With the 2022 Scottish Enduro Series entries going live in a just over a fortnight, here’s all the info you could need about the three-round series.
After a couple of years with no national enduro series, the Scottish Enduro Series is back with a three-round series, including some options for those looking for their first taste of enduro racing.
Read the full press release below.
The Scottish Enduro Series is proud to reveal its 2022 calendar featuring three of the country’s most iconic race venues.
Racing kicks off this April on the legendary trails of Fort William. The Nevis Range will host the first round of the series on April 23-24, where riders will be treated to a mixture of natural singletrack and man-made trails amongst some of Scotland’s most dramatic scenery.
The series then turns its attention to the Tweed Valley in July (23-24), when a huge weekend of racing lies in store at the UK’s most famous enduro destination. The course will be a true testament to the diversity of the area’s trail network, putting riders through their paces on the tracks that have played host to some of the biggest names in mountain biking over the years.
The series will reach its conclusion in Aberdeenshire on September 3-4 on the trails at Pitfichie. Racers will have one last chance to battle it out at Scotland’s newest emerging enduro destination, on natural single track and the region’s infamous granite rock features.
Both the Fort William and Tweed Valley rounds will serve as EWS Qualifier events, allowing EWS members to earn those all important Global Ranking Points that are needed to qualify to take the start of the main EWS races.
The Scottish Enduro Series (SES) is now owned and operated by ESO, the organisation behind the Enduro World Series (EWS), who plan to breathe new life into the SES with new categories, the introduction of e-bike racing and a family friendly atmosphere that ensures a truly inclusive race experience.
Whether you’re an up and coming athlete hoping to line up against the EWS pros one day or looking for a fun day out with friends, there’s a category to suit. SES-KIDS categories will range from 2-16 years old, SES 80 is a short course for youth, whilst the adult SES categories follow the same structure as EWS, (U21, SES 100, Masters, Vets and SES Pros).
And for the first time, SES is now also offering a Team category – groups of three can opt to race together to see their efforts awarded collectively. If you’re new to racing and want some back-up or just fancy a big day out with friends and family, the Team race is the one for you.
E-bike racing will also make it’s SES debut this year, and you can expect some punchy EWS style power climbs thrown into the mix.
Alongside the racing will be local food and drinks, cycling brands as well as family-friendly entertainment.
Ruaridh Cunningham, Director of Sport at ESO, said: “The SES calendar is going to offer up a classic season of Scottish racing – the diversity of the venues will offer up something for everyone and keep things interesting.
“The new categories mean that there’s genuinely something for everyone at these races whatever your riding level, and I’m especially excited to see how the new team category plays out. To have two of the events as EWS Qualifiers is important as it allows a clear pathway for up and coming young Scottish riders to progress to the highest levels of the sport.”
Entries will go on sale on Monday 28th February 2022 on the Scottish Enduro Series website here.