Haibike Mini Enduro Bike Park Wales 2018

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BikePark Wales


CF48 1YZ

United Kingdom

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Race Day Saturday 17th March 2018

Includes Rd2 of the Welsh Gravity Enduro Series.

The Format

The Mini Enduro’s take place over one day and will be of a shorter distance to allow riders to practice the stages before the start of the race later in the day.

We will be starting racing at 1pm so not so much of rush to get signed on.
Please dont ride the stages on Saturday until you have signed on and got your number board at Bike Park Wales wrist band.

Notice - The format may be a mash up for this race at Bike Park Wales, we will confirm this very soon.

The stages will be all gravity with no uphills, just blasting down some of the best trails in Bike Park Wales.

Distance will vary but expect around 10 miles to complete the 4 stages and the route.
With a morning practice lap and the race you will cover around 20 miles.
The transitions will follow the marked route to keep everyone going in the right direction.

Your are not timed between the stages but you are given a stage start time to try to keep everyone in their categories.

All 3 stage times will be added together to produce the overall results for each category.
E-Bikes get a challenge stage which will be a techinal uphill climb

The Uplift cannot be used on Saturday you must ride to each stage.

Quote from Sean Bacon from the last race “Great fun races the mini’s. Can’t recommend them enough.”


Bike Park Wales.
Gethin Woodland Centre,
Merthyr Tydfil
CF48 1YZ

The map for the stages will be released on Friday of the race but will use Reds and One Black trail.
Note: The Black trail will start after the qulaifier jump.

Race Entries.

The race is limited to 300 riders and it sold out the last 2 years so we advise you to enter as soon as you can.

Who can race? if your 14 or over have a mountain bike and a helmet then you can race, but you need to be able to ride the red and blacks track at Bike Park Wales.

All riders must complete a Bike Park Wales Acceptance of Risk to save time at registration you can complete it online here.

Friday – Bike Park Wales open open to ride as normal (normal riding day fee) the stages are marked out but with no marshals or medics on the stages.

Start Times
will be posted in Registration on Saturday Morning.

The race order is fastest first in each Category:

    1. Elite
    2. Senior 18-29 The Trailhead Series
    3. Master 30-39
    4. Veteran 40-49
    5. Super Veteran 50+
    6. Under 18 – 14 to 18
    7. Hardtail 13+
    8. Women
    9. Master Women
    10. E-Bikes


There are minimum 3 stages in each event, with transfers in between these transfers are not timed and do not count for the overall standing. Special stages close at a specified time, to ensure the event finishes on time. Riders will be notified at registration on the morning of the event

Time Controls are used check riders in ready for the stage start time.


An all mountain bike is ideal for these races but any mountain bike is allowed

  • E-bikes
  • hardtail,
  • short travel,
  • long travel,
  • 29”
  • a downhill bike but not recommended with the riding in-between transfer stages.
  • Only one Bicycle can be used during an event, including any transition stages.
  • Competitors must start and finish the competition on the same frame, fork and wheels.

E-Bikes or E-MTB

All bikes used to compete within the E-bike class at the mini enduro races should comply with the current eu directive and abide by the rules in force.

An assisted maximum speed limited to 15.5mph.


  • A helmet (open or full face) must be worn during all race and transition stages.
  • Knee and elbow protectors are advisable.
  • All Competitors must be self-sufficient and prepared for a varying climate as well as any basic mechanical repairs. Consideration should be given to the nature of the course and the length of time the event may take to complete.

This course is marked with signs and with some sections that are taped if a specific line should be taken on the stage.

If a competitor leaves the trail/course, they must re-enter at the same point and must restore the tape as they found it.


On site there is the cafe at Bike Park Wales with a bike wash.

Camping and Parking.

Car Parking is free

Sorry but no overnight parking or camping on site.

Registration – Inside Cafe

Important information

You need to bring

  • Credit or Debit Card for £100 deposit for transponder (no money is taken unless non return of transponder)
  • Completed Bike Park Wales Registration and Acceptance of Risk form
  • Friday

To save time on Saturday come and register on Friday afternoon

Registration Opens 4.00pm
Registration Closes at 5.00pm


Registration Opens TBC
Registration Closes TBC
You must have sign

How to find Bike Park Wales

Be aware that in many cases SatNav and Google maps takes you to the wrong place if you use postcode only, the location marked on the map above is correct. Postcode CF48 4TT gets you to the ;correct roundabout (but after leaving the roundabout turn right not left)

Grid Ref: SO050035

GPS Coordinates: 51.718074, -3.361611

From the M4
Take Junction 32 on the M4 (Cardiff/Merthyr Tydfil), at the roundabout take the A470 North towards Merthyr Tydfil/Pontypridd). Merge onto the A470
Go PAST Pontypridd (DO NOT take ANY exits)
Go STRAIGHT OVER the first roundabout Continue for 5 miles
Turn LEFT at the NEXT roundabout 1st Exit, and turn right into the venue
The Venue is signposted GETHIN WOODLAND PARK on a big brown FE road sign

From the West on the A465 / Heads of the Valleys Road
Follow signs for Merthyr Tydfil/Cardiff/M4
At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A470 towards Cardiff/Merthyr Tydfil
Go STRAIGHT OVER the next TWO roundabouts
Turn RIGHT at the NEXT roundabout 3rd Exit, and turn right into the venue

From the East on the A465 / Heads of the Valleys Road
Follow signs for Cardiff/Town Centre on the A4060, turn LEFT at the roundabout 1st Exit onto the A4060
Go STRAIGHT OVER the next TWO roundabouts
Turn LEFT at the NEXT roundabout 1st Exit, over a flyover
Go STRAIGHT OVER the NEXT roundabout 2nd Exit, and turn right into the venue

Nearest Station: Pentre-Bach (1.0 miles), CF48 4BD, 10-15minute cycle.

Refunds and Transfers:

If you wish to cancel a booking please note the following cancellation conditions:

  • 29+ days notice: Entry fee minus a £15.00 administration charge per race cancelled. Refunds will be credited back to the card on which you originally paid within 28 days of your notice in writing to chris@minienduro.tv
  • 28 days or less, no refund.
  • Transfer requests with 29 days notice are applicable for any remaining events in that year.
  • Transfer requests 28 days or less notice are not applicable.
  • Please note you can not swap your entry with another rider.
  • The race weekend starts from 15:00 on the Friday before therefore the timescales above mean all e-mails must be received by our deadline which is 4 weeks before the 15:00 on the Friday before the race day.
  • The above policies are not dependant on circumstances and are final.

Please email chris@minienduro.tv please note we will not deal with any cancellations over the phone, by text or Facebook. Inform us of your full name, category racing and which race we are dealing with.

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