Start/finish Venue: Val du Charron, Wellington
Start time: 09h00 & registration opens at 08h00
Pre-entry cost (closes 7 June. Pre-entries only!):
R375 for non-members and R350 for Amarider members for one day. Four stages minimum. Up to six stages.
Please note that ONLY pre-entries will be accepted! Includes permit & refreshment station.
General: Product prizes from Leatt, SRAM, Csixx, Giant & Falke for top three male & female and also other age categories depending on amount of entries. Medals to all finishers. Coffee will be for sale from early morning with two types of pizza’s from the restaurant that you can order.
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Directions to the venue: Visit ww.vdcwines.co.za
Waterpoint with fruit, Red Bull, nuts & jellies etc will be placed at a strategic point to assist with rider support. The beauty of the format is that you can relax a bit at this station and catch your breath before tagging into the next Special Stage.
Have you done an Enduro event? Then you know what it is about! If not, then here is a summary: riders get timed only on certain sections, which make a very social event, especially at the refreshment station where they re-group. The atmosphere is relaxed with no rush anywhere, except when you gun it between check points!
Total distance of riding not so relevant as riders ride to special stages in their own time and the timed stages are more like downhill racing, although all type of riders can attempt it. Protective gear recommended.
Timing: Must own an Amarider Trail Tag. R100 or take a yearly Amarider membership of R225 and a Tag is included! Watch out for the TAG POINTS at the beginning & end of each stage.
Timing will be managed in real-time with @trailtag and riders will check in and out of the Special stages. This means that riders will enter special stages 1 by 1, so no bunfight to get trail position on the singletrack
MORE ABOUT ENDUROS:
The first event was held at Dirtopia MTB Festival, Greyton in December’12 and proved to be a lot of fun. Since then Dirtopia has organised more than 20 of these kind of mountain bike events.
Based on the successful Mavic Trans Provence concept the idea is to bring riding and the results linked to it back to mountain biking and away from the current endurance-only formats. That said, it is not the idea to make the race highly technical as per downhill racing, but simply to focus the competition on the trails component of the sport
At the Dirtopia Enduro, you’ll still be climbing and even be timed on some of these sections. We will make most of the jeeptracks and roads ‘neutral’ or ‘liaison’ sections. You will still be required to ride these. The overall descent of the race will be more than the uphill.