Whyte King and Queen of the Hill Enduro 2018
Location and dates
Start and finish: Event start & HQ – Victoria Park, Innerleithen, Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders.
Saturday 18th August: Race registration and practice
Sunday 19th August: Race Registration (morning only, times TBC) and race day!
This event has become something of a UK enduro classic, and one of the most popular events of the year. The course will make the most of the massive variety of trail riding here, with the sweetest descents on the valley’s finest dirt, roots and rock. We’re using SI Air system timing* (no dibbing) at all three enduro rounds. We are delighted to announce that Whyte Bikes are our title partners for this enduro adventure.
Check out the 2017 race video!
Race Categories and Rider Groups
Depending on how you want to enjoy your race day, you can choose to be seeded or not…
Rider Group E1
All riders are seeded, and given start times for every stage of the race. Some might find transition times between stages a bit challenging. You must complete all the race stages, and stick to the stage start schedule you’re given at registration. There are time penalties if you’re late for your start slot.
Choose this if you’re fast and if you want to minimise the chances of running into slower riders but be aware you might not be able to spend race day riding with your mates.
- Under 21
Rider Group E2
Riders are not seeded, so you can ride with your buddies as long as you register together at event HQ and so get the same start waves. You are still given guide times to start each stage, and there’s an overall course completion time – penalties apply if you don’t make it. There’s more chance of being before or after a rider who is considerably faster or slower than you, but with less stress on the transition times, it’s a more sociable choice for many. There are combined E1 & E2 podium prizes for the top three male and top three female riders in each category.
- Under 21
Rider Group E3
This rider group means tackling a slightly shorter version of the course – at least one stage less than the full version. It’s aimed at riders concerned about the fitness challenge of the entire enduro course, and for the 14-15 age group riders.
E3Y is the rider group for 14-15 year olds. All 14-15 year old riders will automatically be entered into this group.
E3A is an adult group for the shorter course, with no preset start times. Riders are not elegible for the overall podium places as they have completed a shorter course. This group also allows a parent or other adult to ride with an E3Y rider should they choose to.
Please note – we reserve the right to combine categories.
You must choose your Rider Group in advance! DO YOU WANT TO BE SEEDED (E1), OR RIDE WITHOUT STRICT TRANSITION TIMES AND/OR RIDE THE COURSE WITH MATES (E2)?
Limited places in this race mean it may not be possible to change from seeded (E1) to non-seeded (E2) after you’ve entered, so please confirm what you want to do in advance. Thanks.
More info: All riders can choose if they want to be seeded for each of the races or, alternatively, they can choose a start time at event registration so they can ride with their mates all the way round the course. Seeded riders have pre-set start times for every stage of the race and face penalties if they miss their start times. Being seeded means you will have much less chance of encountering traffic while on the race course, with no uncertain queuing at stage starts.
The race will use the SportIdent Air Timing system.
*If you own a SPORTident Air Timing / Active Timing Card and would like to use it in any of the three TweedLove Triple Crown Enduros this year, please complete this form. If you use your own Timing Card, you will be reimbursed £3.60 – you will only receive this discount if you complete the form at least 3 weeks prior to the event you wish to use it in.
This race forms one part of TweedLove’s Triple Crown enduro series. The Triple Crown is the UK’s most popular enduro series, with three races set in different parts of the Tweed Valley – the UK’s premier enduro area with dozens of trails in a variety of forest areas. All finishers will qualify for points towards the Triple Crown title.
The Triple Crown – Ride all three enduros
The three best quality enduro races in the UK? We think so!
Riders completing all three rounds are eligible for the Triple Crown title. The Triple Crown title will be awarded to the overall fastest male and female, regardless of category, across all three races.
Nutrition & Training Plan
To help you on race day we have teamed up with HIGH5 to provide you with sports nutrition on course. HIGH5 will provide you with nutritious products with amazing natural flavours, whether you’re a new starter or an elite professional.
Discover the full HIGH5 range of trusted gels, drinks and bars.
Comprehensive HIGH5 training plans for all levels of experience for both running and cycling. See here for more information. HIGH5 Nutrition advice and tips for triathlon, cycling, running or just general training.
Want to get involved in other ways?
Join us as a volunteer drop us a line for more info and we’ll be in touch! It’s a lot of fun (honest) and you’ll have Bike Valley’s eternal thanks!