Welcome to the POC Scottish Enduro Series

It is a mission of the POC Scottish Enduro Series to seek out outstanding new venues and to increase the knowledge of great riding locations throughout Scotland. 

So, after some scouting and resourcing, the POC Scottish Enduro Series 2015 will mix it up at a few of those classic locations and it will feature 2 brand new venues that we know you are going to love.

We are very pleased to have Enduro-MTB Mag on board with us again as the Official Media Partner of the POC Scottish Enduro Series.

     

All enquiries via our Facebook page or by email: info@scottishenduroseries.co.uk

          

The Events

Round 1 Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders

Event Date: 07/03/2015 - 08/03/2015

 

The Enduro Race consisted of 5 timed stages over 28km (including transitions) with around 1425m of climbing.

Enduro Lite consisted of 4 timed stages over 20km (including transitions) with around 855m of climbing.

 

Getting Here

Innerleithen is on the A72 between Galashiels and Peebles.  The race HQ is the Forestry Commission (Red Bull) car park on Traquair Road, Innerleithen. Google Maps ref: 55.611283,-3.056143.

Parking

Please pay the Forestry Enterprises Scotland parking charge if you park in the Red Bull carpark.

Accommodation & Camping

The Tweed Valley hosts a variety of places to stay, check Visit Tweed Valley for options.  Please note that Forestry Enterprises Scotland do not permit camping in the carpark at the trailhead.

Round 2 Ae Forest, Dumfries and Galloway

Event Date: 18/04/2015 - 19/04/2015

Ae Forest has one of the best and most popular downhill tracks on the British circuit.  As well as that there is a plethora of secret trails and enduro perfect routes.  This will be a return to Ae for the SES and we will be mixing it up here and showing you new parts of the forest never previously used.

 

Getting Here

Take the M74, and then the exit for Dumfries on the A701.  After 19km look for the second turn off for Ae village on the right.  Follow this road for 5km until you get to the Ae Forest trail centre just after Ae village, on the right hand side of the road.

Parking

Please pay the Forestry Enterprises Scotland parking charge if you use their car park.  There will be adequate car parking for racers in the race arena.

Limited Camping is also available in the race arena.  PLEASE, PLEASE take ALL of your rubbish home with you.  PLEASE.

Accommodation & Camping

The 7 Stanes website has details of local available accommodation.

Round 3 Glenlivet Bike Park, Tomintoul

Event Date: 13/06/2015 - 14/06/2015

Scotland’s newest MTB centre opened this summer and has had record numbers of visitors.  The trail centre has some sweet descents and the area has some amazing hidden gems that we want to introduce you to.  Come with us as we take you on a journey to the ‘other side of the hill.’ Expect a big day out on the bike with fun, fast trails as the reward.

 

Getting Here

Glenlivet Bike Trails are situated on the Glenlivet Estate, 4½ miles from Tomintoul.

1. From South via A9; Leave A9 after Aviemore, take A95 to Grantown on Spey, then A939 toward Tomintoul. Turn left onto the B9136 at Bridge of Avon (before reaching Tomintoul). Follow B9136 for 2½ miles before turning right onto the unclassified road signposted “Croughly”. Follow this road for ¾ mile before arriving at the entrance to Glenlivet bike trails.

From North via A9; Leave A9 at Carrbridge, take A938/A95 to Grantown on Spey (Follow directions as above).

2. From Braemar /Aberdeen; Join the A939 over the Lecht Pass. At the T-junction on the outskirts of Tomintoul turn left and follow A939 through Tomintoul and onto the Bridge of Avon, before turning right onto the B9136. Follow B9136 for 2½ miles before turning right onto the unclassified road signposted “Croughly”. Follow this road for ¾ mile before arriving at the entrance to Glenlivet bike trails. Glenlivet Bike Trails are situated on the Glenlivet Estate, 4½ miles from Tomintoul.

3. From North via Elgin; Take A95 to 1 mile south of Marypark then turn left onto the B9008. After 4 miles turn right onto the B9136 and follow for 6 miles. Turn left onto the unclassified road signposted “Croughly”. Follow this road for ¾ mile before arriving at the entrance to Glenlivet bike trails. Glenlivet Bike Trails, Kirkmichael, Ballindalloch, AB37 9AR.

Accommodation & Camping

Why not make a weekend of it? Tomintoul & Glenlivet has a choice of hostels, B&B's, hotels camping and self-catering properties. 

View local accomodation.

Round 4 Laggan Wolftrax, Laggan

Event Date: 15/08/2015 - 16/08/2015

People from Fort William often say that, ‘It’s always Sunny at Laggan’.  That was proven last year with the dustiest conditions ever seen at a Scottish race.  Also spot on were the trails and the atmosphere.  We can’t wait for Laggan next year and with new permanent facilities including a new cafe and shower block, it promises to be even better than 2014.

Getting Here

Driving north on the A9 - turn off at Dalwhinnie onto the A889.  At Laggan Bridge, turn left onto the A86 to Spean Bridge.  Laggan Wolftrax is a mile ahead on the left-hand side.

Driving south from Inverness on the A9 -turn off at Kingussie onto the A86 towards Spean Bridge and Fort William. Follow the A86 through Newtonmore.  Turn right at the fork in the road signposted Fort William.  Wolftrax is 10 miles ahead, on the left.

Driving east from Fort William on the A82 - turn onto the A86 at Spean Bridge towards Kingussie. Continue past Loch Laggan and Creag Meagaidh nature reserve to Strathmashie Forest. Wolftrax is on the right-hand side of the road about 1km past Strathmashie House.

Parking

Parking is going to be tight at Laggan.  We will have 3 car parks in use, so please listen to the parking chiefs when you arrive.

Park 1 - for the Weekenders.  If you are planning to stay in your van on Friday and or Saturday night, you will park in the Quarry.

Park 2 - Wolftrax Carpark.  We'll fill this one first, and use a few spaces round it.

Park 3 - Gorstean Carpark.  This is about 1 mile cycle from the main carpark and once Parks 1 and 2 are full, we'll send you here.

Where possible, please try to car share.  Keeping car numbers down will help us greatly with the parking.  Thanks!

Accommodation & Camping

 

There are various accommodation options nearby.  Check Laggan Communtiy for more info.

Also, click on the links below:

Self Catering

Laggan Hall -  email  a.reavley666@btinternet.com for more details.

Pottery Bunkhouse, Laggan Bridge

Ravenswood Holiday Cottage

The Monarch

Crubenbeg House

Invernahavon Campsite

Round 5 Fort William, Scottish Highlands

Event Date: 12/09/2015 - 13/09/2015

This is where the season started for the SES last year, and we will be returning there once again. Home to the UCI DH World Cup every year and no stranger to competitive racing; it’s a no brainer to take the SES to Fort Bill.

 

 

Getting Here

Nevis Range is 7 miles north of Fort William on the A82.

From the South - follow the A82 straight through Fort William and follow the signs for Inverness.  Continue out of Fort William for approx 6 miles.  Nevis Range is up an tarmac access road on your right - look for the brown tourist signs.

From the North - Nevis Range is 5 miles south of Spean Bridge on the A82.  The junction to the access road is on your left.

Parking

Parking will be in Nevis Range Car Park.

Accommodation & Camping

Fort William is the Outdoor Capital of the UK, and as such has a whole host of accommodations to suit your needs.

Check the website HERE.

Round 6 Largs, Ayrshire

Event Date: 17/10/2015 - 18/10/2015

This is a brand new location for the SES and one that we can’t wait to show you.  The team there have been working hard on increasing their trail network for the last year.  Alongside the cracking trails, you’ll have great coastal views. This is Scotland’s version of the summit to sea venue, so pack your speedos.

 

 

 

 

Accommodation & Camping

Find out more about Largs on the Largs Website