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THE ELIMINATOR

23-25 June 2017 | Parkhill Farm, Cupar Road, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6HR

“Delightfully Unique and Riotous Fun!” – Enduro Mountainbike Magazine

It’s that time again, where Farmer Roger sends the cows off on their holidays and removes all the fences so we can transform Parkhill Farm into a stunning race venue!

The Eliminator is our original family-friendly Mountain Bike Festival.  It runs on alternating years to it’s twin sister Cream o’ the Croft and although both festivals share many of the same traits such as; family-friendly camping and glamping, beer festival, MTB racing for all ages, delicious food, live music and super-fun festival activities, there is nothing quite like The Eliminator.

An event described by Enduro Mountainbike Magazine as; “A highlight on the Scottish racing calendar” the main focus of the festival will once again be the most spectacular mountain bike racing and spectating known to man (or cow).

The eliminator

Our 2017 line-up is so jam-packed we can’t possibly fit it all in here!  We have everything from a Farmer’s Market to a Beer Festival and will be offering super-cool Hammock and luxury Bell Tent accommodation options for solos, groups and families looking to upgrade from a standard camping/campervan pitch.

When it comes to racing, we have it covered; on Friday night we have an XC (Cross-Country) Eliminator tournament and on Saturday we have an off-road Duathlon called The Muckathlon and the one and only “Eliminator Head2Head Race“.  As if all that wasn’t enough, we have a Mini Muckathlon and bike racing for kids aged 3+ and tons of non-biking attractions including a Mega Water Slide, Fire Performer, Funky Mountain Climb (just wait ’til you see that!) Live Music, Climbing Wall, Circus Workshops and all manner of other shenanigans.

Scroll down for FAQ’s, race rules and regs, ticket ordering and full event timetable.

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FRIDAY 23RD JUNE

It’s Summer in Fife, we have breath-taking views, a well-stocked bar and acres of countryside to mess around in.  Let the good times roll!

Schedule

4pm – Gates open

Race Registration open

Bike Track open

Bouncy Castle open

5pm – Bar open

Food Stalls open

Trade Village open

5pm – 6.30pm XC Eliminator “Pre-ride”

6.30pm – XC Eliminator “Blind Draw”

7pm – XC Eliminator Race Tournament

8.30pm – Bike Track close

Bouncy Castle close

9pm – XC Eliminator Podium Ceremony

Open Mic Sessions

Bunny Hop Contest

Extreme Balance Bike Dual Slalom

Food Stalls Close

10.30pm – Silent Disco – Battle of the DJ’s

Midnight – Close

SATURDAY 24TH JUNE

Oops, after such an amazing first night, did we peak too early?  Of course not, today is the BIG day!  So big in fact, you probably won’t know what to do first!

Schedule

7am – Registration open

Food Stalls open

8.30am10.30am – Head2Head – Seeding Runs

9am – Trade Village open

10am – 12pm Bike Track open

Bouncy Castle open

Climbing Wall open

Toddler Bike Races and Track Sessions

10.30am Uplift closed for Muckathlon

10.30am – 3.30pm – 2017 Scottish Bike Trial Championships – Rd 3

10.45am – Muckathlon start

11am - Bar open

11am – 4pm – Facepainter

12pm – 1pm – Kids Mini Muckathlon

12pm – 4pm – Adventure Circus Workshops

12.45pm – Uplift re-open

1pm - 5.50pm - Head2Head – Elimination Heats

1pm – 4pm Bike Track re-open

Bouncy Castle re-open

Climbing Wall re-open

Toddler Bike Races and Track Sessions

2pm – 3pm – The Funky Mountain

2pm – Muckathlon & Mini Muckathlon Podium Ceremony

3.30pm – 6.45pm – Barley Dual Slalom Tournament

4pm – 5pm – Kid’s Silent Disco

4pm – 6pm – Mega Water Slide open

6.25pm - 7.45pm – Head2Head – Quarter Finals/Semi Finals

7pm – Live music – George Brown & Erin Scott

7.45pm Head2Head Grand Final

7.45pm – Live Music – Chris Sesar & Gillian Halliday

8pm – Head2Head & Barley Dual Slalom Podium Ceremony

8.45pm – Fire Performer

9pm – Food Stalls Close

9.00 – 9.45pm/10pm – 10.45pm – Live music – The Daddy Naggins

10.45pm – Silent Disco – Battle of the DJ’s

1am - Close

SUNDAY 25TH JUNE

What- a- weekend.  After an amazing weekend The Eliminator is over and it’s almost time to pack up and ship out.  Almost…… 

 Schedule

8am – Food Stalls open

Hang out

Ride bikes

Pack-up

12pm – Home time

 

Eliminator, you have been Eliminaaated!

Wanna know more?  Looking to enter?  Click the buttons below

TICKET INFO & FESTIVAL FAQs
RACE RULES & INFO
BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE!
BOOK CAMPING HERE!

MUCKMAIDEN  | SUNDAY 11th JUNE

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!

BUY MUCKMAIDEN TICKETS

GETTING THERE

BY ROAD
Newburgh is around an hour and a half from Glasgow and around an hour from Edinburgh.

From Edinburgh, take Junction 9 (Bridge of Earn) from the M90 and stay in the right hand lane on the slip road.  Turn right onto the A912 towards Newburgh and continue straight ahead at the first roundabout.  At the end of the straight, turn left onto the A913 at the roundabout signposted Newburgh.  After around 5 miles, continue along Newburgh High Street towards Cupar and after passing the service station on the left hand, you should be able to see the festival tents in the field ahead of you.  Follow the road and after a row of cottages on the left hand side, turn left onto a farm road towards the event parking and camping areas.

From Perth, take Junction 9 (Bridge of Earn) from the M90 and stay in the left hand lane on the slip road.  Turn left onto the A912 towards Newburgh and continue straight ahead at the first roundabout.  At the end of the straight, turn left onto the A913 at the roundabout signposted Newburgh.  After around 5 miles, continue along Newburgh High Street towards Cupar and after passing the service station on the left hand side you will see the festival tents etc in the field ahead of you.  Follow the road and after a row of cottages on the left hand side, turn left onto a farm road towards the event parking and camping areas.

BUSES & COACHES
The Fife town of Newburgh is served by a regular bus service which runs from Perth, Glenrothes and St Andrews.  These services connect with a variety of train, coach and other bus services to the north, east and south.  Please click on the following links for full timetables:

From Perth and Glenrothes

From St Andrews