The Welsh Gravity Enduro Series returns in 2019 for its fifth year!
New for 2019!! We will be hosting two rounds of the BEMBA National Enduro Series (BNES)

2019 Haibike Mash Up Dates:

Round 1: 13th April Afan Bryn Bettws  (Saturday) ENTER
Round 2: 31st August Machynlleth        (Saturday) ENTER
Round 3: 15th September Eastridge       (Sunday)   ENTER
All 3 rounds will count for the overall series standings.
There is the option to race the BNES 5 stage race on the Sunday of Mash Up rounds 1 and 2!!
Mash Up contenders are guaranteed entry to the BNES** 
( **only after paying a supplement of £20 payable at the race cash only on Saturday until 18:30 ) 

2019 Lapierre BNES Dates:

For the Bemba National Enduro Series (BNES) we welcome Lapierre as the title sponsor for rounds 1 and 6!
Round 1: 13th-14th April WGES Afan Bryn Bettws (Entries closed)
Round 2: 4-5th May PMBA Epic Graythwaite  (SOLD OUT)
Round 3: 25th-26th May Southern Enduro Champs (SOLD OUT)
Round 4: 15th-15th June No Fuss Events SES Kinlochleven (ENTER)
Round 5: 17th-18th August Tweedlove King & Queen of the Hill  (ENTER)
Round 6: 31st – August -1st September WGES Bemba National Enduro Series Champs Machynlleth, Dyfi  (ENTER)
Best 5 results from 6 to count with the series final compulsory.
Also new for 2019…. BNES Team championship!
Any size team and any gender but, best 3 scores across all 9 cats with only the best points position in any single category counting. We hope this will encourage teams with diverse ages and genders to compete.
Team members may change between rounds and each rounds points totalled for the series positions.
Best 5 results from 6 to count with the series final compulsory just as with the individual points series.
It is vital that when you enter all your team have identical team names.

Mash Up!….

“Wouldn’t it be great to have another chance to go faster, get that corner right or hit that line you missed?
Punctures and mechanical’s are no longer an end to the race day, Ride with your friends and just have
fun… The Mash Up Format allows it all”
The “Mash Up” format has been universally accepted and wholeheartedly welcomed by riders and the
industry alike with more new and not so new riders taking a step and a step back into a stress-free racing
environment.
The 1 day format involves 4 or 5 hours of live timing over 3 stages where you can do as many runs as you
like in any order you like and then check your times in the pits!
This creates an amazing rider atmosphere and presence in the pits that other Enduro formats do not have!
We also have an E-bike category which we will push forward even more in 2019
Each Mash Up round will have 3 stages plus an Ebike stage (where we can!) each one using existing trails albeit in a slightly modified state in some circumstances. The stages will be marked the day before the race so everything is ready to go for race day!
They will be taped and marked like all Gravity Enduro events, with professional timing, marshals and fully trained medics onsite throughout the race day.
Gravity will work for you and against you at these events, as the nature of the stages will demand some pedalling from you to get the most out of them, allowing you to enjoy the gravity assisted parts even more.
Any practice outside of the event is purely at your own risk and all normal rules of the trail and rights of way will apply.
Ride sensibly and in control.
Full face helmets and Personal Insurance are recommended but not mandatory.

BNES…

Saturday will be practice day with 5 stages to practice (time limits apply), 3 of the stages will be used for the WGES Mash Up series from 11:25 -15:35.
These 3 stages will be closed to all non-Mash Up competitors during the Mash Up live timing.
Practice for BNES competitors on the Mash Up stages will take place on Saturday only!
Practice for BNES on Mash Up Stages from 08:30 – 11:25 then 15:35 – 17:00!!
There is no practice allowed on taped stages before Saturday of the race!!
Sunday is race day! Riders will leave the event arena starting 08:30 morning in category and seeded order and head out to compete on 5 stages. One run per stage fastest cumulative time wins.
 Any practice outside of the event is purely at your own risk and all normal rules of the trail and rights of way will apply.
Ride sensibly and in control.
Full face helmets and Personal Insurance are recommended but not mandatory.

WGES Mash Up Series Categories:

Male:
Hardtail
Ebike
Under 15 (Chaperone required who must be 18+ years of age)
Under 18
Under 21
Senior
Master
Veteran
Grand Veteran
Female:
Under 21
Senior
Master 35+

 

 

BNES points categories:

Male:
Under 18
Under 21
Senior
Master
Veteran
Grand Veteran
Female:
Under 21
Senior
Master 35+

BNES Non-points scoring:

Hardtail
Ebike
U15 Men (Chaperone required who must be 18+ years of age)

 

2019 entry fees:

WGES Mash Up Race  £45.50 per round + £1.50 admin fee
Option to race Sunday’s BNES for a £20 Supplement payable on the day.
BNES £65.50 per round + £1.50 admin fee
Entries close 10 days before each event!
We look forward to seeing you at the next event
Charlie Williams