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  • What bike should I use
    Well, that would depend on which option you go for. For 'The Mucker' we would suggest a gravel bike but any off road bike will do. If you are going for 'The Mackie' a road bike will be the beast for the job.
  • Is this a race?
    No, it isn't a race. However, we do have some timed sections which you can choose to ride as fast or slow as you please. Between these stages is completely untimed giving you the chance to kick back and enjoy what's going on around you.
  • How will I know when the stages start and finish?
    We will have both Marshals and signage in place giving you ample warning.
  • Do I need to be super fit to ride?
    We wouldn't describe the routes as flat but we have specifically put in a long and short course option. If you start on the long course you can always drop down to the short on the route.
  • I'm a bit daunted by the distance, can I use an E-bike?"
    Yes, you are welcome to use an E-bike - you just won't be competitive in the overall prizes.
  • Will there be charging points for E-batteries?
    No, we don't have charging points for batteries in the village.
  • I really want to ride but my partner and kids don't. How can this work?
    When purchasing a full weekend riding ticket there will be an option of additional extra tickets bellow. You can add in a partner (non-riding) ticket ticket for 50% off, plus children u14 are free entrance to the festival village.
  • Will there be much for them to do in the village?
    Yes, we have an array of live music on through the day and into the night, pump track with kids coach giving introductory riding lessons, watersports, walking routes and many other family friendly activities.
  • Is it extra for camping?
    No, this is included in the ticket but please when booking state how many will be staying in each tent.
  • Can I sleep in my campervan?
    Yes, please do check 'camping' when you come to make your booking.
  • Will it be loud with music on late?
    Live music stops at 11:00 but we do have a quiet camp ground on offer a little further away from the music if you want to get away to bed early.
  • Camping really isn't my cup of tea? Are there any rooms available?
    At the festival village, we just have camping and campervan options. However, the village is based just a couple of miles outside the town of Innerleithen where there is a great mix of accomodation on offer.
  • Is there vegetarian and vegan food options?
    Yes, there will be a mix of catering options for your dietary requirements.
  • Will there be activities on through the day on Sunday too?
    Yes, there are activities on both Saturday and Sunday at the event village for those not wanting to ride. (See event schedule)
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