PRESS RELEASE: Vitus Gravity Enduro Series 2021
With lockdowns and general group gathering rules getting relaxed and back to normal across Ireland racing events outdoors are given green light. The long awaited Vitus Gravity Enduro Series is one of those events, starting this weekend with its first stop in the known location of Djouce Woods, Wicklow. This race will double as the Cycling Ireland National Enduro Championships so fierce competition will be guaranteed to get that national champ sleeve on the rider jersey. Without any international commitments fastest Irish riders will battle current champ Kelan Grant for the tittle.
Djouce Woods has seen more than one race and is a preferred location for many riders, with short but step and technical natural trails. Riders have 4 hours to tackle 3 stages as many times as they like, in any order. The fastest time on each stage combined counts to the overall time. On Sunday Senior men will depart last from the race village and must race each stage twice within the 5 hour time limit.
As riders can do the stages on any order they want race course will not be identical to every participant but as a reference take a look into the basic loop covering those 3 stages in order, a total of around 10.5km with 660m of climb.Stage 1
XTC + Phantom + Son of BenchcutStage 2
Candyfloss + BombholeStage 3
Badgers Spit + Bombhole
On Saturday M30, M40, M50 and eBikes categories will have their chance to race and on Sunday the Youth, U17, U21, Senior and Women categories will have their go. Registration will start at 9:25 each day until 11:25. Race departure from 9:30 to 11:30 and awards ceremony at 16:30.
For detailed rules on the race, registration, license, mandatory kit, etc, check Gravity Enduro Series web site
Big shout out to the TrailBreaker crew who are supporting the series this year! The lads have been doing extensive trail maintenance ahead of the event. Fixing up, cutting back and making lovely. No 30ft berms unfortunately but there might be a few surprises in store and rest assured the place will be running sweet! Practice started past Friday and organizers are strict on time penalties so don't ruin your race before it starts. Respect the lads trying to get the work done and stay clear until race day!