Aye been a while since ive blogged billy has been hassling me big style! Just now Im on winter duties driving the piste machines and fixing ski tows. Its snowing and windy as on the hill today and tomorrow morning ive got 3 tower derails to fix I can’t wait!
Got a new event this summer the No fuss Endurance downhill 6hours to ride the Fort william downhill as many times as you can. There will be a Le Mans style running start to your bike which you will then have to pedal up to tower 8 on the gondola (the big wall ride) and then ride the course as many times as you can.
The idea of the event is not only to test endurance but also reliability. Participants will only be allowed one bike and a list of itemised spares to see them through the whole event. At the bottom of each run participants have the opportunity to enter the tech area to carry out any running repairs, replenish fluids and to take a breather.
There will be time penalties for riders who have to change wheels, forks, bars, frames and other major components. Also participants will not be allowed assistance in the maintenance of their equipment from outside the tech area.
Dave Hutchens, a well known face on the Scottish Downhill scene, will assist the team in the organising and running of the event.
Interested? For full details and online entries go to
Entries will be limited to 230 so you better be fast!