Howies Dyfi Enduro Entries Open This Sunday

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dyfi enduro,
And we’re only getting going

Make sure you’re back from your ride by 7pm on Sunday this weekend as entries for one of the most popular single-day, non-competitive events in the mountain bike calendar. For many, it’s the leg-waking, season opener and usually the time that you realise that your legs really aren’t ready for summer.

It's not all sunshine and cheerleaders
It’s not all sunshine and cheerleaders

Hundreds and hundreds enter every year – sometimes taking the entries machine with it in the chaos to get in, so this year, the organisers have turned to Eventbrite to get more of a stable system behind the entries. Unfortunately this pushes the price up a little, but that’s the price of reliability apparently.

…though sometimes it is.


This year’s event is May Bank Holiday weekend as usual, with the event itself on Sunday April 30th in the westest-Wales town of Machynlleth. 2017 will be the event’s 15th year, it has grown from humble beginnings to a 1000+ rider event that is a key date in many people’s MTB calenders.

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The entertainment is half of the fun at the Dyfi

Event date: April 29th/30th (May Bank Holiday weekend)


Dyfi Enduro (Sunday 30th April) – Entries open Sunday 12th Feb – 7pm

Dyfi Enduro Bach (Sunday 30th April) – Entries open Sunday 12th Feb – 9pm

All the details are on the event website here, and we’ll see you on the start line (and in the bar the night before, eh?)


Singletrack Editor

Chipps wasn’t around for the dawn of mountain biking in the UK, but he likes to claim that he arrived in time for second breakfast (about the time he shows up for work, then…) starting in the bike trade in 1990 and becoming a full time mountain bike journalist at the start of 1994. Over the subsequent quarter century, he has seen mountain bike culture flourish and diversify and bike technology go from rigid steel frames to fully suspended carbon fibre (and sometimes back to rigid steel as well.)

His riding style is best described as ‘medium, wheels on the ground, trail riding’ though he’s been spotted doing everything from endurance downhill racing to 24 hour cross country racing. He favours mid-travel trail bikes and claims to be wheel-size, gear, brake and tyre agnostic. In fact, his garage spans most bicycle flavours, taking in steel hardtails, carbon trail bikes, even a mountain bike tandem, along with road, touring and gravel/cyclocross bikes.

While he’s happy to chat about bikes all day, his real interest is in the people and places that bikes can introduce you to and he talks as fondly about the trails he’s ridden and riders he’s met as the bikes that took him there.

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