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Stuff You Need To Know…
Please attend sign on to register and collect your Race Number, T-shirt and Parking permit. Sign-on is at Bikestyle HQ. Market Hall, North Quay, Douglas IM1 2AY Friday September 16:00 to 19:00 & Saturday September 17:00 to 19:00.
For those who have booked to use the coach and truck transport service, please arrive at 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 coach will drop you off a short distance from the start to avoid congestion, it is a short ride to the start area. Please note that transport back from Port Erin is to Douglas railway station, which is a short distance from the Sea Terminal.
The first group set off from the Point of Ayre at 9:30 am. The e-bikes will set off from the Point of Ayre at 10.00. The half event and the youths (14-15 years) will set off from St. Johns at 12:00 noon. Gear Transport 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 lorry and take it to the finish for you. Note that gear will be taken to the end and collection from the MMBC tent on the beach. In the event that you don’t make it to the finish, please contact us to arrange collection. It is not possible for us to transport equipment to intermediate checkpoints. You should carry everything that you will need en-route.
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 lorry and take it to the finish for you. Note that gear will be taken to the end and collection from the MMBC tent on the beach. In the event that you don’t make it to the finish, please contact us to arrange collection. It is not possible for us to transport equipment to intermediate checkpoints. You should carry everything that you will need en-route
SPECTATORS AND SUPPORT CREWS
One of the best aspects of the event is the large number of spectators who turn out to support family & friends. However, if you are spectating, please make sure that you park your vehicle considerately. The road crossings have limited parking and your vehicle could cause an obstruction.
There are 3 manned checkpoints: One at Brandywell Road (33km), One at St. John’s (46km) and the other at Round Table (59km). These will have water to refill your bottles and energy bars. They are intended to supplement your rations and you should carry adequate supplies to meet your needs rather than relying on these.
Checkpoint closing times are:
13:00 Brandywell Checkpoint 1
14:00 St. Johns Checkpoint 2
15:00 Round Table Checkpoint 3
Please consider these checkpoint closing times. If you feel they may be difficult for you to achieve, we will be happy to change your entry to the half event at sign on. The half event starts at 12:00 noon at St. Johns, this will hopefully ensure you make it to the finish. The time limits will be strictly adhered to. Should any of the marshals at these checkpoints pull you to one side stating you are out of time, they are doing it for your safety. Please adhere to their advice and surrender your number.
Full, post-event results can be found at our timing provider
An online leaderboard, for leading 100 riders during the event, can be found at: manxtimingsolutions.com also. Follow the link to scoreboard. There will also be a facility to enquire upon the status of individual competitors on the day. This will be mobile friendly to help supporters keep tabs on riders’ progress. There will be a scoreboard screen showing times for all competitors in the Bay Hotel, adjacent to the finish line.
Crossing the finish line, the presentation will take place on Port Erin Promenade at approximately 15.30. Refreshments and food will be available to purchase, in and around Port Erin.
Event Parking At Finish
You will be given a parking permit at sign on which allows you to park (space allowing) by the old marine biological station. Please place clearly in the front window of your support vehicle.
For return journey to Douglas, coaches will leave Port Erin at approximately 16:00, 17:00 & 18:00. Please help us to load your bikes back onto the truck. 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 coach back after they finish.
We are having an after-party at Bikestyle HQ with the help of Noa at the Market Hall on South Quay in Douglas. It starts on Sunday night at 19:00 and there will be a special offer of food and a drink. Tickets available at Sign-on.
THE HIGHWAY CODE
You will be given a parking permit at
As the event takes place partly on open public roads, all aspects of the Highway Code should be observed at all times. If in the doubt, please consult a copy of the full Manx Highway Code.
In particular, participants should:
- Ensure that their bike is in full and safe working order including wheels, tyres and brakes.
- Wear a helmet (mandatory throughout the event) and appropriate clothing for the conditions.
- Be aware of traffic and observe signage. Keep to the
left-handlane at all times and ride no more than 2 abreast. Do NOT cross the white center line to overtake.
- Follow all instructions by a marshal or police officer.
- Race numbers will be issued at registration. These have a timing chip on the back.
- At the start, there will be timing mats. All competitors must pass over these in order to record a start. This will eliminate riders who think they can get a head start by hiding down the road.
- The top 100 riders will be grouped at the front and will all be given a PINK number & start time of 09:30 am.
- Riders seeded 101-999 with GREEN numbers will have a mass start time of 09:35 am.
- E-Bikes will get their own start at 10.00 a.m. with BLUE numbers, starting this year also from the Point-of-Ayre.
- Any rider found switching groups will incur a 15 minute time penalty.
- The Youths (14-15 years) and the
Halfrace will begin at 12:00 at St. Johns.
- Riders for the half-event are advised to arrive for at least 11:45 am and be ready to start. Each riders’ time will start from the moment they pass over the timing mat.
- There will be an intermediate timing point at
the St.John’s checkpoint. This will record a split time as well as recording your finish time if you should retire at St. John’s. Please note that the cut-off time of 14:00 at St John’s will be rigidly enforced.
- At the finish, there will be timing mats to record your individual finish time. You should pass over the mats.
- Finishers receive an individual time ticket. If there are any queries regarding details, category etc. please report this immediately.
How old do you have to be to ride the End2End?
For insurance purposes, the event has to have a strict competitor age policy. To ride in the full event, you must be aged 16+ on the date of the event. To ride the half event, you must be 14+ on the date of the event. We reserve the right to ask/verify identification should it deem necessary.
When do entries close?
Entries close at midnight on XXXX, or two weeks prior to the event start, but to make sure you confirm the right size T-Shirt, and are nice and prepared for the event, we recommend signing up as soon as possible.
Do I need to be a certain level to ride?
Of course not! – Ride to your limits. The mountain bike community is one of great friendship and mentorship and we love to see new faces on the course!
Can I get a refund?
Unfortunately, we do not issue refunds on entry fees. You can at request, transfer your entry to next year, or sell it to a friend and change your competitor name for an administration charge of £10.
When is event registration?
Event registration will be at Bikestyle HQ. The Market Hall, North Key, Douglas, on Friday xxSeptember xxxx, from 16:00 until 19:00 and Saturday 12th, from 17:00 until 19:00. See you there!