- Ten Under Ben 2014 – Who's going?
How was last years? I was put off with too much happening all on the same weekend, the downhill, the Enduro and the XC. Was it a real strammash or was it OK? What was the parking like? Was there the year before when it was just the XC and it was great, apart from the heat. Being a Yorkshireman living in Scotland the price seems quite reasonable next year though.Posted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I was doing the dh and it looked like 10utb went off really well- cheerful crowds and riders, lots of noise and activity. Not sure how busy it was- missed the start, car park felt quieter than 2010 (I ended up parked right out at the far end of the car park but then I turned up at about 2pm!)Posted 4 years agotpbikerMember
Not sure I’ll bother this year. Its a fair trek up to fortbill and whilst the course is ok theres always a lot of fire road. I’m also not convinced its as well marshalled as something like the glentress 7.
we went up last year with the intention of spending the following day on the downhill course, but 40 mph winds ensured that wasn’t happening
That said, if it was a bit nearer then £10 is a great deal.Posted 4 years agotpbikerMember
its not as well marshalled ? what a strange basis for doing an event or not…..
I’d agree, which is why I gave the reasons for potentially not going in the previous sentence….ie its miles away and the course isn’t great…
As for my comment…when a third of the field can go the wrong way (as they did in 2012) due to lack of signage/marshalls I’d say its something that needs addressed.Posted 4 years agoDavidMMember
All signed up. Was there last year but arrived towards the end of 10utb and only did the Enduro the next day. It was reet good. Hopefully it’ll feasible to race 10 under and the enduro again this year, although I suppose the enduro course might be beefed up a bit as it is a Scottish Series roundPosted 4 years agoradoggairMember
As for my comment…when a third of the field can go the wrong way (as they did in 2012) due to lack of signage/marshalls I’d say its something that needs addressed.
well since the first 2/3 went the right way ( and i’ll add this was the very first lap where everyone was bunched together, well most people) and the other 1/3 ended up following the rider who had his head down and blatantly missed the sign to turn then the signage wasn’t the problem, maybe not paying attention where to go. Same thing happened in british nats champs where lead 3 or 4 riders had there head down and missed the turn right sign and ended up doing another 2km because of it.
Course last year was pretty good, pretty fast with some great sectionsPosted 4 years agokcalSubscriber
did several near the start (was it 10 years ago??) though not the very first one. Quads, Trios, as a Pair as well..
Fell out of the way of it (and fell out with team mates) but returned this one just passed (2013) and had a blast, despite falling off on first lap when I realised I was headed down Nessie and hadn’t actually ridden it before.
Do it!Posted 4 years ago
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