15 September 2014
The Nine Stanes Ride - 13th July 2014
By kind permission of Fasque and Glen Dye Estate, Mr and Mrs Brown, Pitdelphin,
Mr George Minty, Pitreadie, Audrey and Neil Strachan, Heatheryhaugh,
Charlie Neish, Geordie Petrie and Donald Petrie
and Mr and Mrs Alasdair Noble for the very kind use of the venue field.
Update 26 June 2014
After having to
consider several not entirely suitable venues, thanks to the kindness of Mr & Mrs
Noble we were very recently given the same field at Bridge of Bogendreip as last
year. This is accessed by a low tunnel which means NO trailer or lorry more than
3 meters high can get onto the field. Please check your rig carefully and
remember the roof light if it has one.
All vetting will be at the venue.
Last year's route to the South is currently unrideable. Therefore there will be no 80 or 60 kms classes. The routes will therefore be in multiples of a 20 km and a 10 km loop to make up distances of 50, 30 and 20 kms.
The routes will be a little different from previous years with tracks through beautiful Deeside. Mainly on forest tracks with a little roadwork and some great canter tracks. Views will be good hopefully!
It's challenging, but a great fittener and hopefully it will prove fun.
DIRECTIONS TO VENUE: Grid NO661909
Coming from Banchory on the B974: Follow B974 to village of Strachan and turn left (signposted Stonehaven and Fettercairn). Stay on this road (B974) and follow it as it curves right and left up a short, steep hill. About 1 mile past this hill you will cross a bridge over the Water of Dye; the venue field is on your left below the level of the road. To enter the venue field drive over the bridge and take the first road on the right. Follow the road as it curves to the right under the bridge. THE BRIDGE HAS A MAXIMUM HEADROOM OF 3 METRES. THERE IS NO ACCESS FOR TALLER VEHICLES.
MUCK: PLEASE REMOVE ANY MUCK, STRAW, ETC FROM THE VENUE.
DOGS: NO DOGS ON COURSE / DOGS MUST BE KEPT ON LEADS AT ALL TIMES AT THE VENUE.
Event Office opens 08:30
09:00 - 09:30 Vet for 52 CR............................ 09:30 - 10:00 Start for 55 CR
09:30 – 10:00 Vet for 30 CR.............................. 10:00 - 11:00 Start for 32 CR
10:00 - 11:00 Vet for Pl/Tr............................... 10:30 – 11:30 Start for Pl/Tr
10:00 - 11:00 Taster............................................. 10:30 – 11:30 Start for Taster
SPEED CATEGORIES & MAXIMUM AND MINIMUM TIMES:
The above Min/Max times are riding times and do not include allowance for vet halt.
TERRAIN ALLOWANCE (compulsory):
Taster = 4 mins
Pleasure = 8 mins
30 CR = 12 mins
52 CR = 20 mins
These allowances are not included in the above Min/Max times.
1. Letter signs, blue paint and Red/White tape will be the normal form of marking.
2. Yellow tape denotes a hazard.
3. Signs with arrows directing all riders will also be used.
You will be riding through fields and over moor-land that contain sheep. It is vitally important that you leave every gate as you find it. Do not rely on others who are behind you to close a gate. If in doubt leave a gate SHUT.
Crewing is allowed on any public road and in forestry car parks. Very limited parking space at CP1. Raynet will have water at both CPs.
TOILETS: The SERC Portapotty will be on site.
OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION: Contact the ride organisers.