Description & Event Details
This event is planned on the basis that each entrant is self-sufficient with regards to food and drink for the duration of the ride, and also in
respect of minor repairs and punctures. All proceeds from this event will be spilt equally between Kielder Trail Reavers and The Great North
East Air Ambulance.
The Angler’s Arms, Kielder Village will be the host base for each event. Find this at Grid. Ref. OS NY 934632.
Registration will take place between 8:30 and 9:30 am. You will be given a laminated Event Number which is to be attached to the front of your bike so that
event marshals en-route can record your number on passing – cable ties will be provided.
This will be nearby – details given at registration. There will be a mass start at 10:00 am. Remember to report to the Finish, even if you retire from the event
– we need to know where you are! Event results and prize presentations will take place at The Anglers Arms as soon as is practicable.
The marshals are there to ensure the smooth running of the event, and to help the entrants at road crossings and critical navigation points. Please be polite
to these guys who give up their day so you can enjoy yours
The Event is organised by Kielder Trail Reavers , the local volunteer trail building group. If you would like to get involved with any of their
projects, then check their forum on www.kieldertrailreavers.org.uk
Your Event contact is Ian Bell who can be contacted on 0845 6341895.
Roadworthy and well maintained bike..
Trailside repair tools , puncture repair kit and a Trail First Aid Kit
Cycle helmet and appropriate clothing for weather conditions on the day, and enough food and drink to last the Event.
OL42 1:25000 Map of Kielder (advised).
Please note there will be a compulsory Kit check at registration. This is done on the advice of Mountain Rescue, and is done
with your safety in mind.
The Mountain Bike Code must be followed at all times.
You should not do anything that you would consider cheating if someone else were to do it. Marshals will disqualify anyone taking an
You must pass other trail users courteously – especially walkers, horse riders and livestock.
You MUST report to the Race Finish even if you retire early.
A Men 17 – 39 yrs, B Women 17 – 39 yrs, C Men 40 – 49 yrs, D Women 40 + yrs , E Men 50 + yrs.
Each course will be different, and be around 50km in length. The course will be marked with Day Glow Arrows, and will be made up of Forest
roads, green roads and man made singletrack.
£22 for a single event to be paid no later than 4 days prior to the Event. Day entries will be accepted at a cost of £25.
Full TCA members can deduct £2, Associate members may deduct £1.
Advance entry discounts – All four events @ £18 each, send £72. Three events @ £19, send £57. Two events @ £20, send £40.
The Entry Fee includes hot food at The Anglers Arms after the Event.
The organisers reserve the right to cancel any event at short notice if unforseen circumstances arise. In the event of such a cancellation, the
organisers will retain £5 of each entry fee to cover administrative costs.
The Event Car Park is behind The Anglers Arms, and the normal charge of £3 per vehicle will be collected by Forestry Commission staff. The
same charge would apply if you were coming to ride the MTB trails, and this money goes back into trail maintenance. Please do not park
anywhere else in the Village as this may cause problems for local residents.
These will be provided by The Bike Place, down to third place in each Class if there are more than 5 entrants. If there are less than 5 entrants,
only first place will be awarded. As a series of four events, there will be points calculated towards an overall series winner in each class.
More information regarding the 2009 series, and explanation of how points will be awarded can be found at www.thebikeplace.co.uk
Kielder banner, then click Events
Please retain these Regulations for your information.