Mountain Bike Orienteering
Results, Routegadget and Photos
Start lists - minor updates 26/06/08 11pm
NB The 2008 RSAC Scottish Rally takes place in Dumfries on Saturday from 8am so it may be busy - allow extra time to get to the event.
Two brand new areas to MTBO with a full range of ridability and navigational challenges. Part of the Forestry Commission's 7 stanes forests, Dalbeattie and Mabie are two forests that boast a combination of purpose-built MTB trails and cross country routes as well as the usual forest tracks, paths and rides. Open to everyone.
|Venue||Saturday Long Distance; Dalbeattie Forest, 15 miles SW of Dumfries, NX 853 597.|
Sunday Middle Distance; Mabie Forest, 3 miles SW Dumfries, NX 948 709
|Bike Hire||Bike hire is available at Mabie|
|Courses||Three courses available on both days. Suggested class/course combinations; |
A - Mens Open, Mens Vets
B - Womens Open, Womens Vets, Mens SVets
C - Juniors, Womens SVets, Men & Women 60+
|Map||1:15000 and 1:10000 brand new MTBO maps, contour interval 5m, showing the ridability of the paths based on the width and solidness of the line. Width of path on the ground is indicated by a thick (4x4 type track) or thin line (single track) on the map, whilst speed/technicality of riding is indicated by solidness; a solid line represents fast riding, long dashes medium fast riding and short dashes slow/difficult riding.|
|Starts||Saturday from 12.30, Sunday from 11.00 |
SI electronic punching will be used.
|Accommodation & Social||Beeswing Caravan and Campsite 01387 760242|
Barnsoul Farm Caravan and Campsite
Marthrown of Mabie independent hostel and camping (surrounding forest is embargoed!)
Various local B&Bs etc through the visitscotland website
|Entries and Fees||Online entry until 22/06/08|
Seniors £9 Long, £8 Middle, Juniors/Students £4.50 Long, £4 Middle for pre-entries by 22/06/08. Associate Members +£2 per day to cover insurance.
Please state your TCA membership / Associate membership number when you enter. If you aren't a member of the TCA, you should join as an Associate Member (for free) online at the TCA website first, before entering this event.
If you need to rent an SI (electronic punching) card, please add 50p per day.
Limited late entries and entries on the day will be accepted for an additional £3.
|Rules/Health & Safety||You must wear a helmet at all times during your race. No helmet, no go!|
Riders should carry spares and tools for minor common repairs.
A waterproof, basic first aid kit, food and drink are also recommended.
Please obey the country code.
Respect other forest users - in places there may be bikers and walkers also using the forest - please don't upset anyone as it may jeopardise future permission!
You compete at your own risk.
|Contacts||Organiser Janine Inman in conjunction with FVO & Solway Orienteers |
janine.hensman at lycos dot co dot uk