Southern Enduro, Round 4 – Milland

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  • Southern Enduro, Round 4 – Milland
  • Premier Icon Akers
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    So this will be my 2nd ever enduro race event, the 1st having been Round 2 at Pippingford Park. I had a great time.

    Is anyone able to give me a idea what the course/terrain is like and what to expect at Milland? Is it steep, twisty, slippy and/or rough? Any large features to be aware of? What’s the optimum bike, shorter travel trail bike or AM enduro weapon?

    Anyone else going?

    Cheers.

    Hob Nob
    Member

    It’s soft, loamy woodland, with a lot of saplings so it’s really tight and twisty on the whole.

    There looks to be a couple of gaps/stepdowns but they won’t be massive & they will have options if you don’t want to hit them.

    I’d say if you had a choice, the shorter travel bike would be better. I’m certainly not riding my Sentinel there.

    Premier Icon nedrapier
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    Dammit, that’s just down the road from me.  Would be new riding to me, too.

    Not around this Sunday, though.

    Are the trails public/open to ride at other times?

    Hob Nob
    Member

    No, I believe it’s private woodland unfortunately.

    Van Halen
    Member

    its quite nice – not that tech. typical south downsy singletrack.

    a good introduction into racing really.

    i had a 130mm bike when i went and didnt full under biked at all. i wouldnt want to ride a full enduro gnarpoon there.

    Premier Icon Akers
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    Excellent. Sounds like a day out for the SB5c then.

    Weather is looking decent. Should be a good day!

    Thanks for the replies.

    skaifan
    Member

    It’s private woodland and any riding outside of the event could see Southern Enduro lose the venue. The Velo South closed road ride is passing by on Sunday so please be aware of road closures. Think it will be a different entrance into the site from last year. I’ll be there in a hi vis pointing riders back down the hill. See you Sunday!

    Premier Icon Akers
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    Weather is looking dicey for the weekend. Fingers crossed the worst of it passes to the north of us on Sunday.

    Hob Nob
    Member

    It’s looking substantially better than it was earlier in the week.

    Would be nice not to have to race in waterproofs and get plastered in mud too though 🙂

    Premier Icon mattbee
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    Velo South has been cancelled due to forecast so at least all the roads are open!

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