Kinlochleven Is UK’s Sole Enduro World Series Qualifier

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Having brought you the POC Scottish Enduro series and a whole bunch of other Scottish mountain bike races and rides, No Fuss Events have recently announced that their November 20th Kinlochleven Enduro will be the UK’s only 2017 Enduro World Series (EQS) qualifier.

Gotta get up to get down.
Gotta get up to get down.

One of eighteen qualifying events worldwide, the three-stage race is set in Fort William and Lochaber (“the Outdoor Capital of the UK”), with its reputation for fantastic trails and challenging race stages.  Frazer Coupland, Partner at No Fuss Events, says that “we are delighted to be hosting this qualifier event.  We have a rider-focused approach to our events, ensuring it is the experience and quality of riding that really counts.”  Even if not in the running for an EWS spot, “riders will be able to enjoy the very best of the Highlands in November.”

The one and only Kinloch
The one and only Kinloch

In the days leading up to Kinlochleven (17-19 November), the 2016 International Mountain Bike Conference – Innovation Edition – will also be held in the Highlands, bringing additional attention to the region.  Conference delegates will have the opportunity to sample area riding either as spectators or by strapping on number plates of their own.

Conference organiser Graeme McLean notes that “the rise of enduro has driven forward innovation in the bike industry. This has brought many benefits including the re-emergence of exploring wilder places by mountain bike and bringing economic benefits to fragile rural economies. This does come with an impact and the conference will discuss how we can work in partnership to mitigate any issues whilst taking advantage of the positives.”

Race here in '16, race worldwide in '17.
Race here in ’16, race worldwide in ’17.

More details and registration are available now at nofussevents.co.uk.

For more conference information (not yet posted), keep an eye on the Developing Mountain Biking in Scotland website.

Comments (2)

    Hope this doesn’t cause people to take the best race in the UK too seriously!

    Graeme McLean notes that “the rise of enduro has driven forward innovation in the bike industry. This has brought many benefits including the re-emergence of exploring wilder places by mountain bike”

    Enduro does what?!

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