Round 5 of the Mondraker Enduro Series will be held at Baskerville Hall, just over the Welsh Border, in Herefordshire. This a new venue for the 2015 series and will feature purpose built trails for our Enduro Series. Our trail pixies with the help of the guys from nearby shop Drovers Cycles will have been hard at working greating 5 brand new timed sections.
All the stages will finish in the areana area, so when you are not riding you will still be able to see your fellow riders tackling the stages.
The timed sections will be a mix of freshly cut trails, short sections of the trail centre tracks, plus we also add some made features into the sections. we had stages in 2014 which included wooden steps, wooden rasied sections to cross boggy sections and rock gardens. The Red Kite Events trail team puts a lot of time into building the trails for each round.
We invested in a new timing system during the summer of 2014, we have been using it for sportives and MTB endurance events without a hitch during 2014 and will have it live for this series. The system is transponder based and is accurate to within one thousenth of a second. The transponder is built into your number board which you use for the whole series. Every stage will be timed using the system. Onlike other gravity-style events we do not time the transition stages. Turn up to any stage between 10am-5pm and set a race time. The average rider is riding for approximetly 5 hours in total.
The following will be onsite all weekend: Mondraker - with their range of bikes, Muc-Off will have a bike wash area - cleaning and lube products, Drovers Cycles - will be onsite with spares and a mechanic, Trail 42 - with there great range of products, Skratch Labs and Mule Bar - energy products available all weekend.
Coed Trallwm Cafe of course will be open all day and the hub of the event.
St Johns Ambulance and also our own first aid teams will be there.
As always The Valley Photography will be out taking photos all day, pictures available after the event. If you like the pics please buy them so that Carol can justify supporting our events.