Riders Briefing Pack Here 10.03.18
Riders T’s & C’s Here 10.03.18

Tickets Live – get involved with the South’s largest women only event!

The infamous “swinduro” is back earlier in 2018 to hold a womens only event at Swinley Forest. Swinley Forest  holds some of the finest all weather mountain biking trails in the South East of England; just 1 hour from Central London.

The Swinduro spirit is for every rider to have a great day of riding, set in an amazing location and enjoying the MTB Basecamp. Basecamp will have a BBQ, a prosecco bar providing some post event hydration, coffee stalls all wrapped up and supported by our mainline sponsor Fox Head Clothing who will be onsite with female specific Mountain Bike Clothing, lifestyle clothing and loads of goodies!

To make this an extra special event, as part of the event entry fee riders will get:

  • A 20km event taking in the best Swinley has to offer with 8 special timed stages
  • A special female only coaching day to prepare for the enduro to be held 17th & 18th February
  • A Fox Head Inspired goody bag at event registration
  • Parking within the Forest for free!
  • 50% off focused swinleyfit PT packages online to prepare for The Fox Head Female Swinduro
  • Total Cost for Coaching Session & Race Entry £42.50

The swinduro women event has a course designed that will allow first timers to the pinners to come, ride and enjoy the day out. The course will be challenging for all levels of skill and experience. If you are looking for an event to try riding with others, to kickstart the year ahead all mixed in with a laid back vibe – then join us at the swinduro women enduro, hang out with friends, make new ones and enjoy the atmosphere!

During the event we will also be hosting the inaugural “Mini Shredders” Championships – this is a 5km, 3 stages only enduro style event for riders up to the age of 12 – we want to see as many shredders as possible on the day! The Mini Shredders Champs will take place close to base camp, and allow for spectators to watch the event at close quarters.

If you have entered and have any queries on entry please contact info@swinleybikehub.com with your booking reference!

Location: Swinley Forest, RG12 7QW

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The Spirit of Swinley “Enduro”

Enduro has the following description by the bodies that help promote it as a discipline of riding ….
“Enduro mountain bike racing is designed to be the definitive test for the mountain biker, with the focus of each event on creating a great atmosphere, community, competition and adventure for the competitor, including the best riding on the best terrain accessible from the event venue. The racing platform outlines a format that allows riders to compete against each other, starting individually, on multiple special stages which are designed to challenge the rider’s technical ability and physical capacity.”

– British Enduro Mountain Bike Association – BEMBA

The swinduro women enduro will cater for all abilities, ages, and racing experience – including beginners; in fact we want to see as many first timers as possible – it is a great venue to try out the sport of Enduro. The core ethos & spirit of the event will allow riders to compete against one and another and against the clock on 8 carefully selected special stages. Riders will challenge themselves technically, physically and mentally; including the best riding, on the best terrain possible. Swinley Forest is not a mountain and as such the event will be a proper Enduro and will include pedaling over a 20km loop…, however bring your gravity boots too – the faster you pedal, the more pinned your riding needs to be…its you, against the clock at Swinley!

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Race Details

  • The course will be LIVE from 0900 Sunday morning, all racing finished by 1500
  • 8 * 2min – 5min timed special stages over a 20km loop
  • All stages will be marshalled and trail race segments closed to the public for racing
  • Relaxed transitions to explore Swinley Forest with a sociable vibe
  • Categories include all age categories
  • Timing and onsite support by Sportident Airplus – no dibbing in and out, rolling starts and finishes!
  • A Helmet is compulsory at ALL TIMES, the rider has the choice to ride trail helmet or full face.
  • Knee Pads & Elbow pads optional but highly recommended
  • The swinduro women follows the British Enduro Mountain Bike Association (BEMBA) guidelines – the national guidelines for racing, safety and timing guidelines for Enduro events.
  • Riders are Self Sufficient on course – recommend hydration, multi tool, tubes, nutrition (full suggested kit list provided in rider briefing pack)
  • MTB Base Camp experience with BBQ’s, Coffee, Food & just in time trail spares
  • Team Pits available (limited numbers – please request to info@swinleybikehub.com after entry)
  • Full Medical Team at MTB Basecamp and roaming medical teams on course
  • Fully sanctioned and licensed event by The Crown Estate

Race Entry Categories

The Fox Head Female Swinduro will have the following categories:

    • PRO age 18+
    • Senior age 18-29
    • Master age 30-39
    • Veteran age 40+
    • Supers Veteran age 50+
    • FUN age 18+ (Sport / Fun Category for new comers and those that prefer not to race in age category)
    • U18s age 12-17 (12-14 to be accompanied by an adult)
    • “Mini Shredders Enduro” U12’s (3 stages only – 5km in length – to be accompanied by an adult)
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Riders Information

Swinley Forest does have rolling contours which means some pedaling – this is a loop Enduro. The swinduro women enduro will consist of a 20km loop around Swinley, and include 8 special stages that include some of the best trails, and some stages that are unique to the event. Special Stages will offer riders line choice, and a series of Technical Trail Features – if you are pining it your wheels will be airborne, if you are pinning it to your own level, there are B lines and rollers on each stage – it is a great venue to test yourself, against the trail – closed for your pleasure to race on.

Each Special Stage will have a transition before and after, clearly signed for riders to continue their adventure in Swinley. The transitions will not be timed.  The swinduro women embodies the Enduro spirit of riders committing mentally and physically against themselves, against the clock, against others, and against the course.

If you come across an injured rider, stop and assist, tell the next rider to inform the next marshal. The medical teams will attend to the incident.

Abuse of any kind towards other riders, event staff or spectators will not be tolerated and will result in a disqualification – this is riding – be happy, share the love!

Swinley Media – More Pics & Edits coming soon from the forest!

Parking & Accomodation

Swinley Forest is a busy place, for the swinduro women Swinley Bike Hub has organised parking specifically for Mountain Bikers which will be FREE to swinduro riders!! Further details will be released nearer the event however, the parking will be hosted within the forest – entrance to parking will be released in the briefing packs.

There are loads of hotels and accommodation nearby if you would like to ride the forest Saturday and make a weekend of it. Special Offers from hotels will be placed here through February.

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