England’s first enduro run in the day and night is back for a third year, with 4 stages of long technical singletrack with the odd feature chucked in for good measure.
As part of the Hargroves QE Cycle Fest the gravity-based “Day and night Enduro” returns by popular demand for the fourth year. After last year’s success the QECP Trail Collective has been working hard to make this year’s event even better. For the second year Exposure lights are our headline sponsor and will be on hand with a demo light hire service along with promoting their latest must have lighting system.
All riders will need lights that last at least 3 hours. Lights must be on the bikes from the start of the race. It is also advisable to have a back up set of lights in case of your primary set failing.Stages:There are 4 timed stages, which will be added together for an aggregate time to decide the winner in each category.All stages will be over a mile long and around 90m to 130m in elevation/drop. Estimated stage times are about 3 minutes to 6 minutes long.
Safety & Conduct:
All competitors must behave in a high quality sporting fashion. Observe all rules and instructions provided by organizers, timing staff and marshals.
Should you be caught by another rider in a stage the rider must inform you which side he intends to pass. Always pass on the safest side.
All instructions given by race officials must be observed. This event should be fun so no foul or abusive language to anyone.
All competitors must sign on and pick up their number board before riding the course.
Do not tamper, modify or deface number boards in any way. Failure to comply with this may result in disqualification.
Helmets are compulsory and must be done up properly at all times (Including transition stage). Both full face or open face helmets are ok to use. Helmets must carry a Snell, Kite mark or EN 1078. Gloves and Eye protection is highly recommended. Knee pads and body amour are up to the rider but if you’re not sure we recommended you ride in whatever you feel safest in.
During the practise and the actual race lights are compulsory. Any rider who does not have adequate lighting can be removed from the race if the marshalls deem that you pose a risk to yourself or to others.
Exposure Lights are on hand providing a hire service or you can purchase a new Exposure light via Hargroves Cycles during the event.
Transition Stage / Link section:
The organizers will mark out one transition stage between race stages and a set time to reach next stage, transition time is based on using full link, riders are requested to use transition stage (No short cuts).If riders don’t use the official transition stage they may be disqualified or receive a time penalty. It is important to use the transition stage as we can trace riders in case of emergency or injury.
Helmets must be worn on the transition stage.
The start of the first transition will be in the race village this will take you to the start of the first timed stage at the top of the hill.
Exposure lights are available to hire for anyone taking part in the Night Enduro. If your lights run out of juice, don’t worry – Exposure are providing a charging station on their stand too!
Light Hire Costs:
Bar light hire costs £15 and helmet light hire costs £10
To pre-book your light hire simply visit Exposure Lights and make them aware which model it is that you would like and payment will be collected upon collection of the desired lights.