Welcome to the POC Scottish Enduro Series

The series is a partnership between Innerleithen MTB Racing and No Fuss Events who, with 6 races held across Scotland, will challenge riders over a variety of terrain to truly seek out the best enduro racers in the country. At the end of the series the riders with the highest points in each category will be crowned Scottish Series Champion.  The final points will be based on each rider’s 4 best results.


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The Events

Round 1 - Nevis Range, Fort William

Event Date: 22/02/2014 - 23/02/2014

A massive Thanks and a huge Well Done must go out to everyone who took part at the weekend. Results can be found HERE

For photos head to the No Fuss Events Facebook

Click HERE for the race report from Trev at our media partner, Enduro-MTB Magazine.

Getting Here

From the South: drive through Fort William following the A82 to Inverness.  Nevis Range is 5 miles outside of the Fort on the right.

From the North: heading towards Fort William on the A82 Nevis Range is just under 10 miles from Spean Bridge on the left.

Parking

Parking for the weekend will be at Nevis Range car park.

Accommodation & Camping

The first round of the Scottish Enduro Series takes place in the Outdoor Capital of the UK.  We hope you find everything you need for your stay, but if you need any help, don't hesitate to get in touch.  

Some camping spaces are available in the car park at Nevis Range.  These are first come, first serve and mostly on hard packed ground, so bring a good sleeping mat if you plan to stay in a tent!

Round 2 - Innerleithen, Scottish Borders

Event Date: 05/04/2014 - 06/04/2014

Well done to everyone who raced this weekend.  Thanks also to everyone on the hill and on the ground who made it happen. Results from the weekend are HERE.

For photos head over to Roots and Rain.

Read Trev from our media partners, Enduro MTB Mag, HERE.

Getting Here

Innerleithen is on the A72 between Galashiels and Peebles.  The race HQ is on Traquair Road, Innerleithen, the entrance is beside the cemetery, before you get to the bridge.  Grid ref NT331361.  It will be signposted.  If you get to the FCS Red Bull carpark, you have gone too far !

Parking

Parking is at the race venue, the entrance is beside the cemetery, before you get to the bridge.  Grid ref NT331361.  It will be signposted.  If you get to the FCS Red Bull carpark, you have gone too far !

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.

There is no camping onsite at the race venue.  The nearest camping is at Tweedside Caravan Park  http://www.tweedsidecaravanparkinnerleithen.co.uk/

Round 3 - Wolftrax, Laggan

Event Date: 28/06/2014 - 29/06/2014

Well done to everyone who raced this weekend - we got a dry and sunny round!  Massive thanks to everyone involved, especially the parking chiefs - we reckon we could get 400 of you in there easily, next time ;-)

For results head to the SportIdent Website.

For photos, check out PK Perspective.

And for Trev's race report, click HERE.

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 very 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 accomodation options nearby.  Click on the links for more information:

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 4 - Ae Forest, near Dumfries

Event Date: 12/07/2014 - 13/07/2014

Well done to everyone who came and raced at Ae Forest.  The trails were great!  Thanks also to the McCubbings at the Bike Shop and Cafe, and all the trail beavers for their invaluable help.

Results can be found HERE.

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 parking for racers in the race arena.

Accommodation & Camping

The 7 Stanes site has details of local available accommodation.

Round 5 - Innerleithen, Scottish Borders

Event Date: 18/10/2014 - 19/10/2014

And it’s back to the birthplace of Scottish Enduro racing at Innerleithen for the penultimate round. So many tracks in the Tweed Valley, so little time!  But we think you will like what we have cooked up for you.

Massive congratulations to everyone who took part last weekend and who didn't drown on Stage 1 or get blown away from the top of stage 2!  

Results can be found HERE.               

Photos can be see on Roots and Rain.           

Getting Here

Innerleithen is on the A72 between Galashiels and Peebles.  The race HQ is 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 6 - The Dudes of Hazzard This is Enduro Now

Event Date: 08/11/2014 - 09/11/2014

The final round of the Scottish Enduro Series will be hosted by No Fuss and The Dudes of Hazzard at their 3rd Annual 'This is Enduro Now' enduro.  The Dudes of Hazzard know about racing and how to have a good time on bikes.  These values are exactly waht the Scottish Enduro Series is all about so there is little doubt that the final round and series prizegiving should be at this legendary event.

Expect great stages, brilliant entertainment and some unmissable craic!

 

Registration
Registration will be in the Ice Factor from 8.30am - 4pm on Saturday morning.  This tends to be very very busy, so please be patient, we will be going as fast as we can!  
You will choose your start times at registration.
 
Saturday Night

After your days practice, get yourself clean and shiny (there are showers in the Ice Factor if you aren't staying in Kinlochleven) and get yourself fed - the Ice Factor are cooking up a curry or pasta for those who fancy it - PRE-BOOK HERE (scroll down to ENDUROFODDER).  

There are also 2 other pubs, a Co-op and a chippy in Kinlochleven so don't foget to spread the love!!

After dinner we will be treated to a Red Bull Movie, as well as the Exclusive World Premiere of the brand new The Dudes of Hazzard movie, 'Business as Usual'.  After that, keeping the spirits high will be funky fantastic DJ B-Burg giving us some tunes to get down to!

The Course

The course for This is Enduro, Now! consists of 3 stages.  The total length of the course is approximately 14miles/22km.  The stages are between 1.2miles and 1.5miles long.  

You can practice them in any order you like on Saturday between 9am and 3.30pm (it's pretty much dark by 4pm so try to be down by 3.30pm)

There are no feed stations on the course.  You will pass through/close to town on each lap. Please prepare yourself for a day on the hills being self sufficient.

Sunday Morning

We have a lot of you guys this year, so to further reduce any queuing on the hill we will be using all 3 stages at the same time.  YOU MUST RIDE THE STAGES IN THE ORDER GIVEN TO YOU. This will be:

1,2,3 or

2,3,1 or

3,1,2.

Please do not change the order.

With this system we will be sending 30 people every 8 minutes - earliest start time 8.30, latest start time 10.24.  There should be plenty of time to space yourselves out at the start of the stage too, so don't panic too much about getting an early start time.

Timing Chips

Timing Chips will be getting handed out from 8am.  Please come no earlier than 30 minutes before your start time to collect your chip - if your start time is 9.30am, please don't join the queue until 9am etc.  

Timing chips should be worn on either wrist, there will be timing boxes on both sides of the trail at the top and the bottom of each stage.  It is your responsibility to 'dib' in and out of each stage - look for the flash of the light and listen for a beep.

Prizegiving

Prizegiving will take place in the Ice Factor once everyone has finished the race.  This will be approximately 4.15pm.

Prizes for the Dudes race will be held first with some great prizes for all the categories, including the coveted Dudes Trophy Lamp for the overall winner.

During this prizegiving Spook will be badgering away in spreadsheet land figuring out the Scottish Enduro Series Champions 2014.  Remember the series will be won by the rider in each category with the 4 best results.  

Who's it going to be???

Getting Here

Kinlochleven is situated in the Highlands on the B863.

From the South: turn right in Glencoe Village to Kinlochleven.

From the North: turn left at Ballachuilish (just before the bridge) to Kinlochleven.

Parking

There is ample parking in Kinlocheven for cars and vans.

Accommodation & Camping

Kinlochleven is a haven of accomodations of all types, from bunk houses and youth hostels to 5 star bed and breakfasts.  Book early as the town has been known to fill up for the race weekend.

There is also a great selection of eateries and pubs.