|Saturday 24th August||Midnight||Si-Entries||Final deadline for entry changes. After this time the Si-Entries system will close and no further amendments / exchanges etc will be accepted.|
|Sunday 1st September||Web sites (Manx Timing Solutions + E2E)||Final entry list published, along with race numbers.|
|Thursday 5th September||18:00||19:00||Amber Bar at Chesterhouse||Marshals Evening|
|Friday 6th September||17:00||19:30||TBC||Registration (no supper). Tickets for Saturday supper may be collected. Please could local riders make use of this session to alleviate pressure on the Saturday.|
|Saturday 7th September||14:00||20:00||TBC||Registration (and supper). All remaining riders.|
|Sunday 8th September||07:30||08:00||Sea Terminal||Transport collection for riders & bikes.|
|09:00||10:30||Road from Bride village to Point of Ayre||Road closed to public traffic.|
|09:00||09:30||Point of Ayre||Coaches & Trucks arrive.|
|09:30||09:50||Start||Top 100 riders + juniors assemble at start gate.|
|10:00||Start||Top 100 riders + juniors mass start|
|10:00||10:15||Start||Trickle-start for remaining riders.|
|10:00||11:30||Ballacry Road||Road closed to public traffic.|
|10:30||12:00||Druidale Road||Road closed to public traffic.|
|11:00||12:30||Brandywell Road||Road one-way only.|
|11:40||Approx||St John’s||Race Leaders expected.|
|12:30||16:00||The Sloc||Road one-way only.|
|12:30||16:30||Howe Road||Road one-way only.|
|13:00||Brandywell Road||Checkpoint 1 closes|
|13:00||Approx||Finish - Cregneash.||Winner expected at finish.|
|14:00||St John’s||Checkpoint 2 closes|
|15:00||15:45||Cregneash||First Coach / Bike Transport returns to Douglas.|
|15:30||Eary Cushlin||Checkpoint 3 closes|
|16:00||16:45||Cregneash||Second Coach / Bike Transport returns to Douglas.|
|17:00||17:45||Cregneash||Last Coach / Bike Transport returns to Douglas.|
|17:00||Finish||Official Timing Ends.|
|18:00||Villa Marina, Douglas||Doors open for supper.|
|19:00||Approx||Web sites||Full results published.|
|20:00||21:00||Villa Marina, Douglas||Presentation & Prizegiving|
|21:00||22:00||Villa Marina, Douglas||Social evening.|
|Approx +1 week||—-||Certificates posted to all finishers.|
With regards to the seeding, this is based on last year’s performance only and is not negotiable. We are sorry if you missed a year, but in last year’s event few riders were disadvantaged by starting after the first 100 as it is relatively easy to catch up to the first group on the road section.
If you are a top 100 rider or junior please go direct to the start area.
TO BE CONFIRMED.
Friday night signing-on will be from 17.00 until 19.30. No food will be served at this session, but if you wish you may take a ticket and return on Saturday. It would be helpful if local riders could try to use this session as it will ease congestion on Saturday.
The Saturday session will run from 14.00 until 20.00 in the same location.
You must sign on personally at one of these sessions, there is NO signing on at the start, no-one can sign-on on your behalf. Under-18 riders must bring a parent/guardian to sign the disclaimer.
A complete set of registration instructions and starting procedures will be made available in the rider briefing document given when you sign on.
Try to remember as you ride across the mats to keep whichever foot you have mounted your timing chip on closest to the mats.
Part of the plan is to reduce the volume of the mass start so that there is less congestion in the early part of the course.
Checkpoint and final race times are all recorded electronically by Manx Timing Solutions. These Special End 2 End timing chips will be issued to you when you register for the event. Anybody who has Manx timing chips already are asked NOT to bring these and use those issued.
We will be using the same mat-based timing system as for the 2011 event. Tags will be issued at registration where they can be demonstrated / tested. These are half the size of a credit card and are attached to the riders shoe straps / laces.
The top-100 seeded riders (+ Youth riders) will all be given a fixed 10:00 start time whereas everybody else will be given an individual start time from the time they cross the start mat. This will be a trickle-start and it is expected that the last rider will cross the start line at around 10:15.
At the St John’s checkpoint, there will be an archway and a timing mat, which will record your split time. If you are stopping at John’s or have missed the cut-off time (14:00) then you must surrender your timing tag and will be credited with your split time at St John’s.
The finishing field is near the top of the hill at Cregneash where you will cross the final timing mat. Our marshals will then remove your timing tag and you will then receive an individual print-out as you pass through the timing tent - showing your start/split/finish times. Note: Please ride over the finish mats rather than stopping / collapsing ON them !
A live scoreboard screen will be in the marquee. This scrolls through the results. Friends and supporters may also check on your progress (CP1 & Finish) online using a mobile phone / tablet / PC etc by using our individual results enquiry service. Please check-out the Manx Timing Solutions or E2E web sites for details on how to access this - there is also a QR code linking to this service printed on the rider briefing notes.
We will produce a full printed set of results to be displayed at the presentation - and on the Manx Timing Solutions results database - after the event. Any result queries should be raised with us at the finish - as we have to prepare these in time for the presentation, it is too late to raise a query once the presentation is underway!
If you should retire from the event at one of the other checkpoints (or elsewhere), please make sure to return your timing tag to one of the checkpoint marshals, to us at the presentation or by sending it to: Manx Timing Solutions, Thie Grianagh, Ballagorry Drive, Glen Mona, Maughold, Isle of Man, IM7 1HE. Anyone not returning their tags may be refused entry to future events!
Award bands are as follows:
Gold = Under 4 hours
Silver = Under 5 hours
Bronze = Under 6 hours
For the ladies, these times are +15 minutes.
Certificates will be mailed out to all finishers approximately a week after the event. Thanks to the Isle of Man Post Office Integrated Mailing Services for providing this service this year.
Volunteers will be helping to marshal these so please thank them for holding them open for you as you pass. Where we have permission to leave a gate open for the event, these will be tied open with barrier tape. If gates are closed, please observe normal trail rules by either climbing over them or opening/closing them. If you find an open gate that is not tied open, please close it - this is important to retain good relationships with the many landowners whose property we pass over.
Please bear in mind that some sections of the course, as used on the event day itself, are actually private land. We are very lucky to have the co-operation of the Manx Farming community in letting us use these to add quality to the riding for the event. However, it is becoming an increasing problem in the run up to the event that both local and visiting riders are blatantly riding these sections. We are receiving valid complaints from the affected farmers, who will withdraw permission if this persists.
Coach transport for you and your bike from The Sea Terminal in Douglas to the start and back to Douglas from the finish is available for an additional fee of £13. Please select transport option when filling in the online entry form.
For those who have already booked to use the bus and truck transport service, please arrive at the Lord Street, Bus Station car park (250m from the Sea Terminal) by 7:30 am. It will take some time to load the bikes onto the trucks, and they will be stacked herringbone style. Please bring with you any protective covers for your bike as the event cannot supply. Please pass your bikes up to the guys loading the trucks and help them where possible. It takes approx. 55 minutes to get to the Point of Ayre. The Bus and Coach will drop you off a short distance from the start to avoid congestion. When you have collected your bike, you should ride up to the start area.
Can you take stuff to the finish for me?
If you want us to transport equipment and clothing to the finish (advisable if we have poor weather) please put it in a labelled pack and bring this to the starters who will put it in a van and take it to the finish for you. Note that gear will be taken to the field where the timekeepers are. In the event that you don’t make it to the finish, we will bring any unclaimed articles to the evening presentation at the Villa Marina. It is not possible for us to transport equipment to intermediate checkpoints. You should carry everything that you will need en-route.
The transport will depart from Cregneash car park at 15:00, 16:00 and 17:00 and return you to Douglas Bus Station. We will also have a minibus as well to help get any stragglers home. Please help us to load your bikes back onto the truck. It takes about 45 minutes to get back to Douglas. Make sure that if your bike is loaded onto the truck, you leave on the accompanying coach! Due to the amount of riders requiring transport back, riders are advised to take the first available bus back after they finish.
Here’s a short time lapse video showing the transport service we offer. For more information contact us.