Yo crazy Muddamuckers, it’s almost time to kick-off the 2015 season on some real trails at this weekend’s 6hour!
Here are some things you need to know about the weekend:
Getting there: From Auchtermuchty (KY14 7HS) – Turn off the Newburgh Road (B936) into Mournipea and follow the road into Pitmedden.
From Perth direction – (PH29LT) – Turn off the A913 between Aberargie and Abernethy (signposted Scottish off-road driving centre) follow the road for 1.8miles and look for the Pitmedden entrance on the LHS.
Parking: Pitmedden is not the best place for parking but we have a cunning plan that will work well if everyone follows the instructions of the Parking Marshals. All vehicles will be instructed to turn around and park at designated areas on the verge facing the exit, allowing space for vehicles to pass on the fireroad. The earlier you arrive, the closer your space will be the event village.
Gazebos/Pits: Pits space is at a premium so if you’re looking to set up gazebos and pits please arrive as early as possible. Please ask parking marshals for the best place to set up (state the size of pitch you need). Feel free to set up on the verge behind your vehicle provided it leaves enough space for vehicles to pass on the fireroad.
Trade Stands: Alpine Bikes will be selling nice shiny bits and gear all weekend as well as providing mechanical support to any poor unfortunates who need it. Thursday Shirts will be setting up shop on Sunday to show off their lovely MTB inspired clothing range.
Refreshments: Aye Coffee will be serving delicious hot and cold drinks and sweet and savoury snacks in the event village all weekend.
Scottoiler UBS Wash Station: Scottoiler have kindly sponsored our bike wash so riders can clean their bike at the end of the day and coat them with their amazing new lube system “Ultimate Bike Solution”.
Saturday 7th March
Trail Tots coaching sessions -
Trail Tots will run balance bike coaching sessions throughout the day from 10am – 3pm along with our “M is for Monkey” bike check sessions. Details of session times are as follows:
10:00 – Balance Babies : Suitable for younger children (aged from two and a half upwards), or children who have little or no balance bike experience.
11:30 – Balance Basics: Suitable for children who want to smooth out their turns and work on their gliding.
12:30 – Balance Basics: Suitable for children who want to smooth out their turns and work on their gliding.
14:00 – Balance Buddies: Suitable for slightly older children (approximately 4 – 6 years of age) who are nearly ready for a pedal bike and are looking to perfect their gliding, turning and control on a balance bike.
Coaching sessions will be £6.00 for 30 minutes (payable on the day) and bikes and helmets can be provided. “M is for Monkey” bike check sessions are £2 and come with a child’s Trail Tots wristband. Supervising adults will be expected to stay for duration of the session and must sign an appropriate consent form.
Kingdom Crits (Round 1) -
The fantastic Kingdom Crits is a MTB race series for aspiring mountain bike racers from 6 – 18 to get their first taste of bike racing in a fun, safe environment. Mukyriderz are running this round, the first of the 2015 series, and have a coupe of great courses sussed out for all age categories.
9am – Registration opens
Click here for full details of race times and to enter races (£5 online/£8 on the day)
Sunday 8th March
Muckmedden 6hour -
Registration: Riders can pre-register on Saturday or registration opens at 7.30am on Sunday.
Pre-race safety briefing: 8.45am on the starting grid
Mass start: 9am (or as near as possible!)
Course closes: 6hours after start (riders on course will be allowed to finish their current lap)
Medal ceremony: 4pm (or as near as possible!)
Random Prize Raffle: After the medal ceremony every rider has the chance to win the following prizes. Names will be chosen at random but if the winning rider is not present at prize-giving a replacement name will be drawn.
- Cases of craft beer and merchandise from Alechemy
- Horizon ‘Square Extreme’ Watches
- Outdoor gear from Haglofs, Wigwam Mills and Sole
- Front huggers from Mudhugger
- T-shirts from Thursday Shirts
Surely that’s got to be worth hanging around for?
See you at the weekend Muckers!!