- Feb 6, 2020
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Michelin Enduro World Time Trial Challenge!
Imagine Racing with zero bottlenecks, zero dust, on the date/ time of your choice, with your choice of pit position, for half the cost!
Racing as we knew it, cannot be hosted at this time, we all know why…… It will get back to what it was, we are just not sure when and in the meantime we have been looking at ways to get you back on your bike and facing a challenge!
We all still want to ride and what’s more, compete against our class mates even if it’s just for bragging rights….
At Enduro World we have been stretching our small brains for an idea how we can bring you, our riding / racing family, the Michelin EWXC experience within the current restrictions!
After much thought around all the logistics, whilst being cognisant of the COVID safety and social distancing requirements, it is with great excitement that we introduce the MICHELIN ENDURO WORLD TIME TRIAL CHALLENGE.
This is a timed challenge that will be taking place at a different venue every 30 days….
So How Will It Work?
Our first “Time Trial” will take place at Heidelberg 4×4, on whatever day suits you, between 8am on Saturday 27 June and will end on Saturday 25 July at 13h00. That’s right, a full month!!
There will be a loop set out of about 17 kilometres, it will be marked, but we do recommend the use of a GPS to make sure you stay on the right route.
You will be required to complete the set amount of laps allocated to the class you wish to race in. The great part is that you have 30 days to complete the specified laps per your class.
That’s right ….so for example you are in the club class, and you are required to complete 3 laps, every lap you do within the 30 day period will be recorded by Strava and after the last day, your 3 fastest laps will be averaged out and you will be placed on the results board, in your respective class.
You can do all your laps on one day, or one lap a day for 3 days, or more laps than required. Since it will be your fastest times that count, it doesn’t matter when you do them just as long as you conform to the exact route.
The Nitty Gritty Stuff…..
- Sign up and register on the Enduro World website.
- Register on Strava www.strava.com
- Join the Strava Enduro World club https://www.strava.com/clubs/enduroworld
- Get a device to track your time. You will need to ride with either a smartphone, a gps watch, or something that can track your time and position and that works with Strava.
- As this is not an official race there will be no racing licence will be required.
- When TT Competitors arrive at Heidelberg they will received a competitors sticker and will only pay R80. to ride at Heidelberg 4×4.
- NB!! Remember to start your Strava device at the starting point. You must set the activity to RIDE.
- Get out there and ride!
- Remember to stop your Strava ride at the end point and once you finish your lap/s upload the data to Strava.
- Enduro World will then publish the leader boards on a regular basis.
- At the end of the time trial (after 30 days) the official winning leaders will be announced and you will receive your trophies.
The entry fee for individual entry into the Michelin Enduro World Time Trial Challenge is R300 per time trial. If you are a member of the Enduro World Club you will receive a 10% discount on each entry, making the entry fee only R270 per time trial.
We will continue to investigate other ways of trying to replicate your Enduro World riding experience within the current circumstances. We are learning as we go, but we can now look forward to seeing you back on your bike!
Our EWXC Classes for 2020 will be as follows:
Pro Classes (PLEASE DO NOT ENTER THESE CLASSES IF YOU ARE NOT AN ADVANCED RIDER)
Pro Elite – Sponsored & very advanced riders on any size enduro bike (Gold or upper Silver Roof level).
Pro B – Advanced riders on any size enduro bike – Silver or upper Bronze Roof level.
Senior Pro – Sponsored and advanced riders turning 36 years old in this race year. distance.
Masters – Sponsored and advanced riders turning 46 years old in this race year; approximately 50% of race distance.
High school – Advanced teenage riders from 13 years up to and including 18 years old on bikes up to 200cc two stroke/ 250cc four stroke/ 250 Freeride; approximately 75% of race distance.
Other Classes (PLEASE ENTER THE APPROPRIATE CLASS – CLUB IS FOR NOVICE RIDERS, 1 TO 2 YEARS EXPERIENCE)
Silver A – For stronger intermediate riders, capable of finishing Bronze Roof; approximately 75% race distance.
Silver B – For intermediate riders; approximately 75% race distance.
Club – For the not-so-serious club riders with between 1 and 2 years experience who just want to have some fun; approximately 50% of race distance
Pro Mini – For the faster/ advanced youngsters between 12 and 15 yrs old on bikes up to 85cc two stroke/ 150cc four stroke; riding the full track; approximately 50% race distance.
Ladies – For lady riders with technical riding abilities, able to ride the full loop
Looking forward to hearing your feedback and checking you out on the route!
Heidelberg 4×4 /enduro adventure park- Dropped pin for google maps:
R549, Heidelberg AH, Heidelberg, 1441, South Africa
Enter now by simply filling in the below entry form – once your entry is complete you will receive an email with payment details. Please make payment and send the proof to firstname.lastname@example.org – Once your payment is received your will receive the GPS track via email. Please note that if your payment is not received then we will not record your lap times.
27/06/2020 - 25/07/2020 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm - Michelin Enduro World Time Trial Challenge! Imagine Racing with zero bottlenecks, zero dust, on the date/ time of your choice, with your choice of pit position, for half the cost! Racing as we knew it, cannot be hosted at this time, we all know...