Rock Oil XC begins this weekend

The 2014 Fast Eddy Rock Oil XC Championship begins this weekend, March 29-30th with a trip to the popular venue of Bicton Farm near Shrewsbury.
 
The weekend will be kicking off with a FED day on Saturday 29th March where riders can use the course from 10.00 am to 3.00 pm for a very reasonable £30 per rider. There will be no sessions so riders can go on and off the track as much as they like. Fast Eddy and the Crew will be there for help and advice if needed and Fast Eddy will also be holding a training session from 3.00 pm to 4.00 pm for anyone who is interested.  The cost for the training will be £20 per rider and it will be restricted to 12 people.
 
On Sunday Fast Eddy Racing will be running a full three-race programme starting off with the Youth race for Aut’s, 65 cc, SW 85 cc and BW 85-150 cc, then adult race one for Vets, Sportsman, Youth 13-16 and Novice and finally adult race two for Clubman, Experts and Pros. The first adult race will be two hours and on this occasion so will the second. This second adult race will be extended to the full two and a half hours as the season goes on, the days get longer and larger circuits come into play. 

Entries can be made via phone to Kath on 07870291143, via email to fasteddyracing@hotmail.com.

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Porter's the Hare at Haresfield

Matt Porter posted an impressive win at Cotswold Enduro Club's opening event of the season.

The Haresfield venue was in perfect condition as riders left the start line but within minutes a heavy hail shower made parts of the course challenging to many novice riders. By the mid point of the race the ground was back to perfect and racing really began in earnest for many riders.

Porter had no problems whatsoever, building a huge lead by the end of the first six-mile lap and continued to stretch the gap as the three hour race continued.

Due to delays caused by bad weather, all three Cotswold series events were combined in an effort to get back on schedule. Report & pics.

From Paul Edmondson

In what has been one of the hardest and saddest weeks ever in my life, I have to inform you all that Joe Edge sadly passed away on Friday 21st March following his accident at last Sunday's GBXC.

Joe was an enthusiastic and determined young man who will be missed by all of us. I, along with everyone who knew him, would like to pass on our sincere condolences to his parents and all his family.

We are close to all our riders and especially to Joe who recently came on my Spanish trip along with many other lads.

Joe was always first on and last off the track every day and rode for many hours on his beloved KTM, mixing in with everyone and listening to any advice given. He was a great lad to know and be around.

I would personally like to thank the riders and medics for what they did last Sunday to support and help him and in respect to Joe we will be giving him a lap of honour at Bicton on Sunday.

He will be missed by us all however his name and number #138 will stay with us forever.

Paul Edmondson.

Putoline 4 Hour Series Round 1. Scunthorpe  Report: ROR Media Images: CH-Images 

The first round of the 2014 4 Hour enduro series supported by lubricants giant Putoline went off in fine style last Sunday. Blue skies were only cooled slightly by a chilly wind whipping across the huge North Lincolnshire quarry based venue. 

After a rider safety and rules briefing, the solo Ironmen and two man teams were flagged away around the short but testing course. 

Dan Bewlay was first back to lap scoring chased by one half of the Expert/Clubman team pre event favourites Josh Law. Two man teams opt for different time stints, some do a set number of laps others simply ride for an hour then swap with team mates. Report

Stans the Star at Coney Green Farm. Fast Eddy Racing GBXC Rd1
Edmondson Racing Beta's Lee 'Stan' Edmondson grabbed the holeshot at the opening round of the 2014 GBXC

Championship and never looked back. In fact, the ER Beta Team took 1-2-3 as James Jackman took second and Antoine Criq third in the afternoon race.
The morning race saw a terrific battle between Veterans Sean O'Neil and Chris Wagstaffe with Waggy eventually taking the win.
A fantastic start to the season for GBXC.
Full report and pics.
AM Race gallery. PM Race gallery

Flying start for Freeman

Colwyn Bay KTM's Brad Freeman got off to a flyer on Saturday at the opening round of the 2014 GBXC Sprint Nationals.

Coney Green Farm near Stourport saw a packed entry and glorious weather at this very popular venue.

Sprinting was fast and furious with Freeman leading the way from MPS Racing's Husqvarna mounted Jack Rowland with Mark Roberts in third.

Full report. Galleries free download. Results

Perkins Slade Round 2 Report. Ellington Banks Goes Bang. Report RORUK Media. Images CH-Images

Near perfect riding conditions greeted riders at Round 2 of the ROR Perkins Slade Intelligent Insurance backed 2014 Hare & Hounds Championship last Sunday.

Ellington Banks played the perfect host to a great line up of competitors all wanting a fine weather enjoyable ride out. A good turn out of Youth riders saw a super quick Josh Haith holeshot the Youth A class taking a three minute advantage winning margin over Mansfield’s Dawson Marriott, both riders out on 105cc machines now riding to a very high level. Report
Danny McCanney takes ACU Edmondson Racing BEC win at Rds 1&2
 

Beta Boano Racing's Danny McCanney staked his claim on the 2014 ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro Championship title by winning (provisionally) the opening rounds at Tetbury on Saturday.

Although Saturday started with plenty of mist covering the venue, brilliant sunshine soon broke through as a terrific battle for supremecy developed.

The going and two special tests were in great shape and test times improved throughout the day as lines became established.

Test 1 was relatively short at just under 6 minutes for Championship class riders while test 2 was giving times just under 10 minutes.

Putoline 4 Hour Series Round. March 16th Scunthorpe Lincolnshire

After a break of around 6 months, the 2014 Putoline 4 Hour series gets underway on March 16th at Kirton in Lindsey near Scunthorpe in Lincolnshire.

The massive 600 acre quarry based venue course will have a little bit of everything in it, woodland trails, quarry tracks, combined with climbs and descents in and over old spoil heaps left behind from many years of quarrying. The day starts at 9am sharp with the Putoline 2 hour Youth event which caters for Youth Solo riders.

After a short break for the Presentation and results of the Youth event, it will be the turn of the Adults to start the marathon Putoline 4 hour event. A Le Mans style start will see riders running a short distance before leaping onto bikes and ripping into turn one.
Team riders can ride on their own machine or share one bike, both riders on the same race number. Next to the pits area is a “Change Over” area where one rider waits for his team mate to come in and “tag” him so he can then go out on track. This allows riders to take a well earned break and cheer on their partner, or make vital repairs and adjustments while their team mate is out clocking up the laps.
Solo Ironman riders simply start and ride solo for the full 4 hours…are you strong enough for the Putoline 4 hour challenge?? Don’t miss out and get entered now for an enjoyable day out riding with your friends! The Putoline 4 Hour events have a great atmosphere, it’s a brilliant day out for the family too, so don’t miss it! Non members more than welcome.
Day licences available. You can prebook and prepay to save money, or pay on the day.

Camping is available from Saturday March 16th at 1pm and NO sooner. This is due to the movement of quarry vehicles until that time.
See club website for directions and final schedule. Online entries click www.rideoffroaduk.co.uk/events
Phone or text entries 07576 095137 to book in with all your details.
Knighter wins Eddys Xtreme at Cowm Quarry

Cowm Quarry provided one of the most thrilling and unpredictable extreme enduros ever held in the UK.
Sherco Factory rider David Knight and KTM Factory rider Jonny Walker went head to head in the Pro class, an injured Graham Jarvis was unable to participate, and both lead the main race of the day on multiple occassions with plenty of crashes from both until Knight finally cracked it as Walker ran out of fuel in the closing stages and spent three minutes pushing his KTM to the pits for second place as Paul Bolton claimed third.
Jack Staines has a terrific ride in the morning race and took the overall win from Karl Greenhall and Antoine Criq, all three had lead the race at one point. Full report and pics.
Galleries: download images free AM Race. PM Race

 

Perkins Slade Championship Round 2. Ellington Banks March 9th

RideoffroadUK are holding Round 2 of the Perkins Slade Intelligent Insurance Championship at the superb Ellington Banks facility in Ripon, North Yorkshire on Sunday March 9th.

A large hard standing paddock always makes life much easier for all riders during this time of year. Signing on, catering, and the ROR spares shop will be housed in one of the MOD hangers. Access to the track is a short walk up a fire road where all the action will take place on the superb MOD driver training ranges.

The course will feature woodland going with some fast tracks, rolling hills and slopes; once used for tank testing, and some great sprint sections included which gives spectators a safe raised banking area to view from. Lap time should be around ten to twelve minutes for the average rider.
Entries have been pouring in for this event, there will be three races: Youth at 8.30am kick off for an hour and a half, first Adult event at 10.30am for 2 hours and then the fast lads start at 1.30pm for 2 hours (all times are approximate). This is a great course so dont miss it! Remember only registered club members are eligible to score Championship points and get cheaper entry fees. You can save hundreds of pounds per season at all our events by getting your membership done, and then you can ride on your personal race number all year, and ROR provide you with pre printed race backgrounds for your bike! All riders can save money by prepaying. Sat Nav Postcode for Round 2 HG4 3JZ Signed with Orange arrows from Kirkby Road.

On arrival all vehicles must park where parking officials direct them to. If you want to park next to your mate then please arrive with them. Any vehicles blocking medics and officials access will be removed. Online entries close on Friday at 3pm. Day entries and day licences available on the day. If you are planning on just turning up on the day without pre-booking, please give plenty of time so that the races are not help up/delayed. Non members are always welcome. There will be catering on site by our usual caterers, and we will have toilets on site (we wont be using the MOD ones!). IOPD, AMCA or ACU Enduro Hare & Hound licences are accepted.
Event info www.rideoffroaduk.co.uk

Blazusiak Makes It Five!

Taddy Blazusiak has secured a fifth FIM SuperEnduro World Championship title following an overall event win at the sixth and final round of the 2014 SuperEnduro series held in Tours, France.

Starting the closing round of the series in a commanding position, Taddy wasted no time in securing the 2014 SuperEnduro title by winning the night’s opening final in Tours. That, added to the fact that the KTM racer finished ahead of his closest championship rival David Knight in the Superpole qualifying session, meant the title was his.

With his focus for the event very much securing the world title, in ending the second final as runner-up an overall event win was also very much on the cards.

And in topping the series’ closing race, Taddy brought his participation in the 2014 SuperEnduro World Championship to a perfect close by securing the overall event win, his fourth outright win of the 2014 championship having stood atop the podium in Liverpool, Belo Horizonte (Brazil), Barcelona and Tours.

Taddy Blazusiak: “It’s amazing to think that this is my fifth SuperEnduro championship. It’s been an incredible five years with some great moments and some tough times, but to finally get this championship won is amazing. My plan was simple. I wanted to stay ahead of David Knight in the Superpole and then win the first final. That would be enough to secure the championship, and that’s what I managed to do. Once I knew that the championship was safe I decided to go for the overall event win as well, which I wasn’t thinking about before the race. I felt good in second in the opening final, but I could see that Bellino was tiring a little. I felt strong and pushed hard for the last two laps and got the win I needed. Although I got second in the second race I still felt like I could get the overall win. The last race went really well and to end the series with the overall win here in France, and with the title, is just great. It’s been another great championship.”
The Perkins Slade Rideoffroad UK H&H Championship. Report ROR Media. Pics CH-Images

Round 1 of the new-look Perkins Slade insurance backed, Rideoffroaduk hare & hounds championship fired into life at a very sunny Driffield in east Yorkshire last Sunday. A healthy turn out of competitors was treated to near perfect riding conditions around an average 12 minute per lap free flowing course.

Hot out of the start in the Youth race Danny Culkin led from flag to flag despite being kept on his toes by second placed Josh Haith. Youth B honours went to the likeable Reece Pickersgill on his Wadsworth Kawasaki, Reece took the win by a healthy two minute margin from Harry Conner, both riders completed 9 laps. Richard Moorhouse was the only youth B rider finishing on 8 laps in third place.
Report & pics

Hells Gate: Jarvis wins, Walker second

Hells Gate 2014 proved to be exceptionally tough, despite the lack of snow and ice, with just two riders making it to the finish. Those two riders were both Brits: Graham Jarvis who took his fourth Hells Gate win, the first on a Husqvarna, and Jonny Walker who finished in second spot on his Factory KTM.

Walkers impressive performance in the first part of the event was overshadowed as he made a poor start to the main race, allowing Jarvis to take the lead before finding his rythmn and despite a good ride from that point onwards, Jarvis was uncatchable. Great result for Britain - top riders!

 
Timber X Official Video

Blazusiak On Top Form In Barcelona

Edging one step closer to a record breaking fifth consecutive world title, KTM Enduro Factory rider Taddy Blazusiak produced a flawless performance at the penultimate round of the SuperEnduro World Championship to secure the overall win.
Taking three race wins from three starts, Blazusiak deservedly put himself on the top step of the winner’s podium inside the Palau Sant Jordi stadium in Barcelona, Spain.
Entering the event with a comfortable 18-point advantage in the championship standings, the KTM rider quickly set about asserting his position at the head of the field. On a track that was incredibly slippery and demanding, the Polish rider posted the second fastest time in Super Pole qualification to take the second gate pick for final #1.

Quickly disposing of rival Alfredo Gomez, Blazusiak moved to the front of the field and secured his first win of the night. Avoiding the carnage in final #2, the KTM rider found himself out front at the end of lap one. Remaining mistake free for the seven-lap race he recorded his second victory of the night. Capping it off with his hat trick of wins in final #3, Blazusiak took the top step of the overall winner’s podium in Barcelona.
Now, with just one round of the series remaining, Blazusiak holds a 39-point lead in the championship standings and moves one step closer to securing his fifth world title.
The SuperEnduro World Championship concludes with the final round of the season in Tours, France on February 22.
Taddy Blazusiak: “What I can I say! It’s been a fantastic event for me. Winning all three races was exactly what I was hoping to do. Unfortunately I didn’t make it a clean sweep by topping the Super Pole but the second fastest time is still a good effort. The track in Barcelona was incredibly slippery. It was hard to find a good feeling with the dirt – you needed to be so precise in your throttle control because one small mistake could result in a crash. Even with the reversed start for final #2 my starts were on the money and that made a huge difference. I was able to get to the front of the field pretty quickly and once there I could ride a comfortable pace. With just one round left things are getting serious. I feel like I’m in a really good position and even though there’s still 63 points up for grabs in France I’m confident that I can bring home the title. My riding is as good as it has ever been and right now, I’m ready to end this series on a high.”
SuperEnduro Season's Best For Walker In Spain

KTM Enduro Factory rider Jonny Walker has delivered his best result of the season so far by
placing second overall at round five of the SuperEnduro World Championship in Barcelona.
Getting his evening off to a perfect start, Walker, for
the second event in a row, posted the fastest time
in the Super Pole qualification session. Setting
a time over one second quicker than anyone else,
the KTM rider secured first gate pick for the opening
main event. But with a crash in the first corner of
final #1 Walker was unable to translate his pace
into a race win. Remounting last, he set about fighting his way through the field.
Recovering strongly, Jonny ended his race fifth.
Suffering another bad start in final #2, this time
around he found some gaps during the opening
lap and quickly battled his way into second position.

Knowing his speed was good, the Brit focused hard on getting a good start in final #3. Taking control of the race lead on the second corner, he reeled off several fast laps. But with Taddy Blazusiak closing in, Walker was denied his first
race win of the season and had to settle for second overall. In doing so secured the runner up result on the night.
Timber-X success for Bolts

Eurotek KTMs Paul Bolton grabbed a terrific win in the Pro class at Endurolands TimberX event near Grantham on Saturday evening.

It may not have been on the same scale as the Palau Sant Jordi stadium but the Arena UK venue provided plenty of excitement and some terrific racing throughout Saturday afternoon and evening.

The Super Final, containing winners from each of the classes, didn't go to plan as Bolts crashed on the first corner log section and despite a great fight back he could not catch eventual winner Matt Boam, who had ridden hard throughout the event.

Full report and pics

Cotswold Date Change
Following a discussion with the landowner at Haresfield, the Cotswold Enduro Club event planned for February 23rd has been moved to March 9th due to waterlogged ground.
RideoffroadUK Date Change

New Perkins Slade Hare & Hounds Championship

Round 1 Revised date Feb 16th. Driffield East Yorkshire (YO25 9HD Nearest postcode
After careful consideration and lots of road miles driving to all ROR club venues, the RideoffroadUK organisation have delayed the start of the new look Perkins Slade Championship for one week. This means Round 1 will now take place on February 16th at the awesome Driffield Training area in East Yorkshire. 

As everyone is aware, even well drained land is at saturation point due to the freakish wet weather the UK is experiencing. Not wanting to put on a sub standard event, Wayne & Sonya Braybrook know that Driffield has everything needed to cope with all weather conditions including hard standing tarmac paddock areas. 
So a new look Driffield awaits on Feb 16th, a new paddock and start area will be located deeper into the 650 acre venue, a whole new look and feel to the track means regular "Driff" riders will be pleasantly surprised to see the new course layout. 
Three races in the day starting with Youth riders at 8.30am, Adult Sportsman, Sportsman Vets, Beginners, Over50 and Ladies will have their own event starting at 10.30am.
Then after swift course alterations making things a bit tougher, it will be the turn of the Expert, Over40 and Clubman riders to fight it out for top spots. 
Online entries are open www.rideoffroaduk.co.uk/events or visit the Official RideoffroadUK group page on Facebook or text/call 07576 095137 to book in. Day Licences available, along with Day Entries (though we do encourage everyone to pre book at least).
Discounts to be had if you do your membership for the 2014 season - more info if you call the club mobile.
Don't delay get booked in today! 
Fast Eddy Awards Presentation Evening

Fast Eddys annual awards presentation evening was certainly a lively do at the Holiday Inn, Telford, on Saturday night.

Eddys suit enjoyed its annual outing as he presented awards along with brothers Derrick and Lee with Jim Pascoe lending a hand also.

Another really excellent evening was enjoyed by all. A huge thanks to all who were involved in its organisation. It was great!

Gallery

Edmondson Racing Dedicated BEC Website Announced

Edmondson Racing are pleased to announced a new website dedicated solely to this seasons British Enduro Championship. The site hopes to complement existing enduro website and possibly give slightly more in depth info on the location and types of courses/tests riders can expect at each of the six events. www.acu-bec.co.uk

ACU announce Edmondson Racing as title sponsor to the 2014 British Enduro Championship

The ACU Trials & Enduro Committee is pleased to announce a new partnership that sees
Edmondson Racing as the title sponsor of the 2014 ACU Edmondson Racing British Enduro
Championship (BEC).


The sponsorship will bring additional logistics and facilities to enhance the consistency and
raise the profile of the championship. The sponsorship does not alter the organisational
structure and the existing arrangements with ACU-affiliated clubs organising and
promoting their individual rounds remains unaffected.

Dusty Martin, ACU Trials & Enduro Committee Member: "We are very pleased to have Edmondson Racing and their affiliates on board as title sponsor to this year's championship. Derrick Edmondson of Edmondson Racing is a former eight-time British Enduro Champion, a former Dakar competitor and has a 40-year history in the sport. He brings a lifelong passion for enduro as well as commercial benefits. Together with the ACU, Edmondson Racing are keen to see the BEC enjoy a secure and progressive future, maintaining its position as the premiere enduro championship in the UK."

Derrick Edmondson, Edmondson Racing: "I'm delighted to be heading a consortium of businesses in this venture. We share a passion for enduro and are keen to see the British Enduro Championship develop and prosper. Edmondson Racing together with Metzeler, Voltcom Group, Proseal and Putoline Oils believe that together, in providing additional resources to the championship, we can make a difference and lift the presentation and the profile of the sport while at the same time ensuring those organising and participating enjoy the championship to the fullest. With the first round of the championship now only six weeks away – the Mid West Enduro on March 8-9 – we are already speedily progressing the procurement of equipment needed by the organising clubs to provide the most professional events possible."

FIM Super Enduro: Knighter wins in Mexico
Sherco's David KNIGHT has won the fourth round of the FIM Maxxis SuperEnduro World Championship in Guadalajara, Mexico. Returning to the top step of the podium following his victory at round two in Poland, the Manxman claimed the overall win in Mexico. Securing a 2-1-3 scorecard, KNIGHT edged out championship leader Taddy BLAZUSIAK (PL -KTM) for the win by a single point. Enjoying his first podium visit of the season, Britain's Jonny WALKER (KTM) was third.

Gelling well with the fast paced technical course, WALKER produced the fastest time in the SuperPole to take the first gate pick for Final #1. While WALKER opted to line up on the inside, it was BLAZUSIAK from the far outside gate that claimed the holeshot. Out front, the Polish rider was never headed and grabbed the first win of the night. Behind him, KNIGHT held off WALKER to secure second position.

In the reversed start for Final #2 it was local rider Homero DIAZ (KTM) that claimed the initial holeshot. But with BLAZUSIAK buried deep in traffic, KNIGHT was quick to capitalise and forced his way to the front of the field at the end of lap one. Holding off a determined charge from WALKER, KNIGHT took the chequered flag. BLAZUSIAK recovered strongly to take third while Sweden's Joakim LJUNGGREN (Husqvarna) placed an impressive fourth.

With everything to play for in the third and final race of the night, it was France's Mathias BELLINO (Husqvarna) that rounded the first corner in the lead. But a crash in the log pit on lap one dropped him back behind BLAZUSIAK and KNIGHT. Undeterred, he fought his way back past KNIGHT and then BLAZUSIAK to secure his debut SuperEnduro victory. Knowing third was good enough to ensure the overall victory, KNIGHT followed runner-up BLAZUSIAK across the line. Crashing in the first corner, WALKER battled his way up to seventh and claimed the third step of the podium.

In the Junior category the night belonged to Italy's Giacomo REDONDI. Delivering a convincing double race victory, the Beta rider topped the Junior podium. Joining him on the rostrum, Mexico's Didier GOIRAND (Husaberg) and Javier CASTRO (KTM) placed second and third respectively.

Big news from the ACU
The second round of Eddys Xtreme at Cowm Quarry near Whitworth just gained special significance as the opening round of the European Extreme series.

John Collins , ACU Trials & Enduro Chairman and Vice President of the FIM Europe Enduro Commission has announced that the 'Eddy Extreme' 2nd round of the ACU British Extreme Enduro Championship will also incorporate a round of the new European Extreme series.
John commented: " We are delighted that the ACU has secured this round, and those who recently witnessed Rd 1 of the British Championship at Tong will be looking forward to some exciting action when Paul Eddy takes the series to Cowm Quarry, Whitworth".

The FIM Europe Extreme series will be in its first year, and riders in the top class of this event can secure FIME points in addition to BC points. The good news for UK riders is that they will be able to run with their normal ACU licence etc and that should ensure no extra costs for them.

This series will be started this year and many predict that it will grow and grow, and Paul has shown that he can provide the quality of event required.

Further details of the other FIME rounds will be available very shortly
Cotswold Enduro Club
Cotswold E.C event galleries now uploaded. click here
Cotswold Enduro Club Presentation and Awards evening

Cotswold Enduro club held its annual presentation evening on Saturday 18th January.

The Premier Yew Lodge and Conference centre at Kegworth was the venue for the event and the attendance by riders was superb for the presentation of awards for the Slow Pete Series and the Cotswold Enduro Club Championship.

A gallery of all winners can be found here

RideoffroadUK Play and Race Day

ROR are holding another Play and race day at Carlton Grange on Sunday January 26th. The woodland, which has such a vast amount of options available will allow the ROR crew to plot another fresh track for this Sundays event.

The day starts with Youth riders getting a 30 minute practice session, closely followed by a one hour cross country race.
All Adult riders will get a 45 minute practice session followed by a 1.5 hour race. This gives all riders plenty of track time with the great chance to practice on the course prior to the race. Most riders use practice to do 3 or 4 sighting laps to familiarise themselves with the course and track conditions before preparing for the actual race. There is only a 15 minute gap between the finish of practice and the start of each race, so just enough time for clean goggles, a drink, and a top up of fuel before the race begins. The day is however aimed at being an enjoyable one, it will be ideal for those riders starting out in enduros, or for those riders simply wanting to get back some bike fitness.

The course will be expertly designed by Wayne Braybrook to offer a sensible early season run out for those wishing to get some bike time before Championships kick off in early February.

Nearest Sat Nav Postcode is YO62 5HH. Hard Standing paddock, catering and toilets all on site during the weekend.

For 2014 we are really encouraging as many riders as possible to enter online. This is for ease for riders and for insurance purposes - online entry link www.rideoffroaduk.co.uk/events
Phone entries 07576 095137 or visit the official RideoffroadUK group page on facebook.

Knight Nails It At Tong

Factory Sherco Extreme rider David Knight took the win in the opening round of the ACU Extreme Enduro Championship at Tong on Sunday. As promised, Paul Edmondson and the Fast Eddy crew laid on a fantastic spectacle with a much harder course but the riders rose to the occassion and rode in spectacular fashion.

Providing the closest finish ever witnessed at Tong, Husqvarna's Graham Jarvis chased Knight to the very end of the two and a half hour race as the light faded but spectators remained glued to the course to witness the final three laps where Jarvis closed to within seven seconds at Knight at one stage.

The morning race also showed just how good the youth riders really are as Antoine Criq nailed the win ahead of Jack Staines with Karl Greenshall taking third as the top Vet rider. Report.

Enduroland: Arena UK Timber-X
 

Saturday February 8th sees yet another innovative event from Endurolands Nigel Wheatley. Aptly named Timber-X, the event will take place indoors at Arena UK, Willow Top Farm, Allington, Lincolnshire, NG32 2EF near Grantham, Lincolnshire. Normally used for equestrian events the venue will see up to 80 riders participate throughout the day with qualifyers and finals finishing at 7.00pm in the evening. Facilities at the venue are superb with a restaurant and bar area and seating for up to 1000 spectators.

The course will consist of man made timber jumps and other obstacles and will utilise every last inch of available space in the arena area. Spectator costs will be just ten quid with under 10s getting in for free. Rider entry information is available from enduroland.co.uk