The Hope PMBA Enduro Series is now confirmed for 2019.
There’s 6 races across the north of England and Wales, spread across the spring, summer and autumn.
Here’s everything you need to know!
2019 PMBA Enduro Series dates and venues:
7th April – Gisburn
A one-day’er for £46 and perfect for beginners and anyone new to racing. There’s going to be a mix of natural and trail centre trails to keep it spicy.
4/5th May – Graythwaite
100% off-piste and one that the PMBA crew are calling ‘at epic’!
This one is aiming to be a BEMBA National Enduro Series race and an EWS Qualifier, it’ll be big, tough and technical (though a bit less tough than 2017 we’re told!).
It’s £75 to get into this one. There’s camping, 2 new stages, stunning views and some big, tough climbs. Oh, and they’re sponsored by Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery! Expect techy trails and a 5 hour loop!
22/23rd June Lee Quarry and Havok
Another 2 day’er and a race that’s aimed at adventure!
The big 20 mile loop is spread over two days and jumps between Lee Quarry and Havok Bike Park. Expect some big, blustery moorlands and tight, twisty singletrack. £65 gets you into this one!
11th August – Llangollen
A new one for Enduro but a classic on the downhill roster.
There’s some new sections being built and the race will be a 3 stage mash-up format, meaning you can ride each stage as much as you like.
£49.50 gets you into the race and parking and camping. We LOVE Llangollen!
8th September – Kirroughtree
“Pure Fun” according to the PMBA crew. The Kirroughtree PMBA race is all about mellow hills and deep loam with a load of classic trails.
There’s great camping, permanent toilets and showers and it’s just £46 for a one-dayer.
6th October – Grizedale
The grand final goes down at Grizedale for another one-dayer. Expect big hills, big stages and technical riding with loads of rocks and mud.
This one is £52.50.
How do you enter the Hope PMBA Enduro Series?
Entries for the series go on sale on Saturday 17th November at 9am at pmbaenduro.co.uk
Who can enter?
There’s still some decisions to made about age categories according to the PMBA team, so expect some changes by the time entries go live.
At the moment, Kev and the team are considering using the EWS categories.
That means they’ll scrap elite and run the following male categories: U15/U18/U21/Senior/Master 30+/Veteran 40+/Grand Vet 50+.
And for women, they’ll swap their 40+ category for a 35+ category and run the following: U16/U21/Senior and Master35+.