BACK by popular demand, The Fair City Enduro bike weekend returns to South Inch, Perth, on Saturday 24 and Sunday 25 October 2015 and ‘Elvis’ is expected.
The mountain bike Enduro race, being staged in and around Perth on Saturday, is perfectly pitched for both the novice rider and the seasoned pro, with a fantastic mix of forest stages, prime single track, tough climbs and a bike park skills course.
A free shuttle bus from the event village will drop spectator’s off at the foot of the forest stages so there is no excuse not to head to the hills to catch the action.
The weekend is topped off with The Sunday Funday, a bike day full of kids races, bike testing on the Enduro trails and lots of family focused entertainment.
Organisers of the Fair City Enduro, Muckmedden Events, know how to put the fun into Enduro, with optional – but encouraged – fancy dress the order of the day.
With adrenaline flowing after a day shredding some prime Scottish trails it is back to the Event Village for the spectator friendly final stage – a timed lap of the infamous ‘SMBC Special Stage’, a bike park skills course – to the roars of the cheering crowds.
To finish the day off in true Fair City style, the fancy dress after-party is just the place for tired bikers and friends alike to end the day in style with a ‘silent disco’ and licensed Fire Engine bar (yes, it’s an actual fire engine!).
The Fair City Enduro is not the toughest mountain bike Enduro race (and it’s all the better for it) but it is still the best part of 15 miles of fairly challenging riding.
It includes individual classes for ages 14-15 to 50+, male and female, and a capacity for 350 riders to take on the challenge. With podium places for the top three riders in each category up for grabs, as well as the random raffle, there are literally tons of prizes to be won.
Aaron Gray of Muckmedden Events, said: “Lots of our entrants bring their family to our events as they know there will always be kid’s races and other activities to keep them amused.”
“Our events have a super-friendly atmosphere and trails that are just technical enough to make riders feel elated, not deflated. They are the perfect events for the Enduro curious novice to try their hand at racing.
“These events are all about having fun, not shaving tenths off stage times.”
Sunday Funday is a more relaxed start with the under-14’s bike races and other children’s activities, to register for on the day, as well as plenty more opportunities for the big kids to have fun too.
Kids and adults alike can post some fast laps on the Pumptrack Challenge, play around in the Skatepark or test ride the best new mountain bikes on some of the Enduro trails.
There is also a trade village with some great bargains and special Fair City Enduro weekend deals to be had.
As is now tradition for Muckmedden Events, an all women ‘Muckmaiden Ride Out’ will be held on Sunday 11 October at 11am, two weeks before The Fair City Enduro.
Previous entrant, Ally Mackay, commented: “Muckmedden events are ideal for somebody starting out because the races aren’t insanely technical, but technical enough for seasoned racers to enjoy them.
“Also, the atmosphere is FUN rather than purely about serious competition.”
For more information on the The Fair City Enduro weekend and to enter the race, go to:
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Notes to editors:
Fair City Enduro Race entry only – Juvenile Male and Female – Age 12-13 incl. £33.00
Fair City Enduro Race entry only – Youth Male and Female – Age 14-15 incl. £33.00
Fair City Enduro Race entry only – Junior Male and Female – Age 16 – 17 incl. £33.00
Fair City Enduro Race entry only – Senior Male and Female – Age 18 – 29 incl. £40.00
Fair City Enduro Race entry only – Master Male and Female – Age 30 – 39 incl. £40.00
Fair City Enduro Race entry only – Veteran Male and Female – Age 40 – 49 incl. £40.00
Fair City Enduro Race entry only – Grand Veteran Male and Female – Age 50+ £40.00
Fair City Enduro Race entry only – Hardtail Category Male and Female – Age 14+ £40.00
Under 14 races (Sunday 25th only)
Under-six non-pedallers – £5 payable on the day
Under-six pedallers – £5 payable on the day
Under-eight – £5 payable on the day
Under-ten – £5 payable on the day
Under-12 – £5 payable on the day
Under-14 – £5 payable on the day
Sponsors, partners and supporters
Muckmedden Events – http://www.muckmedden.co.uk/
The Scottish Mountain Bike Consortium – http://www.thesmbc.co.uk/
Perth and Kinross Council – http://www.pkc.gov.uk/
Forestry Commission Scotland – http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk/
Muckmedden Events – http://www.muckmedden.co.uk/
Sponsors of Muckmedden:
Alpine Bikes – http://www.alpinebikes.com/
Perthshire Flooring – http://perthshireflooring.co.uk/
Alechemy Brewing – http://alechemybrewing.com/
The Green Room – http://www.thegreenroomperth.com/
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