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Saturday June 15th 2013 - you can do it… - Register here

Event Timetable and Route  FAQs 

  • An exciting biking adventure for all through the beautiful rural landscape of Aberdeenshire
  • The off-road and way marked route follows the beautiful Formatine & Buchan Way – an old rural railway line running between Fraserburgh and Aberdeen
  • Event entry is open to individuals, teams or groups who can choose one of two route categories:

    Route Categories:

    o    ‘The 40’  – A 40 mile bike from Fraserburgh to Dyce
    o    ‘The 25’ –  A 25 mile bike from Maud to Dyce


    Age Limits for Entry:The bike routes are not technically challenging and are easily achievable providing riders are reasonably fit, well prepared and have reliable bikes and equipment. There are no time limits to finish – it is not a race - it is a challenge (but we will provide a time taken for everyone).  You can do it…
    • ‘The 40’ – minimum age is 17 years
    • ‘The 25’ – parental permission required for riders under 17 years - riders under 14 years must be accompanied by an appropriate adult 
  • Each person taking part has to complete the whole distance of their chosen route (40m or 25m) – there are no easy ‘relay team’ options!
  • The 40 mile route starts by the beach and rushing North Sea at Fraserburgh
  • The 25 mile route starts from the old railway station at Maud
  • The finish line for both routes is at Dyce in Aberdeen – the Granite City
  • Entry to the event is by pre-entry only - there are no entries taken on event day  
  • Lorry transport is provided to get bikes and associated kit from Dyce to both route starting points (Fraserburgh and Maud). You can also make your own way to the Start
  •  Bus transport is provided to get challengers from Dyce to both starting points (Fraserburgh and Maud). You can also make your own way to the Start
  • Transport is provided for participants bags or kit from either start area back to the finish line area at Dyce
  • Participants are responsible for their own transport requirements after the finish line in Dyce. There is ample car parking space at the finish area
  • There will be a ‘Registration’ point at each route category start (Fraserburgh and Maud) where challengers will receive their individual event number and timing chip
  • The event has an electronic timing system for each participant plus full event support, marshals and route signage
  • All challengers receive a special event medal and ‘goody bag’
  • The event is staged with the kind permission and support of Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council and in close liaison with Grampian Police. CHSS are very grateful for the fantastic event support from Dyce Carriers Ltd, Nestrans and many others
  • ·      All proceeds from the event go directly to support the work of Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland (CHSS) - helping those affected by chest, heart and stroke illness in every community across Scotland. We are Scotland’s Health Charity


    How to Enter?
  • The event entry fee is only £15 per person but we ask each challenger to agree to raise a  minimum sponsorship of £50 each
  • You can enter online here
  • Call 0300 1212 777 and enter over the phone
  • Email events@chss.org.uk for a hard copy entry form
  • All entries will be acknowledged on receipt and a letter of welcome with information and event sponsor form then sent to all entrants
  •  Detailed event instructions will be sent to each challenger a few weeks before the event

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