badaguish after the 11.00am start. They must be placed on the nominated bus and clearly labelled

COMPETITOR NUMBERS

Category Numbers Colour
Run and Cycle 001 - 299 Red
Walk and Cycle 300 - 499 Green
Mountain Bike 500 - 699 Blue
Walk Only 700 - 799 White
Last Minute Changes 800 - 899 Yellow

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.Click here to go to the top of the page

TIMETABLE - click here to print a copy of this timetable

FRIDAY EVENING - BADAGUISH
18:00 - 22:00

 

REGISTRATION and BIKE LOADING at Badaguish FREE at REGISTRATION:

Pasta Party

T-Shirt

Camping

FORT AUGUSTUS Lorry – Mountain Bikes Only

MELGARVE Changeover Lorry

  • ALL Duathlon Bikes
  • ALL Wheel & Tyre Changes
  • ALL Bags & Changeover Kit

CLEARLY MARK ALL BAGS & EQUIPMENT with your competitor number
There is NO ACCESS for private vehicles to the changeover

SATURDAY RACE DAY

REGISTRATION and BIKE LOADING at Badaguish

CAFÉ OPEN ALL DAY

 

FREE PORRIDGE at 06:00
06:00 - 06:30 FORT AUGUSTUS Lorry  –  Mountain Bikes Only
06:00 - 07:45 MELGARVE Changeover Lorry 
  • ALL Duathlon Bikes
  • ALL Wheel & Tyre Changes
  • ALL Bags & Changeover Kit

BUS TRANSPORT – Departs Badaguish to Fort Augustus

07:00 

ALL Walkers, Walk/Cyclists and Mountain Biker

08:00   ALL Run/Cyclists
SATURDAY RACE DAY - FORT AUGUSTUS
08:00 - 10:45 CHIP COLLECTION for ALL ENTRANTS  - NO CHIP / NO RACE
  • NO ENTRIES on the day
  • Registration for Late Changes and Mountain Bikers with own transport ONLY
09:30 START - Walkers, Walk/Cyclists and Mountain Bikers
11:00 START - Run/Cyclists
MELGARVE – CHANGEOVER POINT
15:30 MELGARVE CHANGEOVER CLOSES - All competitors must be through this point or accept transport to the Finish
BADAGUISH - FINISH
  BBQ and REFRESHMENTS start 13:00
FREE ON-SITE ACTIVITIES
   
10:00 Badaguish Mini Corrie Fun Run
  (still to be confirmed)
14:00 Fun Activities: Wow Ball & Zip Wire
20:30 Ceilidh Band and Dance
17:00 PRIZE GIVING
20:00 CHIPPY NIGHT AT THE CAFÉ
20:30 - midnight CEILIDH BAND and DANCE

THE START

  • The Start at Fort Augustus is close to the historic Abbey - All competitors must register at Badaguish on the Friday evening or Saturday morning. There are two start times - see above.
  • 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.Click here to go to the top of the page

THE FINISH - SPEYSIDE TRUST 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
  • Massage and Physiotherapy are available
  • Baggage collection - collect yours in the car park near reception
  • Free Refreshment Tickets and your 'Spot Prize' Raffle Ticket will be attached to your medal at the finish. Don't forget to check the 'Spot Prize' table after the Prize Giving to see if your ticket is a winner.
  • Refreshments available all afternoon
  • Car parking is available
  • Presentation of Awards and Prizes takes place around 5pm
  • Ceilidh 8.30pm - 12 midnight in the Covered Sports Hall - all competitors, stewards, friends and family receive a free ticket

ACCOMMODATION & FOOD

Free camping and toilet/showers are at Badaguish. Please book through Badaguish either by telephoning 01479 861285 option 3 or email by clicking here
 
FORT AUGUSTUS  
Lovat Arms - Hotel, Bar and Restaurant T: 0845 450 1100 (national) or +44 (0)1456 459250 (international)
The Caledonian Hotel - B&B, evening meals T: 01320 366256
   
AVIEMORE  
Ardlogie Guest House T: 01479 810747
Cairngorm Guest House T: 01479 810630
Cairngorm Hotel T: 01479 810233
Coylumbridge Hotel T: 01479 810661
Macdonald Aviemore Resort T: 08448 799152
Ravenscraig Guest House T: 01479 810278
Pine Bank Chalets T:  01479 810000
Rowantree Country Hotel    T: 01479 810207

        
        

 
Tourist Information Centre, Aviemore T: 01479 810930
Tourist Information Centre, Fort Augustus T: 013220 366779
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