EWS Asia-Pacific Enduro Series Gets New Race Venues

Jun 18, 2018
by Enduro World Series  
The series kicks off on the iconic trails of Derby Tasmania in November.

PRESS RELEASE: Enduro World Series

The Enduro World Series is excited to add two new venues to the EWS Asia-Pacific Enduro Series. 

The series, announced earlier this year, has expanded to four rounds, with two of New Zealand’s most iconic destinations, Nelson and Christchurch, being welcomed into the fold. 

Nelson and Christchurch will form the last two races of the series respectively, with Derby and Mount Buller kicking the season off in style this December in Australia. 

Mt Buller in Australia is the second stop of the series

First of the new venues is Nelson, lying at the northern tip of New Zealand’s South Island. The riding here is famously steep and technical, and riders entering the Aorere Enduro be assured of some world class singletrack. 

Paul Jennings of the Aorere Enduro said: “Nelson is an extraordinary place to ride a mountain bike and we are excited to have the opportunity to introduce even more riders to it as part of the Asia-Pacific Enduro Series. Nelson Tasman has over 200km of hand-built singletrack - ranging from deep native forest flow through to steep and techy gnar - and we'll be exploring the very best trails in the Aorere Enduro. 

“As the sunniest city in New Zealand, surrounded by high mountains, native forests and the Tasman sea, visitors will experience everything that is great about New Zealand during the four day event - but come prepared, this is going to be a long, tough and challenging race in the tradition of Nelson Mountain Bike Club's big enduros. It's going to be rad."

Nelson New Zealand has been added to the EWS Asia-Pacific Enduro Series calendar.

Staying in the South Island, the new Asia-Pacific Enduro Series Champion will be crowned at the final round in Christchurch. Taking place in the newly renovated Christchurch Adventure Park in the Port Hills above the city, expect some exciting new trails to test even the most seasoned of riders. 

Anne Newman, from Christchurch Adventure Park, said: “This is an amazing opportunity for the Christchurch Adventure Park and we are delighted to be involved. This time last year we were closed due to the devastating fires and to rebuild, reopen and secure an event the calibre of EWS Asia-Pacific Series is fantastic. 

“For us, It is a great way to promote the quality of trails we have on offer here in Christchurch and to showcase the Park to an international audience. We also have a wealth of talent here in Canterbury and around the South Island who I know will relish the chance to compete in a high profile event so close to home."

Christchurch Adventure Park will host the last round and crown the Asia-Pacific Enduro Series Champions next February.

The series is designed as a stepping stone for up and coming riders to hone their skills closer to home, as well as compete for the coveted new Asia-Pacific Enduro Series title. 

Chris Ball, Managing Director of the Enduro World Series, said: “It’s exciting to see enduro spreading across the globe, and there is a definite need for some races that bridge the gap between local events and the main EWS races. 

“Riders are familiar with the trails in Tasmania after the EWS visited last year, so it’s great to see some new venues in the form of Mt Buller, Nelson and Christchurch on the calendar too. We all know the calibre of the riding talent in Australia and New Zealand so it will be very interesting to see who picks up the series title in Christchurch next February.” 

More details on any of the races in the Asia-Pacific Enduro Series, including dates and entry information, can be found here.

MENTIONS: @EnduroWorldSeries


  • + 10
 I'm having difficulty imagining the christchurch adventure park having much to offer. They are more focused on pub quizzes and dinner parties, mountain biking seems to be an after thought.
  • + 4
 Not opposed to the event, but hopefully the course setters include Lavaflow and a lap of Vic Park, otherwise it might get fairly boring as currently there are only 2 that are worthwhile EWS trails.
  • + 5
 Hopefully it pushes them to open up some more trails in the trees. Throw the Goat should be open by then too.
  • + 3
 @Nicksen: governors bay would be a blast.
  • + 8
 It's nice to see a race series grow so fast without the uci to much it up
  • + 3
 CAP are going to need to pull there finger out and get building some new worthy trails ASAP or the Christchurch round is going to be a short and boring event with the number of challenging trails currently on offer, dam those arsonists !
  • + 3
 more like Oceania, but prob want to keep the door open for other locales in the future.
  • + 3
 This is choice as bro !!!
  • + 3
 Chur brah
  • + 1
 Yeah nah sweet as ow
  • + 3
 Christchurch adventure park have some serious work to do!
  • + 2
 They should bring it to Tibet and Nepal... the ultimate EWS challange...
  • + 6
 Liaison to the top of Everest - no sherpas allowed. ultimate EWS stage.
  • - 1
 @cuban-b: you do realise that Sherpas are an ethnic group and not a term for people that carry white folks' belongings that they can't carry themselves up a mountain for bugger all compensation?
  • + 6
 @Nicksen: Apologies - my mistake.

*No manual assistance allowed to “carry white folks’ belongings that they can’t carry themselves up a mountain for bugger all compensation”. Ultimate EWS stage.

Much more eloquent.
  • + 2
 You can experience it by joining the asian Enduro Series enduro.asia/races.
Hopefully in the future it can also be a round of the continental serie
  • + 1
 Just call it the Oceania Enduro Series, or better yet, the ANZ series, instead.
  • + 2
 Moar Asia please!
  • + 2
 Asian Enduro is working on that for the future. Join the round in Malaysia on the 15th of July. enduro.asia/races
  • + 1
 @FlorentVN: Yes, I’ve ridden the tracks that were long forgotten but rebuilt specifically for this race and they’re gnarly!
  • + 2
  • + 2
 Asian Enduro is working on that for the future. We are also discussing with Korea (Go Chang) to have 1 round in Korea next year.
  • + 1
 @FlorentVN: That is an awesome idea! Gochang have some amazing trails. I love riding there. They are an awesome operation in a beautiful part of the country. I am going to miss that place when I move in a couple of weeks. Any plans for Japan?
  • + 2
 @timrippeth: there are also some plans for Japan. Iwatake, Fujimi panorama. Probably 2020
  • + 1
 @FlorentVN: That sounds great. I will be living in Japan for the next 5-7 years near Yokohama. I am looking forward to riding anywhere and everywhere I can, and seeing how the mtb culture grows. Thanks for the response.
  • + 1
 Come to Nepal and then you can use the word Asia.

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