EWC Round 3 Stellenbosch
Date: 14 October 2018
Third and final stop for 2018 season is Jonkershoek . These stages are going to be the toughest of the series. High speed and rocks, from steep tech to flow trails. Whose gonna be take the series win? Entries open 16 August!
EWC ENDURO -JONKERSHOEKSunday, 14 OCT 2018
Venue: Jonkershoek, StellenboschStart time: 08h00 & registration opens at 07h00Timing: iTime Africa will give you wrist watches. The system has been proven to work well and is very similar to AMA rider.Riders will be charged R200 if they lose or do not return their watches after their race!
Pre-entries ONLY!Cost:Full Enduro R364 and R35 extra for CSA day license if you aren't a CSA memberLITE Enduro R264 and R35 extra for CSA day license if you aren't a CSA memberEnter online: Credit card and instant EFT payments via PayFast only
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Enduro racing in its most basic definition is a type of mountain bike racing where the downhills are timed, and the uphills are not.Riders are timed in primarily downhill sections (Special Stages or SS), with neutral “transfer” stages in between (Liasons). Winners are those who accumulate the lowest combined time from the timed Special Stages.(Join the EWC facebook page to learn more about Enduro and future events etc)We welcome ALL riders and our courses are totally rideable as long as you are enthusiastic about riding fun singletrack. It’s like a weekend ride with your mates – regroup at the top and race each other down the trail!
While the racing is fiercely competitive, the vibes are super chilled and Enduros are a great way to gain technical skills and fitness. Enduros can be raced on all types of mountain bike but we recommend full suspension trail bikes with travel between 120-160mm with dropper posts. Protective clothing (long sleeves, knee cover and full finger gloves) is advised. Open face helmets are fine while some riders choose to wear full face helmets.
Some definitions to help you out:
SS = Special Stage, Timed run between a start and end timing stationLIAISON = the route to get to the next Special Stage. Liaisons are not timedSHUTTLE = If you are lucky, the organisers allow you and your bike to jump on a trailer/bakkie to get up any tough liaisonsLITE = An Enduro race with less distance covered and the more difficult ‘Special Stage’ trails taken out. Great for youngsters and those who may not know what enduro is all about (it’s all about FUN btw!)
The EWC Race series is bought to you by Tygerberg MTB Club and Giant Bicycles, South Africa
A little bit of info on the entry system:- You will need to set up a profile for yourself (and you can also do so for others if you would like to enter and pay for others). This is a once-off thing, and your details will be saved for future events.- If you don't have CSA membership/licence, just add a Day Licence to your basket - this is mandatory for event liability cover.- Full Enduro is 5 stages, LITE Enduro is 3 easier stages.
Start Batches:The seeded start batches worked well last time and ensure an efficiently run day and it means you can arrive 1 hour before your start batch, saving you time. We'll be adding a fourth group for the fastest 30 riders from Round 1 that will leave last.If you would like to start in a different group from the one you selected when you entered, it is no problem – you don’t have to tell us – just pitch up, register, and shred in the other group!
Registration Open: 7h00
Batch 1: FULL ENDURO RidersRace Briefing: 7h55Start: 8h00
Batch 2: LITE/beginner ridersRace Briefing: 8h30 Start: 8h35
This should ensure that everyone is only out on course for about 3-4 hours and very little queuing at starts of the Special Stages. It also means that early starters can go up to one of the last stages after they have handed in their timing watches and heckle the pro’s!When you enter the event you will be able to choose your start batch. We’ll let you know your start times before the event.