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Swinduro – 17 September 2017

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 brewery providing some post event hydration samples, coffee stalls and supporting brands allowing riders to demo, touch, smell and see 2018 product lines. Representing at the Swinduro Basecamp will be:

  • Marin Bikes – 2018 Demo Fleet
  • Stans No Tubes – Providing Free Tubeless Conversions
  • Fox Head Clothing with Autumn / Winter Lines
  • Burgtec – with thunderous product
  • Suunto with GPS demo product
  • Muc-Off Bike Wash
  • Dakine Clothing
  • Olfi Action Cameras
  • Imprint Grips

If you are looking for an event to help close out the summer with a festival vibe – then join us at the Swinduro, hang out with friends, make new ones and enjoy the atmosphere!

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 Swinley Forest 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 25km 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!


Race Details

  • The course will be LIVE from 0930 Sunday morning, all racing finished by 1630
  • 8 * 2min – 5min timed special stages over a 25km 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 age categories, female age categories, U18 and Hardtail
  • 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 Swinley Enduro 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 & top MTB brands
  • 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

Swinley Forest Enduro will have the following event 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)
  • WOMEN Fun age 14+
  • WOMEN Senior age 18-39
  • WOMEN Veteran age 40+
  • U18s age 14-17
  • Hardtails age 18+

Riders Information

Swinley Forest does have pedaling – this is a loop Enduro. The Swinley Forest Enduro will consist of a 25km 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 Swinley Forest Enduro 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, this year the Swinduro 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 signed off from the main A322 – if you can arrange car sharing that would be amazing.

There are loads of hotels and accommodation nearby if you would like to ride the forest Saturday and make a weekend of it. We have worked with California Campsite and Touring Park on a special offer – when you reserve a pitch or pod – quote “Swinley Bike Hub” and you will save 10% on your pitch or pod.

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Our Sponsors
Marin Bikes, DMR, Whyte Bikes, Fox Head, Muc-Off, Burgtec

Swinley Forest Enduro 2017