Hey Muckers, how’s it hangin’?
Thought you might like to know that tickets to our last two events of 2015, Fair City Enduro and Falkirk Funduro, go on sale @8pm tonight! (28th August).
We’ve kept our regular entry fees as low as possible this year but you can save an extra few quid* by entering Fair City Enduro before 14th September and Falkirk Funduro before 28th September! *Amount varies depending on ticket.
2015 has been crazily busy so far, with the 6hour, Cream o’ the Croft and The Eliminator all done and dusted and Angus Cycling Festival is looming large, so we’re looking forward to start winding things down (aye right!) with the fancy-dressed extravaganza that is Fair City Enduro on Oct 24th.
Loads of trails have gone after the recent forestry works on Deuchney Hill, so you can expect some brand new trails, the usual mix of fast singletrack and techy stuff with some manicured bike park trails thrown in for fun and as we’re returning to FCE’s spiritual home on the South Inch, we’ll be bringing back an old friend – the hilarious SMBC “Special Stage”! Prepared to be heckled and cheered by a bunch of randoms, all the more reason to come in disguise…..
The biggest difference this year is that we’ve re-jigged the format so the Enduro is now on Saturday 24th October, followed by our mtb demo day and family fun day on the Sunday 25th. This will allow everyone to enjoy our fancy-dress after party on Saturday night to the max, complete with fully-licenced Fire Engine Bar and the wickedest tunes imaginable. You know those posh, fancy dress masquerade balls you see on period dramas? It will be exactly like that but with Giraffes and Superheros throwing the shapes.
To finish off an incredible year, we are doing something we’ve never done before, a day & night Enduro – in Falkirk! Nobody saw that one coming did they? But like Forfar Funduro last year, Falkirk Funduro has all the makings to be the best event of the year, it’s the quiet ones you have to watch out for….!
If you’re a mountain biking parent you may wish your Wee Mucker could enter a slightly more “adventurous” event than a short circuit Dirt Crit. Well try this for size because we’ll be holding a proper, multi-stage “Mini Funduro” suitable for ages 6 – 11 with chip-timing – just like the Pros!
The trails are totally suited to wee wheels and parents are encouraged to chaperone younger riders. Older riders will complete 3 stages and younger riders will complete 2 stages.
The main Funduro is open to riders 12+ with the option of “Day Only” racing or “Day & Night” racing. We’ll use the same stages for both, so Day/Night riders will get to ride the stages in the daytime first before strapping on the lights. This is almost certainly the most exciting thing your kids will do this year! Again parents are encouraged to chaperone younger, less experienced riders around the course.
If you don’t have kids, lucky you (only joking), don’t be put off by the child-friendly aspect of the event. This is a proper, grown up day and night Enduro on proper trails and we’ll be giving the faster riders plenty of space on course to let rip on the trails.
If you’ve ever ridden at Callendar Estate, you’ll know how good the place is for a night ride, it’s perfect to let the brakes off and feel the flow. At Falkirk Funduro however we’ll be riding some of the trail network in reverse, ducking in and out of the woods and using some completely new “Enduro” lines that you won’t be able to ride at any other time, plus a brand new Red trail will form part of one of the stages. Niiice.
We’ll be showing off the swanky new Bike Park, state-of-the-art Café and there will be a whole heap of demo bikes to test on the trails if you’re not racing before we round the evening off with a big ol’ bonfire.
Hope you can join us to see the 2015 season out in style!