Transcend Festival 2019 – Transcenduro

 

Friday 7th  & Saturday 8th June 2019

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Innerleithen, Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders. 

 

Adult Entry £65

Friday 7th June 

Race registration (9am – 4pm) 

Practice (9am – 5pm)

Saturday 8th June  – Race Day

First Rider Starts 9.00am

Please note format/schedule may change.


Go Full Enduro! A brand new TweedLove enduro for Transcend Festival – more awesome trails, more braw cake at the feed stations and probably more rubbish bants from your pals, all in one fabulous day of riding*, so you can fully enjoy all the the festival craic afterwards.

Practice on Friday if you want, but raceday is Saturday and blind racing is just fine with us – what’s more fun than dropping into a Tweed Valley banger without knowing what’s round the next berm? (Nothing too dangerous, we promise!) 

Four or five stages, ride with your mates or go for a seeded start – it’s your choice.

Starts and finishes from Transcend Festival at Innerleithen, with a free beer when you finish – perfect to get you in the mood for a full evening of bike festivaling.

On Sunday you can do another event, just hang out and enjoy the festival, jump on an uplift… or go shred some of the huge selection of trails around the valley.

*Optional practice on Friday


What you get:

  • Fully marked route – Miles of awesome (taped) singletrack  
  • Transcend –  Festival Entry
  • Electronic Air timing by SI systems
  • Great ‘Free Cake Shop’ feed stations, with the most delicious cakes**
  • Water station
  • Event village with great food and drink (including beer tent)
  • The best course medics available 
  • Safety marshals
  • On site tech support
  • Number board
  • Course map
  • Event programme
  • Event photography
  • Instant results service ??
  • Live Music
  • Parking


Trancenduro – how it works

Timings  

Friday 7th June 

Race registration (9am – 4pm) 

Practice (9am – 5pm)

Saturday 8th June  – Race Day

7.30am – 10am: Timing chip collection (and event registration)

8.15am and 10am: Event Briefing – mandatory (you must attend one of these briefings)

9.00am – 1.00pm: Riders start

6pm: Prize presentations (approx)

The course is made up of taped race stages with marked transitions. Riders are expected to race the timed stages and then transit to the next stage in  a specific order. All riders are given a sticker that shows their start time, a start time for stage and a completion time. Seeded riders are expected to be at the start of each stage ready to race for the time on their sticker. The times for the non seeded riders are more of a guide to ensure that the complete the course within the allotted time.

The race starts at approx 8.30am on Saturday 8th June . The Course will be available for practice on Friday 7th June  . You must register before practice to collect your race number.

Full details including course information will be sent to entrants as a pdf download approximately  a week before the race.


Race Categories and Rider Groups

Depending on how you want to enjoy your race day, you can choose to be seeded or not…

All riders can choose if they want to be seeded for each of the races or, alternatively, they can choose a start time at event registration so they can ride with their mates all the way round the course.

Rider Group E1 (Seeded)

All riders are seeded, and given start times for every stage of the race. Some will find transition times between stages a wee bit challenging. You must complete all the race stages, and stick to the stage start schedule you’re given at registration. There are time penalties if you’re late for your start slot.

Choose this if you’re fast and if you want to minimise chance of encountering traffic while on the race course, with no uncertain queuing at stage starts, but be aware you might not be able to spend race day riding with your mates.

Rider Group E2 (Non Seeded)

Riders are not seeded, so you can ride with your buddies as long as you register together at event HQ and so get the same start waves. You are still given guide times to start each stage, and there’s an overall course completion time – penalties apply if you don’t make it. There’s more chance of being before or after a rider who is considerably faster or slower than you, but with less stress on the transition times, it’s a more sociable choice for many. 

Important!

You must choose your Rider Group in advance! DO YOU WANT TO BE SEEDED (E1), OR RIDE WITHOUT STRICT TRANSITION TIMES AND/OR RIDE THE COURSE WITH MATES (E2)/OR RIDE A SHORTER VERSION OF THE COURSE (E3)?

Race Categories -E1 & E2

Male

  • 16-18
  • 19-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

Female

  • Under 21
  • 22-35
  • 36-50
  • 50+

If less than three entrants in any race category, we reserve the right to combine categories. Age on 31st December 2019

Riders under the age of 16 on 31st December 2019 are not eligible to enter this race 

All riders under 16 on race day must have a signed Parental Consent Form. To speed up the registration process this can be downloaded here!

Timing

The race will use the SportIdent Air Timing system.


Want to get involved in other ways?

Join us as a volunteer drop us a line at volunteers@tweedlove.com for more info and we’ll be in touch! It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!


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