HAIRY COO MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE
Provisional results for 2013 BIG race and Wee race are here.
Results for Bairns race are here.
Saturday 19th October 2013
Hairy Coo is hosted by Comrie Croft Hostel which has its own network of handmade trails in the surrounding hills. The mountain biking experience at Comrie Croft continues to expand. Summer saw the opening of Rik Allsop's skillfully crafted berms and jumps. He has added a good few kilometres of fun, some of which will be incorporated in the race courses.
The day offers a chance for riders of all ages and abilities to enjoy going as fast as they can!
This year the racing is on the second Saturday, with 3 start times on the programme.
First up, the Wee Race, an hour long blast on a course that’s FUN but not too demanding.
Next is the Bairns’ Race, where the youngsters get an hour to enjoy themselves on a trimmed down version of the Wee Race course.
Finally, the BIG Race, which is a test of fitness, speed and skill around a tough track.
The winning male and female riders in the Big Race receive bespoke trophies made by Jane Drysdale of Carnelian Crafts, plus some cash. There are many other prizes throughout all the races.
The races involve riding off-road on variable surfaces with some steep sections (although the Wee and Bairns races are gentler). It is an independent event with full insurance and first aid cover. No race license is required but a hard shell helmet is obligatory - please ensure that your straps are correctly adjusted; also make sure that your handlebars have plugs in the ends. No helmet, no plugs...no start.
Many thanks to Helen Findlay and Hazel Dickson for each going out of their way to make the Coo possible.
See Stefan Morrocco’s excellent film of the race here at http://vimeo.com/16052589
2012 , 2011 , 2010 BIG race, 2010 Bairns and Wee Races