Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival is set to kick off with the return of a popular event
Enduro is something of a buzzword in Scotlandâ€™s great outdoors at the moment. The race format has been growing in popularity and it is ideally suited to the Scottish landscape. Last week, the Dunkeld Enduro was announced as the launch race for the Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival.
What is Enduro?
Enduro is a form of mountain bike racing in which there is a greater proportion of downhill sections, which are timed, to uphill and cross country sections. The aim of Enduro is to test a rider’s technical skills, as well as being a race of endurance and climbing.
Most formats see riders racing multiple Enduro stages, with the winner being the rider with the lowest aggregate time.
In Scotland, Enduro events are relatively new but they are fast catching on with riders of all abilities joining in. As well as the riding challenge, Enduro is well known for its friendly and party-like atmosphere, which attracts riders who are there just to have a good day out on the bike.
Dunkeld Enduro MTB race
On 3 May 2014, riders will test their ability in a rugged landscape filled with steep-sided hills and thick forest.
Itâ€™s the second time that the Enduro has taken place as part of the Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival and it is returning after positive feedback last year. Organisers are hoping to attract more than 2013â€™s 150 riders.
Entries at: Enduro entries
Entry, which is on-line only, costs Â£45 plus booking fee.Â The event is open to riders aged 14 years old and upwards.
Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival
The Enduro also kick-starts a week of cycling events that will showcase and celebrate cycling in this scenic area of Scotland.
Events will include three cycling-themed films in the newly refurbished Birks Cinema in Aberfeldy, a number of youth race events, guided rides and coaching sessions.
See Highland Perthshire Cycling Festival for more details.