24Seven

Seeing sunrise on your bike? Priceless!. Even better if you’re riding with your pals on an awesome course comprising all of the famous Scottish 7 Stanes MTB centres in one hit, plus some of the best road riding Scotland has to offer, all the time chasing a spicy 24-hour completion limit.

30th- 31st July 2022

30th- 31st July 2022

Here’s the big idea: as a Relay Team, you and your mates (or just you – taking this on as a Solo is an option) ride the Red (or equivalent) trails at each of the 7 Stanes centres, plus the amazing road sections that join them up.

If you want to follow the riders a tracking Link will be posted here prior to the event

We’re starting at Glentrool on Saturday 30th July (12 noon) and then linking Kirroughtree, Dalbeattie, Mabie, Ae, Newcastleton and finally Glentress. You can change riders and bikes wherever you want, assuming it’s safe, and you’ll be self-supporting your own team.

That’s a total of around 150km of off-road + MTB action, and approx. 290km of road-riding.

You’ve got 24 hours to take on and complete this monster and the clock will not stop through the night – make sure you bring your lights!

If the Covids are still around by the time of the event: trust us, we’ll keep you safe, put the right measures in place, and generally do the right thing.

TEAM CATEGORIES

Entry can be made in a range of team sizes.

  • Solo (With support Driver)
  • Pair
  • Trio
  • Quad

There is also an E-Bike option for each category. If one or more of your team want to take part using E-bikes (road or MTB), no problem! – we just want to see lots of people getting involved and having fun. However, any teams using one or more E-bikes will be listed separately in the event results. Please let us know when you enter the event if you will be using any E-bikes.

SUPPORT

You will effectively be self-supported on the course. Whichever category you enter you will need one support vehicle (no more than that please) to carry your team-mates who are not riding at that point, your bikes and your food & drink. Your vehicle will also need to bring the team to the finish line (if you have not already reached it) once the 24-hour limit has been reached.

A Greener 24seven!

T-shirts: some of you love them and some of you don’t. If you’re the latter, we’ll now give you the option to donate the cost of your event tee to our designated charit. You can make this selection when you sign up via Entry Central by choosing No T-Shirt. Your entry cost will remain the same and we’ll donate the equivalent value to our chosen charity.

course details

The mountain bike sections will be the red routes or equivalent at each of the 7 Stanes Mountain biking centres, the course markings will be the onsite markings detailing the red routes and will not be marked with any other event signage.

A GPX of the road sections will be provided prior to the event, you must use the designated route which will also be detailed in the race briefing notes sent out to you approximately 2 weeks prior to the event date.

We will provide each team with 2 GPS trackers one should be kept in the support vehicle, the other is to be transferred between riders.  Make sure you pass it on or your route will show as incomplete and you will be a DNF in the results!.

CUT OFFS

The Event Cut Off Time is 24 hours from the start time.  If you have not reached the finish line then you must collect your current rider and head to Glentress to hand in your timing Chip and officially leave the event.

We need you to check in at the finish line to ensure everyone is accounted for, please don’t just head home, this will trigger a search and rescue mission!

Not making it to the Finish doesn’t mean DQ though. The way we will rank results is (a) by time at the Finish for those who complete the whole course, and then (b) in order of distance covered when the clock stops – we’ll take a snapshot of the GPS locations and use that.

Briefing and rules

Please read the Rider Briefing (which will be posted here) prior to the event.  It includes lots of useful information including the all important rules.

The Rules include stuff like: obey the rules of the road, no drafting, no pacing (i.e. your support vehicle cannot accompany your active rider – they must ‘leapfrog’ safely up the road and wait in suitable places), no moving hand-ups, your GPS tracker must get transferred between your active riders and changeover. That kind of thing. Oh, and obviously, Rule #1 will apply!

maps and gpx

Below are overview maps of the course for each of the road sections.

The off road sections will be on either the red or black routes at each of the 7 Stanes, check the overview Document for details of which arrows to follow. Maps of the off road sections can be found at Forestry Scotland/7Stanes

GPX for Glentrool-Kirroughtree Glentrool to Kirroughtree Clockwise

GPX for all Road Sections 24seven Road Bike Sections

The Overview Document for 2022 will be posted here.

What’s included in the entry fee?

  • GPX route file for the road bike sections (there will be designated route, but it will not be physically course marked or marshalled)
  • Professionally organised course
  • Electronic Chip Timing (Sport Ident system)
  • GPS Tracking
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Finisher’s Medal
  • Safety cover
  • Free car parking for 1 x Team Vehicle at each of the trail centres on event weekend

Venue & Facilities

The event takes place over the World Class 7 Stanes Mountain Bike Centres, starting at Glentrool in Galloway and finishing at Glentress just outside of Peebles.

Ride as a solo (with support driver), pair, trio or Quad as you race to complete this epic adventure in less than 24 hours.

Event car parking will be provided at each of the 7 Stanes centres, where there will also be access to toilets and on-site cafes (during normal operating hours).  Pay as you go showers are available at Glentress.

Camping: For those who may need a lie down when they finish there are a number of Forest Lodges available at the Glentress Site.  Visit Glentress Forest Lodges – Glamping and Camping in the Scottish Borders for more information and booking.

Camping & Accommodation

Camping: For those who may need a lie down when they finish there are a number of Forest Lodges available at the Glentress Site.  Visit Glentress Forest Lodges – Glamping and Camping in the Scottish Borders for more information and booking.

Accommodation

At the finish the nearby Glentress Hotel is ideal for an overnight stay or to refuel  The Glentress Hotel — Food, Drink and Accommodation at Glentress Forest, Peebles in the Scottish Borders

More Information on nearby accommodation and facilities

FAQs

What type of bike do I need?

This event covers a mixture of terrain and bike choice is up to competitors. Bike choices will be entirely down to rider ability.

What is the exact route?

Full route information will be published on our website at least 2 weeks prior to the event. Athlete information will include gpx files for the road sections. The route at each of the Seven Stanes Centres will be following the permanent Black or Red Course arrows.

Can I defer?

Unfortunately we are unable to offer deferrals, for information on refund options please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events.

Can I have a refund?

For information on refund options please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events.

Can I Change Team Size?

t is possible to change your team size, however, this must be done at least 2 weeks in advance of the event and may be subject to a small admin fee. Please see Terms & Conditions – Durty Events for more information.

 

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