Glentress Seven 2019


Saturday 25 May 2019 (May Bank Holiday weekend)


Race starts 10:00

Glentress Forest, Scottish Borders

Solo Entry £51

Pair Entry £90

Trio Entry £129

The Glentress Seven is now Scotland’s most popular MTB endurance event – a great day’s riding and racing for everyone, with the emphasis on great trails and a friendly, fun atmosphere.

The 11km (approx.) course features 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. It’s a fun course – some people even say there seems to be more downhill than up!

New for this year – a limited number of camping spots for vans or tents will be available next to the parking field.

A seven hour race – how it works

The aim is to complete as many laps as you can in the seven hour 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. The last chance to start a final lap will give enough time for one frantic effort for that final (winning?) lap.

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 good blether (and even a beer!) 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 25 May. You must register beforehand 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.

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
  • 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.

The Glentress Seven is held at Forest Enterprise Scotland’s Glentress trail centre.


  • How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
  • Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?
    No racers under 14 years old on the day of the event permitted. Racers under age of 16 must be signed on by their parent, or other legal guardian.
    Parental permission forms will be sent in advance with participant notes prior to event. Please bring along a signed copy to Registration.
  • What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?
    Parking details will follow in participant notes that will be issued prior to event
  • What’s the refund policy?
    If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, refunds will be available upon request ( as follows:
    Refunds are available up to three weeks (4th May 2019) before the event – refunds will be subject to a £10.00 administration fee. After this date, no refunds will be available.
  • Can I transfer ticket to another name?
    Solo riders’ entries are not transferrable. Please request a refund as above. We operate a solo rider waiting list and your ticket will be allocated to the next rider on our list. 
    For Pairs & Trio riders we can change a member of the team. Please get in touch at There will be an admin charge of £10.00 per ticket.
    Transfers are only available until 20th May 2019.
  • All the tickets are sold out, is there a waiting list?
    Yes, we operate a waiting list direct from our website

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