Hope PMBA Enduro 1 – Gisburn Grassroots

  • 23/04/2023
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


As is tradition the series opens at Gisburn forest, starting as close to Easter we can. A great enduro to ease you into the series. Popular with novice racers to experience the enduro format. Expect trail centre stages along with a selection of off piste sections. 

Saturday 22nd April will see a fully trail centre 3 stage enduro for women and kids (age 8+); this event we first ran just last year, although that was modelled around the very successful “Hopetech Women” enduro’s we ran in conjunction with Hope for 2017/8/9 but now we dropped the age from 11 to be open for girls as young as 8 as well as novice boys ages 8-14. Slightly tweaked to exclude 15/16 year old males that could race last year. We will use the same 3 stages we have always used for the HTW, the “fast” kids, and the full-enduro ladies can still do the main 5/6 stage Enduro on the Sunday – open to ages 11+.

Later on Saturday afternoon, the youngest get their shot at glory, with ages 2-10 on a 1 stage mashup that’s FREE to enter (27 berms trail not too far from HQ). We trialled this type of event in 2019 at Kirroughtree and it was an amazing success, and although the ‘rona spoiled the 2020 plans for this at Gisburn we did finally get to run it at Gisburn in 2022. It was such a success we had to limit the entries to 100! It will again be great to kick off the season with a day of genuinely grass roots enduro; if you want to gauge its success the overall winner of that kids race was one 10 year old “Katy Kaos” now one of the PMBA Ambassadors, several “big” enduro’s under her belt including 3 EWS Qualifiers, and became the juvenille downhill national champion at Glencoe last year and still only 13 years old.

Sunday 23rd April will see the start of the “series” with 2/3 additional stages from Saturday’s loop, cramming so much into 1 weekend will mean a very busy forest.

Please be aware that overnight stays will be possible but on the event field only – no overnighting in the main car park as we need all that room for Sunday’s racers. The same rule will apply for Sunday racers arriving Saturday, as well as Saturday racers staying for Sunday. Please be aware this is field parking and in very wet weather may not be available or available only via being towed on/off. Parking fees to the forest will be as normal.

Sign On will be inside the building behind the Cafe in the main Hub area.
Parking / camping now included in the ticket price for all 2023 events

Gisburn Grassroots 2022 - Hope PMBA Enduro Series

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