- 2019 Enduro Racing Thread
Planning is well under way for the BEMBA National Series, Mid November for Dates, Venues etc…
</div>Posted 8 months agoEl VinoSubscriber
I’m also thinking of the QECP Enduro event on the 11th, I’ve never even seen an Enduro event let alone raced one. I bought a new Fuel Ex 29er last year and have really being enjoying my mountain biking again. I have a couple of questions about this specific event.
Do I need body armour? What about a full face helmet?
Are glasses OK or should I wear goggles?
I have knee / arm pads and a helmet with a clip on chin guard, no goggles though.Posted 7 months agoayjaydoubleyouMember
Southern QECP mashup this weekend
Its currently pissing it down, and more to come on friday.
Recalling my last wet QECP where I couldn’t ride an off camber traverse due to back wheel slipping down, I’m thinking a tyre change is in order. Shorty front Minion rear?
For El Vino – I’ll be wearing a fox proframe, soft knee and elbow pads (none of which are compulsory, I’m a mid to lower pack mincer). Probably no goggles.Posted 7 months ago
Doing my first Enduro at QECP this weekend too. Still no idea how the format works. I know about the 3 stages that you do as many times as you want but donyou just turn up at the start ofnthe stages of is there a start from the Race village? Any pointers would be great please.Posted 7 months ago
EWS info out for entries next year: http://www.enduroworldseries.com/how-to-enter/
So it looks like us mere mortals are no longer allowed into the ‘main event’ – I didn’t bother with a membership for the last couple of years as I was only planning on doing the odd one & managed to get in via a lottery. Need to be ranked now to race, which is fair enough, given it’s the highest level, i’m amazed they have let the people they do over the past few years, with the increase in standard of riding & how much tougher they have become.
Looks like the EWS100 replaces they lottery, racing the same as the main event, but a little more relaxed on the rules & the EWS80 replaces the challenger events. All on a first come, first served basis.
I will probably buy a membership this time & plan on doing 2/3 of them this year (Whistler, Les Orres & Zermatt) & see if I can bag enough points to race a few of the main events the year after 🙂Posted 7 months ago
Doing my first Enduro at QECP this weekend too. Still no idea how the format works. I know about the 3 stages that you do as many times as you want but donyou just turn up at the start ofnthe stages of is there a start from the Race village? Any pointers would be great please.
Start from the race village. You need to collect your timing chip. I would imagine being a mash up, its then a free for all. You just ride around as many times as you like.Posted 7 months ago
Some good work has been done to make the sport more inclusive in the past couple of years, this article is about women but I think it applies to u18s and beginners too.
Posted 7 months agodarrenspinkSubscriberchakapingSubscriber
Cheers Darren, Bigfoot. Sounds like my kind of thing.
There’s been talk of doing one of the Tweed Valley ones, but after riding GT off-piste and the Golfie again last week, I just don’t reckon I’d enjoy racing that tight, steep, dark, single-line rut kinda stuff.Posted 7 months ago
The big news we have all been waiting for 2019 BEMBA National Enduro Series Dates and Venues.Posted 7 months ago
With some family commitments going on next year, I wasn’t thinking I’d be able to do much racing but 3 of the rounds are almost certainly doable, one is almost certainly a no (PMBA) and the Southern Enduro round is a tentative :-(. Really hope the No Fuss Events round works out for me but I’d be gutted to miss Minehead seeing as that would be my ‘home’ race!
Can’t wait to hear more about the SW Series too!Posted 7 months ago
ok, so will the seedings be based from the start of the season, or will they evolve to take injuries etc into account? I had bad results at the start of the year, and better results at the end due to injuries. Then there’s a friend who was a midpack rider at the ukge, in seniors on a hardtail, but is racing next year on a full sus. Fingers crossed it works ok.Posted 7 months ago
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