Empire Cycles Enduro Series

Empire Cycles Enduro Series

 

Empire Cycles Enduro Series

 

Simon Whiten

 

Introducing the Empire Cycles Enduro Series

 

Welsh based Red Kite Events are introducing a brand new Enduro Series in conjunction with Bolton’s Empire Cycles on the weekends of 26-27th April, 26-27th July and 25-26th October. The three round series promises to deliver Mid-Wales, gravity-style enduro racing at its very best.

 

Based in Britain’s smallest town, Llanwrtyd Wells, riders can expect long and challenging timed descents with plenty of rock gardens, steep drops, tight singletrack and fun, man-made sections thrown in with all courses designed to be ridden by mid to long travel trail bikes, such as the all new Empire MX6-EVO which was launched at the London Bike Show.

 

EmpireMX6EVO
EmpireMX6EVO

 

Saturday morning will be practice time on the first two sections (just on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells) whilst Saturday afternoon will see the same stages used for the first timed sections. Sunday will be based on a 50km route including another four timed downhill sections. As a gravity-style enduro event, the linking stages will need to be pedalled of course but Red Kite have made them as easy as possible ensuring riders have plenty of time to get to the next stage. The odd downhill will be thrown in between the stages as well to add some fun.
 
With prizes for category winners and a handful of spot prizes up for grabs, riders will be sure to walk away from Britain’s smallest town with a heap of memories and maybe a medal or two. There is a free pasta meal on the Saturday night in the village hall plus a free beer, and with Muc Off on site to clean and lube your bike, you can rest assured that both rider and steed will be well looked after all weekend.
 
Alongside Empire Cycles, other event sponsors include:
Muc Off
Trail 42
Continental
The Drover’s Rest
High 5
Sealskinz
JDRF

 
Entry is open now and priced at £55 with only 350 places available for each 2-day event. Camping is available with good showers and toilet facilities at only £5 per tent per night if pre-booked through the Red Kite website.
 
Full details of the Empire Cycles Enduro Series and all other events run by Red Kite can be found at redkite-events.co.uk and by following Red Kite Events on Facebook or Twitter
 
Details about the British designed and manufactured Empire Cycles can be found at www.empire-cycles.com

 

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RED KITE EVENTS – 2014 EVENTS LIST
 

23rd Feb – Winter XC series – Coed Trallwm MTB centre, Mountain Bike XC race,

9th March – Winter XC – Coed Trallwm MTB centre, Mountain Bike XC race

9th March – Bike and Triathlon Show Sportive – Manchester Central Exhibition Centre, Manchester.

16th March – Shropshire Devil Sportive – Road Bike, Shropshire Sports Village

22nd March – Devils Challenge 10k and ½ marathon run. Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys.

23rd March – Sainsburys Sports Relief run a mile – Llanwrtyd Wells

27/28/29th March – Devils MTB Bash – guided rides around Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. Red Kite Events experienced guides will be leading the rides.

6th April – Devils Challenge Sportive. Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. 50, 75, 100, 140 mile road sportives. Routes will be exploring the Cambrian Mountains.

6th April – The Little Devil – Llanwrtyd Wells , Powys. 60k Mountain Bike route
26/27 April – Gravity Enduro Weekend – Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. 50k route with 5 competitive downhill sections.

11th May – Leominster Sportive . Leominster, Herefordshire. 50, 80, and 130 mile route options using the hills in the Welsh Borders.

1st June – Bala Sportive. Bala. 60, 90, 140, and 180 mile routes using the stunning hills of the Berwyns and mountains of Snowdonia.

8th June – Devils Challenge MTB. Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. 50, 90, 130k route options. Routes will be using the Cambrian Mountains. A real MTB challenge in Mid Wales.

8th June – Devils Challenge Sportive. Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. 50, 75, 100, 140 mile road sportives. Routes will be exploring the Cambrian Mountains.

20/21/22 June – Devils Bash – Aberyswyth. Guided ride.

26th/27th/28/29th June – Supporting charity ride – South-North-South Wales

26/27th July – Gravity Enduro Weekend – Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. 50k route with 5 competitive downhill sections.

3rd August – Devils Challenge 10k and ½ marathon run. Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. Mainly offroad routes, wet, muddy, hilly – a truly challenging run.

9/10 August – Llanwrtyd Wells Cycle Festival. 50, 80 and 110 mile sportive routes. 30, 50 and 80k MTB routes.

7th September – Shropshire Devil 2 – Road Bike Sportive, Shropshire Sports Village,

21 September – Brecon Sportive. Brecon, Powys. Routes heading into the Brecon Beacons. 43, 66, 98 mile route options.

28th September – Devils Challenge 10k and ½ marathon run. Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. Mainly offroad routes, wet, muddy, hilly – a truly challenging run.

11/12th October – Devils MTB/Road Bash – Cheddar, Somerset. Guided rides around Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. Red Kite Events experienced guides will be leading the rides

25/26th October – Gravity Enduro Weekend – Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys. 50k route with 5 competitive downhill sections.

 

Simon Whiten

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