The Bluegrass and MET Weekend – May 3rd and 4th 2014
No Fuss Events are delighted to announce that as well as coming to Scotland for the Bluegrass Enduro Tour, Bluegrass and MET Helmets will once again be supporting the Buachaille Sportive. And, it’s all happening on the same weekend. So whether you fancy doing a hundred miler on your road bike on Saturday the 3rd or taking part in the UK’s only chairlift assisted enduro on May the 4th, No Fuss Events have it all covered with the support of one of the industry’s leading helmet and body armour providers.
Jean-Pierre Coupe is from MET/Bluegrass and has this to say about the partnership, ‘Since 1987 MET S.P.A is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high quality bicycle helmets. Our headquarters are located in Talamona, a small town in the heart of the Italian Alps. MET has always been synonymous with some of the finest values of this Alpine heritage: care, reliability, efficiency, performance and sustainable development. And with our new gravity brand Bluegrass, onboard since 2009, we’re even more focused on providing riders of all abilities the safest and most enjoyable cycling experiences. As such, our partnership with No Fuss Events is a natural extension of our fundamental values. Don’t miss out!’
On Saturday the Buachaille Sportive, now in its 3rd year, is becoming a classic on everyone’s sportive calendar. There are 2 route options, the Mor is 170km (105miles) and the Beag is 140km (87miles). The Buachaille Sportive is not a race, although we will time you for your own interest and for kudos in the café afterwards! We will also be helping to keep you energised with High5 Energy Nutrition, delicious home baking and teas and coffees, plus MET will be providing us with some brilliant spot ‘gifts’. Frazer Coupland from No Fuss, on the route – ’The majesty of the Buachaille Etive Mor is just the start of the route. Heading through stunning Glencoe you’ll be riding towards the sea. From coastal seascapes to Alpinesque climbs this sportive has it all.’
On Sunday the 4th, we see the return of The Bluegrass Enduro Tour, which has a slightly new format, with the racing being totally blind. If you were ever lucky enough to take part in the Macavalanche, then you will know that even if you do practice at Glencoe, there are wee front wheel sized surprises all over the mountain that can just tip you over the edge! This all adds to the challenge of course, and we defy you not to be smiling at the bottom.
Fiona from No Fuss Events is looking forward to holding the race, ‘The Bluegrass Enduro this year is going to brilliant. The format will be 2 stages, raced blind and individually, followed in the afternoon by a mass start race! The terrain at Glencoe is interesting: wide open moorland full of bogs and tussocks, all leading to the fast, rocky red route taking you all the way down to the carpark. You’ll need good legs to get you through the tussocks, cat like reflexes for the bogs and enough energy to do it all over again.’
Glencoe Mountain Resort is situated in an area of outstanding beauty on Rannoch Moor, offering stunning views of the iconic Buachaille Etive Mor. The resort boasts a great café and a choice of accommodations including microlodges, a campsite plus motorhome hook-ups.
For more information on the Buachaille Sportive head here: http://nofussevents.co.uk/event/Buachaille-Mor/Beag-sportive/2967/
For the Bluegrass Tour check here:
Find out about Glencoe Mountain Resort here: http://www.glencoemountain.co.uk/
Words and photos: No Fuss PR