Exclusive: BEMBA Announces Five-Round 2023 British National Enduro Series.

BEMBA have announced a five-round 2023 British National Enduro Series, with Dyfi hosting the National Enduro Championships.

Latest in a raft of 2023 race series announcements is BEMBA’s five-round 2023 British National Enduro Series that kicks off in the Tweed Valley late April and runs to early August in the South West. The Welsh Enduro Series round in the Dyfi Forest in June also hosts the National Champs.

Read the full BEMBA press release below.

BEMBA, the British Enduro Mountain Bike Association has again rounded up its members and put together a shared national series, and have made another step to closer alignment on categories, which has enabled 5 new categories in addition to the 9 we had previously agreed.

3 of the new categories will also see eBikes being introduced in to the British National Enduro Series (BNES). U15 men, U16 women; and the ebike Cats of Women, Men U40, Men 40+ are the new categories for 2023. With every round now allowing 13 year olds to score BNES points.

Categories

You must be 13 to score to BNES points, or 14 for the E-Enduro categories.

Female

  • U16 women
  • U21 women
  • Sen/21-35 Women
  • 35+ women
  • E-Bike Women

Male

  • U15 Men
  • U18 Men
  • U21 Men
  • Senior/21-29
  • Master/30-39
  • Vet/40-49
  • GV/50-59
  • Ebike men U40
  • Ebike men 40+
Photo by Ian Linton.

With 5 rounds, and 5 organisers there may be some local differences to categories, eg with PMBA and Southern Enduro allowing those younger than 13 to race, however the results will be processed to only allow 13 year old and older to score points in the U16 women and U15 men and these reflected in the BNES Series standings. 2 of the rounds will split ebike’s differently on the day, but again for the series the results for the BNES split will be calculated.

We also aim to be faster on updating the BNES series standings, with results online the Wednesday after each round. As always the best 3 from the first 4 rounds plus the final count for the overall series standings.

Merida One-Sixty LeaderBoard 2023

The season starts at the end of April (on a bank-holiday weekend) in the Tweed Valley, to many the home of UK Enduro. It might be Round 1 but it’s a monster – the TweedLove International Enduro. There’s no EWS in the UK in 2023 so this will help fill the gap and it’s the centrepiece of the TweedLove Bike Festival weekend. Earlier than usual with the extensive summer biking world champs, the festival moves to spring next year. Ride the best trails the Valley has to offer, demo a new bike, find your favourite brands, have a beer with your mates or soak up the festival vibes – it’s up to you.

Round 2 and down to Wales, Dyfi Forest has been a cornerstone of Enduro for years, and in 2023 the Welsh Enduro team are proud to host the British National Championships as well as being BNES round 2. This venue needs no introduction as it has established itself as a firm favourite with riders. Expect more rooty, loamy goodness and an epic 6 stage loop.

Photo by JWDT Photography.

Round 3 and we are back North into Scotland, to a venue that hasn’t seen National Enduro action since 2016 – Ae Forest. A stunning venue with a huge selection of wild trails, rooty singletrack and good elevation. It maybe a new venue for BNES, but as this round is run by PMBA Enduro it will no doubt have a familiar vibe and atmosphere. Free camping and parking at this round too for added value.

Round 4, and you will probably need a ferry. Manx MTB joined the BNES last year with a round, and the feedback was immense. This absolute gem of an event just had to be back on the calendar for 2023. The absolute cheapest ticket price of the series helps offset the increased travel costs, and everyone that took the plunge last year said they would be back again.

The final round and its way down South, Minehead and Southern Enduro combination has seen many great BNES rounds in the past and even the champs. No better way than to round out the series and crown the champions than here.

We hope you are excited by this 5 round British National Enduro Series, please check with the individual series for more information on each round.

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