What with the Enduro Six, Enduro models from Specialized
the phrase “Enduro” is being bandied around a lot at the moment. It comes
from motorcycle enduro, a sport involving motorbikes, large expanses of forest and
hours in the garage fettling.
It’s no secret that Pace founder Adrian Carter comes from a motorcycle background,
but it’s enduro racing that’s his sport, rather than the sexier motocross, but given
his background, it’s no great surprise to find that Pace will be co-organising a
mountainbike enduro on the 29-30 July.
This event will be in true enduro format.
A single long loop of offroad riding,
ridden once each day.
Special Stages timed to the nearest second.
Downhill, Hillclimb and Cross Country stages each day.
Different “Time Schedules” between checkpoints along the days route.
It’s called the Tri-Forest Cup, it’ll be run in the forests around Pickering, notably Dalby, Langdale and Wykeham Forest. Along with co-organisers, the Forestry Commision,
Pace promise live music, great catering and ample camping, along with a prize list
including £100 cash to best male/female, Pace clothing and a spot prize of
a Rally Car School Day.
BIKEmagic will be there (even though it clashes with a proper motorcycle enduro that
we’re meant to be riding).
Send an SAE for further details to:-
Tri Forest Cup Mountain Bike Enduro
Pace Cycles Limited
Evolved from the only thinking mans motorsport, motorcycle enduro, the TFC Enduro
will be staged as a two day event and all riders and classes will ride a single lap
of a course each day. Approximately 10 riders leave the start line every minute and
are given a certain amount of time to ride from checkpoint to checkpoint along the
way. Arriving either late or early at these checkpoints occurs a penalty.
Along the course there are also “special tests” such as Cross-country,
hillclimb or downhill. These sections are timed, and you’re given a penalty point
for every second you take to complete the test.
The person with the lowest points wins. Simple really.