- UK Gravity Enduro 2014 dates/venues revealed
And they’re doing one at GrizedalePosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
freeridenick – Member
Innerleithen is back to back with EWS the following weekend.
In theory the EWS is at Glentress (heh, tbc, I think they’re still working it out) but yeah, close dates, not ideal in some ways. Good in others, easy to imagine a UKGE field stacked with international riders who’ve come for the EWS! And far better than the previous clash of national champs vs EWS, really good work to avoid that.
I thought Steve had said they wouldn’t return to CYB because of the tight restrictions on trails? I’m thinking the Nationals will be Hamsterley or Eastridge.Posted 4 years agoHob NobMember
Hamsterley qas fun, but the loop was far too small. Being the UK National series the loops need to be like Dyfi IMO. 22km for Hamsterley is a Saturday morning ride, not a UKGE weekend. I kinda felt the same about Eastridge,
Looking at the original dates, it would appear the Afan round is the National Champs?
Not looking forward to 2 Innerleithen trips in the space of a few weeks. Oh well.Posted 4 years agoflyingmonkeycorpsMember
If they could somehow secure permission to use some of the bridleways in Grizedale (I don’t suppose they’ll be able to, but here’s hoping!) then that could be amazing, I would definitely be there with bells on. Was chatting last time we rode there how good some of it would be for enduro stages.Posted 4 years agoNobeerinthefridgeSubscriber
legend – Member
Wasn’t it 6 rounds for the last couple of years? Or did I dream that one up?
Never been to Grizedale, but isn’t it renouned as being almost as bad as Ae?
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The trail centre, maybe, but there are some amazing bridleway descents in grizedale forest.Posted 4 years agoHob NobMember
The problem with Afan was the time of year & the freshly cut track for stage 4 & the middle bit of stage 5.
It’s the only time i’ve ever ridden and worn 2 jackets I was so cold.
It was a tough day out that one. The tracks weren’t hard, but some of them were hard to ride fast. I struggled on the 7 minute pedal fest of stage 3 which finished on the final descent of the wall, because it was a redline effort all the way there, then a flat out descent at race pace that had the potential to be rocks covered in lots of ice (as some of the other stages were).
Nothing too tech though. Eastridge was probably the most tech of the season for me, but only on a couple of the stages.Posted 4 years ago
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