British Cycling announces first National Enduro Championships in Ae Forest18 December 2023 | By billy1979
It will be the first time that British Cycling has awarded national champion’s jerseys in the discipline, and with six stages for riders to tackle, it is set to be an epic weekend of racing in Dumfries.
You can now enter and find out more about the championships here.
Responding to the announcement, Tracey Mosely, one of the world’s most successful enduro and downhill riders of all time, said:
“After a long wait, it’s an exciting time for British enduro racers to finally have a recognised national championship for the discipline of enduro, giving the winner the chance to fly the British flag on their jersey on the world stage, which is always a special opportunity."
“It’s also great timing as 2024 will also see enduro awarded its first ever official UCI rainbow jersey, in the race to become world champion in September. Exciting times ahead for enduro as it gets the recognition it’s deserved for many years.”
Enduro rider Jess Stone, added:
“Finally having an official British Cycling sanctioned event is so exciting. As a rider who’s won an ‘unofficial’ National Enduro Championships, it was a proud moment to wear the GB sleeve at what was my first Enduro World Series round in Tweed Valley.
“I’m so happy that future riders will now be able to have the honour of wearing the sleeve with pride during international level events and inspire the young riders at lower levels. A massive thank you to all who have helped to make this happen.”
The championships have been shaped in collaboration with the Gravity Commission, and chair, Andrea Lockhart, said:
“The National Enduro Championships is a great achievement by all parties involved, for which I want to thank each and every one.
“With a strong element of timed downhill and endurance racing for even more testing fun, enduro is a super accessible, inclusive and exciting discipline. The championships in 2024 will give riders a great opportunity to race alongside the countries most experienced riders and gain a national jersey. I'm sure this will be a well-received by all enduro riders nationwide.”