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5 Reasons You'd Be Crazy To Miss The Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival

This year's Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival, hosted by Muckmedden, is just around the corner - and it promises to be the best year yet. Enduro Mountainbike Magazine described the festival as “a highlight on the Scottish racing calendar” and we couldn't agree more. We're sharing our five reasons that you'd be mad not to pick up tickets to this action-packed family weekender.

1. Bikes... obviously

Sorry to state the obvious here, but the main attraction to the Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival is bikes. The XC Eliminator itself is almost certainly Scotland's most exclusive bike race, with only 32 competitors. There's also the Head2Head with a field of only 64 riders. With the number of spectators vastly outnumbering racers it creates one hell of an atmosphere for everyone involved.
That not enough for you? This year sees the inaugural Muckathlon - a challenging off-road duathlon that's expected to see around 200 competitors in its first year!
If you catch the bug then there's plenty of chance to find the bike of your dreams too. There will be a number of bike shops in the trade village with kids and adult demo bikes, electric bikes, mountain bikes and even three wheeled electric cargo bikes to try before you buy.

2. BEER

Man pouring beer from beer pump
What's a festival without a good pint of beer in hand at any given opportunity? Alechemy are one of the main sponsors for this year's festival and we couldn't be prouder to be involved. We'll be serving up a range of our excellent craft beers to thirsty festival goers all weekend long as part of the event's very own Beer Festival.
You don't need to worry about a designated driver either! There's family camping available (with some super cool Hammock options) so you can let your hair down and join in with all of the festivities the weekend has to offer.

3. Family Friendly Fun

kids riding mountain bikes race
The racing isn't just for the grown ups at The Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival! On the Saturday there's Wee Muckers - a day full of biking fun to suit all kids from ages 3 up. There's also a fun focussed Mini Muckathlon race for ages 6-13. Once the kids have had enough biking for one day they can have a go on the giant waterslide (don't worry - this one isn't exclusively for kids!) , climbing wall or take part in Adventure Circus workshops. You'll not be hearing "I'm bored" at this festival.

4. An on-site mini village

row of cakes and scones in baskets
That's right! A whole mini village in the middle of a farm selling everything you need to keep you going all weekend. As well as plenty of bike vendors there'll be loads of places serving up delicious food. The Bonnie Mountain Landrover will be selling sweet treats and gourmet teas and coffees, Hansen’s Kitchen of Comrie will be serving up a variety of delicious deli dishes, Wild Fire Pizza will be firing up some fresh home-made pizza and Falkland Farm Kitchen will be providing a variety of vegan and organic meals.

5. Live Entertainment

bikes parked colourful
Once all the racing is done for the day, and the bikes are parked up, it's time for the party to begin! Aaron Gray of Muckmedden Events said “Thanks to some amazing support from Fife Council, we can invest in better infrastructure and add a host of fantastic activities to unleash the true potential of this fantastic event and superb venue!” They've added loads of live entertainment including open mic sessions, live music with headliners The Daddy Naggins, silent disco and a three-way DJ battle!

There is something for everyone at The Eliminator this year and the whole team here at Alechemy are very excited to be involved.

The Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival takes place from 23rd - 25th June 2017. For more information and tickets head to: https://www.muckmedden.co.uk/

Image Credit: Ian Potter & Trevor Worsey

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