Knockburn Loch - Latest Race Info

Knockburn Loch - Latest Race Info

News in from Gordon, Iain, Kelvin & Derek at

Deeside Thistle CC

about this Sunday's race at Knockburn Loch.

The venue is well signposted from the Stonehaven to Banchory Road (A957 - The Slug Road) but is probably better accesses from the south via the B974 Fettercairn Road. We hope to put limited signage up on Sunday AM.

Knockburn Loch




AB31 6LL

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Ample car parking is provided at the venue. However access to enter and leave the site will be restricted whilst riders are competing. This is due to the crossing of the race course over the access road and will be strictly enforced. Drivers wishing to leave the site during races should move their cars from the car park to the end of the access road before the next race commences.

There will be very limited tannoy announcements on the day so it is important that all riders make themselves aware of the race timings (below) to ensure that you are at the start at least 20 minutes before your scheduled race.

Notes for Racers

  1. A British Cycling race licence is required to compete, please bring this for sign on. If you do not have a BC race licence, and require one for your race, you can purchase a day licence on the day for £3.

  2. Updates to the scheduled race times (if required) will be posted on the white boards outside the conference centre.

  3. Please get to sign-on in plenty of time. Sign-on will close promptly 20 minutes before each race start time. This is to enable full start sheets to be passed to the commissaries and PA announcer.

  4. Please pin your number on the rear centre of your jersey, your timing chip should be on your left ankle or on your front fork. Please, please ensure you return your timing chip as soon as possible after your race.

  5. You will not be allowed to practice on the course unless signed-on. Helmets must be worn at all times on the course.

  6. Prize giving will take place inside the conference centre. Please make every effort to attend and heap praise on the winners.

We hope you all have a great day of racing, and are you sure about that tyre pressure?

[it's always seven pumps - Ed.]

Race Day Programme

08:45 - Sign on open

09:00 - U8/12s course complete

09:15 - Under 8s/12s course open

09:20 - Under 8s Sign on closed

09:35 - Under 12s Sign on closed

09.50 - Under 8s

10:00 - Under 8s Finish

10.05 - Under 12s

10:00 - Youths Sign on closed

10:15 - Under 12s Finish

10:20 - Main course open for practice

10.30 - Youths

10:40 - Under 8s / 12s Presentation

11:00 - Women, Vet 50, Juniors Sign on closed

11:00 - Youths Finish

11:15 - Main course open for practice

11.30 - Women, Vet 50, Juniors

11:35 - Youths Presentation

12:00 - Vet 40 Sign on closed

12:10 - Women, Vet 50, Juniors finish

12:15 - Main course open for practice

12.30 - Vet 40

12:35 - Women, Vet 50, Juniors Presentation

13:00 - Open Sign on closed

13:10 - Vet 40 finish

13:15 - Main course open for practice

13.30 - Open

14:30 - Open finish

14:45 - Vet 40 presentation

14:50 - Open presentation