News 18.01.2020

Strathpuffer24: The world's only 24 hour mountain bike race in winter conditions

The Puffer

The Strathpuffer - or "The 'Puffer" - started in 2005. It was meant to be a one-off local event, but somehow, more than a decade later it's a national event with a legendary status.

Over the years they've had every possible type of weather conditions - gales that blew away our marquee, iced roads, 2ft of snow the week before the event, temperatures down to minus 10 degrees, rain, hail and even sunshine... you get the picture. But then, if they insist on staging a 24 hour event in the Highlands of Scotland in the middle of winter what do you expect?

The Puffer now attracts competitors from all over the world - probably because they were included in the US Bike magazines top 10 toughest Mountain Bike events on the planet - and they are widely recognised as the event every decent mountain biker needs on their palmares.

The Event

The Strathpuffer follows the traditional 24 hour MTB format with laps of a circa 12.5 km course.

The start is at 10.00 am on Saturday morning and competitors must start their last lap by 10.00 am on Sunday morning and complete it by 11.00 am

The event is open to solos, pairs, teams of four and teams of eight for schools.

To keep you safe and smiling there are two safety points on the course manned by fantastic marshals without whom the events would not be possible.

The event is timed by SPORTident - bombproof accuracy and reliability.

To keep you smiling there is music playing throughout the event in the transition area - sometimes live, sometimes just good tunes.


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