Sunday 28 June 2009
12noon - 4pm

For 2009, the Outsider's bike event is a bit different -
and even better than last time.

We will of course have some of the country's best mountain biking on a route including some superb singletrack in one of the UK's most beautiful landscapes, but the format's new for this year. Instead of being a marathon/single loop event, The Outrider 4 is a four hour/endurance event, in the style of events like 10 Under The Ben.

As a solo or as part of a team, the aim is to complete as many laps of the course as you can within four hours. It's an opportunity for all kinds of riders and racers to get on their bikes and enjoy some of the fantastic riding on offer around Rothiemurchus. You can go at it as hard or as gently as you like, but it's all about having a good time in a wonderful place.

If you've never done an event like this before, this four-hour format is the perfect way to give it a try. You can choose to take it easy, stopping for extended tea and festival breaks, or you can go as hard as your legs will let you - experienced racers will know how to push on for maximum laps in a full-on four hours. Just make sure you leave some energy for enjoying the rest of the festival!

The OutRider 4 is being organised in conjunction with No Fuss Events, who put together the '10 Under' series of MTB events.

"Don't worry if you don't look good in Lycra, this is all about taking part in a hobby that we enjoy - competition is up to the individual. It's more about taking part, riding a great course with loads of like minded people and having a good time"
says Frazer Coupland of No Fuss.

You can enter as:
Duo (team of two)
Trio (team of three)
Quad (team of four)

Entry cost:
£15 per rider in advance
£22 per rider entry on the day

You need an Outsider Festival ticket (either a Sunday day ticket or a weekend ticket) as well as The Outrider 4 entry acceptance in order to take part in the bike event. 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.

Don't forget to consider the Duathlon:
You or your team can add a bigger challenge by entering the Outsider Duathlon. For solos, this means completing the OutRunner 12k or for teams, running the Rothie Relay on Saturday as well - and go for the overall Outsider Duathlon title!

Click here for further important entry information

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