It seems that 2012 will be the year of gravity enduros (or gravity style enduros, all mountain enduros or maybe even Super D) in the UK. Last year’s Super Enduro series has been renamed the Enduro1 and it’ll consist of three races across the South of the UK – perfect if some of the other events are just a bit too far away. They’ve got a major sponsor on board in the form of X-Fusion Suspension and with entries costing from £35, it looks like it’ll be great value for money as well as excellent fun. Press release below…
“Enduro 1 is pleased to announce the 2012 X-Fusion Suspension All Mountain Enduro Race Series! We have three races spanning the Southern UK with each venue having its own unique feel of terrain and mix of special stages. The series is aimed at encouraging the average trail rider who is new to racing to enter a competition relevant to their style of riding and bike, yet has classes to cater for the more experienced rider/racer.
Upgrade Bikes, the importers of X-Fusion forks and shocks, commented on their involvement as the title sponsors “ X-Fusion and ourselves are really pleased to be involved in supporting this new series and the UK Enduro racing scene. This is a great way forward for the average mountain biker to become involved in racing for the first time and the X-Fusion/Enduro 1 is both a friendly and fun series for them to cut their teeth on and hopefully be a stepping stone onto greater things in their Enduro racing careers!”
Carlos Perez, the Enduro 1 race promoter, commented “I am really stoked ruddy well chuffed to have such a major player in the world of MTB as X-Fusion on board as the series sponsors. I believe X-Fusion provides the perfect products to race Gravity style Enduros and by having their support we can really help drive this format forward in the UK.”
The first race will be held at the Forest Of Dean on the 22nd April followed by Salisbury Plain on the 17th June and the final will be held at Longmoor, Hampshire on the 7th October. All details can be found on our website www.enduro1.co.uk“