Three of the biggest and best enduro races in the UK in 2023.
We’re very pleased to be working with YT Industries to bring back the UK’s best enduro mini series – and this time it’s a bit different.
The first round on 29-30 April brings the return of the International, providing the centrepiece to the annual TweedLove Bike Festival. Usually scheduled in the early autumn, next year’s festival will be brought forward to make way for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships. This is also the first round of the 2023 British National Enduro Series.
Tweed Valley: YT Industries TweedLove International Enduro - £89 (full course), £79 (short course), £69 (youth)
The second round *IMPORTANT – New venue: the Golfie in Innerleithen, Tweed Valley*
YT Industries TweedLove King & Queen of the Mountain - £79 (full course), £69 (short course), £59 (youth)
The last round of the Triple Crown series will return to the valley with a classic – TweedLove’s annual, sell-out event Vallelujah – racing some of the best enduro trails in the UK.
Tweed Valley: YT Industries TweedLove Vallelujah - £79 (full course), £69 (short course), £59 (youth)
Buying all three event tickets together will trigger an early bird discount until December 21st. You will still receive a discount after December 21st for buying them all together. To do this, select all three events below and follow the process through as normal. If you want to buy just one event ticket, simply select the event you want to purchase below.
Full course (all three rounds): Early bird £210 til December 21st, then £225
Short course (all three rounds) : Early bird £180 til December 21st, then £195
Short course youth (all three rounds): Early bird £150 til December 21st, then £165
As we want to encourage female participation and equality in enduro, the race categories will be identical for both males and females. There’s also an Open category. Categories are as follows:
• 13-14 yrs (short course only)
• 15-16 yrs (short course only)
• 17-18 yrs
• 19-29 yrs
• 30-39 yrs
• 40-49 yrs
• 50-59 yrs
• e-MTB 17-34 yrs
• e-MTB 35-49 yrs
• e-MTB 50+
• 13-14 yrs
• 15-16 yrs
• Over 16 yrs
Depending on how you want to enjoy your race day, you can choose to be seeded or unseeded (not applicable to the short course – no seeding available).
All riders completing the full course (only open to 16+) can choose if they want to be seeded for each of the races or, alternatively, ride unseeded and choose a start time at event registration so they can ride with their mates all the way round the course. All seeded riders will be put in a starting order with comparable predicted pace.
No seeding is available for eMTB categories.
Seeded (Full Course) E1 - If you’re fast and want a chance to podium, choose seeded.
If you opt to be seeded you will be given mandatory start times for every stage of the race. If seeded riders miss their start time they will receive a time penalty, and will be slotted in at the start marshals’ discretion.
If you’re fast, want less traffic on race stages and less queuing at stage starts choose seeded. Only seeded riders are eligible for the overall race podium positions*.
*Except 13-14 and 15-16 age categories and eMTB categories
Unseeded (Full Course) E2/E2E (electric) - Want to ride with your mates? Choose unseeded.
You’re still given stage start times and an overall course completion time. Be aware, you could be starting stages between other riders who are considerably faster or slower than you, but choosing unseeded offers less stress on the transition times. Overall, it’s a more sociable choice for many.
In brief, there are no time penalties for unseeded riders missing stage start times, BUT there is an overall course completion time and penalties apply if you don’t make this.
If there’s a group of you wanting to ride together, just tell us at event registration and we’ll give you the same start times – it’s as easy as that.
We’re changing things up for 2023…
While you need to be a seeded rider in order to qualify for the overall race podiums, we also want to recognise the fastest unseeded riders, so we’ll be awarding prizes to the fastest three E2 males and E2 females U18/18+. Important note - if you enter unseeded and beat times of those seeded riders that podium, you will not podium with them or take their place in the rankings.
Short Course E3/E3Y(youth)/E3E
The short course will be at least one stage less than the full version of the course. It’s aimed at riders concerned about the fitness challenge of the entire enduro course, and for the 13-14 and 15-16 age group riders.
Full Face Helmets
This year, full face helmets will be mandatory at all three of these races, for both practice and race day. Rider Safety is the number one priority and the time has come for this regulation – in line with the majority of other top level enduro races around the world.
Bikes are better, riders are faster, racing is fiercer – and our brains are just as precious as they always were.
Important - We are now working with Booking Protect and all refund requests must go through them. Booking Protect is available for all the events within the Triple Crown Series and available at the time of ticket purchase. We highly recommend you add this option. Purchasing Booking Protect allows you to apply for a refund in case you are unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control. Please see the Booking Protect terms and conditions to find out if you are eligible for a refund. Please see the latest coronavirus guidance for how Booking Protect handle claims for Covid 19. Booking Protect ensures a fast, fair and transparent process for all customers. For more information and/or to apply for a refund please visit Booking Protect