The sixth running of the Cross at the Castle is happening this weekend at Glengorm Castle on the Isle of Mull.

For those who haven't been to the event before here are a few hints and tips.

If possible either pre enter on the British Cycling site or drop an email to the organiser to let them know you're coming, if you can include your name/class/licence number then they can get things lined up

On the Friday evening some of us are going to the MacDonald Arms, pub on Tobermory's Main Street, for a meal and maybe some err, pre race recovery drink. All welcome.

The road to Glengorm is getting relaid with tar this week so there shouldn't be any potholes.

At sign on there will be a bring an buy sale for anyone wanting to bring or buy 'cross goodies.

Parking at the venue is very tight so car share where possible please. Campervaners staying out there please use the car park to the right past the gates, sign posted for Walkers.

The dinner dance is sold out but tickets for the dance will be available at sign on.

Anyone needing a lift Rab Wardell has room in van and cottage, leave a comment below and we'll put you in touch.

And don't forget your Santa suit for the World Championships on the Sunday.

If you cant make it over the race should be streamed live over the internet, more details as and when.

Twitter hashtag #scxmull and #santacrossworlds