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Mini Enduro is the new fun exciting way to race Enduro on a mountain bike. Its aimed at new riders to the sport to give it a go and we also have the Pro am category for the more established racers.

There are 3 stages with professional timing on every stage with transfers in between, these transfers are not timed and do not count for the overall standing.

Gravity Enduro in the Uk has been created and driven by Steve Parr at the National level in the Uk with little or no other races to give riders a stepping stone into Gravity Enduro racing.

The great success of the Mini Downhill races is to bring new riders into racing downhill and we want to recreate this with Mini Enduro, So if you have never raced an Enduro before or just want a bit of fun racing Enduro away from the pressure of Uk Gravity Enduro series, perfect come and try a Mini Enduro.

We still have few final details to put in place once these are done we will let everyone know either by our www.facebook.com/minienduro page or  www.twitter.com/mini_enduro

The Format

Professional timing on all stages.
Three stages all timed live so you have instant results exactly the same has in our mini downhill races.
All three stage times will be added together and fastest cumulative total time will used for the results.

The race order is

  1. Pro-Am
  2. Senior 18-29
  3. Master 30-39
  4. Veteran 40-49
  5. Super Veteran 50+
  6. Open 17 & Under
  7. Hardtail 12+
  8. Women
  9. E-Bikes

Overtaking Slower Riders

We all have our speed of racing some are fitter & faster then others which can lead to fast riders catching up slower riders on the 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 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. In the interest of safety each stage has a cut off time. You must reach the TC no later then your start time which you will be advised of with your stage start times.

 

Timing

Timing has been a problem at Enduro races across the world, even now there are all sorts of different ways to time Enduro.

 

Categories

Hardtail Bikes?
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.

E-Bikes?

Pedal Assist Bicycles are get for the less active riders to race on, they get there own category to race against each other.

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

Equipment

Timing Rules

1 thought on “About”

  1. Michael says:

    How can I enter for the forest of dean Enduro race??

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