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The Dukes Gravel Enduro and Dukes Pass Hillclimb

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Saturday 8th to Sunday 9th September 2018

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Wednesday 20th December 2017
Entries Close
Monday 3rd September 2018 at 18:00
Entry Fees
The Full Dukes (Hill Climb on Saturday + Gravel Enduro on Sunday)   £75.00   
The Dukes Gravel Enduro (Sunday Only)   £55.00   
The Dukes Hill Climb (Saturday Only)   £25.00   
The Dukes Childrens 'Mini Enduro' (Sunday Morning Only)   £15.00   
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The inaugural Dukes Weekender is a cycling festival starting in Aberfoyle. The Dukes Gravel Enduro ventures into the mountains and forests of the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs national park, with some extra twists and turns including a closed road hill climb prologue up the iconic Dukes Pass included in the "Full Dukes" Entry. Included in the weekend there will be a shorter 10km "Mini Enduro" for families and children on the Sunday morning.

The Full Dukes: The Blue Riband event for the weekend. This entry is for both the Gravel Enduro and Hill Climb events. These events will be combined to honour our very first Duke and Duchess of the Hill.
 
The Gravel Enduro. It is a socially orientated event that explores an almost entirely off-road route on a variety of forest tracks, moorland paths, walker’s trails and singletrack in the National Park. For competitive riders, the event is based on an "enduro" format with a variety of electronically timed stages. It is suitable for mountain bikes, cyclo-cross bikes as well as specialist gravel bikes. The route is made up of 2 circuits in a figure of 8 from the village giving competitors the chance to stop off in the event village at half distance to enjoy some of the locally produced food on offer, grab a change of clothes or pick up a spare tube. Part of the Full Dukes event but also available as an individual event.
 
The Dukes Hill Climb. Saturday evenings closed road hill climb race up the iconic Dukes pass for 1.9km at 7% climbing 142m. This will be available as a stand alone event but also count for the main prize of Duke and Duchess of the Hill in the Full Dukes event. This rare chance to race on a closed road will be a fantastic spectacle for riders and spectators alike. Can you get close to the current record of 5minutes 20 seconds as held by a Scottish and British multi national champion and Commonwealth silver medallist?
 
The Dukes "Mini Enduro" will follow part of the Dukes Gravel Enduro route out of the main event village on a 10km circuit while the adults are further afield. Included in this children will be able to compete on two of the same stages as the adults on flowing riverside strails and forest singletrack using magnetic timing equipment to add to the experience. Despite the competitive stages the emphsis of this event will be completion and all children will get a goodie bag at the finish to celebrate their success. 

Saturday evening will have a kermesse feel with locally sourced food, drinks, family entertainment, the screening of outdoor and adventure films plus interviews and presentations from Scottish Cycling Legends.

Included in the Full Dukes entry –

  • Saturday evening closed road hill climb prologue
  • Sunday 60km Gravel Enduro
  • Minimum of 4 times stages on Sunday
  • Timing chips, printed overall time and stage breakdowns will be provided
  • Goody bag
  • Free parking
  • Emergency support

If you cannot manage to enter the whole event but would like to enter the Gravel Enduro or Dukes Hill Climb as an individual race this is an option. 

Included in the Mini Enduro entry -

  • Sunday 10km Gravel Enduro
  • 2 magnetically timed stages
  • Timing chips - printed overall time and stage breakdowns will be provided
  • Goody bag
  • Free parking
  • Emergency support

 

You will automatically be allocated a place in your age and gender matched category ranging from:

Senior: Must be 18+ on 1st January 2018

Veteran: Must be 39+ on 1st January 2018

Junior: Must be 15+ on 1st January 2018 (riders aged 14 are eligible to enter this event with their parent / guardians approval)

Mini Enduro: Must be 8+ on 8th September 2018. Riders will be allocated a category based on age on the day separated by 2 yearly intervals. Riders aged 14 are also eligable to ride in this event if more appropriate. It is down to the discretion of them and their parents/guardian to agree which event would be most suitable.

PLEASE NOTE: ALL MINI ENDURO RIDERS AND JUNIOR RIDERS IN THE DUKES GRAVEL ENDURO MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AND SIGNED ON BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN  IF THEY ARE AGED UNDER 17 ON THE DAY OF THE RACE. PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIANS ARE NOT REQUIRED TO RACE THE TIMED STAGES. HOWEVER FOLLOWING THE TIMED STAGES PARENTS AND/OR GUARDIANS MUST RE-GROUP WITH THE MINI ENDURO RIDERS OR THE JUNIOR RIDERS IN THEIR CARE.

PLEASE NOTE: IN THE ADULT EVENTS IF THERE ARE LESS THAN 5 RIDERS IN A CATEGORY THE CATEGORY WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY COMBINED WITH THE SENIOR CATEGORY.


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