Southern Enduro National Champs – Minehead
Tickets for this event will go on sale at the 1st May at 08:00.
BNES National Champs – Exmoor – 24th & 25th July 12 Stage Enduro (BNES Points)
12 stages 15 miles, 2700ft per day Start of the race is from the race village NOT the top of the hill (This will be somewhere near the open area of the race village). Riders will be set off a 20sec gaps from the start of stages but if you are riding in a group with your mate and want to go fastest rider first with as smaller gap this if fine. Riders can request a gap up to 40sec. Wear your helmet at all times when on your bike, both on transitions and stages (repeat offenders will be DQ).
The venue is a private woodland. You can’t ride here outside of event, It will seriously jeopardize future events. On that note Strava on private settings only!!! Before practice please sign on to collect your number board and timing chips Race Format The race is a ‘gravity enduro’ style race. The course is split into 7 separate timed descents, and the times for each of these descents will be added together to get the rider’s overall time. Between each descent stage is a transition stage, these are not timed.
We will also be changing the format a bit and have the usual cv19 restrictions we are all getting used to. We will put together detailed email for the racers on what, why and why but here are the highlights:
2m social distancing rules
Private venue in Minehead, Somerset.
Racing sat and sun with staggered start times, so no practice.
Racing 12 stages over the 2 days, some will be the same stage on Saturday as on Sunday.
Camping – In family groups.
Limited spectators – Friends and family (only if necessary)
Parking – we have a big field so space out.
Stay in Social bubbles and rule of 6.
Extra loos and spaced apart.
Results will be available online for Saturday and Sunday both evenings.
One-way system for sign on with a verbal sign on process.
Online riders briefing
LUL-MED will be our onsite Medical Team.
Action Sports Timing will be timing the event.
God Save the Bean will be providing on site Refreshments.
No beer tent at this stage.
Mashup Enduro on Saturday for beginners and not Champs racers.
Minehead 24th & 25th July 2021
18:00 Friday Camping open
08:30 Saturday Parking & Camping open
08:30 till 14:00 Sign-on
09:00 till 12:30 Saturday Mashup Enduro.
10:00 till 14:00 Saturday Champs Enduro Staggered start.
11:30 till 15:30 Saturday Champs Enduro Staggered finish.
18:00 Sunday Site clear of Participants (apart from the campers)
08:30 till 12:30 Sunday Champs Enduro Staggered start.
12:00 till 16:00 Sunday Champs Enduro Staggered finish.
17:00 Sunday Site clear of all Participants.
The race will have full social distancing measures in place aligned with government guidelines.
Full event details will be emailed out to participants, marshals and sponsors in the run up to the event.
One last thing, we really need marshals! We need 10 more please email [email protected] if you or a relative can marshal please. £40 per day or free entry from riders in the race.
Timing: We are using the Action Sport Timing’s contactless system. This requires that riders collect a timing dongle on Sunday morning BEFORE they start the race. The racers will ride over timing mats at the start and end of stage to record their time.
There will be a onsite providing food and a drinks vendor for Fri evening, Sat and Sun.
The are loads of trade stands in the event arena so have a good look around
Bring plenty of water with you as there is limited access to a tap onsite.
There are 25 portable toilets on site but no showers, If you would like more facilities this campsite is under 1 mile from the race arena http://www.mineheadandexmoorcamping.co.uk/
Camping is available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.