Odlo Glentress Seven 2018

Odlo Glentress Seven

Saturday 26 May 2018

Glentress Forest, Scottish Borders


Entries closed

Solo Entry £49.00 SOLD OUT –  Solo Waitlist 

Pair Entry £85.00 SOLD OUT – Pair Waitlist

Trio Entry £124.50 – Closed

Download the riders notes here

Welcome to the Magnificent Eighth Edition of the Odlo Glentress Seven!

The Odlo Glentress Seven is TweedLove’s flagship endurance mountain bike event, and firmly established as one of Scotland’s most popular MTB events. It’s a great day’s riding and racing for everyone, with the emphasis on great trails and a friendly, fun atmosphere.

Expect some nice climbs, fantastic singletrack, great descents and a whole lot of fun – you can go as hard, or easy, as you like. The main descent is a total classic and not open for riding the rest of the year. Ride solo or in teams of two or three, the most laps in seven hours wins.

If seven hours of riding isn’t enough challenge (!) you can even do a trail run on the course the evening before. We’ve even added a bitesize 5k trail run NEW for 2018! as well as the 11k course. To sign up for one of our discounted trail runs please see below.

 Check out this video of the 2017 event:

 A seven hour race – how it works

The aim is to complete as many laps as you can in the seven hour time limit. Teams ride in relay – there’s only one team member on the course at any one time. Timing is via an electronic card which is worn by the team member on course. When a rider crosses the lap finish line their time is recorded, and they then pass the card onto the next team member and so on.

Riders can do as many laps as they want/can manage in the time. The transition/timing/ team change-over area is in the event village. The course is marked out all the way round and there are marshals at all key positions.

Riders can go as hard or easy as they like, and there’s always the lure of a nice cake and a bit of a social down at the event village. There’s also a cake and water station at the top of the course.

The race starts at 10am on Saturday 26 May. You must register beforehand (or the evening before) to collect your race number, timing chip and course information. Full details will be sent to entrants as a pdf download the week before the race.


Solo Entry £49.00 

Pair Entry £85.00

Trio Entry £124.50

Enter here!


What you get:

  • Seven hours of top riding with a fab bunch of people
  • The best, most fun* endurance race course in the UK
  • Electronic timing by SI systems
  • Great ‘Free Cake Shop’ feed station, with the most delicious cakes**
  • Miles of awesome singletrack
  • Event village with great food and drink
  • Personalised number boards, with your name/team name
  • The best course medics available
  • On site tech support

*we’re pretty sure about this!
**we’re totally certain about this!!

This event is suitable for riders who are competent on blue and red grade trails. Any drop-offs are avoidable and technical sections are short and not too scary. The course is around 11km with around 380m of climbing each lap.

Race categories: 


  • Female under 35 
  • Female  35 – 49
  • Female over 50 
  • Male under 30
  • Male 30 – 39
  • Male 40 – 49
  • Male over 50 

Pairs (team combined age)

  • Female under 80 
  • Female over 80
  • Male under 75
  • Male 75 – 89
  • Male over 90
  • Mixed under 80
  • Mixed over 80 

Trios (team combined age)

  • Trios Female 
  • Males under 120
  • Males over 120
  • Trios Mixed 

(Age on the 26th May 2018)

Glentress Seven terms and conditions


TWEEDLOVE TRAIL RUN …… Discounted entry for GT7 riders! 

Meet the Odlo Glentress 11! We know lots of you are trail runners as well as bike riders, and following some great advice from the trail running community (and a very successful first GT11 event last year!), we’re setting up the GT7 course for runners again – the evening before the bike race. For 2018 we have also added a bitesize 5km course!

Now the fit and the tough among you can run either the (almost 5k or 11k) course – just one lap mind – as a warm-up on the evening of Friday 25th May.

11km Entry £25.00 (discounted to £20)

5km Entry £15.00  (discounted to £12.50)

It’s being organised as a separate evening trail-run set-up for off-road runners, but of course all GT7 entrants will get discounted entries (but only when entering both events at the same time!). You must follow this process:

  1. Select entry/ticket type for  Odlo Glentress Seven
  2. Proceed to order form and fill in all of the required details
  3. BEFORE paying, click to add on and ‘additional item’ (discounted entry to Glentress 5k or 11k trail run). NB you must select here which rider/riders (RIDER 1, RIDER 2, RIDER 3) are running the Glentress 5k or 11k the evening before the Glentress Seven. This discounted entry is ONLY availble for participants of Glentress Seven. 
  4. After you have added your ‘additional item’ (must select one item per runner), proceed to pay.

More info about The Odlo Glentress 11k here


The Odlo Glentress Seven, Odlo Glentress 11k and Odlo Glentress 5k are held at Forestry Commission Scotland’s Glentress trail centre.


Nutrition & Training Plan

To help you on race day we have teamed up with HIGH5 to provide you with sports nutrition on course. HIGH5 will provide you with nutritious products with amazing natural flavours, whether you’re a new starter or an elite professional. 

Discover the full HIGH5 range of trusted gels, drinks and bars.

Comprehensive HIGH5 training plans for all levels of experience for both running and cycling. See here for more information. HIGH5 Nutrition advice and tips for triathlon, cycling, running or just general training.


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Join us as a volunteer – drop us a line and we’ll be in touch! It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!