POC Scottish Enduro Series Round 4 - 2018
Saturday and Sunday
28th and 29th of July 2018
With a little over a week to go until Round 4 of POC Scottish Enduro Series is upon us. Dunoon is always one of the years most exciting rounds, in recent years Dunnon has become known as "Enduro Toon". With the backing of Dunoon Presents, the towns business improvement district, participants can expect a warm welcome to Dunoon, the main resort on the beautiful Cowal Peninsula and the maritime gateway to the Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park.The town is one of the Firth of Clyde’s foremost resorts is built around the historic Castle Mound and famous for its large Victorian pier. Once again for 2018 the business community have really got behind the event and have been working with Cowal Mountain Bike Club and the Scottish Enduro Series to ensure that this year is going to be next level.
Racing is always keen at the POC Scottish Enduro Series and 2018 is no diferent, with tight battles in every class. Round 4 is always a mile stone in the series with points from riders best four races counting to the overall series standing at the end of the season. You can check the points standing for the first three rounds here.
We said in 2017 that seldom has there been so much excitement about one race, we think it is pretty much the same for 2018. With an unusually dry summer the opportunity for stage preperations have been many and they are going well and will be ready to race for the weekend. For those of you who have raced at Dunoon you will remember that it is a compact stage layout with alot of bang for you climbs and this will again be the case for 2108,. Incorporating some of the best parts of the stages used over the last 2 years.
Richie 4 lap Mcfadden of Cowal Car Components said "After two generations of motocross racing we are extremely excited and pleased that another form of two wheeled racing is coming to the area. After seeing the success of last years event and the seeing the enthusiasm of the mountain bike competitors we are eager to get on board with the enduro and give our support. Good luck to to everyone"
Cowal Car Components along with the ECO Health Food Store are working with us to ensure that the prologue stage in the town center is going to be a stage to remember. Thanks must also go to the great folk at Fynewood for supplying timber and assisting in building some rather attractive features. The already iconic prologue stage will see riders riding in their category groups, with category series leader running last to add to the intensity, this is going to be one hell of an exciting start to round 4.
We are delighted to welcome the team from Pinned TV to Dunoon to cover round 4. Pinned TV the place to get your weekly dose of bikes and the banter you love. Subscribe to their youtube channel. You can see Ali Clarkson's 2018 preview here which is superb.
If you are racing enduro in July it will be best to be in Dunoon! Watch last 2 years video
This has got to be one of the coolest end of stages anywhere in the world. The finish line for Stage 1 the mighty prologue.
How to get to Dunoon
Dunoon lies towards the southern end of the A815 road. At its northernmost point, near Cairndow, this road joins the A83 and provides access to the town by road from the East Loch Lomond / Glasgow and from the North Inverary / Oban and from the West Campbeltown.
There are two ferry operators who provide services from Gourock to Dunoon. Local company Western Ferries carries motor vehicles and foot passengers between McInroy's Point and Hunters Quay, while David MacBrayne Ltd subsidiary, Argyll Ferries, runs the public service route between Gourock Pier to Dunoon Breakwater. Argylle Ferries is a foot passenger-only service.
NB You can visit Western Ferries website here for Timetable, Fares, Tickets etc You need to book your Western ferry tickets (half the price) prior to boarding, you can do this online or at the Co –Op, heading out of Greenock town centre – on the left, heading towards Gourock (if coming from Glasgow) OR Paul’s Food and Wine, Shore St Gourock, next to William Hill bookmakers, on the left.
At Gourock Pier, an Abellio ScotRail train service provides access to the National Rail Network via the Inverclyde Line at Glasgow Central.
Camping and Parking
The event parking and camping will be in the West Bay Car Park where there is good hard standing for vehicles. Camping is free and there will be toilets on site. As always, be considerate with the space you use, listen to any parking chiefs and be nice to your neebor’s!
ALSO - PLEASE, PLEASE TAKE ALL YOUR LITTER HOME WITH YOU. THIS INCLUDES WHILST OUT ON THE COURSE - NO GEL/FOOD WRAPPERS SHOULD BE CHUCKED. LETS LEAVE DUNOON TIDY, PLEASE.
One of the other unique features of the Dunooon Enduro is the on the hill pop up Cafe, hot drinks and food available for sale and you will pass by this facility on each transition, you may want to put some cash in your pocket. Coast Coffee will be providing this service and we are sure many of the 2016/17 competitors will not have forgotten this tuck shop of distinction.
The points table will be updated after the results from this round are finalised. Remember, we need your SI Number to add you to the points table.
Finally for the best Fish and Chips on the West Coast you need to visit Anselmos
Last Min accomadation needs? Contact Pucks Rest
See you in Dunoon