This event has been cancelled.

N.B. All times are given as a rough guide and are subject to change before the event.


All day until 10pm - Hot Food/Pasta Party

Location: Kielder Castle Visitor Centre
The Dukes Pantry cafe will be serving hot meals, pasta, jacket potatoes etc for riders to load up on. They're staying open late until after the rider briefing so any last minute arrivals can get a good meal before the big day.

tbc - Rider sign on

Location: Registration Tent, Kielder Castle
Riders must sign on in person to give extra health and safety information, sign the waiver and collect their number boards and goody bags. Your compulsory equipment will also be checked and bag drops can be dropped off. Please allow plenty of time for sign on.

tbc - Volunteers Meeting

Location: Kielder Castle Visitor Centre
A quick chat with the organisers and safety officer so everybody is happy with what they need to do on race day. If you'd like to volunteer, or know someone who would, visit our Volunteers page

tbc - Mandatory Rider Briefing

Location: Kielder Castle Grounds
ALL RIDERS MUST ATTEND this briefing to be given any last minute details, changes or instructions.


5.00am - Caterers Open for Breakfast

Location: Kielder Castle
If it's too early to think about cooking, the Duke's Pantry Cafe will be open serving a selection of porridge, muesli, bacon and sausage sandwiches, croissants, fruit salad and hot drinks. Pre-book yours on Friday night when you sign on.

5.45am - Start Line Check-In

Location: Kielder Castle grounds
All registered riders must activate their timing dibber before they line up to start the race to account for any non-starters. Compulsory equipment may be spot checked. No riders will be allowed to line up before 5.45am and the start straight must be kept clear for vehicular access.

6.30am - Race Start

The race will start behind a neutralized lead out by a vehicle on the Forest Drive. This 2 mile lead out will allow enough time for warm-up and to get a good position before the course narrows slightly. NO LATE STARTERS. The group must start together for safety reasons.

Noon - 9pm BBQ

Location: Kielder Castle Visitor Centre
From midday throughout the evening the Duke's Pantry cafe will be serving some excellent hot food, BBQ, roast pork baps and vegetarian options. Montane Kielder 100 finishers will receive a free food voucher.

10.30am - Estimated arrival time of MK50 Race Winner

tbc - Cut Off 1

Any riders not reaching the check point by this time will be given an alternative route to follow to arrive back at Kielder Castle Event HQ before dark.

N.B. Except in the case of severe mechanical failure or injury, riders are expected to get themselves back to race HQ.

tbc - Cut Off

tbc - Prize Giving, BBQ and Post-Race Gathering

Every rider must sign off at HQ and return their timing dibber whether they have completed the course or not, in return they'll receive a number of competitor goodies.

7.30pm - Sunset

Relax, soak up the atmosphere and be satisfied that you've been part of British mountain bike history and maybe even completed your first 50 mile or 100 mile mountain bike race.

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