The Shouldham Enduro
Sunday 10th September 2017.
Bigger, better & back for it’s third year…The Shouldham Six Hour Enduro, hosted by King’s Lynn MTB Club, takes place on Sunday 10th September, with racing from 10am til 4pm. Held over multiple laps of a course designed by KL MTB, this event is the latest Cross Country Endurance mountain bike event in the Eastern region for solos, pairs and teams of 3. The venue is King’s Lynn MTB’s local grounds, Shouldham Warren, just south of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Online entry and more details announced shortly. So watch this space!
Shouldham Enduro IS BACK for 2016
11th September 2016…keep it free as we are pleased to announce that the Shouldham Enduro will be back for 2016.
After the resounding success of the inaugural Shouldham Enduro 2015 how could we not hold it again in ’16?
From all at KL MTB, we hope to see you on the start line come September 2016!!!
The inaugural Revel Outdoors Shouldham Six Hour Enduro, hosted by King’s Lynn MTB Club, took place on Sunday 6th September, with racing from 10am til 4pm. Held over multiple laps of a course designed by KL MTB, this event is the latest Cross Country Endurance mountain bike event in the Eastern region for solos, pairs and teams of 3. The venue is King’s Lynn MTB’s local grounds, Shouldham Warren, just south of King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
Kings Lynn MTB Club
6 hour Enduro at Shouldam Warren
The race was sponsored by Revel Outdoors cycle shop from Bury St Edmunds.
The sun really did shine on Kings Lynn MTB Club who organised their inaugural 6 hour Endurance Race on the 6th September 2015 at Shouldham Warren.
Some 160 riders from all over the country arrived early Sunday morning for the 6 hour enduro over a fantastic course designed by KLMTB. We must first remember that this fledgling club has only been in existence for some 18 months and what a club it is becoming. KLMTB Club has previously hosted a regional round of the East’s Mud, Sweat and Gears and the 5 x 3 Series, so to take on the huge task of running an Enduro event in its first full year is testament to the incredible commitment and passion of the members in KLMTB. Revel Outdoors must also be congratulated for supporting the event with prizes and their expertise, without this partnership this event could not have happened.
There had been some rain before the event which had settled the trails down well and it was thought that the course would be running faster as the race progressed throughout the day, as the sun began to shine, we were not to be disappointed.
The Club itself entered some 30 riders into the event, with all but 2 categories represented by KLMTB.
The Male Pairs was dominated by elite riders racing for Renvale RT/Revel Outdoors. It was a competitive field with lap times in the region of 26 minutes, the first 3 pairs lapping consistently over the 6 hours making it a close race between Sussed out Suspension / Rock & Road who came in 2nd and Dyson Cycles in 3rd place. All three teams completed an impressive 13 laps. The battle between the KLMTB boys in this category was hard fought seeing them take 4th (Paul and James Ashby) 14th (Paul Asplin & Matthew Lay),16th (Richard Cook & Mike Cubitt),17th (Kevin Beales & Linley Gales)and 21st (Richard Hallett & Neil Thompson)
1st Renvale RT/Revel Outdoors
2nd Sussed Out Suspension / Rock & Road
3rd Dyson Cycles
Three brave members entered the 6 hour Solo category and a big well done to Roger Seals (28th) Chris Easthall 31st and Jason Hunter (36th) who battled long and hard throughout the day’s heat.
The Club was well represented in the 3 man Team Male category which saw 4 KLMTB teams battle it out throughout the day, each rider taking turns to complete a lap as fast as possible. The times were all close and rider changeovers and team tactics could make the difference between getting on the podium or not. KLMTB need not have worried as they dominated this category.
1st KLMTB/Dyson Cycles (Alex & John Carpenter with Ian Grist)
2nd KLMTB (Dave Penny, Dom Clarke & Paul Quantrill)
3rd KLMTB/Smiths (Wayne Timmins, Sam Smithee & Rob Smithers)
5th Downham D (Steve Twell from KLMTB with Jack Barnes & Paul Dunne)
6th KLMTB/West Suffolk Wheelers (Mark Hollingworth, Dick Lines & Adrian Murray)
The final category was the Mixed Team, and this saw Emily Quantrill, Dan Collins and James Murphy come together to make a formidable team. Their competitors in this category were a team from Revel Outdoors. Over the 6 hours the two groups fought hard and as the course ran faster so did the times, but Kings Lynn MTB pulled ahead and managed to put in 12 laps to Revel Outdoors 11 laps. There is always next year!
2nd Revel Outdoors
A big thank you to everyone who helped, special thanks to Revel Outdoors of Bury St Edmund for supporting the event. The event would not have been the same without the cake makers and the help leading up to the event and of course the marshals on the day.
Last but not least thanks also to all that came along to race and we very much hope to see you again next year for a bigger and better event.
Visit klmtbracing.com for full event details!
A sneaky look at the best sections on offer in Shouldham Warren…many will be used in the Shouldham Enduro taking place on 06.09.15 event website klmtbracing.com