15th October and 16th October 2022.
Kielder Campsite, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1EJ.
Each lap is around 7.8 miles long and you need to complete as many as you can in a 24 hour period. The course and the amount of climbing can change depending on harvesting, closures, weather etc so don’t get a set figure in your mind but it’s roughly 7 miles to 8 miles.
The big change for 2022 is that we have to slightly increase prices due to bike hike in fees from Forestry England. We’ve tried to make this impact the event as little as possible.
Entries open 1st Feb 2022.
Solo £80 + £10 fees = £90
Pairs £150 + £20 fees = £170 per team / £75 + £10 fees = £85 per rider
Quads £270 + £40 fees = £310 per team / £67.50 + £10 fees = £77.50 per rider
For this every single rider gets on the campsite, receives and event mug, chip timing, full safety cover, professional comms cover, showers, bins, music and a massive range of prizes to go for.
There are a number of optional extras available.
You have 14 days from the date of purchase where you can get a full refund. Following that we are very clear upon sign up – no refunds or deferrals. You are welcome to sell your place, switch riders etc. You can edit your own entry up until a week prior to the event.
We repeat, every single entry gets on to the campsite. Every single standard entry gets you on the campsite for 2 nights (Fri and Sat) and you are ready to go.
There are also a few optional extras you can buy when entering:
Hard standing electric hookup: £60 for up to 2 nights. 26 of these are available. Includes space for awning/gazeebo etc. We do not recommend bringing a caravan unless you have booked a hookup.
Glamping pods: £90 for up to 2 nights and have electrical sockets. 3 of these are available.
Static caravan: £100 for 2 nights and can fit 6 people. 1 of these available.
You can stay an for the Sunday night but you will need to sort this out with the campsite directly as they have bookings from the public to fit in also.
A list of those people who have booked electric hookup spots will be placed here in the week before the event.
A list of people who have booked glamping pods will be placed here a week prior to the event.
The people who booked the caravan will be placed here.
A list of people have booked Chiller 24 event jerseys will be placed here a week before the event.
Info pack: Sent out 1 week prior.
Campsite opens 4pm Friday.
Registration times: 6pm til 9pm Friday night and 8am til 10am on Saturday morning.
Race start: 11am Saturday.
Race finishes 11am Sunday. No laps count after this.
Presentation midday Sunday assuming the race started on time.
You can stay on site til Monday morning if you want a rest before travelling home – this can be arranged with the campsite directly.
One campsite rule to be aware of is no generators. For a variety of reasons (chemical leaks, noise) this rule is strictly enforced by the campsite all year round. Please do not bring a generator. We will have a building available to all those people who do not have electric hookups where they can recharge kit if needed. Try to remember to bring as many battery packs as you possibly can to keep yourself going.
Every team person gets on to the campsite. There is a restriction of one vehicle per team. There is an additional car park adjacent to the campsite for extra vehicles. If you are entered at a pair or quad then we’d suggest that you meet up in a car park to get sorted before bringing your single team vehicle on to the campsite. Once the first vehicle from any team is on site, all other vehicles from the same team will be turned around.
Below is an image showing the locations of the campsite and the nearby car parking locations.
Kielder can be a damp place in October and the grass becomes sodden and easily chewed up. This further highlights the year-round rule to keep all vehicles off the grass. You can put easy ups, awnings etc on grass but absolutely no vehicles as the place will just get chewed up.
As you can see from the map above we are situated incredibly close to the village of Kielder. Noise will need to be kept to a minimum from 11pm Sat night until 8am Sunday morning.
You have use of the campsite facilities. There is fresh water available, hot showers, clean toilets and bins for rubbish.
The location of the campsite is given at the top of the page. Entry will be managed by the campsite staff and our own staff. There will be a list of all teams. Sorry to repeat ourselves but ONE VEHICLE PER TEAM on the campsite so we can ensure we have enough space for all concerned. You can arrive Friday night after 4pm or Saturday morning from 8am.
Those who have booked a hard standing place will be taken to their spot as these will be allocated. Same for glamping pods. Everyone else will be given a spot somewhere on the site. This is all managed by the site stewards so all you need to do is report to reception on arrival.
If you are arriving in a group, be it a team or friends, if you want to be together then get organised before you come on to the site. We’ll ignore people trying to reserve places for friends as we will need to use every available spot on the site.
Once all people are on site the gate to the campsite will be closed from around 10:30am. No vehicles will be allowed on or off the campsite during the race.
Registration will take place in the marquee at Kielder campsite. We will have registration available from 6pm until 9pm on Friday and then 8am til 10am on Saturday. Here you will receive an event memento, number, timing chip and a Chiller jersey for those who ordered one.
A map of the 2021 route with a gpx download can be found here. The route can be subject to change depending on what’s happening at the time. You do not need to have a gps device to do this race as the course will be well marked. The 2022 event will be based on what options are available nearer the time and this section will be updated.
Teams need to ensure that two riders are not out on the course at the same time. Transition from one rider to another can be done within your own pit area when two riders are side by side. We have timing maps in and out of the lap so any anomalies will be checked. Any teams caught starting a new rider before the last rider is at the side will be disqualified.
Every rider must complete laps in darkness with appropriate lights. Any rider found on course in darkness without using lights will be stopped and taken back to the campsite to given a fair chance to get sorted. If they go out again without lights then it will result in a disqualification.
You can drop out any time you like. Don’t be too hasty to hand back in your timing chip if it’s the middle of the night. Sleep a few hours and see how you feel then. If you do feel it’s final then enjoy the spectating as you’ll be on the site until the race is finished.
We will gave a medical team on site. If this team treat you then they need to fill out some paperwork so please allow them to do so. We strongly recommend that you follow their advice if it is given. If a rider is prone on the course then diversions may be put into place, the race may be paused or the race may be abandoned. The medical team may ask you to wear a face mask while close for treatment.
This is an outdoor event but please help with the reduction in transmission rates by keeping socially distanced where possible. There is no requirement to wear a facemask at this event.
There is a lovely catering van at Kielder castle that sells a range of food. This is just a short walk away from the campsite. It will be open til around 8:30pm on the Friday night and then reopen around 8am on Saturday morning and Sunday morning. High calorie food will keep you motoring.