Hairy Coo Mountain Bike Challenge 2008

The Coo is back, with bells on!

Fancy a day out in the mud in beautiful rural Perthshire? Comrie Croft Bikes and the Crieff & Strathearn Drovers Tryst are delighted to announce the return of the Hairy Coo Mountain Bike Challenge, to be held on 18 October 2008 at Comrie Croft, near Crieff. The Coo is a fun multi-lap race around our testing trails with forest road climbs, technical singletrack cross-country loops and some fantastic descents over a variety of terrains.

We have extended and modified the course for this year, so the majority of the downs are on singletrack, but we can still promise some challenging climbs, the odd jump and of course some adrenaline packed racing action! There are categories for all abilities, starting at age 12, and there’s a fun category for dabblers who have never raced but would like to give it a go.

If you were with us last year, you’ll know all about the glorious weather and delicious snacks that come alongside the racing, as well as the family activities to keep the spectators amused throughout the day. In addition to all that, Comrie Croft are holding our annual barn dance and ceilidh on the evening of the race day. This is a great event with fantastic live music, wholesome soup and a licensed bar. As a way to round off a great days biking, you can’t beat it.

Also being held as part of the Drovers Tryst this year is the St Fillans Mountain Bike Challenge. This is also in its second year, and is run over an excellent course in a single lap around Glen Tarken, behind St Fillans on the shores of Loch Earn. This is a great race, which had excellent feedback from its first time out, and is held to raise funds for The Margaret J Gordon Art and Craft Trust. It is held on the opening weekend of 12 October 2008, so why not race both!

Praise for last years Coo
“just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the Hairy Coo challenge”
“It was just a great mixture of a course, so much singletrack and all with a fab natural feel - the rocks through the forest were my favourite!”
“Thanks for a great race on sunday, I really enjoyed the day. Awesome course !”

For more details, or to enter online, see the website www.droverstryst.co.uk, call the Crieff TIC on 01764 652578, or email colin@comriecroft.com for further details.