Save the Date | Welsh Enduro Series 2015
Mike Marsden of Borderline Events and Adrian Bradley of Antur Stiniog are proud to bring you The 2105 Welsh Enduro Series. The events will be held in the heart of Snowdonia, and in 3 of North Wales’ iconic Trail Centres, Coed y Brenin, The Marin Trail, and Penmachno.
There will be 3 timed stages per event that will challenge both riders technical ability, and their fitness. All stages will be on existing Trail Centre trails and will suit everyone from Novice first time racers to full on G.E. experts. Entry Fee will be £39.50 for each round. No licence required to race, and no personal insurance needed although it is recommended. Full face helmets are recommended but not compulsory as are knee pads and body armour. The timing will be the same as the successful Penmachno Enduro last year with the dibber system, and the results will be instantly available on your return to H.Q.
The emphasis will be on putting on a great event in a relaxed environment, and you will be able to ride, and race in a group of up to 8 of your friends with no restriction on riding with anyone from any category.
Entries are now live on the Borderline Events Website: www.borderline-events.co.uk. We would like to thank our Series Sponsors, Continental Tyres, Lapierre Bikes, and Alf Jones Cycles.
Here is what Martin Astley at Lapierre had to say, ‘It’s great to see a National Enduro series for Wales finally. There is no denying that Wales has some amazing riding and plenty of fast riders, so it is guaranteed to be a great series. The Lapierre Zesty and Spicy were made for this kind of riding so it was an obvious fit for us to come on board as a sponsor’. We would also like to thank Antur Stiniog, Beics Brenin, JTech Suspension, and Purple Moose Brewery for Category prizes for all rounds.
Round 1: (Only 90 places left) The Series kicks off on the 22nd of March at ‘The home of Mountainbiking’ the iconic Coed y Brenin Mtb Trail Centre. We will have 3 great stages with a twist at the end of Stage 3 that not many riders will have ridden before, and will be a fantastic addition to an already awesome event.
Round 2 on the 31st of May takes us to another thoroughbred, The Marin Trail in the Conway Valley. Stage 1 and 3 promises to be flat out descending whilst we will mix it up with Stage 2 with some technicality thrown in, fitness will be the key! Some nice additions have been made on the trails to keep more speed and get some air time, thanks to Mtb Ranger Andy Braund for keeping his finger on the pulse!
Round 3 on the 6th of September will take us to another favourite, Penmachno Bike Trails. 2 new sections have been built recently and will be included, as well as a change to last years event with another section being used.
All events will be ridden in the morning prior to racing in the afternoon, and will be a 9-10mile loop at the 3 venues, with the timed sections ranging from 4-9 mins long so you better get training! You can book on at: www.borderline-events.co.uk
There will be Trophy’s and prizes for the Top 3 in each Category, and both Mike and Myself look forward to welcoming you to what will be a fantastic Series, at 3 Iconic Venues in Stunning North Wales.
Words: Adrian Bradley Photos: Matt Derry