So I’m getting a few emails asking the same questions thought I’d pop some info here so that you can refer to the website first before sending that email off. (If your question isn’t answered here, then of course email us – we’re setting up from Wednesday so replies might be slow).
1.) Tyres (ARGH!!!!)
Largely tyre choice depends on your bike and your skill level, and let’s face it there’s always someone who swears by plus tyres for everything, and someone who goes super skinny over the same terrain.
This year’s routes are very different to previous years. There’s a good mix of single track and gravel. It has been raining – though the forecast is for some high pressure to move over, so we are expecting some wind and warmth. Some of the tracks will dry out, some will have muddy bits. If your tyres aren’t suitable then your feet will be.
2.) Car Parking
Day parking and overnight parking will be separate in an effort to prevent complete chaos. Please advise the marshal and they will direct you to the appropriate parking section. If you’ve not booked your tent in prior to arrival, please still park in overnight parking and then come to pay and collect your camping ticket. All tents/caravans/vans must display the camping ticket.
3.) The GPX File
The link to the gpx file will be mailed out to entrants on Wednesday 19th latest. (might be late on, see above note about setting up on site!). Please ensure you download the correct route for the course you are doing.
4.) Food on site
There is catering on site all weekend – the menus sound de-lic-ious!! Once I have them I’ll post them on the website. Catering is by The Durham Ox; The Tea-Time Yorkshire Coffee Van will also be on-site for all your speciality coffee requirements and flapjack needs.
5.) Facilities on site
Said this several times before – on site it is basic – NO SHOWERS.
- Gin Bar
- Dancing (if you like!)
- Straw Bale seating
- Couple of marquees (in case it’s too hot and you want to get some shade!!)
- Taps for water
- Event Village – exhibitors Aussie Grit Apparel, Goodyear Tyres, Stans No Tubes, Marin Bikes, Fenwicks Bike Cleaner, Vielo Sport, Embrace Frames
6.) First Aid Cover
The team from Scarborough & Ryedale Mountain Rescue are providing first aid cover on Saturday during the ride.
There are cut-offs for The Outlaw – at the feed station (c15miles) you need to have arrived there before 11:30am otherwise you MUST switch to The Drive (40 miles); The Stampede – you need to have arrived at the feed station (c9 miles) by noon otherwise you will miss a short part of the course that contains two killer climbs…
Why are we cutting-off? For your safety, those timings are generous.
On the Outlaw, if it takes you longer than that to reach the cut-off points then realistically the long event isn’t for you.
On the Stampede on Sunday, we want you to have an enjoyable ride – if you are taking longer than two hours to reach the cut-off then why not miss out the next couple of miles and have an enjoyable ride back in!
8.) Event Timing
This is not a race. We record the actual time you finish where we can (ie we sometimes miss the odd person!) because you do like to know how you do.
9.) Weekend Running Order
Is on the Event Info Page – registration open times, cut-offs, start times, briefing times etc., all there 🙂 🙂