The course as usual will be kept under wraps until the event, but the stages will provide an awesome day out – and something a wee bit different. It’s a chance to ease yourself into the 2019 Enduro calendar.
The course will feature a variety of hand cut and natural trails. This event might be a little mellower than the other two races, but will still contain technical riding and a tough physical test. We always aim to set courses which have a lot of flow and leave you wanting to ride it all over again. The overall ethos is to provide a fun race – with adventure, challenge, good times and safety as the key factors.
Vallelujah – how it works
Saturday 23rd March:
- 9am – 4pm: Race registration
- 9am – 5pm: Practice
Sunday 24th March – Race Day:
- 7.30am – 10am: Timing chip collection (and event registration)
- 8.15am and 10am: Event Briefing – mandatory (you must attend one of these briefings)
- 8.30am – 12.00noon: Riders start
- 5pm: Prize presentations (approx)
The course is made up of taped race stages with marked transitions. Riders are expected to race the timed stages and then transit to the next stage in a specific order. All riders are given a sticker that shows their start time, a start time for stage and a completion time. Seeded riders are expected to be at the start of each stage ready to race for the time on their sticker. The times for the non seeded riders are more of a guide to ensure that the course is completed within the allotted time.
The race starts at approx 8.30am on Sunday 24th March. The Course will be available for practice on Saturday 23rd March . You must register before practice to collect your race number.
Full details including course information will be sent to entrants as a pdf download approximately a week before the race.
What you get:
- Electronic Air timing by SI systems
- Great ‘Free Cake Shop’ feed stations, with the most delicious cakes
- Miles of awesome taped singletrack
- Event village with great food and drink
- The best course medics available
- Safety marshals
- Number board
- On site tech support
Race Categories and Rider Groups
Depending on how you want to enjoy your race day, you can choose to be seeded or not…
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.
Rider Group E1 (Seeded)
All riders are seeded, and given start times for every stage of the race. Some will find transition times between stages a wee 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 chance of encountering traffic while on the race course, with no uncertain queuing at stage starts, but be aware you might not be able to spend race day riding with your mates.
Rider Group E2 (Non Seeded)
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.
Rider Group E3 (Shorter Version)
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.
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)/OR RIDE A SHORTER VERSION OF THE COURSE (E3)?
Race Categories -E1 & E2
- Youth – E3Y
- Junior – Under 18
- Under 21
- Senior – 21 – 29
- Master – 30 – 39
- Vet – 40 – 49
- Grand Vet 50+
- Youth – E3Y
- Junior – Under 21
- Senior 21 – 34
- Master 35 +
Race Categories – E3
- Over 16 (Male and Female)
If less than three entrants in any race category, we reserve the right to combine categories. Age on 31st December 2019
Riders under the age of 14 on 31st December 2019 are not eligible to enter this race
All riders under 16 on race day must have a signed Parental Consent Form. To speed up the registration process this can be downloaded here!
Coming to watch? Have a quick look at the notes here to keep yourself safe.
The race will use the SportIdent Air Timing system.