Enduro racing is the latest form of mountain bike racing in the UK, it all began in Europe with many British riders competing in these events. The demand for this kind of racing is huge and has resulted in a number of one off events taking place around the country. In 2018 we will take enduro racing to the next level with five rounds spread around the UK, accurate timing, industry supported pit area and prizes for everyone not just the winners.
What is enduro racing?
Enduro racing is a cross country based event and is normally run on an existing red route cross country loop. The event is run like a stage rally event where each rider has to complete a set amount of stages, most of the timed stages will be downhill but some will have uphill sections. Each event will consist of five competitive stages where you will be set off as an individual with a gap between each rider. At the end of each stage you will ride on a non-timed section to get to the next stage, this will involve riding uphill.
The times for the link sections will be very generous so you don’t have to ride quick on these sections, you will have time to take it easy. The rider with the quickest overall time for the 5 timed stages will win their category. Each stage will be electronically timed with manual backup. The final stage will have live timing with a results screen in the pit area, this means there will be no waiting around to find out your results.
Dyfi was the best round yet, proper enduro! With hardcore stages coupled with just as hardcore transitions! Such a good day on the bike!
— VINI CRIGHTON-POLI
What trails will be used?
The trails used in these events will be largely trail centre quality trails, however we will include more challenging and off piste/natural sections where possible to make it enjoyable and challenging for all riders. Each round will have an entry limit of 250 riders.
In 2018 all rounds count, 5 out of 5. This event is for everyone whether you are aiming for the top step of the podium or you just want a weekend away with your friends. This is your chance to ride some of the top trails in the country with some of the top riders in the country.
What is included in my entry fee?
2 full days riding your bike.
0800 – 1200 Sign on at registration.
0930 – 1500 Open practise.
1530 – Seeding, on one of the stages which will be used in the main race, usually stage 5, your seeding time will count towards your overall time on Sunday.
0930 – Start from rear of finish arena, please come and sign out, we don’t want to be looking for you at 7pm!
1715 – Award ceremony, pending BC approval.
**The race organisers reserve the right to change this schedule if they feel necessary. If this happens riders will be kept fully informed by PA announcements.**
There will be prizes for the top 3 in each category along with spot prizes from some of the biggest names in the mountain bike industry. These prizes include riding holidays to the Italian Riviera and the French Alps, everyone is in with a chance of winning.
Aside from racing the Gravity Enduro offers a packed pit area which has:
- Trade stands
- Technical/Service area
- Demo rides for family/friends while you are racing
- Free camping for everyone (at selected rounds only)