Pirelli Glentress Seven 2022

"One of the best MTB endurance events to conquer in the UK in 2020," Red Bull


✔️ Epic trails

✔️ Classic descents

✔️ Friendly, fun atmosphere

✔️ Thee most delicious cake stops

Pirelli Glentress Seven is Scotland’s most popular summer MTB endurance event – a great day’s riding and racing for everyone, with the emphasis on great trails and a friendly, fun atmosphere. It’s regarded by many as the premier summer endurance race and course in the UK. 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.

A seven hour race – how it works

The aim, to complete as many laps as you can in the seven hour limit. If you are riding in a team, you ride in relay – there’s only one team member on the course at any one time. All 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 at the event village. There’s a cake and water station at the top of the course.

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.

Pirelli Glentress Seven is held at Forestry and Land Scotland’s Glentress trail centre.


Rider Notes 2022


2021 Results

2019 Results

The small print

Glentress Seven FAQs

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.

If for any reason you are unable to attend the event, refunds will be available upon request (info@tweedlove.com) as follows:

– Over 2 months prior to event date | 75% refund

– 1-2 months prior to event date | 50% refund

– Less than 1 month prior to event date | No refund

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 info@tweedlove.com. There will be an admin charge of £10.00 per ticket.

Transfers are only available until 07 June 2022.

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