Important Entry Information

The OutRider 4
Sunday 28 June 2009
12noon - 4pm

So what's it all about?
The OutRider 4 is a four-hour endurance event, but that doesn't mean that every participant has to ride for a full four hours. Many riders will be in teams and ride in a relay - that is only one team member on the course at any time. It's a friendly event, so enter with mates and family and come and have a great time - while you're not riding, preparing for the next ride or trying to relax you can enjoy the rest of The Outsider festival (all weekend). The festival has camping and shower facilities and a good range of food stalls and refreshments as well as a huge choice of entertainment and other activities throughout the weekend.

The course will have a mixture of forestry roads and singletrack with some interesting natural sections and some superb mountain bike terrain. The course will be about eight miles in length and will be 100% ride-able.
We are using computerised timing and lap recording. Progress-board updates throughout the events. Random and spot prizes all day.

Competitor Groupings






Times for on-site event registration, team captains' meetings and race event timetable will be provided prior to the event.

Important Entry Information

All advance entries will be online, please take time to fill in the web form carefully. There will be only a very limited number of entries on the day or the day before at the festival.

Advance entry is online only and will close on Monday 22 June 2009 at midday. On the day entry, if places are still available, will open from 10am-11am in the main arena. To access the main arena you will need to purchase at least a Sunday festival/arena ticket from the box office on site or in advance. All entry fees and related tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

  • Entrants must be aged 16 and over on the day of the race. Under 18's must be accompanied to the event by an adult. Children aged 12-15 may enter and take part only if they are accompanied on the course at all times by a participating adult entrant.
  • Limited number of race day entries may be available on race day subject to race capacity.
  • Entry fees and related tickets are non-refundable. No transfers of places to another rider. We do not operate a deferment system.
  • Please note you cannot take part in the OutRider 4 without having purchased at least the Sunday day ticket or a weekend ticket to The Outsider festival. The OutRider 4 is an integral part of the festival.
  • The course will start and finish inside the event arena.
    The transition area will also be in the main event arena.
  • Final race instructions and course details will be sent by email by Friday 19th June 2009. All participants must attend pre-race registration on race day.

Conditions of Entry

By entering either race, you agree to abide by these Conditions of Entry and any race instructions given to you by the organisers and officials of The Outsider Festival. 

Medical Condition: All participants are strongly advised to consult their doctor prior to undertaking any exercise programme or running event. It is the responsibility of all participants to ensure they are medically fit to participate in the event.

Use of Image: By entering either race you give permission for the free use of your name, voice or picture in any broadcast, telecast, advertising, promotion or other account of this event.

Event Cancellation: The event will only be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances. In such an eventuality all participants will be notified by email as soon as possible. The organiser's entire liability in respect of all costs and expenses you may incur as a result of such cancellation or delay will solely be the entry price you have paid to take part in the event.

Data Protection: The organiser complies with the Data Protection Act 1998 and you have the right of access to personal records held on the organiser's computer on written request.  Your name will be added to the organiser's mailing list so that we can keep you informed about the other events and activities of the event organisers.

Race Numbers: The swapping of race numbers is strictly prohibited and participants must complete their details and sign the back of their race number prior to the event.

Change of Address: If your address details change after you have submitted your application you must notify the organisers by email:

Organiser: The race organiser is No Fuss Events Ltd, No Fuss Events,
20 Hillview Drive, Corpach, Fort William, PH33 7LS on behalf of The Outsider Festival c/o Unique Events, a company incorporated under the Companies Acts with Company No: SC132639 and having its registered office at Gladstone House, 6a Mill Lane, Edinburgh EH6 6TJ

I confirm that I have read, understood and accept all the conditions of entry above. I confirm that I am taking part in the OutRider 4 entirely at my own risk. I acknowledge that the organisers shall not be liable for death, personal injury, loss or damage arising from my participation in or as a consequence of my participation in the 2009 OutRider 4 howsoever caused, except with regard to death or personal injury which is caused by the organiser's negligence.

Rules and Regulations

The OutRider 4 is part of The Outsider Festival. To enter The Outrider 4, you must also have a ticket for The Outsider Festival. Day or weekend tickets are available.

It is important that you and your teammates and support crew read these very carefully. Each lap is approximately eight miles. The course may consist of a bit of everything, including wide singletrack, narrow single track with rocks, roots, mud, fast flowing single track, low gear uphills, water crossings, technical ascents and descents, plus fire roads. The event is for solo riders and teams and is in a relay format.

1 There will be a Mandatory pre-event meeting before the race for all team captains/team leaders, although all riders and crew are encouraged to attend. Time of meeting will be notified before the event. Teams must designate a captain team leader (this will be understood to be No 1 on entry form) to handle all official matters including pre event meeting, picking up registration packs, making sure all teammates have correct numbers and have completed any paperwork etc.

2 Each team and solo rider will bear reasonability for their timing. In order for laps to count riders must pass through the transition area and use the dibbers correctly every time a lap is completed.

3 Waiting riders should always check in with transition officials prior to starting their lap. Please adhere to the NO RIDE RULES in transition areas. Riders should only use solo riders area if they are in that class.

4 If a team member wishes to do two laps in a row it essential that they still dibb when passing through transition.

5 Each team member and solo rider must complete a minimum of one lap. Teams will be penalized a lap for each lap not completed by each member except in the case of injury which must be reported to race official who will make final decision.

6 If a team member cannot complete his or her lap, the team has the option of starting the lap over with a new rider. They will however, lose the distance and time of the uncompleted lap. The replacement rider must check in with timing official prior to starting the lap.

7 For obvious safety reasons there is no reverse riding on the course.

8 Teammates may cannibalize each others bikes or swap if necessary. Riders may accept mechanical support on the course by any other registered rider, transition and camp areas is the only area where assistance from support crews is acceptable.

9 Riders may accept food and water from anyone on the course.

10 We strongly suggest that each team and solo rider have a support crew of at least 1 or 2 persons who are not taking part to assist with various jobs such as organsing transitions, cooking and assisting with mechanical problems.

11 Bike wash areas will be available. Toilets and showers will be available throughout the weekend at the festival. Please use the toilets provided.

12 If you are planning camping please see details within the site.

13 You will need all your own camping supplies though much is available near the festival site. A variety of food (hot and cold meals, soup and snacks) will be available in the camping and main festival sites. If planning to camp, please ensure you purchase the festival ticket with camping.

14 Only riders officially entered in the event or designated as "Official Course Marshals" may ride the designated course.

15 Wearing a buckled helmet is mandatory anytime you are on your bike in the race area (not just when it is your lap).

16 All team captains must attend the pre-race meeting.

17 Ignorance of any rule will not be accepted as an excuse.

18 Foul riding will not be tolerated, unsportsmanlike behavior is totally un-acceptable this includes the use of profane or abusive language, this rule is taken very seriously by The Outsider Festival and anyone who violates this rule shall be disqualified from this and any future event.

19 Shortcutting the course can be grounds for automatic disqualification of the solo rider or the entire team. If a rider makes a mistake and they report to officials before it is discovered, a time adjustment will be applied rather than a DQ.

20 Riders who are riding their bikes have the right of way over those who are pushing their bikes. Where practicable riders pushing should stay on the least rideable portion of the path when being passed. Riders are encouraged to call pleasantly "passing on the right or left" as appropriate.

21 All protests must be made by a team captain to an Outsider Festival or No Fuss Official. Protests can be made throughout the event and up to 15 mins after the final results are posted. It would be appreciated if any protests could be made respectfully to the officials. Officials' say is final in all protests.

22 Safety on the course is our primary concern. If you come across an injured or a potentially unsafe situation, you are encouraged to stop and assist. If you stop to give assistance for a health and safety related reason, you should report your number to a passing number who will turn it in to the transition official so that your teams next rider may commence their lap. You must then complete your lap and report to the transition official and report the nature of the assistance you provided and an approximate duration of your stop. You will be assigned a lap time in accordance with your or your team's average times which ever is the faster. NB Time adjustments are made by a race official and are final. NOTE This rule applies to ONLY health and safety concerns and not mechanical failure.

23 The race officials will be given the final decision regarding any occurrence at the event including those not addressed in the rules



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