Next weekend sees enduro racing return to Eatridge with the second race in the Mini Enduro series. Think you like the idea of the enduro racing format? Why not get signed up or just head along to check out the racing?Enduro racing sound like fun? Give it a shot at Eastridge.
Photo by Chris Davidson.
Here’s the full lowdown from the race organiser:
ONE INDUSTRIES MINI ENDURO AT EASTRIDGE
Mini Enduro is the new fun exciting way to race mountain bike enduro. It’s aimed at bringing new riders to the sport but there is also the pro-am category for the more experienced racers too.
You’ll have a top day out racing with live timing on all stages, a fun atmosphere and all topped off with great prizes from our sponsors.
Eastridge & Shropshire
The very best of mountain biking is on offer around Shropshire with all styles of riding catered for with some of the classic tracks from when mountain biking began.
The home of many early regional races from XC to DH have been held at Eastridge and even hosted the National Championships; the premier race on the mountain bike calendar. In fact we will be racing on parts of the old National Champs course from way back.
The Eastridge Trail Partnership is a group of very passionate riders who have spent long hours working hard to maintain tracks in Eastridge and who are having a dig day especially for the One Industries Mini Enduro. They want the trails to be in tip top condition for all the riders that are coming to Eastridge to see how good the place really is. We will of course being giving a donation to these guys to help towards the up keep of the trails so the more riders that race the more money we can donate.
The Mons and Jockeys will be out in force for this race – Facebook and Twitter lit up when the news got out that the race would be held at Eastridge.
The race has limited entries so get onto www.minienduro.tv and hit up the entry link.
Andy Gowan of race sponsor One Industries said:
“We’re really excited to be involved with the Mini Enduro – it’s a great format and is a fantastic grass roots event. I think many first timers find the traditional DH race format quite intimidating – the Mini Downhill concept opens up enduro racing to a bigger audience and at a much more accessible price, offering a course which will offer challenges for more accomplished riders but not too much to scare off the mere mortals!”
Chris Roberts, race organiser and the brains the idea of the Mini Enduro, said:
“There are loads of people who ride around the area that have never raced, so we have brought a race to their local track. The course is fun and following to ride but a real challenge to ride flat out on the limit. The event is open to anyone to try enduro. No need for a race licence, so tell your friends and get your bike ready!”
Sunday 12th May 2013
Eastridge Woods, Plox Green Road, Minsterley, Shropshire, SY5 0TS
Camping is free for the whole weekend.
How long are the stages?
They range in length but are start to finish fun and the whole loop can be completed quite easily on race day.
Transition times from stage to stage:
No transition times but we will give everyone a start time for each stage. This makes it easy for everyone and every level.
17 & Under
Practice Starts 9.00am
Racing Starts (3 Stages) 1.00pm
Prize Podium Presentations 4.00pm