April 28, 2011
Never mind the Royal Wedding and all that nonsense, something really important is happening in Britain. The first iXS Mac Avalanche race will be hitting the slopes of Glencoe Mountain in the Highlands this weekend.
The invitational race will see 120 riders racing from the top of the Meall a Bhuridh at 1,108m all the way down to the bottom of the chairlift at 305m. We previewed the event a while back and finally, Britain’s answer to the Mega Avalanche is going to take place. The field is packed with some big names from the mountain bike world – Danny MacAskill, Joe Barnes and sister Hannah, Hope Technology bosses Iain and Neil – and Singletrack’s web boy Jon, who is suitably terrified.
Fraser from the No Fuss Events crew said: “The excitement and anticipation is building for the IXS Macavalanche, here at No Fuss Tower we are just getting the final bits ready. The helicopter is booked and the weather forecast is looking good, at this point your heart rate should have just increased.”
Yup, the vague idea of the RAF Chinook lift to the top we heard about has just become reality. We’ve have a full feature on the event when it’s happened and you can keep your eyes on the Singletrack twitter and Facebook accounts for some live updates…
Here’s the MTBCut.tv video for you again to give a flavour of what’s to come…