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Muckle Toon Adventure Festival 16-18th June 2017

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Friday 16th June

MTAF HILL CLIMB 18.30 (registration from 17.00 at basecamp)
A gruelling 1.6 mile hill climb to kick off the festival. Competitor are timed from Whitshiels (just off the A7 North of Langholm) to the top of Whita hill. Fastest time wins. Spectators are encouraged to line the road to show their support by making as much noise as possible when the cyclists pass. Let’s get the weekend off to a great start.

Male, Female, youth and mountain bike categories. Prize giving back at basecamp.

Saturday 17th June

MTB LONG, MED & SHORT – 8.00 – 9.00AM (Registration from 7am)

LONG
A gruelling 30-mile challenge awaits the brave amongst you on two wheels. Not only will you find yourself enjoying summiting the four hills of Langholm, but you will also be exhilarated by the quality of single track descents. Spectators will catch a glimpse of the riders on Whita, Warblaw and between on local trails. They’re bound to appreciate some vocal support.

MEDIUM & SHORT
A challenging and varied MTB trail, which will have you sweating on steep ascents and grinning from ear to ear on natural single-track descents. From leaving Basecamp on a 22% one mile ascent toward the iconic Langholm monument, your hard work will be rewarded as you enjoy the heathery single-track descents that the muckle toon has to offer.

SUMMIT CHALLENGE (5, 3 & Single) – 9.00AM (Registration from 8.30am)
Gather at Basecamp to begin your very own summit challenge. Whether you are taking on one, three or five of the summits surrounding the town, pick up your t-shirt, map and charismatic guide before heading to the tops.

BASECAMP ACTIVITIES OPEN
10.00 The kids zone, pump track, climbing wall, to name but a few, all get underway at Basecamp.

10K & HALF MARATHON TRAIL RUN
13.00 (Registration from 11AM)  – A mass start for the runner who will begin by coming through the town (North to South) and heading up the Kirk Wynd – why not join the pipe band in giving them a muckle Toon send off? A7 will be closed to traffic for a short while.

Sunday 18th June

ROAD BIKE SPORTIVE MASS START– 8.30AM (Registration from 7AM)
For the first time in Muckle Toon history the road cycle sportive will set off as a mass start with a fantastic send off from the town! The first riders are expected to be back by late morning and the long route riders by early to mid-afternoon. Come up to basecamp to give them a cheer as they return from a tough day in the saddle.

SUMMIT CHALLENGE (5, 3 & Single)  – 9.00 (Registration from 8.30am)
Gather at Basecamp to begin your very own summit challenge. Whether you are taking on one, three or five of the summits surrounding the town, pick up your t-shirt, map and charismatic guide before heading to the tops.

HILL SKILLS & NAVIGATION WORKSHOPs
9.00AM (Register from 8.30am)
12.00 NOON (Register from 11.30AM)
Tired of wandering around hills and not being confident of where you are? This work shop is for you.

BASECAMP ACTIVITIES OPEN – 10.00
The kids zone, pump track, climbing wall, to name but a few, all get underway at Basecamp.

MTAF 5K 12.00 (Registration opens 10am)  – “RUN WITH BEN”
None other than 401 Marathon Runner and Sport Personality Ben Smith jones the 5K party at Basecamp this year! Enjoy an atmospheric mass start from Basecamp before heading through beautiful woodlands for a family friendly 5K run.

XSTREAM DIPPING – 1PM (Registration 12.45PM Kids Zone)
None other than our resident Mooreland expert Rick Taylor will take you on an underwater discovery like no other. A short walk from Basecamp you will delve under the waves of the river Wauchope and be amazed at what you find!

MOUNTAIN BIKE MINI-TRAIL – 14.00 (Registration from 13.30)
This is one for the whole family!! Jump on your bikes and head out for a 3-mile hurl around the MTAF MTB trails rounding off an amazing weekend in the Muckle Toon

GEOCACHE – ALL WEEKEND
The Muckle Toon Geocache network will have you hunting around the most scenic trails the Muckle Toon has to offer. Join the global treasure hunt and spread the MTAF word all year round!

 

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