The Tough One Hard Enduro next stop on the early season European Extreme Enduro calendar – new, sprint ‘Time Trial’ format set to boost rider and spectator experience.
A fresh look at the Extreme and Hard Enduro format by The Tough One organisers, WOR Events, will see the 13th running of this notorious event switch to a sprint-style, time trial (TT) races this weekend.
The TT format will see riders from all classes race extreme enduro sprint special tests. Each class of ability will have a certain number of target laps to complete and the fastest times decide the results.
It’ll bring an exciting twist to the event for riders as much as spectators who are more used to seeing the 2.5 or 3 hour race format.
There’s more. The event concludes with a “Fist Full Of Dollars” Super Final Race pitching the top six riders from the Time Trial races in a three lap race, on a shorter, more spectator-friendly mini lap of the quarry (with a challenging hill climb thrown in for good measure). The winner takes the chequered flag on completion of their third lap and the fist full of cash from race boss, Steve Ireland.
Impressive roll of honour at the Tough One:
2005 – David Knight
2006 – David Knight
2007 – David Knight
2008 – David Knight
2009 – Taddy Blazuziak
2010 – David Knight
2011 – Graham Jarvis
2012 – Graham Jarvis
2013 – Graham Jarvis
2014 – David Knight
2015 – Jonny Walker
2016 – Graham Jarvis
2017 – NO EVENT
2018 – Graham Jarvis
Riders competing this weekend include all three of the above with David Knight debuting the Suzuki RM-Z450 in hard enduro and going for seven wins at this event. Jarvis is clearly on a role in 2019 with early season wins at Ales Trem last weekend and before that the British Extreme enduro round.
Jonny Walker, Paul Bolton, Travis Teasedale will be joined by Michele Bosi from Italy and the host of British talent – Jono Richardson, Owain and Gethin Humphreys, Charlie Frost, Sam Winterburn, James Dent and Grant Thomson among others.
Spectators £15 p/p – 1 person in a vehicle will pay £30 (single person, single vehicle levy – bring a mates!).
OAPs £10 –
Under 7s free –
8 to 14yrs - £10
Location: Nant Mawr Quarry SY10 9HJ –
Times: The morning Sprints, thrills and spills starts at 9am for the Clubman and novice riders.
The PRO and Expert Main Michelin Tough One TT starts at 12.30pm.
The Grand Finale “Fist Full Of Dollars” Super Final Race will run approx. 4.10pmPhoto Credit: WOR Events/Future7Media Jon PearsonEnduro21 Editor and Bike Testerjon.firstname.lastname@example.org