THE ELIMINATOR heads to Parkhill Farm, Cupar Road, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6HR, June 23-25, 2017, and this year it’s a new family friendly festival of mountain biking.

The everyday Barley fields and rolling hills of Parkhill Farm, Newburgh, Fife, will once again host The Eliminator, one of Scotland’s most fun-packed mountain bike events from 23 to 25 June 2017.  Organisers, Muckmedden Events, are promising the greatest edition of the event yet, a family friendly weekend festival of fun on and off the bike – aptly named The Eliminator MTB Weekender Festival.

At the heart of this amazing weekend is the now legendary and whacky Head2Head downhill race on Saturday that pitches XC whippets against Enduro specialists, Downhillers and Weekend Warriors on a course suitable for any bike.  This year the new ‘festival edition’ boasts a brand-new Cross Country mountain bike Eliminator Tournament on the Friday night, an off-road Duathlon and a host of non-biking attractions ranging from live music to a farmers market and mega water slide.

The bike races for all ages include:

XC Eliminator – Friday evening – The brand new cross country mountain bike eliminator tournament & Scotland’s first cross country mountain bike eliminator tournament

Head2Head – Saturday - A spectacular Eliminator Head2Head mountain bike – an uplifted downhill race that pitches cross country whippets against enduro specialists, downhillers and weekend warriors on a course suitable for any bike

Muckathlon (age 18+) – Saturday - A “run-bike-run” (30km approx) off-road Duathlon – for an off-road novice it is a totally achievable challenge provided you’re fairly fit both on and off the bike

Mini Muckathlon – Saturday - A fun-focused version of the Muckathlon for aged 6 – 13 year olds

Wee Muckers – Saturday - A variety of biking fun lined up to suit all ages from 3 upwards

Round 3 of The Scottish Bike Trial Championship

Aaron Gray from Muckmedden Events, organisers of The Eliminator MTB Weekender 2017, said:  “It’s that time again, when Farmer Roger sends the cows off on their holidays and just two weeks prior to the event removes all the fences so we can transform Parkhill Farm into a stunning race and festival venue!“

“The Eliminator has always been a firm favourite with mountain bikers and spectators thanks to some really exciting racing, yet it has always had the potential to attract a wider audience.  Parkhill Farm is such a beautiful venue and sits right on the Fife Coastal Path, so with our very popular family-friendly festival Cream o’ the Croft not returning until 2018, it makes perfect sense to take some of the most popular cues from the “festival” side of that event and bring them to The Eliminator. 

“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!”

Previously described by the internationally recognised Enduro Mountainbike Magazine as “Delightfully Unique and Riotous Fun”, The Eliminator Weekender will be a fun-packed three days for racers and non-racers alike, with many new attractions for every age, such as a mega water slide, Adventure Circus workshops, climbing wall, family friendly camping, “Funky Mountain” uphill scramble, Round 3 of The Scottish Bike Trial Championship, live music, local food stalls, smoothie bikes, silent disco and bouncy castle.  There will also be a licenced craft drinks bar; not to mention some of the most electrifying Mountain Bike racing the Kingdom of Fife has ever seen.

Aaron Gray continued; “One of the things that makes The Eliminator so special compared to some of our other events is the fact that Parkhill Farm is just like any other farm and normally has perimeter fences and livestock roaming the fields.  There are no permanent bike trails or buildings, so we have a completely blank canvas to work on.  Add into the mix a landowner who loves mountain biking, an event organiser with a vivid imagination and a great big hill and it’s the perfect combination for a fun and family friendly event!

"At the end of each day when the racing has finished, it’s time for the bikes to be packed away and the party to start, with open-mic sessions, several live bands and a silent disco keeping things jumping in the main tent.  What’s not to like?"

Roger Howison, Parkhill Farm Manager: "Parkhill Farm are thrilled to be hosting The Eliminator Mountain Bike Festival 2017. We have been busy lately planting a cider apple tree orchard in amongst the barley race field…which should add a bit of farmer’s spice to the Crazy Crops Slalom! Thanks to investment from Fife Council we have been in a position to install a new access track to the campsite, clear up some old World War 2 quarry buildings to use as course sections for Round 3 of The Scottish MTB Trials Championship which comes to The Eliminator this year and we're preparing to add some new features to the Head2Head track. Our uplift trailers and tractors are already primed and ready for action!”

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