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Mini Enduro – 21st July – Caersws 2013

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The next One Industries Mini Enduro will take place at Caersws Mid Wales.

Race Day Sunday 21st July 2013.

Taking the inspiration from the Freg Glo and the World Enduro series at Val D’Allos France.

They went for what most would call the best format for Enduro with no practice weeks before the race just practice on the same day before racing the stage.

Take a look at the map below where they raced 3 stages on Saturday and 2 on Sunday, with this being a mini enduro we will just race 3 stages on Sunday with shorter stages that everyone will love racing.

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Caersws – Mid Wales

We will mixing up the tracks at Caersws to give you 3 stages on parts of some never used tracks at Caersws.

The map for the stages will be released on Friday night before the race so its a level playing field for everyone come Sunday’s race day.

The format is practice all morning and race in the afternoon over the 3 stages, there will be nice easy transitions times between stages which will return you back through the pits after each stage.

 

 

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Stunning views across the valley once the mist has lifted!

To give you an idea of the layout.

 

Location

Henblas
Caersws
SY175JE

The Format

The Mini Enduro’s will take place over one day and will be of a shorter distance to the Uk Gravity Enduro’s to allow riders to practice the the 3 stages before the start of the race later in the day.

Distance will vary but expect around 10 miles to complete the 3 stages and the route.
With a morning practice lap and the race you will cover around 10 to 15 miles.
The transitions will follow the marked route to keep everyone going in the right direction.

All three stage times will be added together to produce the overall results for each category.

Race Date

Sunday 21st July 2013

Race Entries.

Who can race? if your 13 or over have a mountain bike and a helmet then you can race, all need to do is click the British Cycling logo below to enter. These races are for new riders to the sport of enduro and also more established racers who want to have fun with the pressure of racing the National Uk Gravity Enduro Series

 

 

Categories

  • Hardtail 12+
  • 17 & Under
  • 18-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50+
  • Pro-Am

Hardtail?

Some say there is not much disadvantage to racing on a hardtail to a full suspension bike so why do a category for them?

We see this has ride what you have type of racing if you have an all mountain bike that’s great if you have hardtail XC bike or a do it all hardtail then this is way for you start racing on it and chance to stand on the podium in your category.

Pro-Am?

This category is for the more experienced racers to have some fun racing and get some practice in for the Uk Gravity Enduro Series.

For Example if your in the at least the top 10 of your category Junior, Senior, Master, Vets in the Uk Gravity Enduro Series you should race Pro-Am so you can test yourself against other quick riders and rider a different group of riders which will spice things up and hopefully make it more fun racing a Mini Enduro.

Rules

There are 3 stages in each event, with transfers in between these transfers are not timed and do not count for the overall standing. Special stages close at a specified time, to ensure the event finishes on time. Riders will be notified at registration on the morning of the event

Time Controls are used check riders in ready for the stage start time.

Bikes

An all mountain bike is ideal for these races but any mountain bike is allowed

  • hardtail,
  • short travel,
  • long travel,
  • 29”
  • a downhill bike but not recommended with the riding in-between transfer stages.
  • Only one Bicycle can be used during an event, including any transition stages.
  • Competitors must start and finish the competition on the same frame, fork and wheels.

Equipment

  • A helmet conforming to technical regulation 8.6.1 must be worn during all race and transition stages.
  • We recommend Full Face Helmet for Caersws
  • Knee and elbow protectors are advisable.
  • All Competitors must be self sufficient and prepared for a varying climate as well as any basic mechanical repairs. Consideration should be given to the nature of the course and the length of time the event may take to complete.

This course is marked with signs and with some sections that are taped if a specific line should be taken on the stage.

If a competitor leaves the trail/course, they must re-enter at the same point and must restore the tape as they found it.

Course Cutting = Disqualification

If a rider is spotted cutting a special stage course by a marshal they will be disqualified.

Registration

Saturday 20th July 2013
Registration times 4.00pm to 7.00pm

Sunday 21st July 2013
Registration Opens 8.00am
Registration Closes at 11.00am
You must have sign on and collected your number board by 11.00am to race.

Saturday 21st July 2013- Forest open to ride.

Sunday 21st July 2013Times are subject to change depending on rider numbers and weather conditions

  • 9.00am Practice Stages – Medics and Marshals on all stages
  • 12.30pm All stages are closed for practice
  • 1.00pm Stage 1 Opens – Close 2.30pm (provisional times)
  • 1.50pm Stage 2 Opens – Close 3.40pm (provisional times)
  • 2.45pm Stage 3 Opens – Close 4.15pm (provisional times)

**The organisers reserve the right to change this schedule if they feel necessary. If this happens riders will be kept fully informed by PA announcements.**

Start Times
will be posted in Registration on Sunday Morning.

The race order is fastest first:

    1. Pro-Am
    2. Senior 18-29
    3. Master 30-39
    4. Veteran 40-49
    5. Super Veteran 50+
    6. Open 13 to 17
    7. Hardtail 13+
    8. Women

Over Taking Slower Riders

We all have our own speed of racing some are fitter & faster then others which can lead to faster riders catching up slower riders on a stage.

If a faster rider is behind you on a special stage, be polite and allow them to pass. If you are the faster rider, be patient and give lots of warning and clear directions as to what side you will pass. For example; shout left, if you intend to pass on the left hand side of the rider in front.

If you over take a slower rider on the stage then you can continue in front of the slower rider for the start of the next stage. This will stop the faster rider always catching the same rider again in the next stage.

Time Controls (TC)

At the start of each stage there will be a time control. You must reach the TC no later then your start time which you will you be advised of with your stage start times. In the interest of safety each stage has a cut off time when the stage is closed. Riders arriving after the stage has closed will not be allowed to start and must return to the finish area.

 

Questions? or keep upto date with the latest information please use our www.facebook.com/minienduro page or on www.twitter.com/mini_enduro

We look forward to seeing you all in July.

Chris Roberts – 07540 723254

Trade Enquires-

Trade stands or demo your range of bikes at the Mini Enduro please get in touch. e-mail chris@minienduro.tv for details.

 

About the author: chris_roberts

Head Honcho of Nakedracing, International Race Organiser and i ride a bike.

10 comments

  1. Mark Credie says:

    Is that £45 for a child!?

  2. chris_roberts says:

    The costs are the same for everything, the medics, toilets,land owner, marshals, staff, all charge the same if its a child or an adult.

    If you and your child are both racing then please email me chris@minienduro.tv and I will sort out some family discount for you.

  3. Mark Credie says:

    I’ll do that! Cheers Chris, looks quality

  4. d. humphries says:

    Are there showers on campsite?

  5. chris_roberts says:

    No sorry, its just the famers field with Portaloos.
    We do not charge for camping but if you want showers there are proper campsites in the area.

  6. James says:

    Do you have to come on Saturday to register on can you just come on Sunday morning?

  7. chris_roberts says:

    Yes you can just come on Sunday morning to register from 8am :)

  8. Chris says:

    How gnarly is the course ?
    Both my son and I are 1st timers .

  9. chris_roberts says:

    The tracks we are using all rideable and no nasty suprizes in there.
    There are some quite steep and technical tracks which we are not using for this race.
    We are using most of the good bits so you will have great time.

  10. Tim Hall says:

    can i just summarise as i can’t find the info, is it £45 for an adult and i need to be there for 8:00?

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