WSMTB are pleased to announce that we will be running an Enduro round at Blue Gum Lodge.
Enduro, as defined by AusCycling, are races that include liaison stages and special stages. Liaison stages have a maximum allowed time for the rider to complete without being penalised. The times taken to complete special stages are accumulated to give an overall total time. An Enduro course comprises of varied off-road terrain. The track should include a mixture of narrow and wide, slow and fast paths and tracks over a mixture of off-road surfaces. Each timed stage must be predominately descending, but small pedalling or uphill sections are acceptable. Liaison stages can include either mechanical uplift (e.g. chairlift), pedal-powered climbs or a mixture of both. The emphasis of the track must be on rider enjoyment, technical and physical ability.
The event will take place at Youthworks Blue Mountains Conference Centres - Youth Works Blue Gum Lodge , 6 Fels Ave, Springwood NSW 2777.
The event will be using the existing trail network, with each timed stage focusing on the more technical descending trails at the venue. A typical stage will be rideable on any kind of Mountain Bike. However, a Dual Suspension Trail bike would be most suitable.
WSMTB recommend that riders wear knee and elbow pads.
In 2020 AusCycling changed its helmet policy. For category B Enduro events, full-face helmets are optional. Due to the less technical nature of Blue Gum compared to other venues, the club has categorised our events as a Category B event. As such full-face helmets are not mandatory for riders however you are free to wear one if you choose. AusCycling's Policy can be found on page 23 of the following document https://assets.auscycling.org.au/s3fs-public/2021-02/auscycling-technical-regulations-mountain-bike_0.pdf?yXuxdNTaJozJLUaYDcnJ_B9TZxpWqZDZ=
Registration is ONLINE ONLY and you must have a valid AusCycling, MTBA or One Day Event Licence. The registration portal will be closed on 6 November 2021 at 5:00 PM. No late entries will be accepted. For AusCycling licence information please visit https://www.auscycling.org.au/membership.
As were are using Webscorer to time this event there are a couple of extra steps to follow. Following registration and payment through EntryBoss you need to complete the following steps:
Step 1 -Please enter for the event with Webscorer using the following link https://www.webscorer.com/registerseries?seriesid=253249
Step 2 - When entering the event on Webscorer you will need to enter each stage individually. This is a fairly quick procedure and you just need to follow the prompts. However it is important that you register for each stage so your results will be valid on race day
Please note there is no additional registration fee when registering with Webscorer for this event
For Terms and Conditions please visit https://assets.auscycling.org.au/s3fs-public/2021-04/auscycling-event-terms-and-conditions.pdf?hLVjg_cHO6zFER9cEiPsB1g_khYrg853=
Youth Works Blue Gum Lodge - Springwood
|Age Group (age as of 31 December)||Cost||Licence Requirements|
|U10s||Free||You must have a valid AusCycling, MTBA or One Day Event Licence|
|U15s||$10||You must have a valid AusCycling, MTBA or One Day Event Licence|
|Senior (WSMTB member)||$25||You must have a valid AusCycling, MTBA or One Day Event Licence|
|Senior (non WSMTB member)||$30||You must have a valid AusCycling, MTBA or One Day Event Licence|
|Mens & Womens||Min Age||Max Age|
|8-30 - 9.00||U/10's|
|8:00 - 9.00||Stage 1-2 Practice|
|9:00 -10.00||Stage 1-2 Race|
|10:00 - 10.30||Stage 3-4 Practice|
|10:30 - 11.30||Stage 3-4 Race|
1st, 2nd and 3rd Podium Places are awarded for all grades
|Event Organiser||Western Sydney Mountain Bike Club Inc|
|Contact Name||Alex Murphy|
|Contact Phone Number||0404658173|