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It is a mission of the Scottish Enduro Series to seek out outstanding new venues and to increase the knowledge of great riding locations throughout Scotland. 


The POC Scottish Enduro Series, has now delivered a wonderfully successful three years and the series continues to go from strength to strength. Watch our 2016 highlights video here

In terms of topography and environment, Scotland has a lot to offer and this immediately gives the POC Scottish Series a competitive edge against any other UK based series outside Scotland.

The POC Scottish Enduro Series success has been built on successful positive partnerships across the industry, destinations, land owners and managers as well as the enthusiasts and clubs associated with the venues.

Throughout 2017 we will continue to work with destinations to ensure that the visiting participants get the best possible and informed experience of the area, whilst ensuring that local businesses are afforded the opportunity to maximize the economic impact of the series.

For participants its all about the riding experience, as event orginisers the challenge is to find a range and variety of challenges across the series but also across the each of the event venues. In 2017 we will continue to use the Sportident Air System at all of the series events and continue to use a format style aligned with the EWS with practice on the Saturday and racing on the Sunday. By providing a balanced mixture of technical, physical and enjoyable stages and with the focus on fun and the enjoyment of riding bikes with like minded people whilst presenting a professionally run, competitive and safe races, its clear why many regard the series as the UKs premier enduro  series.

Prices for the 2017 series are £60 per Enduro or £50 for Short Course option, if you enter all Six events you will get a £60 Discount ( Please note numbers on this offer are limited.)

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Round 1 - Fort William, Scottish Highlands

Event Date: 11/3/2017 - 11/3/2017

Fort William, Wow, who remembers that round in 2016? It would be fair to say it was a wee  bit windy, that said  it was a cracking race with some amazing stages.

In 2016  Fort William produced a cracking round with  some  varied stages. In 2017  riders can expect more of the same, some old classics and as always at Fort William  you have to expect the unexpected.

Working with  the local riding community, Forestry Commision Scotland, SNH and other landowners we are sure that this event will be one of the big races of  the year.

You can watch the video from the 2016  race here or read the race report here

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Getting Here

Nevis Range is 7 miles north of Fort William on the A82.


From the South - follow the A82 straight through Fort William and follow the signs for Inverness.  Continue out of Fort William for approx 6 miles.  Nevis Range is up an tarmac access road on your right - look for the brown tourist signs.

From the North - Nevis Range is 5 miles south of Spean Bridge on the A82.  The junction to the access road is on your left.

Parking

Nevis Range Car Park

Accommodation & Camping

Fort William is the Outdoor Capital of the UK, and as such has a whole host of accommodations to suit your needs.


Check the website HERE.

Round 2 - Pitfichie

Event Date: 15/4/2017 - 15/4/2017

This will be the series  first  visit to Pitfichie the trails  are  varied forest and across open hill tops, with wide views of the Vale of Alford and Bennachie.  We will be working with local riders and  Forestry Commision  Scotland  to ensure  some great stages, riders should expect to find exciting rides (good hard pedals) through real countryside on a red-grade trail across granite hill tops, as well as a challenging downhill route.

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Getting Here

Follow the B993 out of Monymusk towards Alford. After about two miles turn right at the sign for Whitehills Cycle Trails. Follow this road for about half a mile to the car park at grid reference NJ 655 132.

Parking

We are still in discussion regarding the event venue. Please  keep an eye on this page for details.

Accommodation & Camping

There is a hotel in Monymusk and further accomadation is available in Inverurie

Round 3 - Dunoon

Event Date: 17/6/2017 - 17/6/2017

In 2016  Dunoon was new  venue  for the series and it would be fair to say that no one quite knew what to expect. In 2016 Dunoon as a Mountain Bike Destination has grown in  confidence and notiriety. Dunoon is a "Can  Do Town" and is looking forward to the return of the series in 2017.

You can watch the video from the 2016 event here and for the race report here

The  race headquarters will again be situated on in the Pavillion on the main peir in Dunoon, rider can expect an exciting prolouge  stage on the Saturday evening, Sundays  racing will take riders high in the hills behind  Dunoon, some  may even  say you can visit paradise.

We will again be recruiting the services of Coast Coffee to provide the trackside catering (which is amazing), so make sure you have a few pounds in yer pocket.

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Getting Here

Even getting to Dunoon is an adventure, sitting on the Cowal Peninsula in Argyll and Bute, Scotland, it looks over the Firth of Clyde to the west of Gourock. The quickest way to access the region is by ferry over Holy Loch.

For Ferry Info click here

Parking

The event  parking for  will be down in the West Bay car park on the south side of the town.

It's a short cycle up the hill of about 500 metres to sign on and start/finish.

There is no vehicle access to the start/finish, event village.

Accommodation & Camping

For full info on town facilities please look here

Round 4 - Innerleithen

Event Date: 12/8/2017 - 12/8/2017

We are delighted to be returning to Innerleithen  after a year of absemce in 2016. We will be working closely with Forestry Commision Scotland  and local riders  to ensure that we can get the very best stages that the area has to offer.

For any rider who have not ridden or raced at Innerleithen you can read the 2015 race report here and you can watch the 2015 race video here.

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Getting Here

For directions to Innerleithen please click here, all you have to do is put in your location and  full info is provided.

Parking

Information and parking and race headquarters willl be announced nearer to the date of the event.

Accommodation & Camping

For a  full list of accomadation , attractions etc please click here

Round 5 - Wolftrax

Event Date: 16/9/2017 - 16/9/2017

Wolftrax is a firm favorit with the Scottish Enduro Series, the sheer variety of trails, always makes for a great event and a great  race. Participants should  expect some long stages that willl test stamina  and ability to carry speed all the way to the end, Wolftrax of course wouldnt be complete  without  some  natural gold and some superbly slippery descents.

You can watch the video of the 2016 race here and read the race report here

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Getting Here

You can get  directions to Laggan Wolftrax here

Parking

For  further information about parking and the cafe please click here

Please also be aware that there is plenty of space at Laggan however we would ask riders if the need space  for easy ups and tents etc that the set up away from the main parking area.

Accommodation & Camping

For accomadation options  and attractions  please visit here

Round 6 - Dunkeld

Event Date: 14/10/2017 - 14/10/2017

This will be the final round of the 2017 series, so you you can be assured that the team will be pulling out all the stops to ensure the  final race is a cracker. This being the second  foray for the SES team to Dunkeld we are already starting to get excited  about the stages for 2017. Dunkeld  already has a great reputation for downhill and enduros alike, riders can  expect a challenging day with great stages to close the  season.

Dunkeld was the opening round in 2016, you can watch the event video here and the race report is available here.

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Getting Here

Dunkeld is a small town in Strathtay, Perth and Kinross, Scotland. It is about 15 miles north of Perth on the eastern side of the A9 road into the Scottish Highlands. You can get directions here.

Parking

Parking and race headquarters  will be announce in due course.

Accommodation & Camping

Looking for accomadation try here or here.

The Rules

General Information

  • The number of participants in every event will be fixed in advance and will be communicated via this website.
  • The Series is open to all riders over the age15 on the 1st of January 2016. 
  • You do not need a license to race in the series.
  • Please read these rules, ride hard and have fun!

Enduro Categories

Junior Male:  must be at least 15 on January the first 2016, if a rider becomes 19 in 2016 then they must be classed as a senior
Junior Female: must be at least 15 on January the first 2106, if a junior female becomes 22 in 2016 then they must be classed as senior female.

Sen Male: must be 18 on the 1st of January 2016

Sen Female:  must 21 on the 1st of January 2016

Master Male: must be 29 on the 1st of January 2016

Vet Male: must be 39 on the 1st of January 2016

Vet Female: must 39 on the 1st of January 2016

Grand Vet: must be 49 on the 1st of January 2016

Super grand Vet: must be 59 on the 1st of January 2016

Hardtail Men

Hardtail Female

Elite this category is open to all male riders competing for cash prizes. Cash prize will be awarded to the overall ladies winner.

Short Course Option  

For 2017 the short course option will replace the Lite Category. The short course option is for riders who are perhaps new to Enduro and want to give it a try, for riders who  feel the can have a greater  enjoyment of the event and not have to ride the full distance etc. The  short course option  is not a championship within the series, podiums will be awarded to the categories below at  each round. Where possible the short course option will avoid the must technical challenges.

Junior Male:  must be at least 15 on January the first 2016, if a rider becomes 19 in 2016 then they must be classed as a senior.

Junior Female: must be at least 15 on January the first 2106, if a junior female becomes 22 in 2016 then they must be classed as senior female.

Male: must be 18 on the 1st of January 2016

Female: must 21 on the 1st of January 2016

Podium and prizes

Prizes at the Scottish Enduro Series are sponsored by  (To be announced shortly)

  • Riders who finish in the top three in their category are expected, where possible, to attend the podium presentation.
  • Podiums and prize presentation will be as soon as possible after the last rider is finished on race day Sundays.

Bike and personal equipment

  • The courses are designed to suit a mid-travel trail bike, not specific xc or dh bikes.
  • Riders should use the same frame, fork and wheels during a whole event.
  • Different bikes can be used for seperate events.
  • Bikes will be scrutinised before departing to ride the course.
  • All bikes must have bar plugs and be in perfect working order.
  • The race directors have the right to deny entry to the event if they feel a bike is not of a suitable standard.
  • Riders must wear a certified helmet (xc or full face) at all times, including transfer sections. Riders found not wearing a helmet may be disqualified.
  • Gloves are mandatory, knee, elbow and back protection are strongly recommended.

Each competitor should be completely self-sufficient. It is recommended that each rider carries the following items:

  • Mobile phone. An emergency contact number will be provided at registration.
  • Basic first aid kit (Minimum: 1 x Dressing Pad for heavy bleeding (field dressing); bandage, plasters).
  • Wind/Waterproof top.
  • Bike repair kit (tube, tyre leavers, pump or CO2 canisters, allen keys, chain tool).
  • Whistle can be a good idea in case you go over a bank, break a leg and no one can see you.
  • Sufficient food and water to meet your individual energy needs for 5 hours of riding.
  • Sunscreen and insect repellent depending on the season.

Course Hazards

  • The course may have narrow sections and exposed rocks, steep climbs and descents and will not suitable for beginners.
  • Potholes, rocks, rutted tracks, steep descents, banks etc are all part of what is required to be negotiated by the competitor. When you are in this environment YOU are the person primarily responsible for your own safety. Any hazards outside of those expected will be identified and marked accordingly to ensure your safety.
  • It is the duty of each competitor to assist any other competitor who appears to be injured or in difficulty and to possibly alert the race director.  Should you stop to help an injured rider you will be granted the option of repeating the stage.

The Course

  • The Scottish Enduro Series races take place on a circuit marked with a variable number of mostly uphill transfer stages and mostly downhill timed stages. Riders must complete the timed stages in ascending order, 1 then 2 etc, unless otherwise instructed by the race organiser.
  • All riders must follow the marked transition routes.  
  • In the interest of safety there will be a cut off time to complete the whole event. Riders will be notified of this at the race briefing on the morning of the event.
  • The course will be marked with signs and tape.  Where a course is double taped you must ride between the tape.  Anything else is placed as a guideline as to the direction of the course.
  • If a Rider exits the timed stage course, he/she must re-enter at the same point and, if altered, restore the tape as he/she found it.
  • Riders cannot repeat any stage even if they suffer a mechanical failure on course.
  • Practice is only allowed the day before the race, once the course details are released. Any rider found on a marked trail before this may not be allowed to take part in the event.

Riders should and should not

  • Riders should not leave any rubbish along the route. ALL food wrappers, drink bottles, tubes etc must please be carried to the finish line and not discarded anywhere along the route. Anyone seen discarding rubbish will be disqualified and will not receive a time or position as applicable (take memories or photos, but leave only tyre marks).
  • Riders should not modify race number plates.
  • Competitors should read the pre-race course briefing notes supplied at registration.
  • Competitors should obey instructions from Marshals at all times. They are there for everyone’s safety and enjoyment.
  • Any Rider withdrawing from the event should notify the race office as soon as possible,and hand back their timing chip.
  • Every competitor should adapt his/her speed and his/her behavior to his/her personal abilities, his/her equipment and to the general conditions the event is raced in.
  • Each Rider authorises the use of any images or videos taken during the event he/she may be appearing in.

Registration

  • Registration for all events will open as directed on this website.
  • Entry to Scottish Enduro Series races cost £60 per round.
  • On registering, each Rider agrees to the rules of the event.
  • All riders MUST sign the Statement of  Responsibility .
  • Entry for each event closes one week prior to the event, if not full before then.
  • Entries are non-refundable less than four weeks from the event. It is also not possible to transfer entries to any other events, next year’s event, or a different Rider.  All refunds are subject to a £7 admin charge
  • Registration and payment will be made online.
  • For the registration the Rider will have to inform an on-line form concerning his names, first names, age, gender and address.
  • The registration will be validated only after the payment of the fees on the registration website. 
  • Details of the course will not be made known before the event.

Timing

Provisional results will be posted as soon as possible after the event.  Any queries must be expressed by e mail by 12noon on the Monday following the event.

  • Timing will be conducted by No Fuss Events using a SportIdent system.
  • All categories will choose their start times on Saturday.  Choose who you want to ride with and what time you want to get up! Only Elite  riders will be allocated  start times.
  • After leaving the event village Riders can start each timed stage as soon as they reach the start line.  There are no start times or running order, but there will be minimum 20 second time intervals between each Rider starting a timed stage.
  • You are responsible for your timing chip and for dibbing in and out of stages.  Please look after these - lost or broken timing chips will cost you £50 to replace.

 Responsibilities of Riders

  • The Scottish Enduro Series organisers shall not be held liable in any way for any loss, damage or accidents that may occur during any of the events. Riders are aware that cycling is potentially dangerous.
  • Penalties and complaints:
  • No external assistance is permitted on the track, assistance is only allowed in the pits area. Assistance outside the pits area will incur in a time penalty.
  • If a Rider catches up with a slower Rider on course, he/she should let the faster Rider past as quickly as possible.  Failure to do so will result in a 30 second penalty.  The faster Rider should give lots of warning and clear directions as to which side they will pass on.  Aggressive or impatient behavior from the faster Rider may also result in a 30 second time penalty.  Play fair.
  • Any complaints about the race should be done formally to the race office within 15 minutes of the end of the Rider’s race.
  • Any complaints about the results should be done formally to the race office within 24hrs of result's publication.
  • Any dangerous or disrespectful behavior against other racers, marshals, nature, trails or spectators will lead to a time penalty depending of the level of the fault. Race director can also decide to disqualify the Rider.

Ranking

  • The timed stages are counted to establish the ranking. Winner of the event will be the rider with the lowest overall time to complete all the stages.
  • In the event of a tie, the rider with the fastest time on the final stage of the event will be the winner.
  • A scratch ranking and by category ranking will be established. 
  • Points will be assigned for each event as according to the Points Table.
  • Overall ranking will be based on the 4 best results from the 6 races of the series.
  • In the case of an overall points tie in any category, positions for those with equal overall points will be based on who has the best position in any event of the series. If there is still a tie, then the positions are based on who has the second best event and so on.
  • To be eligable for an overall series trophy all riders must have completed at least 4 events.