ORBEA Selkirk MTB Marathon and Enduro

06 May 2018

Welcome to the entry pages for the ORBEA Selkirk Mountain Bike Marathon and Selkirk MTB Raid

 

ORBEA SELKIRK MTB MARATHON

The most popular (and challenging) mountain bike marathon course in the UK?. Yep, we think so, and loads of riders seem to agree - this course was vote 'best MTB Marathon' several times in the last few years.

This is an epic ride through the best trails the Scottish Borders has to offer. 

- Choice of 2 single-loop courses (approx. 25km, and 50km)  
- Superb mix of flowy natural singletrack, ancient drove roads, mahoosive climbs and grin-inducing descents. 

 

ORBEA SELKIRK ENDURO

Enduro as you've never seen it before. Timed special stages?. Yep. Good ones as well - singletrack that's technical enough, fun and challenging, but not a crazy steep gnar-fest. Whether you're Enduro-curious or Rad to the Power of Sick, this is the race for you.

Here's the twist: we set you a target time for getting round the whole course. For every 5 minutes you are over the time, we add 5 seconds to your special stage total time. Cruel, huh?!. Should keep you focussed ;)

 

 

Welcome to the entry pages for the ORBEA Selkirk MTB Enduro

 

Enduro as you've never seen it before!.

OK, we're not competing to be the gnarliest, raddest and baddest Enduro out there. Plenty of others are after that crown. But if you fancy fun, sweet, rideable, flowing trails to test yourself on, step right up. 

Uncle Pete and the Selkirk trail fairies are hard at work planning and digging some cool stuff new for 2018. The Enduro will run parallel to the 50K MTB Marathon for much of the route, but will split off for several special stages in order to give you more Enduro-style stuff to play on. Nice.

ORBEA Selkirk MTB Enduro is a subtle combination of Enduro timed special stages (eyeballs out against your mates and the clock, if that's your bag, baby), and a great days' riding in the hills and forests of this spectacular corner of the country. 

If you're Enduro-curious (always fancied a go, but a bit put off by the gnar), or an Enduro-dude up for some great riding (and a bit of pedalling - no moaning now!), this is the race for you. 


Here's the twist.... there will be several brilliant timed Special Stages - all descents. Ride like the wind!. However, for every 5 minutes over a target time you are (4:30hrs - the average time for the 50km course last year), we add 5 seconds to your time for and additional 'theoretical' Special Stage. So, dawdle too long at the top of Stages and you risk adding time to your final time. Ride too fast and you might be sub-optimal on the timed Stages. Oooh! - tactical decisions!. 

Our end of the Tweed Valley is relatively unknown, but has some incredible riding, including some classic descents. 

Brought to you by renowned course designer Peter Laing (some of the world-famous '7 Stanes' trails amongst others) and Selkirk-based Durty Events (Bowhill Duathlon Series, Craggy Island Triathlon, Aviemore Triathlon) , this is an epic ride through the best trails the Scottish Borders has to offer.

E-Bikes are welcome, and will have a category all of their own.

Courses

A fantastic mix of natural singletrack, twin-track forest roads, ancient drove roads, and hand-made singletrack. You'll visit the valleys of the Rivers Tweed, Yarrow and Ettrick, and of course, the high points in between. So, expect lung and thigh busting climbs that are rewarded with epic grin-inducing descents. 

Starting at 10am from Selkirk, you're on a 50km (approx) course with several Special Stages

- Superb mix of flowy natural singletrack, ancient drove roads, great climbs and grin-inducing descents. Incredible views guaranteed!.

- Well stocked aid stations

- Safety cover

- Free car parking, camping and showers at Selkirk Rugby Club (Fri and Sat night)

- 100% signed course

- Electronic Chip Timing (Sport Ident system)

- Event T-Shirt

More event information is available on the website: www.bordersbikefestival.com 

 

T&Cs 

Please see http://www.durtyevents.com/terms-and-conditions.html for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability whatsoever arising from such a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather conditions or major incidents. In this circumstance, the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event, in which scenario, original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply in writing (via email) to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the Durty Events portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details.

Use of Data: By entering this event I agree that the data supplied by me can be used for the purposes of safely organising and managing the event, essential communications with me pre- and post-race, and for electronic event timing. This data will be held securely, and for a maximum of 1 year. Email data may be used indefinitely for the purposes of sending occasional e-newsletters by Durty Events only. The full Durty Events data use policy can be found HERE.

Welcome to the entry pages for the ORBEA Selkirk Mountain Bike Marathon - 50km

 

Is this the most popular (and challenging) mountain bike marathon course in the UK?. Yep, we think so, and loads of riders seem to agree - this course was vote 'best MTB Marathon' several times in the last few years.

 

Brought to you again in 2018 by renowned course designer Peter Laing (Selkirk MTB Marathon - known previously as 'the Merida', and latterly the 'CRC', and designer of some of the world-famous '7 Stanes' trails amongst others) and Selkirk-based Durty Events (Bowhill Duathlon Series, Craggy Island Triathlon, Aviemore Triathlon) , this is an epic ride through the best trails the Scottish Borders has to offer.

E-Bikes welcome!.

CUT OFFS: Please note that for 2018 we’re going to again use cut off times – please see www.bordersbikefestival.com for details.

 

- Superb mix of flowy natural singletrack, ancient drove roads, mahoosive climbs and grin-inducing descents. Incredible views guaranteed!.

- Well stocked aid stations

- Safety cover

- Free car parking, camping and showers at Selkirk Rugby Club (Fri and Sat night)

- 100% signed course

- Electronic Chip Timing (Sport Ident system)

- Event T-Shirt

 

Selkirk is easily accessed from Central Scotland, North East and North West England. It's very close to the world famous Glentress and Innerleithen Trail Centres, so why not come for a long weekend of superb riding. Maybe even also come and 'ride with the locals' on some of our lovely secret trails during a hangover ride on the Sunday!.

 

Come and enjoy some fantastic old trail favourites, plus new stuff that we've been out scouting.....

 

More event information is available on the website: www.bordersbikefestival.com

 

 

T&Cs Please see http://www.durtyevents.com/terms-and-conditions.html for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability whatsoever arising from such a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather conditions or major incidents. In this circumstance, the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event, in which scenario, original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply in writing (via email) to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the Durty Events portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details.

Use of Data: By entering this event I agree that the data supplied by me can be used for the purposes of safely organising and managing the event, essential communications with me pre- and post-race, and for electronic event timing. This data will be held securely, and for a maximum of 1 year. Email data may be used indefinitely for the purposes of sending occasional e-newsletters by Durty Events only. The full Durty Events data use policy can be found HERE.

Welcome to the entry pages for the ORBEA Selkirk Mountain Bike Marathon - 25km

 

Back by popular demand, we're really happy to offer the 25km 'mini-marathon' option again for 2018. It's perfect for families, less experienced riders, or anyone just wanting a great ride in some spectacular Borders countryside. 

We're happy for riders from 12+ to the 25km Marathon, but from ages 12-16, you MUST be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian) - maximum of 2 younger rider per adult please.

The course takes in Bowhill Estate, riverside trails and a challenging climb of the Three Brethren, before a thrilling descent of the Corbie Linn back into Selkirk for tea and glory.

Brought to you again in 2018 by renowned course designer Peter Laing (Selkirk MTB Marathon - known previously as 'the Merida', and latterly the 'CRC', and designer of some of the world-famous '7 Stanes' trails amongst others) and Selkirk-based Durty Events (Bowhill Duathlon Series, Craggy Island Triathlon, Aviemore Triathlon) , this is an epic ride through the best trails the Scottish Borders has to offer.

E-Bikes welcome!.

- Superb mix of flowy natural singletrack, ancient drove roads, challenging climbs and grin-inducing descents. Incredible views guaranteed!.

- Well stocked aid station

- Safety cover

- Free car parking, camping and showers at Selkirk Rugby Club (Fri and Sat night)

- 100% signed course

- Electronic Chip Timing (Sport Ident system)

- Event T-Shirt

 

Selkirk is easily accessed from Central Scotland, North East and North West England. It's very close to the world famous Glentress and Innerleithen Trail Centres, so why not come for a long weekend of superb riding. Maybe even also come and 'ride with the locals' on some of our lovely secret trails during a hangover ride on the Sunday!.

 

Come and enjoy some fantastic old trail favourites, plus new stuff that we've been out scouting.....

 

More event information is available on the website: www.bordersbikefestival.com

 

 

T&Cs 

Please see http://www.durtyevents.com/terms-and-conditions.html for details of the full Terms & Conditions associated with event entry, including refund, cancellation, withdrawal and transfer policies.

Entries are not transferable. Photographic ID may be requested at race registration.

Entrants wishing to withdraw must inform the organiser by email. Entry fees will be refunded or transferred as follows; up to (1 month prior to race date) 75% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees), up to (2 weeks prior to race date) 50% refund (less any Entry Central or SI fees). After (2 weeks prior to race date) - no refund.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered, and the organiser will accept no further liability whatsoever arising from such a cancellation. This includes situations such as adverse weather conditions or major incidents. In this circumstance, the organisers will make every reasonable attempt to reschedule the event, in which scenario, original entrants will have their entry automatically transferred to the rescheduled event.

If the event is cancelled due to circumstances within the organisers control then entrants will be offered a 50% refund. Entrants must apply in writing (via email) to claim their refund. No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

No refunds will be granted after one month has passed from the event date.

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the Durty Events portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details.

Use of Data: By entering this event I agree that the data supplied by me can be used for the purposes of safely organising and managing the event, essential communications with me pre- and post-race, and for electronic event timing. This data will be held securely, and for a maximum of 1 year. Email data may be used indefinitely for the purposes of sending occasional e-newsletters by Durty Events only. The full Durty Events data use policy can be found HERE.

 

Changes to entry details, and transfer of the entry to other events in the Durty Events portfolio may be possible with the permission of the organiser. There will be a small admin fee for this service, payable in advance. Please see the full Terms & Conditions for details. 

Organiser
Durty Events

01835 823 514

Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
ORBEA Selkirk Enduro06 May 2018??/200Open01 May 2018
ORBEA Selkirk MTB Marathon - 50km06 May 2018??/250Open01 May 2018
ORBEA Selkirk MTB Marathon - 25km06 May 2018??/150Open01 May 2018
Prices
Until
31 Dec 2017£40.00
01 May 2018£45.00
Until
31 Dec 2017£35.00
01 May 2018£40.00
Until
31 Dec 2017£25.00
01 May 2018£30.00

To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral with a card payment, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Event Address
Selkirk Rugby Club, Selkirk, Scottish Borders, TD7 5AX