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Rules and Regulations


Categories are determined by your age at the time of the event (13th May).

This year we will be holding to the minimum age limits due to the extension and trail difficulties involved.  We have opened a brand new course - Pro-Amateur Youth - for the talented young riders (age 13-16yrs) we see coming year after year, in dedication to your hard work and exceptional riding this is for you.

Riders who finish in the top three in their category are expected, where possible, to attend the podium presentation.

Podiums and prize presentation timings will be advertised in email communication and on the day.


Bike and personal equipment

The courses are designed to suit a mid-travel trail bike, not specific xc or dh bikes.

Riders should use the same frame, fork and wheels during a whole event.

All bikes must have bar end plugs and be in working order.

Bikes may be subject to random checks before departing to ride the course.

The race directors have the right to deny entry to the event if they feel a bike is not of a suitable standard.

Riders must wear a certified helmet (xc or full face) at all times, including transfer sections. Riders found not wearing a helmet may be disqualified.

Gloves are mandatory, knee, elbow and back protection are strongly recommended.

It is recommended all riders wear a face covering/Buff whilst waiting at stage starts and in finish areas.  As well as in the Event HQ/Registration area.

Each competitor should be completely self-sufficient. It is recommended that each rider carries the following items:

Mobile phone. An emergency contact number will be provided in pre race email.

Basic first aid kit.

Wind/Waterproof top.

Bike repair kit.

Whistle can be a good idea in case you go over a bank, break a leg and no one can see you.

Sufficient food and water to meet your individual energy needs for a day long strenuous ride.

Sunscreen and insect repellent. Please be aware that Dunkeld and Birnam is a tick area with risk of Lyme's.


Course Hazards

The course may have narrow sections and exposed rocks, steep climbs and descents and will not be suitable for beginners.

Potholes, rocks, rutted tracks, steep descents, banks etc are all part of what is required to be negotiated by the competitor. When you are in this environment YOU are the person primarily responsible for your own safety. Any hazards outside of those expected will be identified and marked accordingly to ensure your safety.

It is the duty of each competitor to assist any other competitor who appears to be injured or in difficulty and to alert a marshal or member of event staff as appropriate. Should you stop to help an injured rider you will be granted the option of repeating the stage, you must make this request to the marshal immediately after helping the individual so your re-run can be approved.


The Course

The Dunkeld Enduro race take place on a circuit marked with a variable number of mostly uphill transfer stages and mostly downhill timed stages. Riders must complete the timed stages in ascending order, 1 then 2 etc, unless otherwise instructed by the race organisers.

All riders must follow the marked transition routes. Failure to do so may result in complications and concerns regarding your safety while participating in this event. If you injure yourself while not on the marked course our medics may not be able to find you.

In the interest of safety there will be a ample cut off time to complete the whole event. Riders will be notified of this at the race briefing on the morning of the event or pre-race email. A sweep team of riders will ride behind the majority of the participants and are able to assist in any medical or mechanical problems. If the cut off time is approaching they may ask you to return to the event HQ without completing the whole course.

The course will be marked with signs and tape. Where a course is double taped you must ride between the tape. Anything else is placed as a guideline as to the direction of the course.

If a Rider exits the timed stage course, he/she must re-enter at the same point and, if altered, restore the tape as he/she found it.

Riders cannot repeat any stage if they suffer a mechanical failure on course.

Riders should and should not:

Riders should not leave any rubbish along the route. ALL food wrappers, drink bottles, tubes etc must please be carried to the finish line and not discarded anywhere along the route. Anyone seen discarding rubbish will be disqualified and will not receive a time or position as applicable (take memories or photos, but leave only tyre marks).

Riders should not modify race number plates.

Competitors should obey instructions from Marshals at all times. They are there for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.

Any Rider withdrawing from the event should notify the race office as soon as possible.

Every competitor should adapt his/her speed and his/her behaviour to his/her personal abilities, his/her equipment and to the general conditions the event is raced in.

Each Rider authorises the use of any images or videos taken during the event he/she may be appearing in.  If you do not authorise this you must make this clearly known at registration before you begin the race.

Chaperones are there for the welfare of the young rider in their care.  Chaperones will have a number board to state that they are not racing but solely in a duty of care capacity.  Chaperones must be mindful of the young rider taking into account but not limited fatigue, low blood sugar, competency and mature decision making.  Chaperones must be considerate of those who are racing and not to block, push or otherwise interfere with riders who are racing unless in case of medical emergency or rider down.


Registration for all events will open as directed on this website/Facebook/Sientries.

On registering, each Rider agrees to the rules of the event.

Entry for each event closes in the days prior to the event, if not full before then.

Entries are non-refundable. If you are unable to compete for medical reasons we will refund you on receipt of a doctor’s note. It is also not possible to transfer entries to any other events or next year’s event,.

Registration and payment will be made online.

For the registration the Rider will have to inform an on-line form concerning names, age, gender and address and relevant medical information.

The registration will be validated only after the payment of the fees on the registration website.

Details of the course will not be made known before the event.



Provisional results will be posted as soon as possible after the event. Any queries must be expressed by email by 12noon on the Monday following the event.


Timing will be conducted using a SportIdent system.

After leaving the event village Riders can start each timed stage as soon as they reach the start line. There are no start times or running order unless otherwise stated in the pre-race email/information or upon sign up/registration, but there will be minimum 20 second time intervals between each rider starting a timed stage.

You are responsible for your timing chip and for accurately passing the timing gates to activate the start timer and stop the timer at the bottom of the stage. Please look after these - lost or broken timing chips will cost you £25 to replace.


Responsibilities of Riders

The organisers shall not be held liable in any way for any loss, damage or accidents that may occur during any of the events. Riders are aware that cycling is potentially dangerous.


Penalties and complaints:

No external assistance is permitted on the track, assistance is only allowed in the link sections.

If a Rider catches up with a slower Rider on course, he/she should let the faster Rider past as and when safe to do so. The faster Rider should give lots of warning and clear directions as to which side they will pass on. Aggressive or impatient behaviour from the faster Rider may result in a 30 second time penalty. Play fair.

Any complaints about the race should be done formally to within 15 minutes of the end of the Rider’s race.

Any complaints about the results should be done formally to within 24hrs of result's publication.

Any dangerous or disrespectful behaviour against other racers, marshals, nature, trails or spectators will lead to a time penalty depending of the level of the fault. Race director can also decide to disqualify the Rider.

Dunkeld Enduro

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