Events

Everyone likes to plan their diary for the year – check out the big events we’d like to focus on as a club:

 

Aug
18
Sun
HSBC UK National Downhill Series 2019 Rd 4 – Hopton @ Hopton Woods
Aug 18 all-day

Event Overview

  • Welcome to the 2019 HSBC UK | National Downhill Series. Entries for this round will close at 23:55pm on Sunday 11 August

Socia Media

Aug
31
Sat
BNES Series Final @ Machynlleth
Aug 31 @ 8:30 am – Sep 1 @ 5:00 pm

The final round of the BEMBA National Enduro Series will take place around the iconic town of Machynlleth in North Wales on the 31st August and 1st September!

Saturday will be practice day with 5 stages to practice to your hearts content, 3 of which will be used for round 1 of the WGES Mash Up series From 10:30 -15:00! these 3 stages will be closed to all non-Mash Up competitors during live timing 10:30-15:00!!

Practice for BNES competitors on the Mash Up stages will take place from 08:30 – 10:30 then 15:00 – 16:30!!

There will also be a BNES Team championship!

Any size team and any gender but, best 3 scores across all 9 cats with only the best points position in any single category counting. We hope this will encourage teams with diverse ages and genders to compete.
Team members may change between rounds and each rounds points totalled for the series positions. . Best 4 results from 5 to count with the series final compulsory just as with the individual points series.

It is vital that when you enter all your team have identical team names.

Sat 31st August – Sun 1st September: BNES 5 stage race with practice Saturday, race Sunday is £65.50 (+£1.50 booking fee)

Saturday 31st August: WGES Mash Up 3 Stage Race Saturday with 4 1/2 hours of live timing is £45.50 (+£1.50 booking fee)

There is the option to race the Mash Up and then race BNES on Sunday as well for a £20 supplement

Social Media to follow

We will also have supplementary catering on site by @StrEATery.co who will be providing a wide range of quality food and drinks.

@StrEATery.co providing value and good quality food

Discount for BigFooters of course:)

 

Sep
1
Sun
Cheltenham Festival of Cycling @ Montpellier Gardens Cheltenham
Sep 1 all-day

The September 2019 festival will take place from 11am to 8.30pm. All ages and abilities are welcome and all of the activities will be free.

To sign up to the community Let’s Ride event please sign up on the British Cycling Let’s Ride page.

For all competitive race entries please sign up on the British Cycling race page.

More details at:

Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Rd2 @ Machynlleth
Sep 1 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Mash Up format

“Wouldn’t it be great to have another chance to go faster, get that corner right or hit that line you missed? Punctures and mechanical’s are no longer an end to the race day, ride with your friends and just have FUN… The Mash Up Format allows it all”

The “Mash Up” format has been universally accepted and wholeheartedly welcomed by riders and the industry alike with more new and not so new riders taking a step and a step back into a stress-free racing environment.

The 1 day format involves 5 hours of live timing over 3 stages where you can do as many runs as you like in any order you like and then check your times in the pits! This creates an amazing rider atmosphere and presence in the pits that other Enduro formats do not have!

Round 2 of the 2019 Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up Series will take place in the iconic town of Machynlleth on Saturday 31st August 2019

The event will coincide with the final round of the Bemba National Enduro Series Final taking place on the Sunday.

Practice for BNES competitors on the Mash Up stages will take place from 08:30 – 10:30 then 15:00 – 16:30!! so they will not interfere with your race runs.

3 stages for the Mash Up and possibly 1 extra Uphill Flow stage for the E-Mtb’s.

Race entry is £45.50 for the Mash Up but if you fancy having a go at the BNES 5 stage race on the Sunday then you can pay a £20 supplement on the day and make a weekend of it!

Camping is available for the entire weekend in the finish field for £10 per vehicle/pitch payable on site please.

We will have catering, toilets and possibly showers on site on site.

The town of Machynlleth is a very short walk away.

Social Media to follow

We will also have supplementary catering on site by @StrEATery.co who will be providing a wide range of quality food and drinks.

@StrEATery.co providing value and good quality food

Discount for BigFooters of course:)

 

Sep
8
Sun
South West Kenda Enduro Series Rd3 @ Grogley woods
Sep 8 all-day
South West Kenda Enduro Series Rd3 @ Grogley woods

The series will be the standard one day enduro format, Morning practice and then afternoon race. Each round will have 4 gravity feed stages.

On sale 09:00 sat 2nd Feb

“A hidden gem this round is not to be missed!”

The series will be run by Ed Wright and Scott Fitzgerald, both have bags of enduro experience.

Info:

  • 4 Race stages per round.
  • Morning practices afternoon race.
  • Fantastic prizes for the top 3 riders in all categories.
  • Free parking for all riders, spectators, friends and family. (Please car share where possible)
  • Large race village.
  • Food and drink on site.

Social media links

Sep
13
Fri
The Merida Ex Enduro @ Allerford, Minehead
Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
The Merida Ex Enduro @ Allerford, Minehead

THE MERIDA EX Enduro is a three-day enduro mountain bike event like no other in the UK, presented in partnership with MERIDA BIKES.

  • Just 80 riders will challenge themselves to three unforgettable days of mountain biking.
  • More than just a race, THE EX is an adventure filled with punishing climbs, beautiful singletrack and stunning descents on some of the least ridden trails in the country.
  • Riders ride, eat and celebrate with fellow racers and and are treated to the best locally sourced food and drink Exmoor has to offer.

“The descents were unreal … It’s 3 days of loads of miles, loads of downhill, riding with your friends, awesome food. It’s been brilliant, I’ll be back for sure.”
Jono Jones, overall winner

“Epic concept. A very mate’s-race feel to it which is exceptionally good fun. The food is amazing, the people are amazing, brilliant event.”
Charlie Williams, Welsh Gravity Enduro Series

“It’s clear from taking part in the event that a friendly, laid-back and chilled vibe was the order of the day – the organisers had managed to bottle the spirit of enduro racing.”
Pinkbike

Entries to THE EX will open on Saturday 2nd March 2019 at 9am for everybody who has put their name on the pre-registration list. Please pre-register below.

Should there be entries available 48hours after that date, then we will make the entry page public at 9am on the 4th March 2019.

With entries usually selling out well before they’re even open to the public, pre-registration is highly recommended.

Social media links

2018 official highlights video

Sep
14
Sat
Haibike Welsh Gravity Enduro Rd3 @ Eastridge Woods
Sep 14 @ 10:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Mash Up format

“Wouldn’t it be great to have another chance to go faster, get that corner right or hit that line you missed? Punctures and mechanical’s are no longer an end to the race day, ride with your friends and just have FUN… The Mash Up Format allows it all”

The “Mash Up” format has been universally accepted and wholeheartedly welcomed by riders and the industry alike with more new and not so new riders taking a step and a step back into a stress-free racing environment.

The 1 day format involves 5 hours of live timing over 3 stages where you can do as many runs as you like in any order you like and then check your times in the pits! This creates an amazing rider atmosphere and presence in the pits that other Enduro formats do not have!

The third and final round of the 2019 WGES Mash Up Series will take place at the legendary venue of Eastridge Woods, Shropshire on Sunday the 14th September 2019

We’ll be using a different field this year with 3 new stages… plus an Ebike stage

Stages will be kept secret until the Saturday 13th September to keep the “Local” advantage to a minimum.

Social Media to follow

We will also have supplementary catering on site by @StrEATery.co who will be providing a wide range of quality food and drinks.

@StrEATery.co providing value and good quality food

Discount for BigFooters of course:)

Video

Sep
22
Sun
MIJ Downhill Forest of Dean 2019 – Rd 4 @ Pedalabikeaway Cycle Centre
Sep 22 all-day

Event Overview

  • Sunday
  • Practice 9.00am – 12.30pm
  • Race Starts  1.00 pm – 4.00 pm
  • Prize Presentations 4.30pm
  • No license required to race

Info for Riders

  • Registration open at 8am on the day of the race.  Please bring a £5 note as deposit for your number board.
  • Practice will be open from 9am until around 12.30pm.
  • Everyone must complete at least 2 practice runs on the day of the race.  Full faced helmets are compulsory.

Socia Media

Transition Bikes Southern Enduro Series Rd4 @ Milland, West Sussex
Sep 22 all-day
Transition Bikes Southern Enduro Series Rd4 @ Milland, West Sussex

Jam packed venue full of flow.

Keep up to date on Social Media

Video:

Oct
23
Wed
An Evening with GREG MINNAAR: SIZE MATTERS @ Cheltenham Town Hall
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Presented by Speakers from the Edge.

“GREG MINNAAR: SIZE MATTERS”

3x UCi Downhill World Champion, 3x UCi Downhill World Cup Champion, with 21 World Cup race wins and multiple podium positions, Greg Minnaar is unarguably one of the greatest mountain bikers in the history of the sport. In this brand new show, Greg takes audiences on the journey of his incredible enduring racing career and the story of his life, covering everything from the early days of riding enthusiasm to his rise to the very top, the bikes that helped get him there and the teams behind the legendary rider!

Please note there is a £2 ticket commission fee included in the price of the ticket.