ESK VALLEY ENDURO:
2 days. 19 miles. 5 fantastic stages.
explore the best riding the Esk Valley has to offer. racing technical, natural sections to fast flowing loam, jumps, berms and flat out moorland. Discover the North York Moors National park on trails you've never ridden before. #sportingevent #mtb
The Esk Valley Enduro is a brand new event welcoming mountain bike riders to explore and discover the diverse terrain of the Esk Valley in the North York Moors National Park. We’re really passionate about giving all competitors, whatever the ability, a race to remember.
Why we felt the need for the Esk Valley Enduro:
We’re a group of local lads from North Yorkshire who have started out as kids, wheelieing up the streets of local villages and building ramps to jump over our younger brothers and sisters…(we know everybody can relate to that).
We have all shared the passion for two wheels in a mixture of disciplines and between us competing in British DH Series, PMBA & UK enduro series and single festival Enduro events over the last 5 years. We concluded that our home territory, the Esk Valley, was the ideal spot for hosting a mountain bike Enduro race.
With its rugged landscape, variety of terrain and views to climb for, we have pulled together to use all our local experience of the land to find new, fresh terrain that no man, women or bike has ever touched. Until now!
We want to give everyone the best chance possible to compete and enjoy the experience, so we’ve split the racing into two distances:
Full Enduro - 19 mile course with 5 timed stages
Lite Enduro - 11 mile with 3 timed stages
Who can enter?
We’ll be accepting riders from the ages of 14 years old. Anyone under the age of 16 need to be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Riders on e-bikes or hardtails are eligible and will compete in their individual, standalone classes. Please note, there will be no age divisions (anyone from 14 years old).
You will need a reasonable level of fitness in order to complete the course. The clue is in the name- the riding is based between two valleys with a fair amount of climbing and pedal power required!
Full Enduro- £55 | Lite Enduro- £45
Public liability insurance
Information sheet with fully marked map
Electronic timing responder/ results service
Local bike shops for mechanical support and spares and repairs to purchase
Emergency medical support
Marshalls throughout the course
Feed station (Full Enduro only)
Friday night: Competitors are welcome to stay in the event paddock the night before
Saturday: Sign/registration. Riders will select their own start time and receive number boards which should be fitted to the bike ready for practice. Riders will then head out to familiarise themselves with their specific course and timed stages. Full Enduro participants can enjoy a mid-way snack at the Yorkshire Cycle Hub. There’s plenty of time to soak up the scenery and enjoy a chilled-out practice day before the main event.
Saturday evening: Socialising is just as important as the riding itself. We’ve got a local brewery on board to ensure you stay hydrated and live music to keep those legs muscles loose! More details about the evening activities are to follow.
Sunday: Those who haven’t registered on Saturday will need to arrive in good time to sign on before the first rider departs. All riders will need to collect their SI timing responder before heading out. Once racing is over and the dust has settled, there’ll be a prize giving for the fastest riders in each category.
A detailed programme including timings and specific information will be to follow.
Open from Friday evening to Monday morning, situated in the event paddock.
£5 a night, per vehicle
Pay on the gate
You will need to organise your own water / food. Ask for recommendations of local places to eat
Toilets will be on-site throughout the weekend
Look after our countryside and please take your rubbish home
If camping isn't your thing, there are a good selection of recommended local B&B's, Bunkhouses and Airbnb's to choose from. Click on the link to view some of our favourites:
Yorkshire Cycle Hub (Fryup, 6 miles away)
Cowl Banks Cottage (Ainthorpe, 9 miles away)
The Duke of Wellington (Danby, 9 miles away)
The Board Inn (Lealholm, 4.5 miles away)
The Arncliffe (Glaisdale, 3 miles away)
The Lion Inn (Blakey Ridge, 14 miles away)
The coastal town of Whitby is only 12 miles away, where you will find plenty of friendly hotels, guesthouses and B&B's.
Free day parking will be available to all competitors and spectators throughout the weekend.
MEET THE 'EVE' TEAM
AKA: 'The pedaller'
Bike of choice: Orbea Rallon M10
Riding style: Pedal Power
Favourite trailside snack: Squashies
Worst injury: Damaged eye socket
Favourite place to ride: Thrunton woods
Riding history: Trials, road cycling, mountain biking
Best result: 2018 PMBA senior champion
Most embarrassing moment on a bike: Shorts falling
down on the last stage of 'Ard Moors' 2017
AKA: 'The Mexican'
Bike of choice: Penny Farthing
Riding style: Loose & slightly wobbly
Favourite trailside snack: My girlfriend eats them all!
Worst injury: Fractured arm
Favourite place to ride: Local bridle path when the heather is purple
Riding history: Scooter, skateboard and a classic hardtail
Best result: 1st in a snowboard competition
Most embarrassing moment on a bike: Doing a stoppie and fell off,
sliding down the road in front of two old ladies.
AKA: 'The Referee'
Bike of choice: Giant Reign
Riding style: No pedalling, needs to be steep & rough
Favourite trailside snack: Haribo
Worst injury: Broken back, T3 & T4
Favourite place to ride: Dalby Forest / Fort William
Riding history: Motocross, Enduro (proper type of motocross bike)
Trials, road cycling, mountain biking, downhill
Best result: 2018 BDS Fort William 6th in Masters class
Most embarrassing moment on a bike: Struggling to finish the 'Ard Rock'
cramping, crying, crawling, collapsing over the finish line
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