The Empire Cycles Enduro Series kicks off! Trail riders, fancy giving this Enduro lark a go? Thanks to Red Kite Events, trail riders and downhillers alike can have fun and compete at the first ever Empire Cycles Enduro Series.

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Based in Britain’s smallest town, Llanwrtyd Wells, riders can expect long and challenging timed descents with plenty of rock gardens, steep drops, tight singletrack and fun, manmade sections thrown in. The descents are designed to be challenging but rollable and they can be ridden by mid to long travel trail bikes such as the all new Empire MX6-EVO which was launched at the London Bike Show recently.

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Saturday morning will be practice time on the first two sections (just on the outskirts of Llanwrtyd Wells) whilst Saturday afternoon will see the same stages used for the first timed runs. Sunday will bring a 50K route including another four timed downhill sections. As a gravity style enduro, the linking stages will need to be pedaled of course but Red Kite have made them as easy as possible ensuring riders have plenty of time to get to the next stage. The odd downhill will be thrown in between the stages as well to add some fun.

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With prizes for category winners and a handful of spot prizes up for grabs, riders will be sure to walk away from Britain’s smallest town with a heap of memories and maybe a medal or two. There is a free pasta meal on the Saturday night in the village hall plus a free beer and with Muc Off on site to clean and lube your bike, you can rest assured that both rider and steed will be well looked after all weekend.

Alongside Empire Cycles, other event sponsors include . Muc Off, Trail 42, Continental, The Drover’s Rest, High 5, Sealskinz and JDRF.

The series runs on the weekends of 26-27th April, 26-27th July and 25-26th October and the three round series promises to deliver Mid Wales gravity at its very best whilst ensuring riders of most abilities can take something from every timed run. Entry is open now and priced at £49 with only 350 places available for each 2-day event. With places expected to sell out quickly you are recommended to book now to avoid disappointment. Camping is available with good showers and toilet facilities at only £5 per tent per night if pre-booked through the Red Kite website.

Full details of the Empire Cycles Enduro Series and all other events run by Red Kite can be found at and by following Red Kite Events on Facebook or Twitter @redkiteevents1

Details about the British designed and manufactured Empire Cycles can be found at

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