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Race Report | Les Arcs Enduro2 the New ‘Social Enduro’

The area of Les Arcs, France has just hosted an enduro race with a difference – pairs racing! Prior to taking part in the event I pondered those common definitions of enduro racing such as “its like riding with your mates” or “a social bike ride”, I wondered whether enduro as we know was actually Read more…

Aiming High | Part 4: James Shirley’s European Enduro Champs

RADON Factory rider James Shirley has a bit of a travelers life…his van is pimped to the max with double bed, worktops and all other basic requirements for a EWS rider on the road. This time, he was at the European Enduro Champs and tore up, gaining an impressive fifth place, alongside his teammate Raphaela Read more…

European Enduro Series 2015 | The racing is over in Sölden

Nico Lau (FRA) and Ines Thoma (GER) satisfied their role as favorites at stop #2 of the European Enduro Series 2015 in Sölden. The shimmering heat and the dusty trails challenged the riders to their limits in the Bike Republic Sölden on July 5, 2015. EES #2 SÖLDEN – ACTIONCLIP from Trail Solutions on Vimeo. Read more…

European Enduro Series 2015 | Rocking the dusty trails in Sölden

This weekend, on the 4th and 5th of July, the European Enduro Series continues in the heart of Sölden, Austria. Today was the first mandatory practice day, culminating with an exciting prologue. The mountain weather was perfect and racers were excited to get started. Ines Thoma (GER) and Nico Lau (FRA) were way in front Read more…

Race Report | SloEnduro #3 – Enduro Soča, Bovec

The third race of the SloEnduro series took place last weekend in Bovec as part of Soča Outdoor Festival. After skipping the Saturday’s prologue in center of Bovec due to unstable weather, on Sunday the race showed everything the region has. Perfect weather, some splendid locations around Bovec and happy riders made fantastic atmosphere and Read more…

Singletrail Schnitzeljagd in Sölden – a special type of race

Last weekend in Sölden the 8th annual Schnitzeljagd (literally ‘Schnitzel hunt’ or treasure hunt, paperchase) took place in Sölden/Ötztal. In perfect conditions 300 participants set off to hunt for the elusive golden Schnitzel. At different checkpoints and stations teams had to collect stamps and carry out fun tasks. The team which gets to the finishing Read more…

Race Report | Day #4 BC Bike Race, Sunshine Coast #2

Canada Day – More sun and a couple major climbs followed by the longest descents of the race so far, made today’s stage from Sechelt to Langdale a fitting Day Four. This is hump day and the Queen stage of the BC Bike Race 2015, so from here it’s homeward bound. This day brought riders Read more…

Race Report | Round #2 SCOTT Enduro Cup, Sun Valley

Sun Valley, Idaho (June 28, 2015) – The second stop of the SCOTT Enduro Cup presented by Vittoria featured more than 200 competitors from across the country in the two-day competition, which was the first bike race to be held on Sun Valley’s backcountry trails. A North American Enduro Tour stop, this race is one Read more…

Race Report | UKGE Grizedale – A New Level of Gnar

It had a been a long six week wait from round one at Triscombe to the second round, held up in the picturesque lake district. As the sun had been beating down all week and the season had just gone over from the end of spring to mid summer, it seemed strange we were only Read more…

Race Report | Day #3 BC Bike Race, Sunshine Coast

Caked in dust with sweat dripping down their brows, the racers of the BC Bike Race are fully engrossed in an epic odyssey. Today’s Stage 3 from Earls Cove to the seaside town of Sechelt was the longest of the week with an opening climb that challenged the rider’s belief there would be an end. Read more…