The Haibike Mini Enduro series has been a firm riders favourite for years and it's easy to see why! The well organised event with a relaxed atmosphere makes it a place to race even when it isn't sunny, but it was this Sunday. The series has moved from it's normal home of the Forest of Dean to Wales' Afan Forest. The Mini Enduro series has been the place many riders have taken their first steps into Enduro racing in the UK. They are such important races, where first time riders can race along side some of the UK's fastest Elite Enduro racers and still have fun. If you want to try racing for the first time check out the Haibike Mini Enduro series, you won't be disappointed!
At this round there were 4 stages for the riders to ride as many times as they wanted within the 5 hour window of the mash up format.
The trails started out in the bike park with 2 stages that were smooth and fast flowing incorporating some of the bike park. Stages 3 and 4 were a long climb up passed the legendary Afan 4x track and up into the forest. This was a big climb but came with a big reward as stage 3 riders were treated to a long, twisting, dry and dusty Welsh single trail which left riders grinning from ear to ear by the end.
Stage 4, however, was a more serious challenge with the end of the stage being made up of the technical black graded trail 'Six Feet Under' which kept even the Elite riders on their toes.
Haibike Mini Enduro Round 1 - Afan, 2021 Highlights thanks to @Behindthetapeproductions
Credit has to go to the team at the Haibike Mini Enduro for putting on a really well run event in a tough climate for event organisers .