Whyte Bikes to Sponsor 2018 Series
Huge news for the 2018 Series as we are proud to announce that Whyte Bikes will be our Title Sponsor.
Following on from last years successful series we aim for 2018 to be the biggest yet. I am made up to have the guys from Whyte Bikes on board to drive the Series forward to the next level.
Whyte Bikes will be in attendance at the Rounds along with Category Sponsor and Whyte stockist Alf Jones Cycles with a range of their 2018 bikes, and staff to answer any questions on their awesome products.
Since the first UK designed Whyte bike was unveiled in 1999 this multi-award-winning British brand has gone from strength to strength with a combination of design, market leading geometry and essential UK weather-proof construction.
From Enduro racing to a winter training ride or the daily commute, Whyte bikes are built to handle better, last longer and thrive year-round in the UK’s uniquely challenging conditions.
Neil Halcrow from Whyte bike said: “Whyte are delighted to support the Welsh Enduro Series. Enduro racing plays an important part in our product development and is also a category we really enjoy being involved with. With two of our team based in Wales this could almost be considered our home series – we hope to see you on the trails in 2018”
What to expect from the Series in 2018
In 2018 we will again be running a mix of natural and trail centre venues to fully challenge your skills and fitness.
Listening to you guys the natural trails will be run in the historically better weather Months, Easter weekend and early June, with the all weather trails in Sept and October……but this is Wales after all so don’t hold me to that one.
Round 1- Foel Gasnach will be an all natural affair. With another track put in by Steve and the team we will either run a 6 or 8 stage race depending on the conditions.
If we have a repeat of this years conditions we will consider dropping the stage that caused all of the difficulties.
Round 2- Dyfi Forest will hopefully have 2 brand new trails in for 2018. Again, if weather is against us we will drop one of the stages that we used for the last round……i think you know which one I mean! But we aim to get a 4 stage loop full of Dyfi’s finest for you. Land owner Rhys is busy taking out roots as we speak!!!
Round 3- Llandegla will again be a great venue! What will we have in store for you in 2018 I wonder?
The natural section on stage 2 got rave reviews this year as did big Rich’s awesome bbq! Huge thanks to the Team at Oneplanet Adventure for having us back there.
Round 4- Gwydir Fawr…aka The Marin Trail.
This old favourite returns for 2018 and will of course include one of the best….and longest descents around…..one for the fit boys!
Round 5- Coed y Brenin…..the home of mountain biking. The Series finale takes us to where it all began 20 years ago!
All weather venue will provide predictable trail conditions to sort out the Season overall Champions for 2018…..but what side will be used???
We will have a new website up early next week courtesy of one of our great sponsors Kingud Products…..thanks Pete! All the Series info will go on there with entry link and latest news.
We will also be announcing our title sponsor early next week…..so stoked about this and will elevate the Series to another level