Dunoon Full Moon Cycle Sportive
Scotland’s biggest bike party. Alpe D’heuz meets Ibiza. DJs, bands, fireworks and a breakfast BBQ watching the sunrise.
Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th July 2015
Glasgow – Helensburgh – Rest And Be Thankful – Dunoon
77miles or 109miles
Start 9pm @ Glasgow High School, Anniesland Cross.
Finish 4.30am (sunrise) @ Riverside Leisure Centre Dunoon
Return transfer available by coach or cruise up the River Clyde
Return boat transfer will depart Dunoon @ 6.00am. Arriving Glasgow 8.45am
First ferry leaves Hunters Quay 7.00am
Return coach transfer will depart Gourock 7.30am. Arriving Glasgow 8.15am
Boat transfer is limited to 230 riders. However if it sells out really quickly we have the option of chartering The Waverley. We need a minimum of 500 riders wishing boat transfer to make this viable.
The first Western Ferries sailing from Hunters Quay to Gourock is 7am. If numbers are high enough we hope to persuade them to run an earlier sailing. Scotrail only allow 6 bikes per train from Gourock. Or you could ride the 30 miles back to Glasgow.
Fancy dress encouraged.
Reflective clothing encouraged
Ride only entry will cost £30 for 77 mile ride and £35 for 109 mile ride.
Ride & Coach transfer costs £50 for 77 mile ride and £55 for 109 mile ride.
Ride & Boat transfer costs £65.00 for both 77 mile and 109 mile rides.
Early bird prices are available until 29th November 2014. After that prices increase by £5.00 per entry.
With the exception of boat transfer riders, all rides are responsible for their own ferry fares.
Prices are subject to Entry Central booking fee.
Rider registration will take place at Glasgow High School Sports club from 7.00pm – 8.30pm
There will be a small event village, mechanical support, entertainment.
At registration you will be given:
– electronic timing chip
– rider numbers for handlebars, back, bag drop.
– route card with emergency contact info
Electronic timing will give each rider their individual ride time. THIS IS NOT A RACE. There will be no winner, no prizes. It’s just for fun. Ride sensibly. Be Safe.
At 9pm Riders will be set off in groups of 20 or less at intervals of no less than 2 mins. Start times on the day will be first come first served.
Well stocked feed stops, with entertainment, will be provided at Helensburgh, Arrochar, RABT car park, Strachur, nr Tighnabruich (109 only), Dunoon (Sunrise BBQ). The feed stocks will also have toilet facilities.
Your entry entitles you to food and drink at these stops (whilst stocks last – so be quick 😉 ) and each rider will also get hot drinks and breakfast roll at Dunoon.
BAG DROP & SHOWERS:
At registration each rider is entitled to leave 1 small bag / rucksack for us to transfer by van to finish. This is for you to have a change of clothes on arrival at Dunoon. You will have access to the showers at Riverside Leisure Centre so feel free to pack a towel… and maybe your swim kit if you want a dip in the Clyde.
ON RIDE SUPPORT:
Medical cover will be provide by British Red Cross ambulance teams.
Mobile mechanics will cover the route. There will be static mechanics at the start, Arrochar and nr Tighnabruich.
Each rider is responsible for their own punture repairs. Please carry with you spare inner tubes, pump and tools AND KNOW HOW TO USE THEM!!!
The route will be well sign posted and major junctions and descents will be marshalled. However it is every riders responsibility to know the route and cycle within their competancy.
Unlike urban night-time cycling you need to not only be seen but your lights need to help you see. Prior to the event please go for one or two rural night rides to get yourself used to riding in the pitch black.
All riders must have two working, fully charged, lights at both front and rear.
For those attempting the 109mile route you’re front lights must both be 500 lumens each or more, this is because the longer route has several fast descents.
Helmets are compulsary.
Please do not treat your entry lightly, riding in the dark is more dangerous than daytime riding. Even though it is the weekend after the summer solstice and a full moon, there will still be a minimum of 3 hours total darkness with no street lights whilst riding through the Cowal Penisula.
With the exception of the Rest and be Thankful the 77mile route is rather flat. However there is one steep descent at Green Welly north of Faslane. Temporary street lighting will be installed at this spot for the event
The 109mile route has several long steep climbs and descents at the southern end of the Cowal penisula. These will be well signed and marshalled, please ride these descents with extra caution.
Make sure you have adequate clothing and your equipment is in perfect order.
If you purchase Sportive Only Entry, but subsequently require coach / boat transfer there will be an additional administration charge of £10.00 plus the price difference between original fee paid and Sportive plus Coach fee at time of request.
Please note that entries are non-refundable and not transferable.
Entries are not transferable to a third party. Photo ID required at registration.
Entries are non-refundable. Riders may defer to 2016 if email notice is given to the organisers prior to June 23rd 2015.The event will take place regardless of weather conditions and only be cancelled or the routes modified if in the opinion of the police or the event organisers an entrants reasonable safety is at risk. If the event is cancelled there will no refunds of entry fees.
Sportive entry will include:
Insurance, Rider Numbers for person & bike, Timing chip / number for helmet, access to supplies at Feed Stations and a hot beverage and food at the finish.
We don’t do lots of flags or banners or branding, goody bags, medals, free t-shirts, free bidons, in-fact any free promotional crap you don’t need or want. We spend your money giving you a damn good day with great feed stops, lots of assistance and a massive party along the way.
Regulations, Terms and Conditions:
We the organisers have a responsibility, duty of care towards our participants. The following regulations are to be followed for the duration of the event.
- You must be over 18 years of age on the day of the event to participate
- Riders will be responsible for the road worthiness of their own cycle.
- Tri-bars and recumbent machines are not permitted.
- Riders will be set off in groups of 20 or less at intervals of no less than 2 mins but start times are flexible.
- All riders are covered by third party insurance for the duration of the event. The cost of this is included inyour entry fee. The organisation is covered for civil party liability.
- You must obey all Highway Code rules. You are requested to ride in single file where appropriate and nomore than 2 abreast at any time. Please be aware of your fellow cyclists and any other traffic. Please always indicate your intention to stop or change direction. All cyclists must adhere to and obey the Highway Code and laws of England, Scotland, Wales and N. Ireland where applicable and extend all reasonable courtesy to other road users.
- You may not deviate from the official route. You will either be given a map from start to finish or there will be signage marking the route. Direction will be indicated by the map or signs placed clearing at or before l junctions. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILTY OF ALL RIDERS TO TAKE THE CORRECT ROUTE.
- It is mandatory THAT ALL riders wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest ANSI Z90/4 OR SNELL standards. It is mandatory that all riders have two white lights at the front and two red lights (static) at the rear. Any rider not wearing a helmet or with suffiecient lighting will not be covered by the event insurance and will be disqualified from the event and could be liable for damages if involved in an accident on that basis. The rider must accept this as a condition of entry.
- Please do not use your mobile phone when riding and if taking or making calls please do it safely at the side of the road.
- The organisation reserves the right to terminate an individual’s ride on health and safety grounds.
- The rides will take place regardless of bad weather and will only be cancelled, rerouted or stopped forreasons of safety. Entry fees, however, are not refundable.
- The 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 rider may take food or drink from anyone whilst on the move; if you need food or drink you must stop toreceive it.
- Individual support cars are strictly forbidden; any participants seen to use one will be taken out of theevent, disqualified and not covered by third party insurance.
- All riders carry a form of identification showing their name, address and/or contact details of a person to beadvised in the eventuality of an accident. It is also advised that all participants carry 2 drinks bottles, energy bars, tools, replacement inner tubes and suitable wet weather gear, money, mobile phone, spare inner tubes and a working pump, as well as extra clothing to complete the ride being undertaken, taking into account the route and possible adverse weather conditions.
- You will be required to attach your rider number for identification purposes and health and safety reasons. To be attached to your handlebars, back of body where appropriate.
- Entry Terms and Conditions
- I understand that I participate completely at my own risk and that the organisers will not be held responsible for any damage, injury or loss however caused by me outside of the third party insurance in place for the duration of the event.
- I understand that I/we cycle completely at my/our own risk and that the organisers will not be held responsible for any damage, injury or loss however caused.
- I agree to wear a safety approved cycling helmet complying with latest ANSI Z90/4 OR SNELL standards for the duration of the event.
- Entry fee(s) are non refundable and non transferable.
- I declare myself medically fit and able to participate in the challenge. By entering the challenge, I waive any
liability on the part of the organiser due to medical grounds.
- Cyclosportives are designed as events for serious cyclists who have the strength, endurance and stamina to successfully complete the challenge. Please ensure you have done the right level of training to go for your standard and/or chosen distance.
Participants must agree to have read the event regulations and signed to agree to abide by the regulations and accept the entry terms and conditions as stated above by the organiser.
***Rest and be Thankful Old Military Road***
We had hoped that you would ride up the Old Military Road through Glen Croe. In late October BEAR Scotland used OMR during nightime hours as a diversion for the landslipped A83. There is little fencing along the old road and sadly this highlighted to the land owners that their cattle (in particular mothers with calves) were spooked by the night time activity. The land owners are keen that the OMR be used for future daytime cycle events. Watch this space for a fun OMR / RABT cycle event in late August 2015.