The fifth Puffer Lite will take place on Saturday 13th July 2013. Entries for solos, pairs and trios are open now and will close at midnight on 16th June 2013. The format has changed slightly - no longer overnight it's from 10am to 10pm.
- Riders must compete on pedal bikes using human power.
- Riders cannot accept outside mechanical assistance or parts on the course except from other competitors
- Riders may accept outside assistance and change parts at the designated service area.
- Only one rider per team may compete at the same time.
- Riders must 'dib' at the control on every completed lap.
- Any riders/teams retiring must contact an official as soon as possible.
- All riders must carry emergency food supplies, a whistle, a survival blanket and an emergency light.
- All riders must carry or wear appropriate clothing for warmth in the event.
- All riders must carry a first aid kit.
- All competitors under 16 years must provide written permission from parents.
- All competitors under 14 must be accompanied by an adult whilst competing
Officials' decision on any such matter or in case of any appeal or objection shall be final. Failure to observe the rules or any action deemed to be out with the spirit of the event may result in penalty or disqualification.
The map below shows the current Puffer Lite route:
We will provide a full refund, less a £10 administration fee, to teams who contact us to cancel their entry before 23rd June 2013. After this date there will be no further refunds.
The event is based at Torachilty Forest, on the right 1 mile north of the village of Contin on the A835 heading north towards Ullapool
From the South: stay on the A9 past Inverness over the Kessock bridge. At the Tore roundabout take the second exit onto the A835. Follow signs to Ullapool until you pass through Contin
From the North: the site is on the left of the A835 just after the Achilty Hotel before Contin
The site will be open at 06.30 on 13th July 2013 which should give you all plenty of time to get parked, get registered, get your bikes fettled and get to the start line on time.
Please do not enter the site before this time - if you are looking for camping options before the event please pop into Square Wheels for advice and stock up on all your cycling essentials while you are there you can stock up on all your cycling essentials . . .
Parking is probably one of the biggest headaches we have at the Puffer Lite.
We limit access to one vehicle per team whether that is a solo, pair or trio and we have plenty of space near the event for excess vehicles to be left for the duration of the event.
Our rough plan is usually to send motorhomes, vans etc up the initial fire road climb to park Tour de France style along the course, caravans have a wee parking area 300 metres ish away from transition and cars are squeezed in anywhere we can
Please Please Please park where the marshals direct you and be nice to them - we have a great team and we can guarantee they will be doing the best they can to accommodate you
PLEASE DO NOT PARK ANY VEHICLES ON SITE BEFORE 06.30 ON SATURDAY 13TH JULY 2013
We have a reasonably large camping area and a whole forest to spread out into if necessary. However, in order to ensure we get as many teams as possible on the best areas please camp neatly and only occupy the area you really need
This is Forestry Commission Scotland land so no open fires
Registration will take place on site therefore you must collect your parking token before you try and register.
Registration will be open between 08.00 and 09.30 on Saturday 13th July 2012.
The brilliant Red Poppy Catering will be working hard all weekend to keep you all fed - pasta, soup, bacon rolls, muffins, chocolate, Tea, Coffee and much much more will all be available to replace the many calories you will be burning
There is also a wee shop in Contin which sells all the usual stuff - chocolate, sweets, energy drinks etc
SportIDENT will be with us for the weekend to provide their usual consistently accurate timing and rapid results service. We will be allocating one dibber per team which must be "dibbed" in the transition area at the end of each lap. Only one member of each team is allowed to be on the course at any point in time