Muckmedden Events, organisers of “Muckin’ Good” mountain bike events, are delighted to announce that their Fair City Enduro mountain bike race will be an Enduro World Series (EWS) qualifier event in 2018. There are 50 official EWS Qualifiers spread across 25 countries and four continents in 2018 and Fair City Enduro is the only event staged in Scotland.
The sixth annual fancy-dress mountain bike race, which will be held in the ‘Fair City’ of Perth, Scotland, on 27 October 2018, is now widely regarded as one of the top mountain bike Enduros in the UK, thanks to a mix of world class mountain biking and some truly outlandish outfits.
Aaron Gray, organiser at Muckmedden Events was delighted to receive the news: “I’m ecstatic that Fair City Enduro has been selected as Scotland’s only EWS qualifier this year. This is a great opportunity to not only showcase the quality of mountain biking we have to offer in Perthshire to a wider audience, but to promote Tayside and Fife as a mountain bike destination in its own right. It’s no secret that Scotland boasts some truly world class mountain bike trails and I’m delighted that this part of the country is now being recognised internationally.”
Enduro is the fastest growing discipline in mountain bike racing, currently attracting big budget factory racing teams and high-profile riders and generating a huge amount of media attention globally. It is testament to the growing reputation of Perthshire-based Muckmedden Events that Fair City Enduro was selected as one of an exclusive group of Qualifier Events for the 2019 Enduro World Series.
Chris Ball, Director of The Enduro World Series, said: “We are always looking for exciting new events and venues to enhance the Enduro World Series and felt that Fair City Enduro fitted the bill very well. Being hosted in Perth, one of Scotland’s most vibrant small cities, the event has an excellent reputation within mountain biking circles and has a city centre base that will be easily accessible for both national and international visitors. I’m very pleased to welcome Muckmedden Events into the EWS family and look forward to working with their team in 2018.”
Aaron was keen to point out that the whole ethos of the fun-focused event will stay the same: “I didn’t want anything to detract from the light-hearted and family focused feel of the event and I’m pleased to say that the EWS element is only relevant to those riders who are looking to achieve a place on the fabled Enduro World Series Reserve List. Those riders looking to dress up like Batman can be assured of a place on the start line. In fact, I’d love to see Batman qualify for the EWS, let’s make it happen!”
Taking place across four continents in 2018, the 50 EWS qualifier events will enable the fastest riders an opportunity to secure entry to their chosen EWS races. Enduro Mountain Bike Association (EMBA) members can gain points based on their results at these local races, with their best three results of the year totalled to generate their global qualifying ranking for the following year.
For further information on Fair City Enduro and other Muckmedden Events go to www.muckmedden.co.uk/our-events