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o The ADVENTURE route is in BLUE and will be ridden in an anti-clockwise direction
o The EPIC route does some additional loops shown in PINK as follows:
o Adventure – 28.5km
o Epic – 42.5km
NOTE: There are two river crossings near the start of the adventure route –water levels are low and these can be forded with caution. Otherwise there are bridges close by that can be used.
Please bring cash as not all traders will be able to accept cards.
Map to be posted shortly
Event Hub: Glenmore Lodge National Outdoor Activity Centre (Post code PH22 1QU) Registration: 10.00 – 11.00 at Glenmore Lodge Race briefing: 11.15 outside registration (this is compulsory – failure to attend will result in riders not being allowed to start) Race start: 11.30 Prize Giving: scheduled for 3pm (this may change)
The event hub is at Glenmore Lodge where there will be plenty of activities going on including:
Food and drink
Please note that Glenmore lodge is a fantastic outdoor training centre. There will be courses going on over the event weekend therefore please respect all signs and instructions provided to ensure that we don’t disturb other activities.
Car Parking Car parking will be tight so please car share if possible or cycle up from Aviemore.
Event parking is between 500-750m ride/walk from the event hub at Glenmore Lodge – the route will be clearly signposted
Litter No Litter. Anywhere. Full Stop. This includes the car parks, route and hub area. If you’ve got any food wrappers – gels, jelly babies, chocolate bars – either bring your litter back to the finish or hand it in at a feed station. We rely on the goodwill of landowners for the event to happen, and they do check the course after we’re finished for this kind of thing. Please comply – we don’t want to do it, but it’s an instant DQ for littering. Marshals Marshals are essential to deliver the event ensure riders feel supported, so please get in touch if you or your supporters are willing to volunteer to help on the day. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us name, time available (we need people from 09.00 to 17.00 but people can help out for some of that time), if you have a first aid qualification, if you will be coming with a bike and could ride out to marshal at a more remote location, if you have marshaled at Ride Like a Grrl before. We will sort out marshals with a packed lunch and hot beverages. Numbers and timing All riders will be provided with a number and electronic timing chip at registration. The number must be clearly displayed on riders chest and the tag attached correctly to their bike. Both must be returned at the end of the event and will be collected when riders are provided with a ‘goodie’ bag – see below. Accommodation There are lots of accommodation options available:
o Twin bedded rooms with en-suite facilities – £68/room o Family rooms (2 twin beds and 1 double sofa bed) with en-suite facilities – £80/room
There are lots of other accommodation options available in the local area. Kit Mandatory items
What else you bring is up to you. Some suggestions are:
Bike Hire If you don’t want to ride it or you don’t have your own bike you can rent one. Local options are:
Goodie bags and prizes Every rider will get a goodie bag containing a host of items on completion of their ride. This will include a meal voucher for a free pasta meal on the day to replace those carbs from The Billycan caterers. There will be place prizes for each race and a host of spot prizes on the day. Bike wash To save you from taking your dirty bike home there will be a bike wash available on the day. The bike wash equipment and staff have been provided by Mikes Bikes. People wash (showers) There will be some showers available in Glenmore lodge for use by event participants. If you wish to use them please bring your own towel and toiletries and make sure that you leave the shower room clean behind you. Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT) www.cairngormsoutdooraccess.org.uk The Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust is an innovative environmental charity working to promote sustainable public access across the Cairngorms National Park. They work to develop and implement an access management strategy that integrates the needs of land managers, access users and local communities, whilst conserving and protecting the natural heritage of the Cairngorms National Park. Within this they do fantastic work contrasting and maintaining paths and access routes enjoyed by all (especially bikers). Petalpower is committed to supporting COAT and £1 will be donated from every entry fee. Supporters Supporters are very welcome at the event hub and throughout the route which is widely accessible. At the event hub there will be activities going on through-out the day. There will be final instructions sent out one week prior to the event with any significant updates. If you have any questions about the day please email email@example.com . Keep following the event on facebook for regular updates and developments. See you all on the 27th Ride Like a Grrl Organizing Team For a PDF version of Rider briefing notes , Rider information sheet 1 – RLAG 2014
Any questions, please contact us on our Event email : firstname.lastname@example.org Remind yourself what is all about, by watching this video made by Katrina Brown.