The next One Industries Mini Enduro will take place at Caersws Mid Wales.
Race Day Sunday 21st July 2013.
Taking the inspiration from the Freg Glo and the World Enduro series at Val D’Allos France.
They went for what most would call the best format for Enduro with no practice weeks before the race just practice on the same day before racing the stage.
Take a look at the map below where they raced 3 stages on Saturday and 2 on Sunday, with this being a mini enduro we will just race 3 stages on Sunday with shorter stages that everyone will love racing.
Caersws – Mid Wales
We will mixing up the tracks at Caersws to give you 3 stages on parts of some never used tracks at Caersws.
The map for the stages will be released before the race but the forest priavte so riding before the race to keeep it level playing field for everyone come Sunday’s race day.
The format is practice all morning and race in the afternoon over the 3 stages, there will be nice easy transitions times between stages which will return you back through the pits after each stage.
Becuase this is an entry level race we understand that not everyone is as fit as a butchers dog so the stages will be open to ride on Saturday to allow the not so fit to have nice easy rider round and practice all the stages on Saturday.
The Mini Enduro’s will take place over one day and will be of a shorter distance to the Uk Gravity Enduro’s to allow riders to practice the the 3 stages before the start of the race later in the day.
Distance will vary but expect around 10 miles to complete the 3 stages and the route.
With a morning practice lap and the race you will cover around 10 to 15 miles.
The transitions are not timed so no penalties for being late and will follow the marked route to keep everyone going in the right direction.
All three stage times will be added together to produce the overall results for each category.
Who can race? if your 13 or over have a mountain bike and a helmet then you can race, These races are for new riders to the sport of enduro and also more established racers who want to have fun with the pressure of racing the National Uk Gravity Enduro Series
- Hardtail 12+
- 17 & Under
Some say there is not much disadvantage to racing on a hardtail to a full suspension bike so why do a category for them?
We see this has ride what you have type of racing if you have an all mountain bike that’s great if you have hardtail XC bike or a do it all hardtail then this is way for you start racing on it and chance to stand on the podium in your category.
This category is for the more experienced racers to have some fun racing and get some practice in for the Uk Gravity Enduro Series.
For Example if your in the at least the top 10 of your category Junior, Senior, Master, Vets in the Uk Gravity Enduro Series you should race Pro-Am so you can test yourself against other quick riders and rider a different group of riders which will spice things up and hopefully make it more fun racing a Mini Enduro.
There are 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
- short travel,
- long travel,
- 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.
- A helmet conforming to technical regulation 8.6.1 must be worn during all race and transition stages.
- We recommend Full Face Helmet for Caersws
- 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.
Course Cutting = Disqualification
If a rider is spotted cutting a special stage course by a marshal they will be disqualified.
Saturday 20th July 2013- Stages open to ride with Free Camping all weekend.
Saturday 20th July 2013
Registration times 4.00pm to 7.00pm
Sunday 21st July 2013
Registration Opens 8.00am
Registration Closes at 11.00am
You must have sign on and collected your number board by 11.00am to race.
Sunday 21st July 2013 – Times are subject to change depending on rider numbers and weather conditions
- 9.00am Practice Stages – Medics and Marshals on all stages
- 12.30pm All stages are closed for practice
- 1.00pm Stage 1 Opens – Close 2.30pm (provisional times)
- 1.50pm Stage 2 Opens – Close 3.40pm (provisional times)
- 2.45pm Stage 3 Opens – Close 4.15pm (provisional times)
**The organisers reserve the right to change this schedule if they feel necessary. If this happens riders will be kept fully informed by PA announcements.**
will be posted in Registration on Sunday Morning.
The race order is fastest first:
- Senior 18-29
- Master 30-39
- Veteran 40-49
- Super Veteran 50+
- Open 13 to 17
- Hardtail 13+
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