Glentress Seven 2016

The Magnificent Seven Returns!

Saturday 28 May 2016
Glentress Forest, Scottish Borders

Results are here!

Riders Notes are here

Entries are now closed!

About the Glentress Seven

The Glentress Seven is TweedLove’s flagship endurance mountain bike event, and now 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.


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 chip 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 chip 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.
The race starts at 10am on Saturday 28 May. You must register beforehand (or the evening before) to collect your race number, timing chip and course information. Full info available on event website a few weeks before race day, and all details will also be sent to entrants as a pdf download.

Solo Entry £45.00 
Pair Entry £80.00
Trio Entry £115.00

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 scary. The course is around 11km with around 380m of climbing each lap.

The Glentress Seven is held at Forestry Commission Scotland’s Glentress trail centre.


Info, small print, terms and conditions:

The race will be signposted from the major approach roads. Registration is in the event arena. Full catering services are available on site. Showers and toilet facilities are available at the Forestry Commission visitor centre close to the registration/transition area.

The Glentress Seven is seven hour endurance event for mountain bikes, where individuals or teams of 2 or 3 riders complete as many laps of the course as they can within the time limit.

Competitor Groupings will be decided based on the number of entries received and will be available with pre-event information sent to all entrants prior to the event. Prizes will be given to all category winners, and as many other people as possible. Prize giving will start within 60 minutes of the race finish.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, refunds will be available on request as follows:
Refunds are available up to and including 8 May 2016, refunds will be subject to a £10.00 administration fee.
From 9 May 2016 no refunds available
Please bring your entry confirmation of entry with you on the day (for sign-on.) All riders must sign on before the race – Full event description and important riders information will be posted on the event website and emailed directly to riders prior to the event.  Racers under age of 18 must be signed on by their Parent, or other legal guardian. No racers under 16 years old. If the registered starter cannot attend the race, they have no right to reclaim the registration fee. No rider may use another rider’s event number.
If the safety of riders and staff becomes an issue we may have to cancel an event, or if we have to cancel the event for reasons outwith our control, this will be announced on our website as soon as possible before the event, and riders will receive a refund minus an admin fee.
If a race is cancelled due to adverse or dangerous conditions any time after 17.00 on the Thursday before the event we will refund a percentage of the entry fee taking in account any outlaid costs.
Every rider will get a number board. Number boards must be fixed in front of the handlebar and should be readable throughout the competition.
Every rider is responsible for their bike and equipment. The condition, quality and construction should be suitable to ensure the safety of riders or other persons.
Helmets are compulsory and must be done up properly at each stage, either open or full face.
Gloves are recommended.
Moving any posts holding course marking tape will result in disqualification from the event.
Bar end plugs must be fitted.
All competitors must sign on and pick up their number board before riding the course.
If you retire for any reason please inform the timing team at transition.
All instructions given by race officials must be observed.
Entries will be taken online and will be given on a first come first served basis.
All equipment used at an event must be fit for purpose and ridden / used at riders own risk.
The race is open to all professionals and hobby riders, no licence is required.
Riders attend the race on their own account and at their own risk. The rider is responsible for the safety of his bike and clothes. The organisation is not responsible and cannot be held responsible for any injuries and/or damages as results of any action during the event.
This agreement starts with the entry. The organisation reserves the right to make any necessary changes or even to cancel the whole race according to safety problems at any time in the race, official orders, government laws and other unforeseen events.
Protests against the result or disqualifications should be addressed to the Event Organisers.
Every rider understands and admits that his participation in the race is voluntary. He assumes full responsibility for any injuries or damages from his participation in the race. He recognises and understands that the activities may be hazardous, that his participation is solely at his own risk and that he assumes full responsibility for any resulting injuries and damages that may occur.
Every rider affirms, that he is in good health. He declares that he is physically fit and capable to participate in the race.
Every rider has to acknowledge that he has read and understand this entire waiver of liability and agrees to be legally bound by it.
The racing officials hold the right to withdraw starters if they feel there is a danger for the starter or any other person.
In addition to this agreement the organisation refers to the safety rules and racing agreement defined by British Cycling and the UCI.
Data Protection Act 1998
By submitting an application to take part in a race the participants also allow the event organisers to use personal data for campaigns and activities connected to the events. The organisers shall have unlimited rights to publish pictures of the participants; to forward these photos to press representatives and to use them for marketing activities.
By using this system to register your details, or enter an event you consent to the conditions described below:
You must be at least 16 years old to use this entry system. You may only use the system for registering your own details and for those of other friends, family and club mates who have granted their permission. If registering a person under 16 years of age you must obtain permission from the parent or legal guardian of the person you are registering.
When entering an event or applying for a membership we ask for each persons name, date of birth, gender and for any other details required by the event / membership. When entering events or applying for a memberships on behalf of other people you must obtain their permission to provide this data before entering them.
To register for this event you must provide a valid email address so we can send you confirmation of your registration and of any entries you make. The email address supplied (and any email addresses given when registering other people) may be used by the Event Organiser to send out information about the events you enter. It may also be used by them for up to twelve months after the event ends or membership expires to send follow-up information about the event / membership and any future events / memberships they may organise.


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