The whole enduro scene felt like it was in turmoil in the UK during 2016 and the early months of 2017. It was definitely bad times for what is an increasingly popularly element of mountain biking in a global sense. But the man who successfully ran the UK Gravity Enduro Series before his hiatus last year is back and intends to run the series once again from next year!
Here are the provisional dates and 2 confirmed venues for 2018 –
April 28th – 29th Innerleithen
May 26th 27th
June 23rd 24th
August 25th 26th
September 15th 16th- Dyfi
“Exciting news for the UK enduro racer, UK Gravity Enduro is returning both bigger and better for the 2018 season.
“The Grand father of the UK Enduro scene, Steve Parr and his partner Liz have taken a well deserved year-long break from the race scene, spending valuable time with their two-year-old daughter Imogen.
“The #bringbackparr campaign started in 2017 and got the grey matter thinking said Steve. Now is the time to deliver a national level enduro series that takes in the best tracks and venues the UK has to offer.
“The format will be the same as previous years – 5 rounds Nationwide, all with seeding on Saturday and 5 stages on Sunday. Camping will be available from Thursday evening, with open trails on Friday.
“Personal insurance will NOT be required but is highly recommended, helmets must be worn at all times and must be of the full face variety (detachable chin guards must be in place on stages).
“Planning for 2018 is now well underway, dates and venues will be announced just after the EWS dates are released. Entries will go live on Saturday the 3rd of February at 09:00 with places limited to 300 riders on a first come, first served basis. More announcements regarding title sponsor and supporting sponsors will soon follow.”