Selkirk MTB Enduro

May 6, 2018 10:00 am

MTB Enduro as you’ve never seen it before…..!

OK, we’re not competing to be the gnarliest, raddest and baddest Enduro out there. Plenty of others are after that crown. But if you fancy sweet, rideable, flowing trails to test yourself on, step right up. Selkirk Enduro is the sweet spot between old-skool Marathon and super-gnarr Enduro. All the fun, all the adventure, all the challenge. What’s not to like – everything that’s good about MTB in one easy hit 🙂

The ORBEA Selkirk MTB Enduro – is a subtle combination of Enduro timed special stages (eyeballs out against your mates and the clock, if that’s your bag, baby), and a great days’ riding in the hills and forests of this spectacular corner of the country.

If you’re Enduro-curious (always fancied a go, but a bit put off by the gnaar), or an Enduro-dude up for some great riding (and a bit of pedalling – no moaning now!), this is the race for you.

There will be several great timed Special Stages – all descents, and most hand-built specifically for this event. Ride like the wind and test yourself against the clock!. Your times from those Special Stages will give you an aggregate time result – a simple total.

Most of the Special Stages are ‘Enduro-only’ (e.g. the amazing ‘Bodybag’, hand-made for the 2017 event) and different to the Marathon, and the first stage comes after a big climb, so no queues…. We’re planning and again building some new stuff for 2018.

A fantastic mix of natural singletrack, twin-track forest roads, ancient drove roads, hand-made singletrack, and trail centre. You’ll visit the valleys of the Rivers Tweed, Yarrow and Ettrick, and of course, the high points in between. So, expect lung and thigh busting climbs that are rewarded with epic grin-inducing descents.

Starting at 10am, you’re on a 35km (approx) course with the following Special Stages;

SS1 – Black Andrew and Comedy Grass Slope
SS2 – Bodybag
SS3 – Edge of the World + Buzzards Lair
SS4 – TBC – Under Construction

We built SS1 for the 2016 event, SS2 for the 2017 event, and we plan to build more for 2018.

Course descriptions and gradings (2015/16 courses) can be found here.

We won’t publish maps of the enduro course – riding the stages blind is part of the fun!

There will be a new course for 2018.  It will have 4 special stages – these will have ‘contactless’ SI Air+ timing points at the start and finish – you’ll be able to ride through rather than stopping to dib.  Please follow marshals instructions.

Only the special stages are timed, but we will enforce an easy-to-achieve course closure time of 3.30pm – this will give you 5.5 hours to ride approximately 35km

Follow the arrows/course markings in the transition sections, and follow the obvious trails in the timed sections.  We’ll put course tape out, please follow the signs and markings carefully.

Our end of the Tweed Valley is relatively unknown, but has some incredible riding, including some classic descents.

Please read this athletes briefing, it is full of information such as cut off times and course details etc which should answer any questions you may have.

MTB Marathon Athlete Briefing 2018

Selkirk Enduro
Entry: £45

Online entries close at midnight on 1st May. Entry on the Day available (£TBC) until race numbers/timing chips run out.

* plus Entry Central Fees.

Event Detail

May 6, 2018 10:00 am
Selkirk Rugby Club

Organisers

Durty Events
info@durtyevents.com

Sponsors