Time trial or TT bikes are BANNED from this event. As are Time trial or Tri bars fitted to a road bike. This is for safety reasons. The ‘head down’ riding style of these types of bikes and bars is not compatible with the traffic conditions experienced along the route. All riders need to take a more ‘heads up’ and alert approach to ensure safe passage. Remember, the challenge is to complete this epic adventure and return to bask in the glory, it is not a race.
Locations are still currently being confirmed but you can plan on the following:
Run 1 – 1 pit stop; Water and energy drink only.
Bike – 3 pit stops; water, energy drink, snacks (sweet and salty) and Bananas
Run 2 – 1 pit stop; water, energy drink, snacks (sweet and salty) and Bananas
Depending on the weather conditions, especially if it is a hot summer (it happens occasionally in Scotland!), we are very likely to add water only stops into all stages of the course.
However, for training purposes, you should expect the following time limits:
Run 1 – 3hrs
Bike – 9hrs
Run 2 – 8hrs
The check point at the base of Ben Nevis is critical and relates to the safety of everyone on the mountain – participants and crew; if you make it through this check point but are slow it is likely you won’t make it to the summit check point as we will bring this turn around point down the mountain.
If you fail to make the cut-off you will be transported forward to the finish only.
- Finish bag. This is for anything you will need at and after you finish. This can be large bag but is limited to a size of 70L and a weight of 15kg. A perfect bag is the RR Duffle, see here. You can give this to us at Registration on Saturday afternoon of at the start line on Sunday morning.
- T1 bag. This is for you to leave in T1. It is for everything you will need for the bike stage. You can leave behind anything you don’t need for the second run and this bag will be transported to T2 for you.
- T2 bag. This is to be handed in to us at registration and we will take it to T2 for you. It should contain everything you will need for the second run stage. Putting a 2nd pair of trainers in this bag will prevent the need for you to carry the first pair on the bike.