Transcenduro 2019

A brand new TweedLove enduro for Transcend Festival & the second round of the Triple Crown Series – 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.

Event Overview

Practice on Friday if you want, but race day 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.

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
  • Instant results service
  • Live Music
  • Parking

Transcenduro – how it works

Timings  

Friday 7th June

  • 9.00am – 4.00pm: Race registration
  • 9.00am – 5.00pm: Optional practice

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.  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.

TweedLove Triple Crown 2019

The TweedLove Triple Crown is back for 2019, with new races, new courses, new stages and SI Air system timing at all three rounds. This is the place to come for enduro racing in 2019, with some of the finest enduro tracks in the UK.

We aim to provide the best courses, best organisation, best atmosphere and the friendliest, best value enduro events in the country. We’ve built up a great track record over the last eight years hosting the biggest international enduro races right through to local community races, and we’ll be working harder than ever to make sure everyone has a great, safe, and rad time racing with us in 2019.

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. Seeded riders have pre-set start times for every stage of the race and face penalties if they miss their start times. Being seeded means you will have much less chance of encountering traffic while on the race course, with no uncertain queuing and pre-determined stage start times. Riding with your mates is the more sociable option but you have no idea how the traffic in front of you may affect your run.

Riders completing all three rounds are eligible for the Triple Crown title. The Triple Crown title will be awarded to the overall fastest male and female, regardless of category, across all three races.

FAQs

Racers must be over 16 on the 31st December 2019. Racers under age of 16 on the day of the event 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.

Riders notes are sent out via email approximately a week before the event. These include all the information you need to know about the event schedule, registration, course summary, event facilities, rules and event regulations and much more. The notes will also be made available on the event webpage.

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

Refunds are available up to three weeks (17th May 2019) before the event – refunds will be subject to a £10.00 administration fee. After this date, no refunds will be available.

For safety reasons, NO rider may use another’s rider’s event number without the permission of the event organiser. The organisers must to contacted at least a week prior to the event to process rider changes. Please get in touch at info@tweedlove.com. There will be an admin charge of £10.00 per ticket.
Transfers are only available until 31st May 2019.

Yes, we operate a waiting list direct from our website www.tweedlove.com.

Unfortunately we are not able to offer the to defer a ticket to another event, however please get in touch at info@tweedlove.com and we can arrange to refund or transfer your ticket (as outlined above).

Yes, If you own a SPORTident Air Timing / Active Timing Card and it is compatible with the system we are using your can. Please complete this form. If you use your own Timing Card, you will be reimbursed £3.60 – you will only receive this discount if you complete the form at least 3 weeks prior to the event you wish to use it in.

Yes you can change from seeded to non seeded.  The organisers must to contacted at least a week prior to the event to process these changes. However it will not be possible to change from seeded to non seeded at registration as this will have significant impact on event timings.Please get in touch at info@tweedlove.com.

We suggest that you bring printed copy of your ticket as this acts as proof of purchase. In the event of any issues at registration it is helpful if we can see the ticket. You may not however be asked to should your ticket if there are no issues.

Want to get involved in other ways?

Join us as a volunteer via our online application form. It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!