Sat, 23 Oct|
Kirkton of Durris Hall, Aberdeenshire
Dash around some of Aberdeenshire's best gravel trails at your own pace taking a route of your own choice collecting either 3 or 6 checkpoint stamps before heading back to base for pizza and drinks.
Time & Location
23 Oct 2021, 08:00
Kirkton of Durris Hall, Aberdeenshire, Kirkton of Durris, Banchory AB31 6BP, UK
About the Event
Join us for a dash around some of Aberdeenshire's best gravel trails taking a route of your own choice collecting checkpoint stamps before heading back to base for pizza and drinks.
The Durris Dash is a self-supported multiple checkpoint gravel cycling event where participants are given the location of six checkpoints around the Durris & Fetteresso Forest area which they will need to ride to in order to obtain a 'stamp' on their Rider Card. Once all 3 / 6 stamps are collected they will head to the event hub to complete the challenge. There are two options for the event:
- 'The Wee Dash' which is any three checkpoints (shorter distance around 30km)
- 'The Big Dash' which is all six checkpoints (longer distance around 60km)
The location of the checkpoints will be issued to all registered participants 7 days prior to the event and you can decide which route to take to capture all the relevent checkpoints. There is no prescribed route - you choose which route you think it best / quickest / easiest.
EVENT REGISTRATION, START & FINISH
The Event Hub is Kirkton of Durris Village Hall, this is where you will register prior to the event and where the event will start and finish once you've checked in at all the relevent checkpoints.
Registration will take place between 07:00hrs and 07:45hrs where you will sign on and be issued your Rider Card which will be stamped at each of the checkpoints around Durris.
Riders will be set off at 08:00hrs prompt and can take any route they choose collecting any 3 or all 6 checkpoint stamps in any order they choose.
Once all the relevent checkpoint stamps have been collected, riders will proceed back to Durris Villege Hall to finish the event. Pizza, drinks and an event souvenir will be provided once riders have crossed the finish line.
You can choose at the time of booking to register to collect either 3 checkpoint stamps (The Wee Dash) or the all 6 checkpoint stamps (The Big Dash). You can collect the checkpoint stamps by riding to any / all of the checkpoint locations which will be provided to you via email 7 days before the event. At each checkpoint, simply present your Rider Card to our Scottish Adventure Cycling Marshall who will stamp it with our unique stamp as proof that you made it to that particular checkpoint. You can then set off to your next chosen checkpoint. Our Marshalls will be wearing hi-vis jackets and there will be a banner so you can easily find them however, our co-ordinates will be exact.
WHAT DO YOU GET
- Brevet Card to collect your CheckPoint Stamps and times on
- A 15oz mug for you to remember the event by
- A slice of Pizza
- A beer / juice
- The opportunity for some of the best photos of Aberdeenshire during the event
WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER
This event is guaranteed to be great fun and test your adventure skills. With a combination of planning, riding and navigation; you'll use all your skills to find the checkpoints and ride to the next. The locations of our checkpoints have been selected so there is no obvious route so it will be interesting to see which route each rider decides to take. You can use any bike (including eBikes), take as long or as short a time as you like.
As Scottish Adventure Cycling is a registered not-for-profit, any profit raised from this event will be used to fund adventure cycling projects across Scotland. You can read more about this on our website.
- eGuide Scotland
- Raw Culture Kombucha
- REM Bike
- Ride Coffee House
- Element Aero
- Bennachie Bike Bothy
- Rustech Bike Repairs
Finally, a special thank you to The Sutherland Family for thier donation to help make this event possible.
N.B. All SAC events are subject to our Terms & Conditions
The Big Dash (longer distance)
+£0.75 service fee
Collect 6x checkpoint stamps
+£0.75 service fee
The Wee Dash (shorter distance
+£0.50 service fee
Collect 3x checkpoint stamps of your choosing
+£0.50 service fee
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