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Lezyne Cateran Dirt Dash

04 May 2024 - 05 May 2024


Organiser's Description

The Lezyne Cateran Dirt Dash gravel bikepacking event takes you in two days through the stunning surroundings of the Cairngorms National Park to enjoy the dramatic scenery in the Cateran Ecomuseum. It's the perfect way to experience the rugged beauty of Scotland's only museum without walls. This event has a shorter route than the Dashes in Yorkshire and Dunoon; it's the perfect introduction to bikepacking in Scotland.

In 2024 we have achieved an equal gender split for entries to the Cateran Dirt Dash. Join us for a gravel bikepacking event and a fun and inclusive weekend in a great natural environment. You can read more about the Cateran Dirt Dash in Cyclist Issue 150.

Your entry fee of £95 includes: Route as GPX for navigation, electronic rider briefing, campsite, evening meal, breakfast, broom wagon

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  • Format: non-timed, self-supported reliability trial with overnight camping 
  • Route: Day 1: 42km with ca. 1,000 m of climbing, Day 2: 47km with ca. 600m of climbing. Some technical sections.
  • Navigation: The route will be supplied electronically before the event. The course is not marked, you are responsible for your own navigation.
  • Bikes: mountain bikes & gravel bikes (e-bikes are allowed, but we cannot guarantee charging points) with a minimum recommended tire size of 40mm, which must be in good working order
  • Terrain: Singletrack, gravel paths, forestry roads, public roads and cycle paths
  • Camping: We provide a suitable place to pitch your tent, toilets, drinking water supply, catering. There are no other facilities (shop etc.)
  • Food: Riders will be provided with a complimentary evening meal and breakfast. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free food is available on request (please let us know when you sign up). You need to bring your own bowl, mug, fork and spoon.
  • Minimum kit: Helmet, front and rear lights, sufficient water, emergency blanket or sleeping bag, waterproof jacket, first aid kit, phone or GPS for navigation, multitool, spare tube, tire levers, puncture repair kit, tent/bivvy bag/tarp. You need to carry all your own kit.
  • Insurance: You will need your own insurance.
  • Refunds and transfers: No refunds. You can insure your entry for an additional fee (service is offered by a third party). You can transfer your entry to another rider up until the closing date or to another event by Dirt Dash Ltd in the same calendar year.

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for further information

How to get there

By train: The closest train station to Alyth is Dunkeld & Birnam, about 20 miles (32 km) from the start. For timetables and fares check the Scotrail website, bikes need to be reserved in advance. We will supply you with a GPX file how to get from there to the start in the rider briefing.

By bus: Ember runs electric bus services from Edinburgh or Glasgow to Dundee, which take bikes for free. Apollo Way, on the outskirts of Dundee, is the closest station to Alyth, and we will supply you with a GPX file how to get from there to the start in the rider briefing. The cycling distance is around 15 miles (25km). You can book tickets and bike spaces here.

Parking: Limited on street parking is available in Alyth.

Here are a few rules:

  • It's not a race, it's a reliability trial!
  • Stay cool, be nice, don't hurt yourself or others.
  • Cycling on public roads carries risks and that you are aware of these risks.
  • All bicycles in your party will be ridden safely and responsibly at all times.
  • You will obey the law. Whilst using public roads, all riders must observe the Highway Code. If cycling off road, please stick to the route and exercise due care to all other users, according to the Scottish Outdoor Access Code
  • Cycling at night is more dangerous, all bikes will not be ridden at night unless lights are used.
  • A cycle helmet must be used at all times.
  • You understand that bicycling is a hazardous activity. You understand that the sport of bicycling and the use of this equipment involve a risk of injury to any and all parts of the user's body. You agree to freely and expressly assume and accept any risks and all injury to the user of this equipment while bicycling. You understand that bicycle protective gear such as helmets and gloves are recommended, but they do not eliminate the risk and may not reduce the risk of injury in the event of an accident.
  • You agree that you will release the organisers from any and all responsibility of liability for injuries or damages or to any other person. You agree not to make a claim against or sue this organiser for injuries or damages relating to this event.
  • Please don't drop litter!
  • You allow us to film and photograph you and use those images for promotion or documentation.
  • Use public toilets or toilets on the campsite. If not, use a trowel to bury your s'** and stay well away from water for your comfort break.


02 May 2024 23:59£90.00£95.00

*Discounted for members of Cycling UK

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Start: 04/05/2024 09:00:00

End: 05/05/2024 19:00:00

Status: Open

Total Places: 100


Markus Stitz


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