THE CORRIEYAIRACK CHALLENGE
 
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June Newsletter and Final Information for 2008 - Page 3

 

 
Marshaled Water Stations on the hill section .
  • at the Deer Fence (approx 2.5m)
  • at Blackburn (approx 5.5m)
  • at Uchdachan Burn (approx 7m)
  • at the Summit (approx 10m)
  • at Melgarve (approx 13.5m)
  • at Garva Bridge Changeover (17m)

Marshaled Water Stations on the road cycle section .

  • at Laggan junction (approx 23.5m)
  • at the level crossing in Kingussie (approx 33m)
  • at the finish at Kincraig (43m)
There are also manned radio check points across the whole route - give your competitor number when asked
 
 

Road Marshals and Signs: are provided at each major road junctions/crossings ie Ardachy, Laggan, Newtonmore, Kingussie, Loch Insh & Kincraig – please follow their instructions

Cattle grids: the first part of road cycle section will have only partial covers (approx ½ road width)

Water/Snacks: carefully consider carrying your own and enough to be self-sufficient!

Track/Road conditions: the hill has some steep, rocky and eroded sections  (which are very technical for bikers) and requires great care.  Some minor repairs will be carried out prior to the event, but unless your extremely confident and skilled expect to get off your bike in some places

The road sections are all in good condition with some undulating areas.    

Remember – No helmet - No Cycle!!

Railway Crossing: The cycle route includes a railway level crossing, which may be closed for several minutes when trains pass - be prepared to wait

Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team:  The CMRT Vehicle will be located at the bottom of the Zig Zag section. 

 
 
STRICT RULES FOR YOUR SAFETY ………
  • Display your event number clearly at all times, know it, and be prepared to shout it out when asked
  • Pay strict attention to marshals and the route-marking
  • Stay on the hill track where possible, observe the Country Code and   take care - erosion and flood damage have made certain sections of the Pass very difficult
  • Walkers must plan to be at Garva BY 4PM or accept a lift and allow hill-safety stations to stand down.
  • Road Cyclists must be aware of other road users
  • If you have a known Medical Condition, please write the details on the back of your competitor number at Registration and mark the front with a large X (pens will be available)