What is the Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up Series?
Since the first UK Gravity Enduro race back in 2011 the sport of “MTB Enduro” has grown exponentially in popularity. The riders doing MTB Enduro have become more and more focussed on training, results. And demands for more technical trails and natural trails has become the norm.
The Welsh Gravity Enduro Mash Up Series goes back to the roots of the first Enduro races like the “Kona Mash Up” “Avalanche Enduro” and thus will be using a mix of all weather trails and trail centre trails that can be ridden 365 days of the year.
Every run you do will be timed with live timing (subject to network) on stages from 10:30-15:30 (round 3) on race day
We’ve chosen trails to cater for all riders…some stages will require pedalling others will require skill but all will require a smile.
The stages will primarily be using “Event Trails”, red trails and red trail centre runs, some black runs and maybe a Freeride or DH section thrown in…
There will also be a Hardtail category and an Ebike category subject to the minimum entry.
Included in your entry fee:
Entry fee £45.50 (+£1.50 admin fee) per round
1 day racing at your own leisure on 3 or 4 stages ( see individual rounds for more info ) within a 5 hour live timed window, do as many runs as you like in any order you like and ride with whoever you like.
Fully marshalled stages with professional timing from Action Sports Timing and medics on site for race day.
Prizes; top 3 in each category.
The categories for Gravity Enduro are as follows:
Age is based on the age you will be by the 31st Dec 2019.
Under 15 (Chaperone required who must be 18+ years of age)
Round 3 Eastridge, 15th September:
Saturday 14th September:
Sign on open from 16:00-17:30 (subject to change, check “latest news” for more info )
All Trails open to the public all day. No marshals or medics on site, please ride within your limits.
All trails are open to the public!!
Sunday: 15th September
Sign on open all day from 08:30 onwards (subject to change, check “latest news” for more info )
Practice from as soon as you have your number board fixed on your bike up to 10:15. All 3 stages go live at 10:30-15:30
3 special stages with marked transitions in between.
Fastest total time of the 3 special stages wins.
Transitions are not timed but the stages are open for 5 hours.
Ebike stage, either uphill or a mix of downs and ups within the stage, all ebikes to be Pedalec and restricted to 15.5 mph as per EU Regs.
If you have a mechanical or cannot continue, please inform the nearest official as soon as you can.
YOU MUST COMPLETE ALL RUNS ONCE YOU HAVE STARTED, THERE ARE NO RE-RUNS. IF YOU HAVE TO PULL OUT OF A RUN YOU CAN DO SO BEFORE YOU PASS MARSHAL POINT 1 ON THE COURSE. AFTER THIS YOU WILL HAVE TO COMPLETE YOUR RUN. JUST GO BACK TO THE START AND GO AGAIN. NO NEED TO INFORM US.
Action Sports Timing will be looking after all the timing for the series. A £100 deposit is required for your Timing Transponder, your card details are kept safe, no money is taken!
Please return your chip as soon as reasonably possible after you have finished.
All practice runs are to be continuous! NO STOPPING or SECTIONING! Pushing back up a track will result in an instant DQ!
Here is an EXAMPLE of the final race info:
A Field nr Eastridge Woods
SY5 0SG this postcode will take you past the field. PLEASE MAKE SURE THE SAT NAV BRINGS YOU IN FROM HABBERLEY!!!
Follow the Signs from the main road A488
THERE WILL BE WORKERS ON THE STAGES/TRAILS PREPARING THEM FOR THE EVENT.
IF YOU ARE PRACTISING OR RIDING PLEASE BE AWARE YOU MAY COME ACROSS WORKERS WITH EAR DEFENDERS ON, THEY WILL NOT HEAR YOU
IF YOU HAVE TO STOP, PLEASE GET OFF THE TRAIL INTO A SAFE PLACE.
Parking Sunday: In the field, there is limited hard standing car parking on the way in on the right where the Eastridge Woods sign is.
If parking in the field please use the top entry to the field and park facing down the hill, if we have bad weather this will allow you all to roll out of the lower exit.
Camping: If you wish to camp then you can camp in the field.
THERE IS NO WATER ON SITE SO BRING EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR THE WEEKEND.
Portable toilets will be on site from Friday Afternoon
Practice: Stages 1,2 &3 will be marked for Saturday. You are free to ride them but be aware that they are all open to the public. Ride within your limits and respect the Forest code.
Sunday: All 3 stages live timed from 10:30-15:30, you are welcome to ride the stages before this time but you must have your number board on and your transponder fixed to your bike when Live timing has begun. Marshals will be on stage from 10:00-15:45.
Sign on will take place in the sign on tent (Red/white) in the finish field Saturday and Sunday
- Saturday 15:00-17:00
- Sunday from 08:45 onwards
The Timing Chip has to be fitted to the right fork leg as low as possible and facing back wards.
You will get a number board for each round this year so you will all get a little memento. Cable ties are provided.
Please follow the marked transition all weekend!
PDF STAGE MAP: Eastridge Autumn race map
3 stages for the 1st round:
Follow the signs to each stage
You can ride them in order which is about 12km for the loop or in any order you like but it rides better as the loop.
1. Stages Powers Stage: Topography
3. Bird Stage: Student Chaps
YOU MUST ONLY DO COMPLETE RUNS OF ANY STAGE, NO SECTIONING!!
The Mash Up format relies on you to self seed yourself at the start of each stage, so ask the guys around you what speed rating they are? eg: If you put down 1 and the rider in front is a 4 then swap places. We recommend leaving a 10-20 second gap before setting off after the rider in front has started.
There will be a start line and start clock at every start. Your front Wheel must be ON the start line. The start clock is broken down in to 20 second sections so go on the green!
If you do catch someone on stage then shout “Rider” to forewarn them, then as you come closer shout “Rider Left” or “Rider Right” left or right being the side that YOUwill pass them on, please be patient and don’t forget you’ll get another go as long as the stage is open.