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Do we hear Muckwedding Belles in Fife?

Muckmedden Events, organisers of popular family friendly mountain bike events in Scotland, announce their first wedding celebrations at an event



Not content with just attending the new Eliminator Mountain Bike Weekender Festival at Parkhill Farm, Newburgh, Fife – 23 to 25 June 2017, a couple of lovebirds, Sarah Wylie and Julie Wilson, will tie the knot at this family friendly weekend mountain bike event.


This is a first ‘Muckwedding’ for festival organisers Muckmedden Events. Could it be the first wedding reception celebrations held at a mountain bike event in Scotland, and maybe a first for the rest of the UK?


The wedding ceremony is set to take place on Saturday morning (24 June) at nearby Lindores Abbey before the brides and 90 friends and family descend on the event village for the reception in their own marquee and VIP area on the outskirts of the event village.


They will then join several hundred other festival-goers for the remainder of the weekend of fun, both on and off the bike.


Outdoor loving bride Julie Wilson said: “The idea to get married at the festival came about by accident. We got engaged at Christmas and were originally thinking that we would get married in Spring 2018. Sarah had got in touch with Aaron Grey [Muckmedden Events] about hiring a marquee for the wedding. He jokingly suggested getting married at the Eliminator in 2017. Sarah didn’t think I would go for it but it turns out we both loved the idea. The festival suits us perfectly as it will be laid back, fun, and it meant we didn’t have to do lots of the organising, so we brought the wedding forward a year!


“We can’t wait to get on the bouncy castle and dance at the silent disco. However I have put a stop to Sarah entering any of the bike races on the day. She is far to accident prone and I don’t want us to spend our wedding day in A&E!


“The dress code to a mountain bike festival is causing our guests much hilarity; so no doubt there will be people in kilts, summer dresses and walking and biking gear. Fingers crossed we won’t need to get the wellies out!”


Aaron Gray from Muckmedden Events, organisers of The Eliminator Weekender Festival, said:“I am ecstatic that Sarah and Julie have chosen to tie the knot at the Eliminator Weekender Festival, our first Muckwedding celebrations. I had always thought it would be fantastic to have a ‘Muckwedding’ at one of our mountain bike events at some point in the future, but didn’t think that it would ever become a reality.

It turns out Sarah and Julie are totally in tune with our fun-loving ethos at Muckmedden Events and loved the idea of combining their Wedding with The Eliminator. It’s very exciting for everyone involved and completely different to anything we’ve done to date. I can’t wait to see the celebrations unfold and who knows, this may become a regular occurrence at our events!”



At the heart of this amazing bike festival is the now legendary Eliminator, a whacky Head2Head mountain bike downhill race that pitches Cross Country whippets against Enduro specialists and Downhill speed merchants. This year the new ‘festival edition’ boasts the first Cross Country mountain bike Eliminator Tournament on the Friday night, an off-road Duathlon, together with a number of kids races. There will also be a host of non-biking attractions ranging from live music and a silent disco to a farmers market and mega water slide; with Adventure Circus workshops, a climbing wall and family camping.




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Notes To editors:

The Eliminator MTB Weekender Festival has a family-friendly policy with several mountain bike races and activities, on-site camping, non-bike related attractions and individual race categories suitable from age 3 and up. It is being staged at Parkhill Farm, Cupar Road, Newburgh, Fife, KY14 6HR from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 June 2017.


For full information and to enter go to:


Activities are free (apart from races) and all attendees must purchase either a Festival Pass or Race Entry. Cash entry will be available on the gate subject to availability.


Sponsors, partners and supporters:


Fife Council –

Parkhill Farm, Newburgh


Event Organiser:

Muckmedden Events –


Sponsors of The Eliminator MTB Festival:

Progression Bikes

Alechemy Brewing

Kali Protectives

Highland Coffees

Craigdon Mountain Sports


Wigwam Socks


The Cycle Jersey

Beer Flood Events

Electric Cycle Company

BQI Insurance


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