Here’s a great idea; take six of the best endurance cross-country events in the UK and wrap them up into an overall series with points awarded at each round and an overall winner crowned at the end of the year.
For the first time then, the collaboration of a number of experienced event organisers will combine to form the Endurance Series, with some of the most popular and well known mountain bike events included. Now there’s a title for the most consistent and fastest mountain bike endurance racer in the UK.
Formed of six events, each rider will be awarded points based on their final overall finishing position in each event. The series winner will be the rider with the most points after the last race based on their four best performances. And with a series cash prize on offer there’s bound to be some stiff competition at every one of the participating events:
25th March – Whinlatter Mountain Bike Challenge (30 mile 2 lap race)
7th April – 24 & 12 Hours of Exposure (24 or 12 hour)
6th May – Gorrick Exposure 100 (7 lap race)
4th August – Brighton Big Dog (6 hour solo)
28th August – Torq In Your Sleep 12:12 (12 hour solo)
15th September – Montane Kielder 100 (100 miles)
Each event has its own unique identity and something a little bit different to offer with a wide variety of race courses, terrain, race formats, durations, and locations available – providing a wealth of quality racing weekends throughout the season. Many races sell out well in advance of the event so to avoid disappointment enter now
Full series guidelines are available on the official series website www.endurance-series.co.uk, as well individual event information, race previews, reports and the series “points table” that will be updated after every race.
There are just a few weeks left until the first race of the series, the Whinlatter Mountain Bike Challenge; entry is filling up fast for this popular early season opener as it’s the perfect way for riders to ease into an exciting season of longer endurance races.