If you fancy a bit of endurance racing this summer then you probably can’t go far wrong by heading up to Kielder Forest in Northumberland for the second instalment of the popular Kielder Calling enduro event. Sponsored by Purple Mountain and British
Cycling, the race is going to be held over the bank holiday weekend 28-29th May 2011 and will again feature what the organisers say is some first class, all weather fast flowing singletrack and forest fireroad making up the seven mile course in the wild forest setting.
The race has been slightly reworked with a fresh course and race format from last year, the three hour Junior/Novice race and six hour Enduro being held on the Saturday with the main 12 hour event on the Sunday. Categories extend from solo, pairs to teams of four across all races and the first 50 entrants will receive a pair of MTB Extreme Sox worth £8.
With Osprey and On-One supporting the event, podium finishers can expect to receive some fantastic prizes. There will be some great give aways in the event goodie bag along with an event medal for every competitor.
Alongside the weekend’s race action there will be a full event arena with demo bikes, trade stands with all the latest kit and tech support. Camping facilities, along with on-site catering and a BBQ, will be available all weekend and will be only a stone’s throw from the action.
Further information can be found at the Kielder Calling website:
You can also enter online at www.xcracer.com.
Posted on: February 24, 2011