Ullapool sportives - 65/88 miles - Sat 24th September 2016

Ullapool sportive - Saturday 24th September 2016

Ullapool sportive - Saturday 24th September 2016

Stunning Scenery for 88 miles on the UK’s most northerly sportive

The Ullapool Mor route takes in some of the wildest scenery Scotland has to offer from wild cliffs and tiny islands to lonely moorland and remote sandy beaches with superb panoramic mountain views, tree-lined twisting roads and foaming rivers. The ride passes the ruin of Ardvreck Castle on the shore of Loch Assynt, built by the MacLeods of Assynt in the 16th century.

Ullapool Beag - 65 miles

Ullapool Beag - 65 miles

The Ullapool Beag is shorter but equally impressive in terms of scenery. Wind around the unique and spectacular mountains of west Sutherland on quiet roads. The route is demanding but rewarding, taking you to places you may have never been before.

A little gem!

Ullapool Sportives rules and entry

  • Ullapool Mor Route

    Ullapool Mor Route

    Ullapool Mor Garmin Connect Route & Profile –
    http://connect.garmin.com/course/4673054

  • Ullapool Beag - profile

    Ullapool Beag - profile

    Ullapool Beag Garmin Connect Route & Profile –
    http://connect.garmin.com/course/3337833

  • Event Rules and Entry

    You must read these rules before entering on-line from the link at the bottom of the page.

    Refunds

    * Refunds of entry fees for all other cycling events will only be paid if withdrawal is notified at least twenty eight days prior to the event. Any such refund will be subject to a £5 deduction for administration. No transfer of entries is allowed.

    * If the event is cancelled due to circumstances out of the organisers control then no refunds will be offered. This includes situations such as adverse weather conditions or major incidents.

    Entry Rules

    * You must be 16 years of age on the day of the ride to participate

    * Participants will be responsible for the roadworthiness of their own cycle.

    *All participants are covered by third party insurance for the duration of the event. If you wish cover for personal injury you must make your own arrangements. The organisation is covered for civil liability.

    * No bicycle, tandem or other machine, conventional or otherwise, is permitted to have unconventional handlebars including triathlon bars, aero bars, clip-ons, prayer bars, and cow bars. Neither are Spinachi type bars permitted. However, ATB bar ends are permitted on mountain bikes.

    * The start may be organised in such a way as to minimise ‘bunch racing’.

    *You must obey all Highway Code Rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and no more than 2 abreast at any time unless this is on a road closed to normal traffic. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and other traffic. Please indicate your intention to stop or change direction.

    * You may not deviate from the official route. From start to finish there will be signage marking the route. Direction will be indicated by signs and/or by arrows painted on the road. Signs will also indicate when you are approaching a refreshment stop. There will be marshals (wearing fluorescent vests) located on the route. All volunteers and staff involved in the event will be clearly identifiable. The marshals do not have the authority to stop motorists; they are there for your safety and other road users. It is the responsibility of each participant to take the correct course

    * All participants must wear a safety-approved cycling helmet complying with ANSI Z90/4 or SNELL standards. Cycling shoes, shorts and jerseys are also recommended. All riders are recommended to carry 2 drink bottles, an energy bar or similar snack, tools 2 replacement inner tubes. We also advise that riders carry I/D and a small amount of money. In the event of bad weather, you must take a waterproof jacket. You will be issued with an instruction before the start and not be permitted to start without it.

    * You may not use your mobile phone while riding. You must stop at the side of the road if you need to make or receive a call.

    * Rider’s number, issued at registration, must be displayed on the front of the bike for identification.

    * The organisers reserve the right to terminate an individual’s ride on health and safety grounds. The ride will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, re-routed or stopped for reasons of safety. Entry fees, however, are not refundable.

    * Organisers will endeavour to provide fluid and some form of food at designated “feed zones” however we cannot guarantee supplies will be available at all times and urge riders to only take what they need and be mindful of the needs of those following behind.

    * No participant (other than those on tandems) may take food or drink from anyone whilst on the move. If you need food or drink, you must stop to receive it.

    * Mobile support vehicles in the form of cars or motorbikes are strictly forbidden and will lead to disqualification. You may however receive outside support from a stationary vehicle any such vehicle must not interfere with the progress of the riders.

    * You must complete the course within a prescribed time to be classified as a finisher. This will depend on conditions on the day but will normally represent an average speed of 10mph. There may be a specified control point on the course. Entrants who fail to reach this point within a stated time will be withdrawn from the event. These requirements will be notified on the day of the event.

    * A “Broom Wagon” will follow the event. All cyclists over taken by this vehicle, and who are unable to fall within the time limit will be asked to either get in the van, or to go on without a race number and return their transponder.

  • On The Day Details

    Important on the day information for the Ullapool Sportives.

    Parking

    To accommodate the number of vehicles arriving for this event we have use a number of car parks within Ullapool. Please follow the directions given by the marshals and park where asked to. It is important that we retain the support of the local community if this event is to continue so please help us with this.

    Registration

    Registration will take place on Saturday morning at the Village Hall, Market Street, Ullapool (http://www.ullapoolvillagehall.com/findus.htm) at 07.30 to 09.00 for everyone competing in either of the two sportives.

    Please note that there will be no registration on Friday evening.

    Starts

    Participants will start from outside the Village Hall, Market Street, Ullapool between 09.00 – 09.30 for everyone.

    The Routes

    The finish will close at 19.00. You must arrive at the finish before this time.

    For the course and route profiles on Garmin Connect see –

    Ullapool Mor – http://connect.garmin.com/course/4673054

    Ullapool Beag – http://connect.garmin.com/course/3337833

    For those of you a bit more traditional, there will be maps of the courses and route profiles displayed at registration.

    Timing

    We will be operating a dib and go system – when you are ready, just turn up at the start line – your dibber will be scanned for safety and timing purposes and then you can set off.

    Road Safety

    PLEASE BE EXTREMELY CAREFUL ON THE ROADS AND BE COURTEOUS TO CARS AND OTHER ROAD USERS. All the roads on both routes remain open to traffic throughout the event so please be careful especially on the single track sections where some blind bends demand a very cautious approach. There are some very steep climbs and descents, especially on the Mor route. Take care on these please.

    Food Stations

    There are food stations at the following locations:

    Mor route – Lochinver (48km), the junction of the Drumbeg road and the A894 at 75km and Ledmore Junction at 110km

    Beag route – Lochinver (48km) & Ledmore Junction (78km)

    At each food station there will be water, bananas and tray bakes as well as track pumps and a few spare tubes – please be careful entering and leaving the food stations as this is often a time when cyclists “interact”!

    YOU MUST ALSO ENSURE THAT YOU START WITH SUFFICIENT DRINKS ON BOARD AND SOME FOOD IN YOUR BACK POCKET!

    First Aid

    First Aid this year is being provided by the Coast Guard – we sincerely hope that the weather conditions don’t reach the stage where the lifeboat will need to be launched to rescue cyclists!!

    Marshals

    As always we rely heavily on our marshals to make these events work so please do as they ask. They are there to help and to keep you safe. If you have a problem please find an organiser – Alasdair, Linda or David – to discuss this with.

    Emergency Vehicles

    During the event it is extremely important that any emergency vehicles can respond to a call out as quickly as possible. If you hear an emergency vehicle approaching from either in front or behind, while you are on a single-track road, you MUST dismount and stand off the road until the vehicle has passed you. Whatever they are responding to it is more important than adding a couple of minutes to your time.

    The Highway Code

    Please observe the spirit of the Highway Code at all times. RIDE NO MORE THAN 2 ABREAST at any time and in some places only single file – use your judgment.

    Let cars past at the earliest opportunity, at most within 3 passing places but preferably much sooner.

    The Finish

    Your dibber will be scanned at the finish to record your time and this also acts as an important safety procedure – this lets us know who is back and who is still out there.

    You must ‘dib’ at the finish. You must ensure that you hand in your dibber at the end. You will then immediately receive a print out of your time, race certificates will be available online with results after the event.

    There will be hot food and drinks available in the Village Hall at the finish as well as a professional massage service (for donations to charity).

    Our Sponsors

    We’d like to thank our wonderful sponsors AJG Parcels Ltd (http://www.ajgparcels.com/ ) again for their generous support and sponsorship of all of this year’s Hands On Events Sportives. Please help us help our sponsors. If you could go on to the AJG Parcels Facebook Page and ‘Like’ it that would be greatly appreciated – https://www.facebook.com/ajgparcels?fref=ts

    Safe travels to Ullapool at the weekend. The Handsonevents Team

    All enquiries regarding this email should be directed to admin@handsonevents.co.uk.

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Ullapool Sportives

Ullapool Sportives –
Saturday 24th September 2016
ENTRIES OPEN TUESDAY 1st DECEMBER 10AM


Stunning Scenery from the UK’s most northerly sportive

The  Ullapool Mor route takes in some of the wildest scenery Scotland has to offer from wild cliffs and tiny islands to lonely moorland and remote sandy beaches with superb panoramic mountain views, tree-lined twisting roads and foaming rivers. The ride passes the ruin of Ardvreck Castle on the shore of Loch Assynt, built by the MacLeods of Assynt in the 16th century.

The Ullapool Beag is shorter but equally impressive in terms of scenery.  Wind around the unique and spectacular mountains of west Sutherland on quiet roads. The route is demanding but rewarding, taking you to places you may have never been before.  A little gem!

 

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Ullapool Beag

Start/Finish: Ullapool
Start Time: 09:00-09:30
Length: 65.5 mls / 105km
Ascent: 7815ft / 2383m
Route: North on the A835 to Drumrunie. Left on the unclassified road past Stac Polaidh. Right on unclassified road at Aird of Coigach. North to Lochinver then on A837 to Ledmore Junction and back to Ullapool on the A835

Ullapool Mor

Start/Finish: Ullapool
Start Time: 09:00am-09:30am
Length: 88 mls / 142km
Ascent: TBC
Route: North on the A835 to Drumrunie. Left on the unclassified road past Stac Polaidh. Right on unclassified road at Aird of Coigach. North to Lochinver then left on the B869 the right onto the A894 then a left onto the A837 to Ledmore Junction and back to Ullapool on the A835

Please read the Ullapool Sportives ‘Event Rules and Entry’ page before entering online below –

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