Riders spend a lot of time practicing for races but the races themselves throw up unique challenges (dealing with nerves etc) and the only way to practice for that? To race!
Entries for the 2017 Cannondale British Enduro Series opened on 01/Dec/2016 and there’s a lot of passion from the organisers to get the series established following its conception in 2015.
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The press release is below……
If you’re going to take the time to practice, practice like the elite
Entries are now open for the 2017 Cannondale British Enduro Series in association with the British Enduro Mountain Bike Association – BEMBA.
The five stop national series runs from April through to September with venues in Scotland, England and Wales. The two-day events will see the UK’s top enduro riders battle it out to be crowned with the most prestigious title in UK Enduro racing, the overall 2017 BES Champion.
Practice will be all day Saturday with seeding on Saturday late afternoon that will carry series points. Sunday is the main race day with the athletes attacking all five courses starting from the finish arena.
Round 1 on the 8th and 9th of April at Innerleithen.
Round 2 on the 20th and 21st of May at Dyfi.
Round 3 on the 24th and 25th of June at Hamsterley.
Round 4 on the 26th and 27th of August at Eastridge.
Round 5 on the 23rd and 24th of September at Llangollen.
The entry price for the two-day events is £75.00 per entry plus booking fee. The link to enter the 2017 Cannondale BES series is HERE.
15:00 – 22:00 Race Registration.
08:00 – 11:00 Race Registration.
09:00 – 16:00 Practice.
16:00 – 18:00 Seeding
18:05 Riders Meeting.
08:30 – Grand Depart from the Finish Arena.
17:00 – Podiums.
19:00 – Site cleared.
To increase female participation, for 2017 we have more than doubled the number of female athlete categories. The Elite Women will now be joined with Master Women, Senior Women and Junior Women. We have also recognised the strength of the e-bike contingency and therefore added in the e-bike category to the series.
Key Points of the Series:
-Over £20,000 in prizes for those that make it to the podium.
-Five man podiums.
-Action Sports Timing who will provide live timing and instant results via transponders.
-SRAM service van supporting Rockshox, Avid, Truvativ and SRAM at all rounds.
-Shimano service van at all rounds.
-Hope Technology service van at all rounds.
-GT85 Bike washes with cleaners and lube at every round.
-Polished Racing Suspension Service Van at all rounds.
-Brink Suspension Service Van at all rounds supporting Ohlins products.
-Two medics on each live stage with a medic located at the base station.
-Security on site on Friday and Saturday night.
-A high number of Marshals located on the course at key locations.
-Roots and Rain will be compiling the seeding lists.
-Dedicated, Commentator with Andrew Cooper.
-Doc Ward photography as the official BES photographer.
-The Bill Can as the official caterer of the BES.
-Own satellite system ensuring saturation of social media.
-British Enduro Series website is loaded with information for all attendees.