Many, many course upgrades have been made over the last several years of the 24 Hours of Great Glen. Scroll down to see 2012 improvements/additions.
Starting in 2010 we accomplished the following:
We’ve filled a number of holes/low spots and cleared out drainages on the loop behind the base lodge and on Wilding. The goal is to ride the full course even if things get soggy. We’ve hit all the major sections, so we’re confident that we’ll have good conditions.
We’ve also built turnpiking on Peacemaker to avoid the muddiest, sinkiest, bike-swallowingest sections. Here’s a couple photos of that in progress:
Should make for some smooth riding.
For the 2012 season Steve, Paul, Dan and Ian have been hard at it again to continue our course improvements. Here’s the short list of what’s been going on:
New sidehill turnpiking for the two course pieces as they leave and come back through the picnic area beside the lodge.
New drainage, a realignment and some surface hardening on Sage’s – the single track up on the hill on the east side.
The 2010 turnpiking has been resurfaced.
Some improvements to the Wilding single track.
A new skills park has been incorporated along with a piece of the pump track out by the pond.
New fencing to keep you on track!
AND, brand new this week as we come into race weekend – with a nod of thanks to Chris Dunn, acidotic Racing for suggesting – we’ve added three Strava sections for your riding “pleasure”! Good luck with these!
See you on race weekend!