7th April 2019 | Pitmedden | Perthshire | PH29LS

We’re back where it all began…..

With a history of Mountain Bike racing stretching (almost) back to the 16th century and straddling the Fife/Perthshire border, Pitmedden is a labyrinth of sumptuous singletrack and we LOVE it!ย  We held our first event here back in 2012 and can’t wait to return to our roots (pardon the pun) for the first time in four years.

If you’ve never been to Pitmedden you’re in for a treat, but don’t expect an easy ride.ย  This is Cross Country riding with attitude!ย  There are no manicured trails here, just technical, natural singletrack that will test the skill and stamina of any Mountain Biker.ย  Whether you normally ride Enduro, XC, Downhill or Trail, the 6hour is both a technical and physical challenge.

But it’s only six hours right, how hard can it be? ๐Ÿ˜‰

โ€œPitmedden mustnโ€™t be underestimated, this was going to be a technically challenging race.โ€ – Enduromag

6hour at a glance:

  • Six hours of challenging Cross Country Mountain Biking, from fast and flowing to tough and technical.
  • Not just for XC whippets, if you like riding natural trails you’ll love it!
  • Open to Solos and Pairs
  • Suitable for riders from Intermediate to Elite level looking for a technical/physical challenge
  • Great tunes, delicious, locally-sourced food and drink and that unmistakable, laid-back Muckmedden vibe
  • The goodest looking Marshals (beauty is in the eye of the beholder)
  • Retro Bike and Singlespeed categories

Sound good?ย  Click below!



Muckmaiden Ladies Days are held a couple of weeks before each Muckmedden event to give female riders the chance to enjoy a social ride on the trails that will be used in the upcoming race, or get some professional coaching in a female-specific environment. Hurray and sign up – places are limited!



From Perthshire (A913 between Abernethy and Aberargie) – Follow signs to The Scottish Off-Road Driving Centre and continue on the Glenfoot Road for 1.6 miles.ย  Look out for the Forestry Commission Pitmedden sign on the left hand side and turn left onto the forest road.ย  Parking will be directed by a member of Muckmedden staff.ย  Please drive carefully (under 10mph) and follow the Marshal’s directions.

From Auchtermuchty (A91 Cupar Road) – Turn onto B936 Burnside (which turns into Distillery Street and then Newburgh Road), after 600 metres turn left onto Mournipea.ย  Follow the road for a further 2 miles (continue on forest road when tarmac ends).ย  Parking will be directed by a member of Muckmedden staff.ย  Please drive carefully (under 10mph) and follow the Marshal’s directions.

*Note: Parking is on the grass verge at the side of some specific sections of the forest road, pleaseย parkย as instructed by the Marshals as some areas may be boggy.ย  Please make sure your parking allows enough room for vehicles (particularly ambulances) to get past safely.

There are regular bus services to Abernethy and Auchtermuchty and it’s a fairly short pedal from there to Pitmedden.ย  Go on, warm up those legs and help save this lovely planet!