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2018 Events

Limited information is out for the 2018 series, but please check back for more information, entries available from 6th Jan 2018.

ENTRY LINK : https://www.sientries.co.uk/series.php?series_id=252

All PMBA Enduro events are available for ages 11+, however we strongly advise that parents entering children under 16 contact us beforehand, so we can advise you of what the event might entail and give you the information you need to make an informed judgement on the suitability of the event for your child. All under 16’s must be chaperoned, the chaperone must stay with the child on the transitions for the full event, and make sure they can ride the stages safely in practice. Chaperones must be 18+ they maybe another racer, or a support rider; we do not charge for support riders.

Categories:
Men : U14, U16, U19, Senior, Master/30+, Vet/40+, Grand Vet/50+ & Elite
Women : U16, U21, Senior/Open , Vet/40+
Unisex : Hardtail (additional category)

Ages are taken as age on 31st December 2018.

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The Series starts out, as is tradition, at PMBA’s most popular venue of Gisburn Forest. 5 stages are planned, 3 trail and 2 off piste. Priced at £43.50 and if past years are anything to go by will sell out in a few days from the entries being available. Round sponsor : Escape Bike Shop

We then head on to Grizedale for round 2, big elevation and technical stages are the norm here; expected to be the toughest of the one day events, priced at £49.50 to include car parking for race day.  Off piste trails with rocks and mud make this a good test of bikes and riders alike. Round Sponsor :  Grizedale MTB

The spring event season builds to the crescendo that is Graythwaite Estate;  set in 5000 acres of private land this is the big one.  100% off piste trails held over 2 days; a  scaled down version of last years Datatag National Enduro Champs we’ll have new fresh stages to add to the awesome trails we have built over the past 2 years. This is a proper lakeland venue, even the transitions are tough (but not timed) expect push-ups to the start of stages. Also expect awesome views, a spectacular finish arena, with camping, “Surf and Turf” catering, showers, water & marquee with bar thanks to Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery. Priced at £75 it may be our most expensive event but the trails, views and facilities are worth splashing out on.
This is NOT a grass roots round, its tough and not suitable for a first enduro. Steep trails, a 4-5 hour loop and many stages (not as many as last years Champs that had 10, but more than our usual 5; probably 7 or 8). An Epic event by name, and nature it wont disappoint the hardcore riders, but will be fun and manageable by experienced enduroists and those who like a challenge alike.

 

After the summer break we head to Kirroughtree Forest, what the venues lacks in elevation it makes up for in deep luscious loam. Each year we return to find that the team from the Breakpad bike shop have built us new stages with virgin loam. We still reuse some classics, mixing trail and off piste sections for a selection that can be enjoyed by all, the stoke meter is always on high here.
A grass roots round that the fastest also enjoy, it has everything an enduro should have and has become an unmissable round of the PMBA Enduro series with many calling it their favourite.
Often racers will bring the whole family, as the idyllic camping area and permanent brick shower/toilet block gives a holiday vibe; enhanced by the smells from many BBQ’s in the evening. A £43.50 entry and parking for £3/day or camping at £5/weekend you can see why many make it a weekend and camp. Late in the year, September is not overly problematic with the midges either – but still come prepared! Round Sponsor : Breakpad Bike Shop

The series final we return to a key PMBA Venue, Lee Quarry; the look also takes in Havok Bike Park.  This round is our adventure round, six stages over a 23 mile loop with big moorland transitions on the rights-of-way network connect Lee Quarry and Havok bike park; and we even manage to squeeze in a couple more stages on the way. Popular with DHers crossing over to Enduro with the stages at Havok and overall one of our most airborne enduro’s for those that want air, while still being popular with XC crossover racers due to the natural singletrack loop and fully rollable timed sections. This really does have it all. Priced at £60 including parking. Round Sponsor : Cycle Factory

E-bikes in Enduro
While we fully agree E-bikes have a place in mountain biking, especially getting the less fit/able out into the countryside we firmly believe that there is no place for E-bikes in Enduro. If you have ridden an e-bike you will know they are most fun on a technical climb, and just a bit too heavy for maximising a descent. Enduro is all about the descent. Ebikes are not allowed at PMBA Enduro events, even in practice, any racer on an e-bike will be disqualified. However if you are a non-racing support rider for an Under-16 you are more than welcome to use an e-bike; please ensure that it is a bike, and not a motorbike; ie “Cycles with pedal assistance which are equipped with an auxiliary electric motor having a maximum continuous rated power of 0.25 kW, of which the output is progressively reduced and finally cut off as the vehicle reaches a speed of 25km/h (15.5mph) or if the cyclist stops pedaling.”

HTW_juliaAt the end of the year we will again be repeating the superb women only enduro in association with Hopetech Women;  subsidised by Hope Technology we bring you 3 trail centre stages for £35 in this taster enduro. The ideal place for your first enduro, you’ll not be alone or intimidated here, the friendliest supportive vibe to ease you into enduro is what you will experience.

Categories:
Women : U16, U21, Senior/21+, Master/30+, Vet/40+,  Grand Vet/50+ , Elite(open) & Hardtail

Ages are taken as age on 31st December 2018 not age on day of the event.

 

Refund/Cancellation/Transfer policy
All PMBA Enduro events have the following policy.
Cancellation upto 31 day before the event : £15 admin fee
Cancellation within 31 days of the event : Not Available

Entry transfer/selling on : FREE if you use the “Substitution” button within SI Entries
Entry transfer/selling on : £5 if you require us to login and do it for you.
(Possible at any time while entries are open, usually upto 4 days before the event)
TOP TIP : Getting the replacement racers SI number from them makes substituting very easy!

SMK Events / PMBA Enduro reserves the right to modify or cancel the event if circumstances beyond the control of the organiser should arise. This includes cancellation of event due to extreme weather, acts of God, violence, civil disobedience and war.
If the event is cancelled we will not be liable for costs of travel fares, hotels, or any other expenses that may be incurred.
It is your responsibility to ensure the race is going ahead before travelling. We will do our best to inform you if the race has to be cancelled but we do not accept liability if we are unable to contact you. We strongly advise that you check before making travel and accommodation arrangements.
If the event is cancelled we would endeavour to reschedule if possible, and transfer all entries to the new date. Please be aware that we may be unable to refund or part refund any entry fee. We are also may be unable to transfer your entry to another event. We will always allow entries to be sold on upto 7 days before the rescheduled event, this will be via the “Substitution” button within SI entries.

 

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