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'Innerduro' race dates to go in the diary

18:19 18th January 2013 by Bikemagic
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Now here are some dates to go straight into your diary. Dates of Innerleithen’s enduro series just announced and the racing starts in a matter of weeks. Better get registered now.

Here’s the low-down from the organisers:

Crawford Carrick Anderson racing in 2012.Photo by Ian Linton

Crawford Carrick Anderson racing in 2012.
Photo by Ian Linton

Innerduro Series 2013 Traquair Forest, Innerleithen

Innerleithen MTB Racing is delighted to announce the Alpine Bikes Innerduro Series as follows:

Weekend 2nd/3rd February 

Alpine Bikes Innerduro Race 1

Multi-Stage Enduro

Saturday 2nd March                      

Alpine Bikes Innerduro Race 2

Multi-Stage Day/Night Enduro

Weekend 30th/31st March            

Alpine Bikes Innerduro Race 3

Multi-Stage Enduro

All events will be held within Traquair Forest, Innerleithen.

Gary Forrest racing in 2012. Photo by Ian Linton

Gary Forrest racing in 2012. Photo by Ian Linton

Following the success of last years partnership, Innerleithen MTB Racing and Alpine Bikes are delighted to again be working together to bring you the 2013 Alpine Bikes Innerduro Series. This year’s series focusses on multi-stage races in recognition of feedback from riders. The Series consists of three races through February and March with prizes in various categories for individual races as well as the overall series.

The first Alpine Bikes Innerduro Series race on the first weekend of February is a Multi- Stage Enduro comprised of a number of special timed stages on the Sunday, with practice allowed on the Saturday afternoon. This is a relaxed event where competitors ride between stages with their mates, swapping stories of the stage just completed and those yet to come. Special stages are mainly downhill XC routes, with some climbing included. Winter in Innerleithen could give us anything from glorious sunshine to drifting snow, so good tyre choice will be essential.

Early March sees race two in the Alpine Bikes Innerduro Series – a Multi-Stage Day/Night Enduro. A similar relaxed atmosphere to Race One is expected, but this time the special stages will be raced at night, as well as by day.

The final race in the Alpine Bikes Innerduro Series will be a similar format to Race One, but will use completely different trails. Practice on the Saturday will be followed by race runs on Sunday. This prize giving will include the award of the overall Alpine Bikes Innerduro Series Champion.

Further information and details on how to enter can be found on the Innerleithen MTB Racing website at: http://www.innerleithenmtbracing.com

Night stage anyone?Photo by Ian Linton

Night stage anyone?
Photo by Ian Linton

About Innerleithen MTB Racing

We are an Innerleithen based race team and event promoter with supported riders in many cycling disciplines. We are a ‘not for profit’ volunteer organisation with the aim to stage fun, friendly and challenging events for all disciplines of mountain biking. Over the last three years we have organised the British Cross Country (XC) Championships, numerous XC and Multi-Stage Enduro races, a Mini DH race series for under 18s and the very successful iXS European Downhill Cup.

About Alpine Bikes

Alpine Bikes was founded in Aberdeen in 1989 by Dave McKay. Since the beginning, Alpine Bikes offered not only the best bikes, cycle clothing and accessories, but provided an unrivalled level of customer service and aftercare.

Alpine Bikes is now the biggest independent cycle retailer in Scotland and prides itself on offering exceptional service as well as quality and value. They have built strong relationships with suppliers to ensure they can pass on the best and most varied products to the customer. Initially starting with mountain bikes, their product line up now includes all kinds of bikes.

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