- 10UTB on same day as GT7?
Glentress 7 on same weekend it always has been, last bank holiday weekend in May. Noticed 10 under the ben, usually in April, scheduled for same day for 2020. Anyone know why? Seems bit crazy putting 2 of the biggest mtb races in Scotland on same day when plenty of folk would usually do both.Posted 3 months agostabilizersSubscriber
Yes. A lot of disappointed people who would like to do both (like me). Might be rumour and speculation on my part but have numbers been falling in recent years? Might be trying to re-establish the event by going for the English bank holiday weekend and capture some of the tourist traffic.There’s no real conflict on their usual date that I can so its probably for long term strategic business reasons and to miss the midge season.Posted 3 months ago
GT7 has been consistently on that weekend so a bit annoying.munrobikerMember
10 under always used to be that weekend.
I’d do 10 Under anyway- GT7 this year was a funny race, a lot of the mid field riders seemed to be taking it very very seriously and getting angsty and fractious (there was even a fist fight) while 10 Under is always peace and love.Posted 3 months agostabilizersSubscriber
@Trail_rat. I doubt it that they did not anticipate that GT7 would be that day. Although GT7 messed up a little by not confirming the date until today. They are competitors in a crowded calendar. We’re long past the ‘cottage industry’ events of days gone by. They’re competing for business usually for the bit of profit there is.Posted 3 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
The target market’s probably not exactly the same but there’s enough overlap to make it absolutely stupid if it goes ahead like this tbh, maybe in the heyday of endurance type events it could have made sense but not these days
I know the GT7 has been on the same weekend for years now- it always messes with ChrisL’s birthdayPosted 3 months agoNorthwindSubscriber
(there was even a fist fight) while 10 Under is always peace and love.
Only time I did 10UTB there was a fight- some dude had spannered himself on the first slightly difficult bit and it all kicked off between what I think was his mate, and some random **** who objected to being delayed. Even though he was only about 10 places in front of me, and therefore must have been very slow anyway.Posted 3 months agotpbikerMember
, a lot of the mid field riders seemed to be taking it very very seriously and getting angsty and fractious (there was even a fist fight)
I came across 2 absolute nuggets squaring off to each other in the middle of the trail at gt7 this year so I Can well believe that.
Bit odd to have them on same day, but imo tub is a more fun event, albeit a bit further away for me.Posted 3 months ago
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