Meet the Sponsors

NewsPosted on 5th January 2018

Title Sponsor

Hope Technology

Hope Technology is one of the world leaders in engineering bicycle components. Since 1989, owners Ian Weatherill and Simon Sharp have been pushing the industry forward through designing, testing and manufacturing virtually all products in-house at the factory in Barnoldswick, United Kingdom.

They have been one of the sponsors for every single event PMBA Enduro have ever run, starting way back in 2013, and took over title sponsorship of the series in 2016. The massive range of products Hope supply means we can scatter Hope goodies throughout the prize structure at every round. More of the prizes are sponsored by Hope than any other brand. More info here 




At a time when bike interest is at its highest for many years, so unfortunately is bike theft with over 500,000 cycles reported stolen each year. A figure which hides the true picture as over half of all cycles stolen are from homes, a crime listed as a burglary, and many more go unreported.

Datatag have supported all our events since we started the series in 2014.  More info here

Orange Bikes

Orange Bikes are based in Halifax, West Yorkshire with a history stretching all the way back to 1988. Orange started production of full-suspension frames in Halifax 10 years later in 1998. It seemed the easiest way to get the development we needed for the frame ideas we were pursuing. Well it turned out not to be ‘easy’, but it did turn out to be successful, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Orange have supported us since 2016, giving away a £3000 bike voucher by raffle to one lucky entrant every year, as well as prizes at every round.  More info here

Sixth Element

Sixth Element wheels employ carefully chosen – UK, European and North American tested – up-to-the-minute technology. As a result of extensive testing and product selection, rim features include: UD (Uni Directional) Toray T 700 Carbon Weave, Extra Carbon Weave enforcement around spoke holes, Hookless technology to all carbon rims – good-bye to ‘burping’ of air & 100% smooth inner side walls to ensure total contact with the tyre: the most secure mounting option.

Sixth Element started supporting the PMBA Enduro events in 2017 and the winners of carbon wheels at each round have been treated to some of the best winners prizes we offer. More info here.


KS Dropper Seatposts

KS is a leading brand of height adjustable seatposts, the cable operated seatposts are ultra reliable and easy to use.

Sponsors of the series since the start 2014 and providing one of the top prizes at every round. More info here 

Ride Slovenia

Everyday is unique with Ride Slovenia, where our destination is a new valley and mountains. The morning usually starts with a shuttle to get us higher into the mountains, from there we access singletrack for the rest of day. Either by using more shuttles, ski lifts or climbing depending on our location on the day.

Another sponsor that has been with us since the first year of the series, and every year giving away by raffle a week long holiday for two people to one lucky entrant!  More info here 

Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery

Established in 2009, we are a family run business who’s main objective has been to bring back the art of brewing to the centre of Kirkby Lonsdale. Nine years, 33 different beers and a huge dose of hard work later we have established two brewing sites and a tap house to showcase our brewing team and their creations. Each beer we brew is named or linked to an aspect of the town and its history and we continue to build relationships with local businesses and organisations to get our produce through as many outlets as we can.

Kirkby Lonsdale Brewery have been involved with the series from 2014, starting as a round sponsor for the Gisburn Forest events and then onto series sponsor. We love seeing beer on the podiums and our own label “Enbeero”. The hardworking Marshals also often get a bottle too! More info here 


By the end of the wettest UK summer on record (2012) Jamie and Bruce were totally fed up with coming home covered in mud. With some pop rivets, bits of aluminium and an old mudguard they made the first Mudhugger for themselves and after the first couple of rides realised that they had come up with something that really worked and decided to have a go at making and selling them themselves. 4 years and thousands of muddy miles later they now have the complete solution for wet weather riding for all your 26er, 650B, 29er and Fatbike needs, selling them all over the world via dedicated Mudhugger websites. They love mountain biking and really hope you’ll love the Mudhugger mudguards too.

Mudhugger are responsible for our big 5 person podiums, when they joined us in 2015 they wanted to sponsor 4th place with a ‘hugger, so the podiums went from 3 to 5 and even more people got to “win”. All 13 cats in 2018 have ‘huggers for 4th place. More info here 


On a fishing trip in Alaska, the inventor experienced intense chafing that left him wondering why men’s underwear wasn’t designed for how men are actually built.
When he returned, he couldn’t shake the notion that a better design was possible. He teamed up with a designer and started brainstorming and working on prototypes. On the fourteenth attempt they combined four key innovations resulting in a new level of comfort and performance.

Saxx teamed up with us in 2017, and we’ve been helping spread the word about just how comfy these are. This year and last, if your 3rd in any male category within your prize bundle you will have a pair of Saxx and a path to true comfort


Since 1953 Vittoria Industries Ltd. has built highly reputable partnerships within in the cycling industry and created a unique brand image. Today’s Vittoria Industries Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturer of bicycle tires, with an annual production of more than 7 million tires and 900.000 famous tubulars and cotton tires. Its the only tyre company to use graphene in the tyre for superior performance.

Vittoria are new sponsors of the series for 2018 and we couldn’t be happier! In the last few years expanding from road racing they have had huge success in the XC world with their awesome tyres and the enduro community has woken up to the immense grip their graphene enhanced rubber has.



Round Sponsors

Here at PMBA Enduro we believe in supporting local bike shops, the internet cannot deal with all our needs and although often not the case its worth spending a little more to keep your LBS in business as you never know when you might need them!

We team up with a LBS wherever we can, they often help us with trails and building as well as prizes. Tech support on the day is also offered at some rounds, keeping you going if something happens to your bike in practice.

Round 1 – Gisburn – Escape Bike Shop

Round 2 – Grizedale – Grizedale MTB / Velo Cycles

Round 3 – Graythwaite

Round 4 – Kirroughtree – The Breakpad

Round 5 – Lee Quarry – Cycle Factory