Naughty Northumbrian this weekend (entries close tonight!)

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Singletrackworld is off to the races! It’s the Naughty Northumbrian Enduro this coming August Bank Holiday Weekend and we’ll be having a crack at it*

*surviving being the Main Objective

Here’s a taster of why this event has got a reputation of being one the best UK enduro races on the calendar…

If you’re tempted to squeeze in a race before the end of summer, this is your last gasp chance to enter the Naughty Northumbrian as entries closes tonight. I’ll see you there!

“The UK’s wildest cycling festival.”

25th-28th Aug 2023

6 stage SCOTT Naughty Enduro Event

From steep woods to flowing mixed descents and incredibly technical riding – The Scott Naughty Northumbrian Enduro delivers a unique mixture of riding.

It is a EWS rated Black, 3 bar event. It is hard, steep and challenging.

“I”t’s reputation is awesome, and those who complete this event will forever be some of the chosen few.”

Entry fee £77.00

Camping: £10 per person, per night / £27 for 3 nights.

Toilets on site.

Physical: 1200-1600m 40-50km

Enter via sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=11143

A celebration of valley life

Taking place in a remote location, with no mobile phone reception, this event binds the community together.

That means beer from Hadrian and Border Brewery, great food, games, a pump track, films, live music and rivers to play in.

“It’s a chance for a digital detox in a stunning part of the world with like minded people.”

Camping is £10 per person, per night or £27 for three nights.

Camper vans, tents and caravans welcome.

U10’s go free.

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  • kimbers
    Full Member

    This race is an absolute cracker

     

    Im away on my hols otherwise Id definitely be making the trek up there

     

    I have unfished business after my last effort!

    acidchunks
    Full Member

    Looking forward to this. Although wondering if I should have gone for the non competitive Saturday pootle option instead of the full enduro 😂

     

    kimbers
    Full Member

    its a proper challenge, definitely one of the toughest races ive done in the UK,

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Looking forward to this. Although wondering if I should have gone for the non competitive Saturday pootle beer tent option instead of the full enduro pootle

    Ftfme

    jonba
    Free Member

    I thought about it. But limited info on difficulty meant I decided not to.

    I’m not bothered about the distance and climbing. But the downhill stuff. Did the Boltby Bash which was straight forward but no other events of this type.

    A few years ago it was reported to be mega hard/impossible to ride. There were videos of people sliding down slopes.

    I think I’ll try and do some other events and enter next year.

    Drac
    Full Member

    Have a good weekend. I’m working all weekend so can’t get and hopefully don’t need to.

    pothead
    Free Member

    I thought about it. But limited info on difficulty meant I decided not to.

    This is the first one I’ve not entered, stages in past years have been VERY STEEP and technical, didn’t actually finish last time as I clattered into a tree on stg3. They’ve been digging new stuff for this years race, I wish I could have done it but already had plans 4 this weekend

    kimbers
    Full Member

    A few years ago it was reported to be mega hard/impossible to ride. There were videos of people sliding down slopes

    theres only a few really tough bits, that just need some commitment,  its a nice epic ride in great scenery with some decent length stages

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    I’m very glad to be staying somewhere with a warm shower this evening!

    Good luck to those riding tomorrow

    fooman
    Full Member

    Started off OK for me and my lad on the Sport but 2-3 hour of solid rain were taking their toll on both us and the course, which is hard enough on a dry day.

    Stages 2-4 went OK, 5 was a struggle with a river running down it, 6 was thick with mud, I saw my lad walking which shot my confidence – he’s a better rider than me – and I got off too. Turns out he was so cold he couldn’t pull his brakes effectively.

    Enjoyed it but it was a struggle, glad I’m not camping too got back for a nice warm bath. Good luck for those racing tomorrow!

    dangeourbrain
    Full Member

    Were you the tall chap and his lad? One of you on a green mega iirc?

    I dropped after 4, got so cold and wet waiting for three to open, then again for four as it was red flagged.

    By the time we got going on 4 I couldn’t see anything by virtue of my goggles being sopping wet and misted but a complete hatred of riding without glasses and fear of getting mud in my contacts wouldn’t let me take them off so I was borderline picking my way down blindfold. (and on my bum a few times).
    That level of sustained gradient is way out of my experience so needed more attention than I can give when I can’t see.
    Needed more speed to clear my goggles, needed more vis to go faster, needed off my brakes to not fall over etc etc.

    The wait at three and red flag at four meant we were caught by the fast folks – many of whom to listen to at the bottom had skipped several stages too and one of them was less than courteous on track.

    I’m really not good at riding at riding in a crowd even on stuff I know and I’m comfortable with.
    Decided that was enough for me.

    Nothing techy really on the stages I did, just seriously steep in places and I’m really not used to riding that. Oh and gobs of grip on stuff that at home is like glass, that was a surprise!

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