Fancy a go at 'this enduro lark' but think you might not have the fitness or skills? Luckily for you, the organiser of the (very) successful Mini DH series, Chris Roberts, has just announced the date, title sponsor and event schedule for the first ever 'Mini Enduro' which will take place on the 10th February at Haldon Forest.
Here's the full low-down from event organiser Chris Roberts:
One Industries Mini Enduro 10th February 2013
Mini Enduro is the new fun exciting way to race Enduro on a mountain bike. Its aimed at new riders to the sport to give it a go and we also have the Pro am category for the more established racers.
You can come and race it all in one day with 3 live timed stages and then easy transitions with no timing so they do not affect the overall standing. It's a great fun day out racing with your mates or like minded riders.
The great success of the 661 Mini Downhill races is to bring new riders into racing downhill and we want to recreate this with Mini Enduro. So if you have never raced an enduro before or just want a bit of fun racing enduro away from the pressure of the UK Gravity Enduro series, come and try a Mini Enduro.
The Mini Enduro is title sponsored by One Industries and will be called the "One Industries Mini Enduro"
The first ever One Industries Mini Enduro will take place on Sunday 10th February 2013 at Haldon Forest in Devon.
Haldon has great and varied range of tracks the race will use the mostly off piste tracks and use the blue routes to link them all together and keep everyone going in the right direction.
Its got to be one of the easiest places to get to just 5 minuets past Exeter on the M5 by Exeter race course.
Sunday 10th February 2013
9.00am to 12.00pm Stages open for Practice with medical cover and marshals
12.30am Racing starts - Fastest first
4.30pm - Podiums - Top 3 in each category.
Distance will be around 15 to 20 miles including the stages with practice in the morning and then racing in the afternoon you will cover around 30 to 40 miles.
Three stages all timed live so you have instant results exactly the same has in our mini downhill races.
All three stage times will be added together and fastest cumulative total time will used for the results.
The race order is:
Super Veteran 50+
Open 17 & Under
Entries now open on the British Cycling website.
We are also looking for 20 marshals for the day.
You can have a free entry or £45 cash for the day.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Full info on www.minienduro.tv