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.
BUT HERE’S THE TWIST…..
You’ll need to keep moving, albeit at a pretty social pace with your mates.
We’ll set a target time for the whole course – 4:30hrs, which was pretty much the average time for the 50km course in previous years.
The clock will only start ticking once you begin the first Special Stage, so everyone will get the full 4:30hrs allowance, and you can afford to take your time up the first hill and let the Marathon whippets get away!.
Several 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.