So, what is Muck n' Mac?
Muck n' Mac Fest is a unique gravel riding festival weekend - all staged at Traquair House in the heart of the Tweed Valley.
The festival features two fantastic days of Gravel riding across some of the most epic gravel trails and roads the country has to offer.
Both days riding start and finish at the festival Village at Traquair House and each feature multiple Enduro-style timed stages. Once you've completed the ride, you'll be treated to an array of live music from Friday through to Sunday.
We've carefully selected a line up of artists to keep you entertained all weekend. We appreciate that riding isn't for everyone. With this in mind, we have a range of activies geared toward familes. Alongside the live music expect to see various activities such as Yoga classes, introductory bike sessions for kids and adults, camping and much more!
Festival Time Table
*Times are subject to change nearer to event
Friday, 29th April
Outdoor Film Screening
18:00 - 20:00
Early Sign on for next day's riding
Live Music Finishes + Bar Closes
Saturday, 30th April
Sign on Opens
09:00 - 10:30
Day 1 Ride start
Sign on Closes
Festival Activities Begin + Bar opens
Early Finishers Expected
First Live Music act
Course Sweeper Arrival
Day 1 Presentations
Finish of Final Live Music Set
Sunday, 1st May
Breakfast Catering Opens
Morning Acoustic Sessions
Day 2 Course Opens,
First Kids activity
Festival Activities Finish
Course Sweeper Arrival
Where do the rides start?
Both days start at the festival village at Traquair House.
Approximate drive time?
Edinburgh - 1hr 30
Glasgow - 1hr 20
Carlisle - 1hr 20
Newcastle - 2hr 10
Manchester - 3hr
London - 6hr
The event will run from 29th April - 1st May.
The first day's riding is on the 30th.
What categories are there?
Male + Female
Senior - 16 to 39
Vet - 40 to 49
Grand Vet - 50 to 59
Super Vet - 60+
Riding's not my thing/i've drawn the short straw and have to look after the kids. What will I get with my Festival Village only pass?
Toilet & Shower facilities
Full access to live music with a mix of musical genres
Unlimited use of outdoor activity services
Family friendly activities for all ages
Educational Outdoor Talks
I'm all in, what does a Full Weekend Riding Pass get me?
2 full days of riding on marked routes
Rider Goodie Bag's
Electronic Timing across multiple stages on each day
GPX Upload of route for Electronic GPS Devices
Toilet + Shower Facilities
Bike washing facilities
A range of live Music
First Aid Support on route + on site
Feed Stations on Route
A range of outdoor Activities at the Festival Village
Prizes for Categories
50% off Event Village tickets for friends/family
*leave no Trace*
We are so lucky to be able to stage Muck n' Mac Fest in one of the most stunning locations the country has to offer. The trails are glorious, the roads are epic.
One of our driving forces is to operate an event format that is as environmentally friendly and sustainable as possibile. When out on the trails and roads it is our policy to remember a few key points.
We are not the only users of these areas. Be cortious to the landowners and other users. Respect the privacy, safety and general working livelihoods of such people living and working in these areas.
Leave the land as you see it.
Many of our trails pass through farmed land. If you see a closed gate, you close it after yourself.
Remember that the outdoors can never be made risk-free. Please act with care at all times for both your own safety and that of others.
Absolutely no littering, under any circumstances.
For more information on Outdoor access take a look at the Scottish Outdoor Access Code website https://www.outdooraccess-scotland.scot/
MUCK N'MAC SPOTIFY PLAYLIST
As we mentioned earlier the festival is as much about the music as it is the bike riding...
To give you a wee insight into the sort of music to expect. We've spent time carefully selecting some tunes into a playlist which you'll hear ringing around our festival village and sign-on areas and even some live on stage.