With nine rounds staged over five weekends, covering the length and breadth of the country, the 2017 ACU British Enduro Championship is gearing up for a great series.
With entries already open for rounds one and two for Easter weekend, we take a look at what’s in store for the year ahead…
Round 1&2: April 15/16 — Lossiemouth Enduro
The Scottish Lossiemouth Enduro kicks off the series in style. A very popular event, well worthy for a BEC opener, Lossiemouth seems to have its own sunny sub climate, coupled with a very scenic and unique special test that runs along the North Sea shoreline. The event starts in Lossiemouth forest, which also hosts this infamous special test with a mix of soft sand rides over dunes along with tight twisty forest sections making it a very breath-taking test. A longer lap and an extra special test are planned this year using the nearby Birkenhill wood which will be link up using public roads.
Round 3&4: May 13/14 — Yorkshire Enduro
For 2017 the Dirtbike Action Club have fully revised the Yorkshire Enduro. Maintaining a lap of approximately 25 miles, the course will feature a mixture of testing Yorkshire trails and extra forestry roads to offer a better flow and riding experience. Adding in two new special tests should ensure a memorable round three and four.
Round 5&6: July 29/30 — Hafren Enduro
A true traditional enduro based in the heart of Mid-Wales. An all-new route this year in the Hafren Forest, will see the Hafren Club — WEC GP of Wales 2009 organisers — mark out a 30 mile forestry lap with a grass cross type test at the start/finish area and a more technical enduro test within the Hafren Forest. A fantastic start location at Llanidloes Rugby club provide all the facilities you could need for a weekend’s racing.
Round 7&8: September 16/17 —REME Enduro
A brand new venue for this 2017, the REME Enduro club moves away from its original home of the Natterjack Enduro in Hampshire to Gretna Green in Scotland. Although not much information is available at the time of going to press, you can be sure the REME crew will put on another very well run and enjoyable event.
Round 9: November 19 — Muntjac Enduro
The final round heads to the sandy Thetford forest in Norfolk. Organised by the vastly experienced Diss Club, the Muntjac always delivers a top class event. A short, sharp loop offers a multi-lap race which weaves its way in and out of the sandy forest. Tightening time controls for each lap ensures an exciting way to end the series.
Entries are now open for the series opener of the 2017 ACU British Enduro Championship.
Organised by Elgin Endurance Club, the 'Highland Temporary Works Ltd Sponsored’ Lossiemouth Enduro will take place on during Easter weekend April 15/16.
All BEC classes are catered for: Championship, Expert, Clubman, Over 40’s, Over 50’s, Ladies & possibly Sportsman riders (if there is any room left once the entry closes).
Riders are urged to enter soon to guarantee their ride as entries do fill quickly.
On-line entries & paper entry forms are available off the clubs website - http://elrat.co.uk/BECElgin
Words & Images: Gemma James/BEC PR