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Enduro Events for Beginners

jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
edited April 2014 in XC and Enduro
Thinking about trying a bit of enduro this year but never done anything like it before. What would be a good event for beginners?
2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
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2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
2015 Merida Ride 4000

"Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"

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  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    Plus have you got any hints and tips for them? I.e. best training and kit to have?
    2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    Long marathon type events, or gravity Enduro stage racing?
  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    Got a long distance ones already signed up for. Interested in the gravity enduro. Should have mentioned that sorry haha
    2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
  • njee20njee20 Posts: 9,613
    S'ok, the two terms are used interchangeably! I'm in less of a position to advise then!
  • scottfitzscottfitz Posts: 283
    Where are you based?

    Down south:

    Mini enduro is a good place to start, Single day, fun gravity based enduro's (£45) http://minienduro.tv/
    Dates:
    Sunday 27th April 2014 – Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (New Stages)
    Sunday 15th June 2014 – TBC
    Sunday 31st August 2014 – Eastridge, Shropshire
    Sunday 2nd November 2014 – Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire


    Or if you want something a bit cheaper
    Single day, fun gravity based enduro's (£35)
    http://www.qecptrailcollective.co.uk/events/
    Dates:
    17th May 2014 – QECP Day & Night Enduro
    27th July 2014 – QECP Trail Collective Enduro



    http://shred.cc/gravity/mondraker-gravity/
    2 day, gravity based enduro's (£50)

    Mondraker Gravity Rally Rd.1 - Exmoor
    Saturday, 12 July 2014 09:00 - Sunday, 13 July 2014 17:00

    Mondraker Gravity Rally Rd.2 - Newnham Park
    Saturday, 13 September 2014 09:00 - 18:00 (GMT - London)

    All good races to start with before you give UKGE (nation series) a go. http://www.ukgravityenduro.com/
    2 day, gravity based enduro's (£65)

    If you are up north look at:
    Northern Enduro http://www.northerndownhill.co.uk/
    PMBA Enduro http://www.borderline-events.co.uk/
    Scottish Enduro http://www.innerleithenmtbracing.com/
    King & Queen of the hill, Glentress
    'Ard Rock Enduro, Swaledale
  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    Anybody else know of any? :)
    2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
  • scottfitzscottfitz Posts: 283
    jackk1992 wrote:
    Anybody else know of any? :)
    Not enough there then :lol:

    As for training I find a good mix helps.
    For fitness just as much riding as you can.
    For skillz, Ride a bit of everything because that is what you will find the stages are made out of. From DH tracks to Trail centre trail to fast single trail to loamy fresh cut stuff.

    They tend to be very social races as there is not a sprint to the top of the hill. So you can chat to other riders and compare how may time you have fallen off.
  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    Sorry mate! I was on my phone in the middle of training course in work :P haha I didnt notice the new post!

    Thats just what im after thank you very much for that
    2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    Oh and I'm from the North West!
    2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
  • scottfitzscottfitz Posts: 283
    jackk1992 wrote:
    Oh and I'm from the North West!

    PMBA Enduro and 'Ard Rock Enduro then, But I thinks Ard rock and Rd1 of PMBA are sold out. Might be ok for other rounds.
  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    Thanks, this is all really great info!
    2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
  • homers_doublehomers_double Posts: 7,191
    For a laid back event I don't think you can beat Sleepless In The Saddle.
    Advocate of disc brakes.
  • jackk1992jackk1992 Posts: 141
    For a laid back event I don't think you can beat Sleepless In The Saddle.

    I can't seem to find much information on these events on the internet. It all talks about 2012 events or the fact that there wont be any events on for 2013.



    Do you think gravity enduro will kick off more over the next few years...i.e more trial centres hosting events to bring in the money/people?
    2013 Mondraker Foxy XR MS Mountain Bike
    Giant TCR-1 Custom Road Bike
    2013 Merida Big Nine TFS 500
    2015 Merida Ride 4000

    "Because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion"
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