Event Format

Under 16s require a chaperone. However there will be a chaperone waiver option for 15/16 year old in 2024

2024 Categories:
Ages are taken as age on 31st December 2024 for the 2024 season.
Hope PMBA Enduro Series 
Men : U15, U18, U21, Senior, Master/30+, Vet/40+, Grand Vet/50+
Women : U16, U21, Senior , Master/35+
Unisex : Hardtail (additional to age category)

PMBA E-Bike Enduro Series
Men : U40, 40+
Women : All
Please note legally you must be 14 to ride an ebike – so this event is for ages 14+

Hope Academy (8+)
Men : U11, U15
Women U11, U13

Hope Women Series 
Women : U16, U21, Senior, Master 35+, Grand Master 45+


All events are “Ride with your mates” when you sign on you also select a start group, we set 12 riders off every 5 mins – you can choose a time that suitable for your group of mixed ability mates. However the fastest riders should choose the last group, we also advise anyone aiming for a podium to choose one of the last groups too. Early groups are best for the slower riders. The whole point of the group set off is to avoid congestion at stage starts, and the fast riders last means they have less chance of catching slower riders on stages. Your call but if your hunting podiums and set off early and have to overtake on stages that is your situation to deal with, don’t expect extra gaps from the start marshal.

Is PMBA Enduro for me?

PMBA Enduro events range from “Grassroots” to “National” level over the series, a true mix. We hope there is something for everyone and are happy to take questions to help you make the right event choice. All rounds of the series have off-piste stages, ie if you have only ridden trail centre and think a “black” is as tough as it gets you’ll be in for a shock. Natural of off piste stages are unsurfaced and have rocks, mud, roots and can be very technical. Gisburn’s off pistes stages are a good introduction into to racing these sorts of trails if you haven’t before.  All events, and all stages will always have “B-lines” round any unrollable drops and jumps so don’t worry if that’s not your thing.

  • Gisburn Forest. Mix of trail and mildly off piste. Not too technical so a great place to do your first enduro.
  • Graythwaite Estate, Epic by name, Epic by nature. Full on technical stages set in the most picturesque landscape and idyllic race arena in the parkland in front of the manor house.
  • Lee Quarry and Havok Bike Park, our adventure round, a big loop and fun stages, with plenty of airtime available if you want it.
  • Llangollen, we turn one of the best DH centres in the country to a Enduro Venue. Expect steep, fast stages and a big climb back to the top.
  • Kirroughtree Forest, loam central; another great camping location with many racers taking the family along good to gain experience of off piste trails without being overly technical.
  • Grizedale Forest, , big elevation and technical stages makes for a big day out.
  • Ae Forest, Awesome off piste single track descents for National level enduro, and great trail centre stages for the grassroots events.

Our official video’s from past events are a great window into that to expect and all are located on our YouTube Channel