The Hairy Coo returns – with added unusual!
Fancy something different from your local bike race? So do we!
The Hairy Coo mountain bike races are back with a bang, and this year we are celebrating bicycling diversity, with a bunch of new race categories for you to get your teeth into.
We know that not everyone is riding the traditional XC style that the Hairy Coo has become synonymous with, so we have opened up this year’s event to invite you to try racing your “alternative” bike, with categories and prizes for folk entering on any of these…
Fat Bikes – that’s a 3.5” wide tyre and above, on the wee race course with some Fat Bike specific sections to test your skills
Retro Bikes – Any mountain bike with a frame dating from the year 2000 back… sponsored by Ride Retro MTB, over some retro suitable trails
E-Bikes – Your chance to try out your E-MTB in a race setting – must be limited to UK 15mph assist – we’ll be checking! Over the big race course
Singlespeed – anything with a single gear, also over the big race course
Plus of course we won’t be forgetting our roots so the old favourites will be on too
Bairns Race – fast and furious fun on two specially designed courses for under 12s (40 minutes) and under 8s – (30 minutes) to complete as many laps as they can in the time. Once again this will be part of the popular Big Tree Campervan race series. There will also be a wee balance bike course for all the tiny tots.
Wee Race – a one hour blast over the lower slopes of the croft trails, suitable for kids aged 12 upwards (also part of the Big Tree Campervan Series), and anyone who wants to experience the fun of bike racing without going for the full bhoona
Big Race – approximately 2 hours racing over a specially chosen course designed to test your skills and stamina at the UKs top rated trail centre
You can enter online here through this website, or on the day at Comrie Croft. No need for any racing licence just rock up and test yourself!
This year will see a start/finish arena down at the low meadow, with catering available from the excellent onsite Tea Garden café. Full details of timings will appear on the website shortly. All races held at Comrie Croft Bikes, Comrie Road, Crieff, PH7 4JZ.
Prices are as follows:
Bairns – £5
Wee, Fat, Retro – £12
Big, Singlespeed, E-MTB – £20
We reserve the right to alter the format at any time, and will update you of any changes.