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POC King and Queen of the Hill 2013, May, Glentress, Scotland

25-26 May 2013, Glentress
Event start: Peebles Hotel Hydro

The official POC King and Queen of th Hill website

TweedLove presents the return of our all-mountain enduro race.

We’re delighted to be working with POC again and for 2013 we’re planning an even more epic course – many km of sweet singletrack and quality dirt guaranteed. Last year people were surprised to ride parts of Glentress they had no idea existed and we’ll be including more fantastic descents and the odd cheeky climb again. The format will be similar – a whole lot of fun and quality trails.

Full weekend of top quality riding.
Latest technology (reliable and accurate) chip timing system.
Instant results when you finish.
Personalised pro-style number board with your name and team/club printed on it.
Feed/refreshment stations on course.
Goody bag at sign-on.
Great prizes.
Event village at hq.

The format:

Timed stages on great trails around Glentress, featuring some cracking natural lines and some of the best man-made riding anywhere. You have to complete all the sections – some huge descents, some climbing and linking stages. Your worst stage result will be dropped from your overall result, which means you can choose your tactics.

Practice is on Saturday though some sections will not be open for practice beforehand. The race hq, start and finish is at the legendary Peebles Hotel Hydro. If you’re experienced in these events, you’ll find the course a lot of fun, with some sweet and technical sections of trail to deal with at speed, but the event will also appeal to riders who are keen to have a try at this style of race – you’ll have a blast either way and can choose which sections to smash and when to ease up a bit.

POC King & Queen of the Hill is sponsored by POC.

POC is a Swedish company, built on a strong mission; to do everything they possibly can to save lives and reduce consequences of accidents for gravity sports athletes by developing and renewing what personal protection is all about. POC has, in many ways, already set a new standard when it comes to technical solutions, construction, material combinations and engineering. Their clean, minimal and bright helmets, armour, clothing, goggles and sunglasses are a breath of fresh air to the market.

TweedLove 2013 is sponsored by Alpine Bikes http://www.alpinebikes.com/

Schedule:

Saturday 25 May:
Race Registration & unmarshalled practice: selected trail sections only.

Sunday 26 May:
Race Registration and Race Day.
Full details will appear on TweedLove website and be emailed to entrants in due course.

Race start and finish, registration etc Peebles Hotel Hydro, Peebles Scottish Borders EH45 8LX. The race takes place in the Forestry Commission Scotland’s Glentress Forest.

The race will be signposted from the major approach roads. Registration is in the event arena. Catering services are available on site. Changing facilities also close to the registration/transition area.

PLEASE NOTE: There is only limited parking at the hotel, please park on one side only of the main road outside the hotel. There are public car parks close by in Peebles, these will be shown in event details on TweedLove website, prior to race.

The POC King and Queen of the Hill is an enduro-style stage race for mountain bikes only. Riders must complete the entire race course within the set time limit. Linking sections between the racing stages are not timed, but the entire course must be finished within a time limit.

At the end of the race hand your dibber/chip in to the timing tent to get your times for the day. Please make sure you check in at the timing/registration tent if you decide not to complete the race. We also ask that you bring a mobile phone, keep it switched on during the event and provide the number at registration.

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