- 2019 Enduro Racing Thread
Can anyone enlighten me on how the BNES series points system works? 🙂
“BNES Series points and Champions
By working together, the BEMBA organisers have been able to create series points with overall series rankings. At the end of the season, National Enduro Series Champions will be crowned.
To gain points for the overall title, racers must compete in a minimum of four of the first five rounds and the final round. They’re able to drop their worst result from the first five but can’t drop the final round points. Riders can get an overall series ranking from any of the rounds.”
And I’m almost certain we are using the BC points like the BDS.Posted 4 months ago
How do these events compare to something like a Gorrick XC or Big Dog course? Vaguely interested, but concerned I might be massively out of my depth.
Are full face helmets and pads compulsory?
At the grass roots level is simular technically to a Big Dog/gorrick
If you want to give one a go the Southern Enduro in Pippingford is probably one of the easiest rounds.
I don’t think there is a race in the UK where FF helmets and Pads are compulsory (there are some in Europe)Posted 4 months agojamesg55Member
thanks Scott I’d got the 4 out 5 rounds bit and final round clear in my head.
this was the bit I was unsure of” And I’m almost certain we are using the BC points like the BDS.” but it sounds like that’s still TBC at the mo.
I was trying to figure out if a “middle table master” like myself was going to accrue any pointsPosted 4 months agoqtipMember
Great day at Dyfi today. Storm Hannah left some interesting conditions behind her. Stage 1 was running well and I had a decent run. Stage 2 was cancelled – disappointing as I’d perfected my plummeting tripod technique during practice. Was the right decision – it was almost impossible to stop on the steep chutes in the mud and would have been carnage if raced, despite being fun to ride. Stages 3 and 4 were horrible flagging mud feats and didn’t go well for me, but I was not alone in that.Posted 4 months ago
Finally got around to putting up a race report on my blog from the first round of WGES/BNES. If anyone fancies a look, here it is!
Big road trip up to the Lakes tomorrow for BNES R2…who else is racing!? Looking forward to some new (to me anyway) stages and weather looks ok, if a little chilly.
Sorry to hear about the injury @pukeko, sounds painful! 😬Posted 4 months ago
Finished 80th in Masters which was a shade outside where I’d like to have finished (top 40% at nationals). Loved the stages, loved the free beer at the finish line. Didn’t love having a stupid OTB on the very first practice run though..bruising is coming up nicely now!Posted 4 months ago
Nice one guys!
Strava tells me a depressing story – I was significantly slower than 2016 and 2017 (based on stages 3/7/8, which were unchanged). Need to confirm it with the times on R&R o course.
The roots are all nicely polished now but I know I’m not riding to the same standard….Posted 4 months agoblackmountainsriderMember
I didnt have the best weekend at Graythwaite. I managed to faceplant the ground hard enough in practise (stage 6) to write off my bell Super9 and give myself the worst concussion iVe ever had. Im still not feeling 100 so dont plan to ride at all this weekend. Hopefully Ill be Ok for the next round at minehead, as I loved it there last year.
9th in Masters is a great result! I was aiming for a top 20 but would have been happy with a top 30.Posted 4 months agobigfootMember
45th in vets, would of liked a little higher but reasonably happy with that. move into grand vets next year so am at the wrong end of the catergory. no issues riding, just took it to steady making sure i stayed upright and fitness let me down in stage 8, had nothing at all left by the time i got to those little up bits near the end of the woods and barely made it up that push up near the end.Posted 4 months ago
SES at innerleithen next.
Oreana how did it compare to last year’s?
Well that’s annoying – posted up a longish reply yesterday but seems it didn’t actually post (or I didn’t press ‘submit’)!
Summary – didn’t do last year but did Champs there two years ago; nice mix of flowy and fast vs tight and techy; as above, lots of polished roots and greasy corners in the woods; ‘only’ 15 miles and 1,100m of uppy/downy but still felt it at the end!; new stages were good fun; final stage is still very much a love/hate stage!
Great result @seanr!
@blackmountainsrider – take it easy with the concussion and don’t rush back.
@bigfoot – also a good result! I’m in a similar position but in my last year of Masters this year. Keeping an eye on Vets times to see where I might fit in next year 😀Posted 4 months ago
So glad I signed up for QECP Day/night enduro
took the family- which always makes things hectic, but its great having them there, everyone had a great time, good arena, bike demos, nice food stalls, trails were perfect, weather was great, was quieter than last time I did it, but still brilliant fun.
Shagged for work this morning tho!
Bring on the southern champsPosted 4 months ago
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