Hope PMBA Enduro 2 – Graythwaite & Grizedale Epic

  • 27/05/2023 - 28/05/2023
  • 9:00 am - 7:00 pm


This is the a big one, a private estate with 100% off piste trails held over 2 days, a traditional enduro with practice on the Saturday and racing on the Sunday.  We had great feedback from past years, including the last years under Covid-secure guidelines, 2022 may have fallen to storm Arwen but It’s our favourite venue, with a great race arena and epic Lakeland views.

This is a proper Lakeland venue, even the transitions are tough (but not timed) expect push-ups to the start of stages.  Camping included on the banks of Windermere within the Graythwaite Estate. This round has some of the very best views of the whole series, in fact some of the best views available in the lake district.  Also expect an arena, with camping, catering, showers, water & the Bar & Bean stocked with among other things “Enbeero” our own ale from Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery. Priced at £95 you can only just camp for that in the lakes on this bank holiday weekend – camping is included in the ticket price.

This is NOT a grass roots round, its tough and not suitable for a first enduro. Steep trails, a 4-5 hour loop and many stages.

This is our toughest round, big pushups and steep technical descents that challenge even the professionals. There are no grassroots events at this round. We have moved the HQ down to the new glamping field at Graythwaite. Plumbed in showers and toilets are a bonus on top of the waterfront race village. Camping, showers & parking is included in the ticket price, bank holiday camping on the shores of Windermere and Epic Enduro stages – you can see why this event attracts racers from Southampton to the highlands of Scotland and further afield. Graythwaite was hit hard by Storm Arwen and that cancelled the 2022 running, and we haven’t been able to get enough clear stages for the event, so to keep it “Epic” we will be running half the event over in Grizedale Forest. With echoes of the huge 2017 Graythwaite and Grizedale BEMBA National Championships the only way we could bring this event back for 2023 was to once again combine 2 forests into one event. No half measures, no compromises, the Epic is back in 2023.

This will also mark the first event where PMBA Enduro will have an Ebike Class. I’m not sure it is going to make it easier, but there is an overwhelming amount of requests for this category, so here it is. I may well make you all set off first as a group, and please remember this will be an out-and-back self supported loop of 6-8 stages and 1000M+ elevation with pushups. I’ve no doubt the event will run, however with covid cancellation in 2020, Arwen cancellation in 2022 I’m not sure I can personally cope with cancelling again, so the entries for this round will be delayed until Feb 2023 just in case of more storm damage this winter. Mainly for my own mental health rather than any actual issues with the venue or stages. I hope you will understand, it’s been a tough run of things these past few years.

2021 at Graythwaite...

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