We’ve just signed up for the final round of the Empire Cycles Enduro series – fancy it?
It’s on 25/26th October in Llanwrtyd Wells in mid-Wales and is aimed at being fun and friendly whilst still offering top-quality riding. We’ve not raced an Empire before but we’re looking forward to riding some fun, natural trails that we’ve not seen before. Here’s the PR:
The Empire Cycles Enduro Series reaches its climax this October as riders from all over the country head to Mid-Wales in search of amazing trails and fun.
Taking place over the weekend of 25-26th October, the final round promises to be the very best yet. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t raced any other events in the series either. Just turn up, bring your mates and have fun!
Based around Britain’s smallest town, Llanwrtyd Wells, riders can expect long and challenging timed descents with plenty of rock gardens, steep drops, tight singletrack and fun, man made sections thrown in for good measure. The course is designed to be ridden on mid to long travel trail bikes and is easily rollable for those just out to have fun rather than being out to set the fastest time.
Saturday morning will be practice time on the first two sections (just on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells at the Coed Trallwm bike centre and cafe) whilst Saturday afternoon will see the same stages used for the first timed sections.
Sunday will bring a 40K route including another four timed downhill sections. As a gravity focused enduro, the linking stages will need to be pedaled of course but Red Kite have made them as easy as possible ensuring riders have plenty of time to get to the next stage. The odd downhill will be thrown in between the stages as well to add some fun.
With prizes for category winners and a handful of spot prizes up for grabs, riders will be sure to walk away from Britain’s smallest town with a heap of memories and maybe a medal or two.
There is a free pasta meal on the Saturday night at the Drovers Rest Restaurant plus a free beer at the finish of each day and with Muc Off on site to clean and lube your bike, you can rest assured that both rider and steed will be well looked after all weekend.
Entry is open now and priced at £49 with only 350 places available. With places expected to sell out quickly you are recommended to book now to avoid disappointment.
Camping is available with good showers and toilet facilities at only £5 per tent per night if pre-booked through the Red Kite website.