Hi Muckers, as if you didn’t know Forfar Funduro is this weekend and there is still time to get your entry in! You’d better be quick though as online entries close at midnight on Wed! Click on the poster above to enter.
Thanks to the Angus Trail Fairies the trails at Forfar are riding unbelievably sweetly and we also have a few cheeky wee additions to this year’s course that we know you’re going to love!
Here are a few things you should know ahead of the weekend……………….
Event parking is within Reid Park, Forfar. Access is via the Viewmount entrance (off the A932/St James Road – DD81LL).
A one-way system and 5mph speed limit will be in place in Reid Park. All vehicles will exit Reid Park via Hillside Road. You will be instructed to park on the grass on either side of the main perimeter path by parking marshals who will be stopping traffic and directing vehicles to allow safe access for the general public and event goers. Please follow the marshal’s instructions and keep emergency access roads within Reid Park clear at all times.
Registration is at the Muckmedden tent in Reid Park. Opens at 8am. Closes at 9.30am. Riders must fill out a wave form at registration to determine start time and will be issued with a number board which must be attached to your handlebars and visible at all times during the race. You will then be issued with a timing “dibber” and shown how to use it.
Riders will leave the start line in waves of 10 riders every five minutes from around 9am. Riders must be ready to go when their start time arrives and must listen for their name to be called out to come to the start line.
Timed Stages (Stages 1 – 9) *Cut-off time 2pm
Riders will leave the start of each timed stage individually at roughly 20 second intervals. Each rider must “Dib-In” at the start and “Dib-Out” at the finish and riders are responsible for their own timing, ensuring they have dibbed in and out correctly on each stage.
Dual Slalom (Stages 10 & 11) *Cut-off time 3pm
Riders will leave the start line in pairs at roughly 20 second intervals. The Starting Marshal will countdown with; 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, GO! Each rider must “Dib-In” at the top and “Dib-Out” at the bottom just like every other stage.
It is essential that riders stay in their lane for the duration of the run – if a rider starts on the left they must finish on the left and vice versa. If a rider changes lanes halfway down the time will not count!
Stages and Running Order
There are 11 Stages in total.
Stages 1 – 4 are in Balmashanner and must be ridden twice in numerical order and then repeated in the same order i.e. 1, 2, 3, 4 – 1, 2, 3, 4 (Equating to Stages 1 – 8).
Stage 9 descends from Balmashanner back to Reid Park and must be ridden once.
Stages 10 and 11 form the Dual Slalom in Reid Park and each side must be ridden once (in either order).
We don’t really like to inforce too many rules, this isn’t the World Champs. But there have to be a few for common sense and safety reasons.
If you’re coming up behind someone on a timed stage and you want to pass, politely shout “Rider passing on your right/left!” and overtake when they pull over and let you past. If a rider wants to pass you, look for a safe place to pull in and let them past. Don’t get angry, don’t get frustrated and don’t get downhearted if you’re overtaken, we’re all here to have fun at our own pace!
Always try to ride within your limits, have a great time and go home in one piece!
Every rider has a duty to make sure other riders are okay. If you see a crash, stop and make sure the rider is okay. If someone needs medical assistance, flag down the next approaching rider and one of you notify the nearest Marshal ASAP.
All timed stages are connected by untimed transition sections in Balmashanner and Reid Park which are popular spots for dog walkers and families and open to the public. Ride courteously at all times in these areas. Any anti-social riding on transitions or littering will result in instant disqualification!
- Fully fastening, undamaged safety helmet
- Protective Gloves
- Bar End Plugs
- Working brakes
- Closed-toed shoes
- Packable, thermal/waterproof layer
- Sufficient snacks and fluids for several hours on the trails
- A multi-tool, mini-pump, spare tubes, quick link, puncture repair kit
- A fully-charged mobile phone with credit
- Full Faced Helmet
- Knee and Elbow pads
- Back Protector
- Emergency foil blanket and basic first aid kit
Prizes and Medals
As always it’s not just the fast boys and girls who win at a Muckmedden Event. We’ll be giving away bundles of goodies at the end of the day in our Random Raffle so hang around, cheer on the medal winners and hopefully go home with some swag yourself!