- The Blairadam Blast – MTB race in Fife, Scotland
THE BLAIRADAM BLAST.
Sunday 1st March 2009, in Blairadam Forest, nr Kelty in Fife
A race event to raise funds for the Bike: Blairadam trailbuilding project.
The format:- 1 1/2 hrs of MTB racing round a 2 mile course. Most laps done in the time wins. If you are out when the time finishes, you finish your lap and it counts towards your total.
Pre-entry cost: £10 per rider (£9 for members of TLI)
Entry on line is £11.
Male and female categories: under 18, over 18, over 50 and singlespeed.
Prizes provided by:
Sandy Wallace Cycles
The Bike Shop (Scotland)
Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative
Cheers.Posted 9 years ago
will be roadtesting the singlespeeder donuts this week. remember, beer and donuts are for start line only. any intact beer or donuts at the end will be reclaimed.
think the server that http://www.blairadam.com is down (along with a few others).
can pre-enter here – https://www.entryweb.co.uk/event.asp?id=219Posted 9 years ago
Website has been down today, hope you guys get it fixed.
Slight concern about the downhill start, how about making it up the track to the carpark, and turn left and left again to go down the singletrack for the start loop?
The SCX start in 2007 was chaos, with a fair few riders coming a cropper at the bottom of the descent. Would be a bit nasty to have someone’s season ruined if they were involved in a pileup on the start of the first race!Posted 9 years ago
Yes, site and e-mail appear to be down. Suffice to say, it’s unhelpful but hopefully sorted soon There’s a few other sites hosted by the same party that are down as Marty says.
The entry page is up though as above and not down (being completely seperate)….Posted 9 years ago
Did a few laps this afternoon. What can I say, the course is so good. Not worth running mud tyres, could probably get away with old-school semi-slicks if you don’t mind sliding on roots. The flowy rooty singletrack is great, should make for some fun racing.
Bring on Sunday.Posted 9 years ago
The descent from the ridge down to blaze burnside path should be a prime spectating point.
Wouldn’t it be great to be the marshall stationed right at the bottom of that section, complete with comfy folding chair, DSLR and perhaps even a beer..
Oh wait………….. 🙂
Dougal, glad you’re liking the course. Are you entering on the day? If so, EoL opens at about 10 and should close at 11.Posted 9 years ago
I know some of the entrants and a handfull are racing SS. Otherwise, we can’t tell until they make themselves known at registration.
Have you pre-entered?
On another note, we’re planning to close the online entries this evening at about 7pm as we need to do some paperwork etc.Posted 9 years ago
Just back from marking most of the course and it looks good.
Got to finish some of the marking tomorrow morning, put warning signs up on the access roads and block off where applicable.
I’m busy tonight so online entries will remain open.
Prize pot is looking very good too. 😀Posted 9 years ago
Photos are here:
They’re tagged by race number so you should be able to find yourself.Posted 9 years ago
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