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 Eddy's Extreme

David Knight wins Eddy's X-treme

Tong Leeds 23rd January

Results Race 1 Race 2 Overall Youth Race Laptimes Practice

Fortune favours the brave and Paul Edmondson's bold decision to run an extreme enduro in Yorkshire in January has proved to be a good one for everyone concerned. Tong was a superb venue for the inaugural Eddy X-treme ACU Championship. A Victorian mansion set on a hill with a splendid view of the West Yorkshire landscape was the backdrop. Below the house the land slope away to a lake and a wood. After several days of bright clear skies with cold nights the weather clouded over and the temperature had begun to rise. From first light the vast spectator parking area began to fill. Practice and qualifying for the adults began at 9.30am. Draft report

 SW Enduro

Dustow and Life battle hell for leather.
Report by Mike Roose Photos by Adrian Harris

Round 1 of the 2011 South West Enduro Championship, sponsored by Thor motorcycles took place on Sunday 23rd January at the Halvanna Plantation nr Bolventor. Missing from the calendar since 2008 but Camel Vale mcc took the brave decision to return to what's known locally as Hellvanna because of the 7 mile lap of black peat which disappears to expose tree roots, lumps of granite and deep holes. Details

 WOR Events


NANTMAWR IS A TOUGH ONE!
Nantmawr Quarry
Report by Keith Williams
Pics By Kev In Focus

Being the old home of the iconic TOUGH ONE extreme enduro it came as no surprise to the WOR Events team and all the riders, that with the constant barrage of rain that the venue took from Thursday till Sunday, the 2hr Scramble race was going to be very tough indeed.

No other venue on the map could handle the wet stuff like this old quarry, Parking not a problem and the course offering some hard standing bits and also a very slippery and wet mountain top section, all in all keeping the hardy competitors on their toes. Full report & results

 West Glos & Forest of Dean

Jon rings the Chicken's neck
Clearwell, Glos
16th January

The West Glos & Forest of Dean MCC team had a tough Saturday setting up their annual Chicken Run near Clearwell as rain blew in from the west on gale force winds. For the riders the weather was better on Sunday morning but it was not to last.

The race started at 11.00am. The riders were filtered by the first of the copses of trees that were linked by fast open going around the edges of the fields. The organisers were concerned that the rooty climbs would prove challenging for the riders in the wet conditions and they had laid on contingencies but the ground dried quickly. Jon Hinam took an early lead making the most of his last ride on a KTM before taking delivery of his new Husaberg. The field was stretched by the second corpse that was a rollercoaster of bombholes and hops over fallen tree trunks. Half way around the 4 mile laps the riders slid into a berm that led to a cambered climb. With wheels clogged by heavy downhill braking the camber was long on climb and short on grip. By the time the leaders returned on the second lap it was cluttered with backmarkers. The lapscoring was by transponder. The magic sponge would have had it's work cut out.

There was a wide range of going from a drop into and out of a rocky section in the woods that would be familiar to riders of the club's classic Wyegate Trial to some big jumps in the fields on the far side of the course. The climb to the finish was a little tester. Chris Pratt ran out of steam when his Husaberg 450 ran out of coolant. Jonathan Griffiths was hoping to run in his KTM 250 after an engine rebuild but he ended up walking her in after 2 laps with no engine. By refuelling at the halfway mark Jon Hinam had established a 6 minute lead. The course was drying out and the lines were developing well until - with 2 hours on the clock - the forecast rain arrived. The last hour was a time for heroes but a good course kept most of the riders going for the finish.

Jon Hinam was the overall winner with 14 laps Derek Bawn and Neil Thomas were the runners up with 13 laps. Adrian Evans won the Vets and Terry Beecham was the runner up. Phil Gardner was 3rd and Paul Armstrong was 4th. They all clocked up 10 laps. Dean Reed was the best of the Clubman 2T from Greg Hodge and Roger Holland. Daniel Nelmes won the Clubman 4T from Mark Binding and Tom Kayes. Sportsman Chris Morris rode out of his class with 9 laps. Results Photos Video 

 TnT
BILES - WALKING THE DOG 
Photo Denise Amos www.enduropix.co.uk

After a very wet and windy week the track laying crew where faced with much better weather on Saturday for the commencement of the track laying. The teams leaders were kind enough to take Friday off work to plan the course and had walked the whole ten mile course in the pouring rain, contending with the huge milky, coloured puddles collecting from the chalk. They then met before light on Saturday and started to set out the start area by Quad head lamps & torch light!  Details

 Dakar
2011 - Argentina/Chile - Personal
Disaster strikes for Simon Pavey

In a dramatic and disastrous turn of events Simon’s race almost ended as the engine on his G450X gave out in-dramatic fashion. Somehow he managed to get hold of his spare engine, then changed it for the old one mid stage. It cost almost 6 hours in race time but Simon managed to finish the day and stay on course for his 6th Dakar finish. Details

 ISDE

ACU U23 Enduro Training Weekend

18 under 23 year old Enduro riders attended a training weekend organised by ACU British ISDE Team Manager and hosted by Team REME at their home in Bordon Hants over the weekend 8/9 Jan. Details

 Fast Eddy Racing

Fast Eddy Racing

We are pleased to announce a new partnership for the 2011 season in the form of a joining of forces between "EDMONDSON RACING" and the "FASTEDDY" Race team. Details

 Wyre Forest
Wyre Forest Winter Series Rd3 - Videos by Digger



Wyre Forest Off Road hosted the next rounds of their Youth & Adult winter series at Coney Green Farm, Stourport-On-Severn. With mid week snow & torrential rain forcast for friday night, an all weather course was set out to make sure the event would run regardless of the weather and what a fantastic weekend would be had by all who entered. Details

 Dakar
2011 - Argentina/Chile - Personal
Craig crashes out

Craig Bounds has crashed out of the 2011 Dakar Rally on the day before the rest day. He dislocated his shoulder and also has a small fracture as well as other injuries. He was going back early in the stage to find a waypoint and hit a bump which pitched him over the front of the bike. Craig is in Iquique hospital and he will be flying home on Monday where he will be heading straight to Merthyr Tydfil hospital.

Craig was going well in 43rd place after 5 days. He said "I would like to pass on my personal thanks to all of you who have supported me and I am deeply disappointed I couldn't have done better for you. We will still be running the trailride and party when I have recovered so watch this space". www.craigboundsdakar.com - Video1Video2 

 TM Electraction

Electraction TM set to return to BEC & Sprint Series

Following the forced retirement of Philip McLaughlin and the refusal of access to the UK of Australian Josh Green, Electraction TM withdrew from BEC/Sprint Series in 2010 but the team is back - Details

 

Famous & Fearless

Dylan Jones and the Yamaha Offroad Experience features on Channel 4's, new prime time TV series Famous & Fearless, Details 

 CTR Events


Bawn again!
Report & photos by Bob Mullins

After being re-scheduled twice - due to the extreme weather conditions - the 3rd round of the Carl Tiley Racing Events Winter series finally took place at Tyr Shon Shenkyn on Sunday 2nd January. The recent thaw had worked wonders and the ground was in excellent condition. The weather was lightly overcast and very cold.

The two and a half race began at 12.00 noon. Veteran Terry Beecham took the holeshot from Steve Biddle. Derek Bawn was the last of the Experts off the line but by the 3rd corner he had carved his way up into 2nd. Richard Perkins led off the Clubman closely followed by Matthew Timms. Ben Slater was last away. It was the start of a problem day for him. Phil George was the quickest of the Novices away with Jack Powell pushing for the inside line.

By the end of the first lap Derek Bawn had taken the lead and Derek's brother Ryan had moved up into second place. Steve Biddle was in 3rd but by lap 3 he had dropped back to 5th behind Rhys Faulkner and Neil Thomas in 4th. Rhys is a motocrosser riding in only his second H&H to build up his fitness after a break through injury. Carlo Tiley had woven a tight course to make the most of the finite flat going on this predominantly sloping venue but there was inevitably some technical going and -despite the cold wind - the riders soon began to disguard their jackets as the pace heated up  Brothers Michael & Matthew Rees were both competing although they were lucky to get to the start on time after Matt pre-mixed the fuel with gear oil. The boys have been pre-occupied with their new toilet hire business. Ben Slater retired with a flat battery. After 2 hours the front wheel bearing of Neil Thomas' KTM collapsed & he retired whilst running in 3rd. David Mears had to watch the clock count down from the pits when he lost his rear pads but he crossed the line to finish.

Derek Bawn was the overall winner with 17 laps ahead of Ryan Bawn on 16 laps and Steve Biddle was 3rd. Andrew Keyte won the Clubman from Gethin Francombe. They both clocked up 1 laps. Adrian Evans was the best of the Vets and Terry Beecham was the runner up. Local rider Jack Powell won the Novices. Jack is very local as Tyr Shon Shenkin is his family's farm. His win clinches the Novices championship. 45 year old Phil George was the runner up. Results Photos Standings Video 

 MPS Racing


Johnny Wardle wanted to be the first to ride the 449 in 2011.  Why he wanted to take his clothes off is anybody's guess !! Happy New Year from MPS Racing !!

 Witley MCC
Boxing Day Enduro
Weavers Down
Report & Photos by Teamsnapper

Well what an event that was.......full of action, spills and thrills, we arrived at 0630 to help Manny B/Colin B/Simon B and others from Witley to set up the final bits, the whole area of Weavers Down was still completely covered in snow and in places over 12 inches deep and any areas that had been driven on were solid ice, as the competitors arrived so many were getting stuck in and everyone seemed to be helping everyone, its amazing how we bond in such adverse situations. Details

 
Congratulations to Rich & Erika of Teamsnapper who got engaged on Christmas Day - Details
 Ramsey MCC
Alex Rockwell & Danney McCanney won Ramsey MCCs Two Man Enduro at an icy Ballagarraghyn on the Isle of Man - Details 
 Dakar
Red Bull KTM - NEW Final Test Dakar 2011 - Details
 BESC

Venues confirmed & entries open for 2011 BSEC series - Five-weekend, 10-round, series starting in February and running to July with classes for Elite, Expert, Under 23, Under 19, and Clubman riders. Details

 Builth MCC
Annual General Meeting, Dinner & Dance, Series Standings - Details
 Ride-XC
2nd January - Ride XC Fun Event at Hapton Burnley - what a great way to welcome in 2011 the 2.5 hour fun xc event will start at 12 noon. The open going course with its climbs and descents will give the riders a great work out after all the xmas and new year festivities with all adult classes and youth aged 14 plus ride xc will continue to offer great value with the entry set at a mere £35 if you book in on line before 31st December to book in visit www.Ride-xc.Co.Uk  . Rider’s are welcome to turn up and pay on the day at the normal entry rate of £45 directions post code BB11 5QQ the venue is accessed off Rossendale road Burnley turning into Billington road industrial estate were you will pick up the orange markers taking you into the farm for more details phone 07792485622
 ACU
The Board of Directors of the ACU have appointed Brian Higgins as the new Chairman and John Collins the new Vice Chairman of the Auto Cycle Union. 
 Dakar
Pavey totals bike three days before departure for South America - Details
Pavey heads to Portugal for final shakedown - Details
Thomas Berglund is ready for the 2011 Dakar Rally - Details
 MX
Jake Nicholls signed up for the 2011 Hawkstone International March 20th - Details
 WTRA
Welsh Trails Riders Association confirms 2011 dates - Details
 DrtBike-Traxs
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Snowy Showdown for Dirtbike Traxs at Fatcats 
Report by Pete Botchett  Photos by Julie Gorse.

All the planning was thrown into disarray when the Dirtbike-Traxs team rolled into the Fatcat Motoparc on Thursday morning. The whole track was covered in 8 inches of snow and with the threat of more to come; the event was in serious danger of being cancelled. After a quick recce around the track on the quad and a chat with Fatcat owner Martin Craven, the decision was made to crack on with the track preparations and see what the next few days would be like. Full Report & Results

 Husaberg
Marko Tarkkala returns to Husaberg

In 2011 the 28-year old Marko Tarkkala will be returning to where he had his first international success. The 2011 season will be “a new beginning” for Marko Tarkkala´s career. After two tough years the multiple Enduro Vice-World Champion. Details

 2011 Dates
2011 SEEC Championship dates and Snowrun regs posted - Details
 ACU
Applications for 2011 U23 Enduro Squad

Applications for the U23 Enduro Squad are now invited, primarily from riders competing in the British Enduro Championship at Championship or Expert level. To be eligible, riders must be under 23 years of age or become 23 during 2011.

The selected squad members will be given financial support towards travel / accommodation costs incurred when attending UEM Enduro Championship events and possibly in addition, some home based training sessions.

In the first instance please contact Mary Kerr at ACU HQ on 01788 566403 /email mary.kerr@acu.org.uk  with a request for an application form.

Please note that we intend to select the Squad as soon as possible in January so please respond quickly.

Calling all Under 23 Enduro Riders

The ACU T&E Committee will be running an U23 Enduro Training weekend on the 8&9th Jan 2011, the event is aimed at all U23 riders that are considering putting their names forward for the ACU British U23 ISDE Selection or the ACU U23 Enduro Squad. Details

 FIM Enduro Indoor World Championship

Round 1 in Genoa, Italy - Final 2 - Final 3 
 Eddy's X-treme

Entry forms are available for Eddy's X-treme event scheduled to run on January 23rd 2011 near Leeds. There is an Adult and a Youth races. Entries are limited to 100 Adults and 40 Youths. Entry form.

 SCEC
Seth Stephens Memorial Race

With the country in the grip of one of the earliest cold snaps in history, the team at RMPEC and SCEC persevered with what is one of the best locations in the southern counties region to put on an excellent event for the full entry of 150 riders.

If anything, the cold weather was more of a benefit than a hindrance as it dried and solidified a water sodden ground from the previous week's rain and actually made for perfect conditions considering the steady temperature over the weekend of -2 degrees.

With very little snow to hamper proceedings, the race got underway at 11:05 after a short briefing, engine warming and a minutes silence in memory of Seth Stephens who passed away in July 2010 on active service in Afghanistan.

His wife did the honours with dropping the flag for the large championship group to get underway and the fast boys hit the front as expected with Daryl Bolter, Ollie Moyce, Nick Life , Stan Watt and Dan Beaven rounding the first set of corners in that order.

With the initial part of the course consisting of a well thought out sand bowl allowing all classes to spread out before entering into the first sections of forestry. A long section of sand track linked the areas of Bovington and the Mexe before the riders made their way into the last sections of forestry, negotiating the more extreme and technical areas, then heading back to the transponder area and the main bulk of spectators at the sand bowl.

The first two laps had the front championship riders fighting it out with a good initial battle between Daryl Bolter and Nick Life until Daryl retired after hurting his leg with the suspicion of something more serious and that was it with Nick taking control to the finish. He was followed some way behind by Brad Smith and James Giddings with a late surge by Phil Studley claiming 4th ahead of Dan Beaven in 5th.

Richard Lennard picked up the Seth Stephens Memorial Trophy for the first Sportsman 40+

Results - Photos 

A big thanks to those in control of Bovington and the Mexe, to all those that helped put the course together, especially those that stayed behind to clear the area and in particular to Seth's family, who have been extremely supportive of the event and heavily involved in the implementation of a fitting tribute. 

 SETRA

Mark Andrews" Hare and Hounds
Tidworth - 28th November
Report Team Snapper

A round of applause to all 120 riders who turned up at the SETRA "Mark Andrews" Hare n Hounds at Tidworth nr Andover in the freezing conditions. The start was at 10am and it was minus 3 and the course SETRA had designed did no favours to anyone and was not for the meek, with some great but very tricky climbs that were even tricky for the very experienced riders, there was plenty of frozen water about as well that once broken was very ice cold water, then there were the cavernous ruts that the Army tanks make which kept riders very much on there toes, however the ones that were not concentrating found themselves many a time parted from their machines, many riders came in after 1 lap just to try and get some feeling back into their fingers, it was a real test of man, machine, guts and that much needed ingredient "The will to finish". Details

 Roof of Africa
2010 "BABOONS" LESOTHO SUN 
ROOF OF AFRICA
25 - 27 Nov. Lesotho
Chris Birch wins the Roof 

Photo Hubert Stanka 

New Zealander Chris Birch won the 2010 Roof of Africa for the 3rd time ahead of Jade Gutzeit and Andreas Lettenbichler. Brit Paul Bolton was 4th on his Brother Broadlink KTM. Details 

 Indoor

Tough IEWC opener for Blazusiak in Italy

KTM Enduro Factory Team rider Taddy Blazusiak endured a challenging first round of the 2011 FIM Indoor Enduro World Championships staged in Genoa, Italy, as two crashes in the night's first final left the Polish rider severely beaten up and with a mild concussion. With a simple fall dropping him into the mid-pack, Taddy then came up short on the track's triple jump, which fired him and his bike into the ground. Thankfully able to continue, but with handlebars bent so badly that his bike was almost unrideable, Taddy salvaged a ninth place result. Details

 RideOffroadUK
RideoffroadUK have confirmed their Doodson Motorsport Championship dates for 2011. The 10 round series will run at a staggering 10 different venues, ensuring all our club members get the best possible tracks to compete on. We will also be adding 2 iron man team events at superb new venues, along with a very special event to round the year off in October. At the time of going to press we are still waiting for confirmation on how many ACU British Cross Country rounds we will be allocated. Rider Registration - Details
 Ride-XC
Ride-XC have released the date of their 12 round 2011 Putoline Grand Northern Cross Country Championship - Details
 Enduro Illustrated
Enduro illustrated is back!

Packed with amazing photography and in depth editorial analysis, the big, glossy, high-quality, photo annual will again be a magazine enduro fans won't want to miss...

Bringing together stunning images from each and every round of the 2010 Maxxis FIM Enduro World Championship, the third edition of this spectacular publication is again a must for all enduro fans. Details

 Roof of Africa
2010 Baboons Lesotho Sun Roof of Africa race have introduced the use of a satellite tracking system. Details
 MX
KTMs Marvin Musquin suffers right knee injury at Bercy. Details
 Carl Tiley Racing


Foxhill

21st November

The 2nd Round of the CTR Winter series took place at Foxhill near Machen on Sunday 21st November. The conditions were wet but the weather was dry and drying. The main race started at 12.00 noon. Derek Bawn was the first off the line but Gareth Hopkins had jumped into the lead by the first corner. The fast blast across the start field was crucial as the course entered the wood and the riders began to bunch. Gareth held the advantage until halfway through lap 2 when a mistake cost him the lead. Derek powered into first place but Gareth slowly began to retrieve the 30 second deficit. Report & Results - Photos 

 Endurocross
US Endurocross, Rnd 6
Taddy wins '10 Endurocross championship with victory in Las Vegas

Taddy Blazusiak has won the '10 AMA Endurocross champion, successfully defending his '09 title following a near perfect night in Las Vegas. Carrying a 21-point lead into the sixth and final round of the series Blazusiak was focused on ending the championship in style and dominated the event to rightfully take his place at the top of championship standings. Details

 Fast Eddy

2011 GBXC Sprint Cross Championship and GBXC Championship, Fast Eddy Championship, Isle of Man Fun Weekend and Fast Eddy Motoduro Series dates posied - Details

 PMCRC

Portsmouth Motorcycle Racing Club
Woodberry Lane, 
21st November


What a finale to the end of the season with Portsmouth motorcycle racing clubs event at Woodberry lane. A lot of class championships to be sorted so plenty to play for.  

Conditions were one of worst in the clubs history with some of the 4 1/2 mile circuit under water and bogs you could snorkel in, credit must go to Shane Babey and his team for managing to layout a course in such conditions. Report - Photos

 Trailriding in Turkey 


Off road tours 
of Turkey

Its nine thirty, and we are tooled up ready for action, we leave base and are immediately on a single trail which winds and climbs though a forest following the course of a river. Soon we are on a larger track which is a mix of gravel and sand, so the speed has picked up as well. Minuets later and we have turned off onto anther track, it starts with a tricky drop off into a river bed, its dry at the moment, and I pick my way through the boulders taking a different route to the guy in front. Two or three minuets later we climb a small bank across a track and onto a beautiful sandy trail though eucalyptus trees. The corners are banked so its play time! Details

 Gavin Houson

Gavin Housoberg

Gavin Houson has taken delivery of his new Husaberg TE 250. Gav won the British Enduro Championship Experts E2 class in 2010 and he will be moving up to the Championship class in 2011 as well as competing in various hare and hounds. He would like to thank his sponsors from this year and hopes to go forward with another successful year in 2011 with Craigs Motorcycles, SCOTT USA with his kit helmets boots and goggles, PJ1 Oils, Pro-Parts with his paddock wear, Dirty Devil Bike Wash.

 Mercian Dirt Riders
Mercian Dirt Riders do it again On Sunday August 29th Mercian Dirt Riders ran their annual charity event at Penpergwym near Abergavenny. This year they were raising funds for the Richard Hunt foundation WWW.WELSHWARRIOR.COM the weather was kind and everybody made a great effort, many riders got sponsorship for their race all of the money is now in and altogether we raised the grand sum of £1700.00
  RideXC
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Round 8 Lazer XC Championship Helmsley
Staveley coasts to Helmsley win

The Ride XC team finished the Lazer XC Championship at Helmsley in North Yorkshire. The woodland course battered by gales and heavy rain during the preceding week stood up well to the wet conditions and proved a good choice by the Ride XC team. With good car parking and a course that has a good base to it, the 13 minute lap tested the riders with a mix of woodland trails and fire roads. Details

 Test


Husqvarna Enduro
Test Day

17th November - Glyneath
Report Bob Mullins
Photo Llewelyn P:avey

Bike testing is a double edged sword, sometimes the rider tests the bike and sometime the bike tests the rider. On the first of three Husqvarna Uk Enduro Test Days at Walter’s Arena, the weather tested everyone as wind and rain lashed the reclaimed open cast home of the Dawn to Dusk. Details

 Fast Eddy Motoduro

Sound as a Belfield
Ashby - 13th November

The FastEddyRacing.com team were in Ashby de la Zouche on Saturday for the second round of their Autumn Motoduro series. In wet and sticky conditions Matt Ridgway took the holeshot and led for three quarters of the one hour first Moto until - with 15 minutes to go - his radiator split. Tom Sagar also retired with an overheating engine after his radiator had become blocked. Lewis Belfield (left*) had over heating problems too. After Tom's early retirement he was in 2nd but he had to pit for a quick change of rad louvres  He got going again and he was soon back up to 3rd place. Lewis' position improved with Matt's retirement and he was back up to 2nd behind the leader Tom Healey. Then setting the fastest lap of the race on his penultimate lap (faster than Tom and Matt) he caught Tom Healey on the last lap within the last minute of the race to take the win by a mere 3 seconds. Jamie Powell was 3rd. Nathan and Ryan Watson were 4th and 5th. The top 5 all completed 16 laps. On 15 laps the Youths were close behind. Ben Watson was the winner, Brad Freeman was the runner up and Jack Edmondson was 3rd. The enigmatic named A.Measures was the best Vet ahead Dennis Harrison and Darren Pegg. In the Clubman class it was Kev Sandland, Darren Thorpe and Lee Hattersley.

By race two the Autumn sun was drying the ground. Tom Sagar took the holeshot and within a couple of laps Lewis was up to 2nd and clearing away at the front setting a good pace with about 15 seconds between the pair until a slip off whilst passing backmarkers niggled an old shoulder injury and Lewis had to settle for 2nd having done the work early on. Tom entertained the crowd by doing a nice little ditch jump to show he had lost none of his awesome talent. Nathan and Ryan Watson were 3rd and 4th and Tom Healey was 5th. With a total of 33 laps over the 2 moto Lewis Belfield was the overall winner.

The Sportsman/Novice motos were no less competitive than the Experts. Stu Robson and Garin Jones both clocked up 28 laps over the 2 races.

Results Race2 Race3 Race5 Race6 Overall Expert/Clubman/Vets Sportsman *Enduro News library

 GNCC
Cory Buttrick heads to Japan this week in preparation for next week's AAGP race at the BigDeer Circuit in Hiroshima, the final round of the Japanese National Cross Country series. Details
 RideOffroadUk
RideOffroadUk - ads ends December 2010
Doodson Motorsport Hare & Hounds Championship Round 8
Hillas and Waterhouse tame the Woodland at thrilling rideoffroaduk Final.

The final round of the 2010 Doodson Motorsport Championship went off in fine style over the first weekend in November on a new woodland classic enduro course unearthed by the rideoffroaduk venue scouting team. Full Report

 Builth MCC
Bwlchciliau Hare N' Hounds
7th November
Report by Bob Mullins

The 3rd and final round of Builth MCCs Hare and Hound series took place amid the grandeur of one of the most spectacularly beautiful parts of Mid Wales. Despite the views, the great weather and a generous prize fund the event only attracted a small entry but for what it lacked in size it made up for in quality.

The 3 hour race started at 11.00am. Jon Hinam took the holeshot from Robert Rees with Kalem Hicks in 3rd. Report - ResultsPhotos - More photos 

 ISDE 2010

E1 & E3 class success for Husqvarna at 85th ISDE

CH Racing Husqvarna team riders Antoine Meo, Sebastien Guillaume, Alex Salvini, Giacomo Redondi and Juha Salminen have secured exceptional results at the 85th FIM International Six Days Enduro held in Morelia, Mexico, where Meo (TE250) and Guillaume (WR300) claimed victory in the Enduro 1 and Enduro 3 classes respectively. Adding to Husqvarna's success is the fact that Alex Salvini (TE250) placed third in the E1 class while team newcomer and ISDE first timer Giacomo Redondi finished eighth aboard his WR125. In the Enduro 2 class Juha Salminen (TE499) placed a strong second, ensuring four podium finishes for Husqvarna. See ISDE 2010

 Dirt Bike Show

Teaming up at Stoneleigh

Like Rick's Cafe in Casablanca, everyone goes to the Dirt Bike Show on the opening day to see and to be seen.

One of the best sights was the return of Simon Wakely who will be riding with Alex Rockwell for the Midwest Husaberg team in 2011. Simon will be competing on the Husaberg 250 and Alex will be on board the 390. Details

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 Husaberg

HUSABERG TO SUPPORT WAYNE BRAYBROOK

Husaberg UK is pleased to announce it has agreed to support Wayne Braybrook for this years Tough One Extreme Enduro competition in March 2011. Wayne will be riding Husaberg’s latest 2 stroke model the TE300 at this years Tough One, which is also the opening round of the World Extreme Enduro Championship. 
Details

 Vintage
Check out the latest models from 40 years ago - Details 
 Lampkin
Twelves times FIM Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin - Gas Gas will line up against a host of motorcycle legends as he takes his place in what is being billed as 'the greatest bike show on earth' and which is aptly named 'revolution'. Lampkin who will be a leading challenger in the 2011 SPEA FIM Trial World Championship and the 2011 FIM Indoor Enduro World Championship plus other selected international events, will take time out from his hectic competition schedule to be at Excel - London to be included in the incredible live entertainment planned as part of the Carole Nash MCN Motorcycle Show. This will take place from 3rd to 6th of February inclusive.  Details
 Ryedale Rally
ANOTHER CHEESY LINK FOR THE YEC EURO GUESTS
For those of you hoping to make it across the North Sea to Yorkshire, or with mates that you're encouraging, here's the next amateur installment for the Yorkshire Enduro Club 2 day Ryedale Rally being held on the 9th and 10th July. If you are coming across and want some information about the area, or just want to know more about the event, please post your questions on the Ryedale Rally forum on the NEEC website and see more of this bike on this cheesy link 
 GNCC
GNCC Racing
Announces Supplemental Rules and Classes for 2011 - Details
 Trials
GasGas win for Michael Brown - Details
 Dakar
2011 - Argentina/Chile - Personal
Great Dakar for KTM, Marc Coma, Cyril Despres and the KTM 450 Rally bike

The Dakar 2011, which finished last weekend in Buenos Aires, will be remembered at KTM as one of the company's greatest triumphs in rally sport. Not only the tenth consecutive win for the Austrian sports motorcycle specialists but also a sensational ride by the company's two leading factory riders who finished 1-2 in a two-way battle that kept the fans on their toes throughout the entire rally.

The victory for Spaniard Marc Coma of the MRW KTM team was his third career Dakar title. It was a measured, well-earned ride but by Marc's own admission was tough all the way because he and fellow KTM factory rider Cyril Despres (Red Bull KTM) never gave each other any ground until they got to the finish. Details

 KORR

Ready To Race !!!

KTM Off Road Racing is ready to race in 2011 and in just one weeks time will arrive at the first race of the season the Eddy Extreme Enduro with Greg Evans and Jonny Walker. There hasn't really been an off season for KORR, everyday since the last BEC we have been preparing for the up coming season, finely tuning the new 2011 KTM models to compliment each rider. Details

 Melville MC

Trew Melville Master Class

Lochhouses saw another brilliant day of sunshine and close racing on a day when entries were down a little on last year. I am sure many riders who stayed at home will regret their decision when they hear the conditions were almost perfect for nearly 110 riders who made the trip to East Lothian. There were a couple of damp patches around the circuit as it has been covered in snow for nearly a month and it rained all week leading up to the race. The sandy conditions stood up well with the wind drying it out as the day progressed and there was a shortened circuit for the 65's and a separate track for the autos. Report & results

 

 KORR

2011 - Argentina/Chile - Personal

Marc Coma  wins Dakar

KTM on Saturday wrote another chapter in its history when the sports motorcycle market leaders celebrated taking its tenth consecutive Dakar Rally title. The race was won in heroic style by Marc Coma closely followed by Cyril Despres, who between them have taken the past six Dakar titles for the Austrian brand. The victory also heralded an aggressive new era for KTM in rally sport, according to company CEO Stefan Pierer. Details

 GasGas
Dougie Lampkin, new member the Gas Gas family

The twelve times World Champion signed a three year contract for both trial as for indoor enduro and extreme. Coinciding with the beginning of 2011, Dougie Lampkin has become a new member of the Gas Gas family after signing up the contract that will keep him attached to the Spanish firm for the next three seasons. Details

 RideOffroadUK

As RideoffroadUK prepare for the 2011 Enduro Hare & Hound season to begin, they have been busy behind the scenes adding to their already top class team. Details

 Supercross
It's been a long wait for the British Supercross Championship to fire back up after a sold out round 1 at Belfast Odyssey Arena Back in October. Next up is the stunning O2 Arena in London on February 5th. Details
ACU British Twinshock Enduro Series 2011
The ACU are pleased to announce the formation of an ACU British Twinshock Enduro Championship for 2011 - Details
 Southern MCC
David Knight wins the 2011 Dalby Mountain Enduro on the Isle of Man - Details 
 BEC

The Knighton round of the Metzeler ACU British Enduro Championship will be on the 9/10th July 2011. The event was planned for the 16/17th July but it has been brought forward by a week to give riders more time to prepare for the Breckfa on the 24/25th July.

 Trials
Team GG Riders were out in force at Saturday nights superb Sheffield indoor Trial - Details
 MWTRA
Colstey

Mid Wales Trail Riders got their season off to a traditional start with their Colstey Hare and Hounds on Sunday 9th January. The weather was clear but cold with patches of ice. Tim Forman was the winner ahead of Wayne Price & David Lloyd Jones.  Results - Photos

 GasGasUK
No Price Increase

GasGasUK are pleased to announce that after careful consideration we at will not increase the 2011 model bike prices due to the rise in VAT rate. Details

 Vintage
The Brass Monkey on the 13th March is the second round of the British Vintage Enduro Championship. The first round of which is the Snowrun. They are both traditional time card Enduros with a 25 mile laps and the events will both cater for the Twinshock bikes and Evo bikes which run to 1989. Regs online Snowrun Brass Monkey
 Jason Thomas
JASON THOMAS PULLS TWO CHRISTMAS CRACKERS!!!!

GNCC Racer Jason Thomas certainly has plenty to celebrate this Christmas!! Following an excellent season, the 27 year-old British rider is delighted to announce that he has now inked a two-year contract with the Fred Andrews Racing/Monster Energy/Husqvarna team, which will see him campaigning the all-new Husqvarna TXCi250F in the XC2 PRO-LITES Class at all round's of the 2011 & 2012 GNCC Series. The contract also provides a third year option, which could facilitate his entry into the XC1 PRO line-up.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL HE GOT FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!
Jason is also delighted & extremely proud to announce his engagement, on December 21st,to Miss Laci Spiker.21 year-old Laci, who comes from Salem, Ohio, is a Medical Student nearing the end of her training. The couple are currently touring the snow-bound sights of England, Scotland & Wales, before spending Christmas & the New Year with Jason's family in Telford, Shropshire. They will both be returning to the United States on January 3rd.

 Husaberg

Ho-Ho-Husaberg
Photos courtesy of MotoSport.is

Karl Gunnlaugsson of KTM Island has sent Enduro News these spy shots of Santa testing the Husaberg FX450 on a frozen lake in Iceland.

Santa said the FX handled well on the ice and he couldn't wait to try it out on a really slippery surface like a wet Abbeycwmhir test in the Welsh 2 Day next June. 

 SCEC
2011 SCEC Championship Series Dates 20th February - 22nd May - 3rd July - 18th September - 27th November.
 Fast Eddy


EDDY'S EXTREME GETS TESTED!

The first visit on bikes to Tong happened yesterday with both Paul Edmondson and younger brother Lee, Both began to test ride the track and the recent thaw meant that the planning and track layout could begin.

The course itself will be based purely on natural extreme riding conditions with a mixture of great gullies, cambers, descents, climbs as well as the famous Tong rock garden. Details

 Northampton MCC

Jack Lee has won the 2010 85th Wild & Woolly Enduro on Boxing Day - Details 

 Caerphilly MCC

Caerphilly MCCs Wentwood enduro 13th March - Regs online

 Midwest 
 Gas Gas

Team GASGAS

With the GAS GAS Factory pushing hard for 2011 with both their Trials and Enduro Teams signing new Riders IVAN CERVANTES and DOUGIE LAMPKIN to join already established star CHRISTOPHE NAMBOTIN they naturally want their relevant importers to push in the same way. We are again continuing with our GGUK Enduro Team which is managed by Steve Plain, With the Sport of Enduro diversifying over the past few years we feel we have all events covered with the following Team GGUK Riders…

New kid on the block Danny McCanney will be Steve’s No.1 Rider who will move into the main Championship Class in the BEC riding a CC300 2 stroke in Champ E3 Class. Danny easily won the Expert Class overall this year in his first year of Enduro Racing. He will also ride the new and popular British Sprint Championship which has been increased to 10 rounds for 2011 Danny will be joined with Steve’s existing Team Riders Bradley King, Charlie Evans and Tim Foreman. Steve has also agreed to support MX Rider Matt Moffat in various cross country events and the Sprint series. GGUK will also support Ex Trials Rider Lee Sampson in various cross country and extreme events.

With the Official GG Factory signing of DOUGIE LAMPKIN I can now announce that Doug will be riding the http://www.fimindoorendurocup.com and also the http://www.wxec.info on the GG CC300. Dougie will also continue to ride the Outdoor World Trials Championship.

 Husaberg
Joakim Ljunggren signs with Husaberg.

Having worked and raced together already for 6 years, Joakim will also fight for victory aboard a Husaberg machine in the two years to come. Details

 Roof of Africa
2010 "BABOONS" LESOTHO SUN 
ROOF OF AFRICA
25 - 27 Nov. Lesotho
Paul Bolton climbs the Roof 

Photo Hubert Stanka 

After a long flight I arrived in Johannesburg, where I was picked up by Daryl Curtis, who had helped me arrange a bike out there through KTM South Africa. We collected the bikes from the KTM factory and then went to test them along with Chris Birch. My bike felt really good, so it was time to get the bikes washed off and get everything ready for the Roof. Wednesday was the first of many early starts. We left Jo'burg at 3.45 am in the dark and drove to the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho, known literally as the Roof of Africa as it has the highest lowlands in the world - 1,400 metres at it lowest point and over 5,000 meters at its highest. Details

 Midwest


Matt masters mud and ice at Midwest 
Photos Martin Harding

With most of the country in the grip of the worst November weather for 17 years, the Midwest team did a great job to run the 7th and final round of their Hewitt XC Championship this weekend (Nov 28th) at Toplands farm, Ford near Chippenham in Wiltshire. Toplands is a new venue and although it was not at it's best in the icy conditions it showed considerable promise. More - Results

 

 ACU
British Cross Country Championship - Confirmation of Events - Details
 MWTRA
Colstey Regs posted - See 2011 Calendar 
 Dougie Lampkin
Lampkin signs three year contract with Gas Gas

Twelve times FIM Trial World Champion Dougie Lampkin has today confirmed that he will join Gas Gas in 2011, with the thirty-four year old having recently signed a three-year multi facet contract with the Spanish based manufacturer. Lampkin will continue to compete in the SPEA FIM Trial World Championship next season as well as contesting the FIM Indoor Enduro World Championship, selected extreme enduro competitions, plus other selected International trial and enduro events. Details

 KORR Racing
Jonny Walker made his first official race for the KORR team and his World Scene debut - Details
 Trials

Bou opens title defence with a win in Italy - Details

 Husqvarna

Seistola on the pace at IEWC opener - Details

 Husaberg

Husaberg’s Joakim Ljunggren finished with a 1/3/4/ score card at the opening round of the ’11 IEWC series staged in Genoa, Italy - Details

 Wyre Forest

Wyre Forest Off Road hosted Round 2 Youth & Round 1 Adult of the Mudie Bond Winter Challenge at the very well known venue of Coney Green Farm, Stourport - Details

 YEC GO FOR THE EURO SHOW

The Yorkshire Enduro Club are hoping to attract foreign riders to their 2 day Ryedale Rally event. Set amongst the forests and moors of the North Yorkshire National Park, the big distance event is primarily aimed at Dakar rally type bikes and big trail bikes and is part of the UK Big Bike Challenge. Alongside the big boys, there has also been a smattering of twinshock classics entered for the past few years and knowing how big the classic scene is across the North Sea they want to see more SWM's and Puch's and other exotic machinery make the trip. The event is always oversubscibed so keep your eyes on this site and the NEEC site for when entries open. If your reading this in the Euro zone, take a look at this to give you an idea or two... Video  and join the Rally Forum 

 SACU Team Scotland ISDE 2011 FINLAND
Due to ISDE taking place in early August 2011, any riders wishing to be considered for selection are requested to send their contact details to Sam Davidson Scottish Team Manager at spiregas@aol.com or call him on 07712000730. The riders only form a small part of the ISDE effort and anyone wishing to travel to the event and be part of the team, i.e. helping out a service check, special test or in the paddock are also asked to get in touch. As there is to be an ISDE meeting at ACU Rugby on 18th December when we will require an estimate of No's for accommodation at the meeting.
 Red Bull 
 
World Championship mountain bike rider Gee Athertone challenges David Knight to a downhill hill race in the Nevis range of Scotland with MTB v Moto. "Era vicino". It was close as Galileo would say but the lighter object fell faster. David is looking for an uphill re-match but there is no reply from Gee's mobile. It must be the mountains.
 WMF

Due to the 2011 ISDE being held in August and an imminent meeting at the ACU in Rugby, registration is requested from riders interested in representing Wales in Finland. Please either email Sue Davies at davies.susan.e@gmail.com  or call Mike on 07710 947480 (please note Mike has lost all his phone numbers, therefore can you state your name on any texts!" 

 LFBMCC
After the success of their 2010 Sprint, London Fire Brigade MCC will be holding two Sprints in 2011 at the same venue at Brick Kiln Farm, Four Marks, Hampshire. The format will be the same with a morning session of 3 hours - the fastest 15 riders from each class will qualify for the afternoon Heats. Trophies - and hopefully prizes - will be awarded to the top three in each class after BOTH ROUNDS. The dates are June 19th and September 11th.
 Melville MX
MPS return stronger for 2011

After a difficult 2010 season, MPS is set to return in 2011 even stronger and with the full support of Husqvarna Motorcycles.

When the team was formed in 2005, our original plan was to bring young riders into the team and into the British Enduro Championship. After a lot of thought, for 2011 we have decided to go back to our original plan, with a completely new line up of young riders who will be entering the British Enduro Championship and the Sprint Enduro Championship, whilst giving them the support to ultimately move on to international competition. Details

 GNCC
2011 Can-Am Grand National Cross Country Dates Announced - Details
 Scottish Six Days Trial
Bob MacGregor - Scotland's lone SSDT winner - Details
 Husaberg
The 2011 EWC kicks off in Genoa this weekend - Details
 Trials
The 2011 JST GasGas Trials team - Details
 Trials
Bou begins his title defence in Italy - Details
 DirtBike-Traxs
ad ends March 20102010 National Putoline Hare and Hounds Scramble Championship Awards Presentation Night - Details
 DirtBike-Traxs & TGOR
ad ends March 2010Dirtbike-Traxs and True Grit Off Road release their dates for the 2011 Northern Counties Hare & Hounds Championship with two major sponsors; Putoline Oils, choosing to continue their support and Eurotek-KTM, the popular KTM main dealer in the North coming on board to make this championship the one to ride in 2011. The Championship will consist of 9 rounds of quality XC action at a couple of the most popular venues from 2010 and some awesome new venues around Lancashire, Derbyshire and Yorkshire. Also, to cater for what our riders have been asking for, we will be building on the successes of the popular Team events from 2010, with a 3 round Team/Ironman series - Details
 MWTRA
Rhianallt Davies won the 2nd round of the Mid Wales Trail Riders Winter Cross Country Forest Challenge on Sunday 21st November. Luke Williams was the runner up and Keith Isaac was 3rd. Steve Williams in 4th leads the series. The Clubman class was a close run thing with the top three all completing 14 laps. Rhys Davies improved on his first round 2nd place with a win. John Wilding was 2nd and Stuart Harper was 3rd. Tim Thornton was the best Sportsman ahead of Rhian George and Vaughan Humpherys. - Results 
 Cyril Despres
"KTM 450 Rally - Ready for Dakar 2011" - Video
 Melville MX

Melville Winter Motocross Series 

Round 1 
21st November

The Melville Motor Club Winter Motocross series kicked of at Lochhouses farm near Dunbar in East Lothian at the weekend. The Melville's record of never cancelling an event at Lochhouses stood up, but only just. There was heavy rain before, after and during race day creating some of the worst conditions the club has seen at this venue. The sandy course improved as the day progressed but with each shower the track became very slippery again and cut up quite badly. Report & Results

 ISDE
A meeting to discuss the ISDE 2011 -Finland  has been scheduled for Saturday the 18th December at 11 . 00, at the ACU HQ.   

Would you please note that club teams intending to enter will have to pay 60% of the accommodation deposit by 31 December this year . If you wish to stay in the ACU booked hotel the cost is approximately £60 per person for B & B for 2 people sharing a room . If this is not paid by the due date please be advised that the team will have to make their own arrangements for accommodation . Please confirm mary.kerr@acu.org.uk

 Husaberg

Debuting the Husaberg TE 300 Joakim took his third victory at this infamous classic Enduro race and can finally take the "Kåsa" trophy home! Details

 Husaberg

Husaberg welcomes Pierre-Alexandre Renet To factory team - Details

 MX

KTM on the podium at Paris Bercy with French rider Cedric Subeyras - Details

 Diss MCC
2010 EMG Santon Enduro run by Diss MCC in Thetford Forest. Details
 Craig Bounds
Thieves wreck Bounds’ plans for Dakar Preparation - Details
 GNCC

Buttrick Wins JNCC Finale -- Cory Buttrick took a big win at the AAPG, the final round of the 2010 JNCC series held at the BigDeer circuit in Hiroshima, Japan. Details

 Trials

Genoa set to stage first ever SPEA FIM X-Trail - Details

 New Products

Under Armour

We have just taken on distribution of a new product call Under Armour. Under Armour has been tried and tested by myself and our team riders, the results are simply awesome. They offer Coldgear base layer products which enable riders to have NO need to wear a jacket during winter races unless it’s raining. The product regulates the body’s core temperature and improves performance by supporting major muscle groups, increasing blood flow to the outer capillaries due to its compression fit. Used by top rugby and football players for a reason… (Trade enquires are welcome.) Click this link for more information Details 

 Dakar
Dakar Bounds

Craig Bounds has been filming as a prelude to one of biggest reality shows in the World of Offroad Racing.  Craig is competing in the Dakar Rally this winter and a BBC Wales report on his preparations will be aired on 3rd December. See TV press for details. Craig is pictured with presenter Lisa Rogers of Scrap Heap Challenge. A world away from Craig's beautifully prepared Yamaha.

 TOLB

Pro Dirt's video of the Tough One's Little Brother - Video

 Welsh Motorcycle Federation
The committee meeting due to be held on the 24th November at Builth Wells has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances until Wednesday 1st December 2010 at the Greyhound Hotel, Builth Wells at 8pm. We hope to discuss the possibility of the 2013 ISDE being held in Mid-Wales and all interested Clubs are invited to send representatives to attend the meeting. If the contact details for your club has changed can you please notify of the revised details in order that I can update my records, I would also be grateful if you could pass this on to any other interested parties. davies.susan.e@gmail.com 
 MX

Simpson makes fan's dream come true - Details

 REME
The REME Team are once again running a 3 round Winter Series starting on the 23rd January at Bagshot Military training area. As well as the usual area the team have permission to use the area the other side of the M3 where there has never been a Hare & Hound event run and so is all new Virgin land!!!!!! Regs - Entry
 Red Bull Romaniacs 2010 - The DVD

 
To win the Worlds toughest enduro rallye is very special. In 2010, Germany’s Andreas Lettenbichler returned to defend his crown. But UK’s Graham Jarvis is back with a vengeance and the Kiwi Chris Birch has only one spot on the podium to achieve…1st. However, for the first time, Extreme Enduro superstar Taddy Blazusiak comes to Red Bull Romaniacs to try and add this prestigious race to his astonishing list of accomplishments. Details

 Training
Ady Smith will be running an Enduro training school on Saturday 18th December ands 2011 KTM EXC test rides on Sunday 19th December
Come and have a test ride on the KTM 2011 EXC range Enduroland, Adstone, Towcester, Northants - Details
 TracknTrail
Photos of TracknTrail at Bagshot on the 14th November - www.teamsnapper.co.uk www.janpix.co.uk 
 TOLB
Graham Jarvis scores a memorable win in his first Uk ride on a Hausaberg - Report
 TBEC
The Trail Bike Enduro Club have announced their Provisional calendar - See Events
 Trailriding
THE KTM NAPIER TRAIL EXPEDITION

KTM UK is pleased to announce support for Malvern based motorcycle, expedition and survival training company, Trailquest, and their epic Ethiopian motorcycle expedition in support of the Help for Heroes charity. Details

 KORR Racing


Jonny Walker Interview

Jonny “Wobbler” Walker the 19 year old Cumbrian Trials star has signed up with  KTM Off-Road Racing for 2011, after only one season of competing in Enduro, so we recently asked Jonny some questions about his past and what he wants to achieve in Enduro. Details

 Roof of Africa

Bolts over the Roof

Entries are still streaming in for the 42nd running of the traditional Roof of Africa race, this year sponsored again by the German company, Baboons, as well as Lesotho Sun. More than 250 motorcycle competitors from all over the world have already confirmed their participation in this year's edition that will take place from 25th to 27th November 2010 in the Mountain Kingdom of Lesotho. Details

 Rallying
Desert Rallies, opportunities for UK bikers.

Team RallyraidUk are the most experienced desert race and support team in the country and want to encourage more bikers to compete in this exciting sport.

The team have just returned from the Pharoans rally in Egypt where the Desert Warrior once again won the diesel class.This year there were over 80 bikers but no Brits and yet this event starts right in front of the Pryamids at Giza and is organised by a great team of Italian enthusiasts.
The course travels through the desert areas including vast wide open spaces and high dunes of white sand. How well I remember the awesome scenery from the time the Dakar went to this part of Egypt and if it is great African scenery you yearn for this is the rally that will deliver.

Team principal Paul Round will offer several packages to suit riders needs with secure transport of machines to Venice for the
ferry to Alexandria and on to the start. Full support throughout the rally and safe return of bikes to the UK.

There is a full calender of rally raids throughout the year held in Spain, Portugal, Morrocco and Tunisia. Joining an experienced team is a great opportunity for UK dirt bikers to experience this unique sport.

Paul and the team are busy now preparing the race and support vehicles for the 2011 Dakar and we wish all the competitors bon voyage in South America.To get more information about next years rallies in North Africa just email me, Dot Jones and I will keep you informed of packages and exciting offers for the coming season. dot-rruk@hotmail.co.uk

 Team REME


The future is bright, the future is Orange for Team REME

Team REME from Her Majesty’s Armed Forces will be competing the 2011 season on KTM machinery. The team will compete as normal in all the British rounds, Sprint events and local club events on their new orange bikes.

Team spokesman Al Cook (Support Manager) said the team are looking forward to taking delivery of the KTM’s and getting some Winter training done. The team will be riding  3 x 125 EXC, 1 x 250 EXC-F, 1 x 250 EXC and 1 x 300 EXC.

This can only be a good thing for the team, at more and more events all you see now is a sea of orange KTM’s and the results show that they are an excellent piece of machinery. We also have a few team friends like Daryl Bolter and Julian Stevens who will no doubt give us a few helpful setup hints along the way.

 KORR Racing
KORR Team building on solid foundations for next season

2010 has been a great season for KTM Off-Road Racing, achieving many goals ,winning titles in Championship and Expert BEC E1 class's and the European E2 class and picking up some extra results along the way. The riders showed great speed behind Factory KTM rider David Knight at the Sprint Enduro Series along with many local race wins and championships, they enjoyed a very successful season with KTM. Details

 FMX
Nick Franklin at his home in the North Island of New Zealand. - Details 
 ACU 2011 Video Prize

The Auto Cycle Union are pleased to announce a new award. The ACU Video Prize for Enduro has been created to recognise the dedication and creativity of film makers who find their inspiration in the sport of Enduro.- Details

 Wyre Forest
Fireworks at Winkworth - Mudie Bond youth winter challenge - Round 1 - Details
 WMF

A meeting of the Welsh Motorcycle Federation Enduro Committee will be held on the 24th November 2010 at the Greyhound Hotel, Builth Wells at 8pm. A copy of the minutes from the previous meeting are available  Details

 Trials

Michael Brown joins GasGas  - Details

 British Youth Enduro

The Dirt Bike Cup

Stoneleigh
Warwickshire

The Dirt Bike Show had an added attraction this year as youth riders had the chance to compete in the inaugural Dirt Bike Cup, run over the weekend of the show at Stoneleighs 4x4 venue. Details

 Haloween at Hafren
The young and the not so beautiful of the Mid Wales oddroad world relaxed on Saturday night with an end of season fancy dress party in Llanidloes. It was not so much Hello as "Hello, hello, hello, what's going on here". Even Tim the spider got legless. Photos
 Kalem Hicks
3 days after racing at Bwlchcillau, Kalem Hicks has broken his ankle. Nathan Blake thinks it may have happened while he was riding his dad's bike through a stream or at a Zumba class.
 EICMA

KTM goes to Milan with more innovations - Details

 BEC

Knighton MCC have moved the date of their 2011 BEC round forward a week to 9th/10th July. Events

 Trials

Jake Sheppard - Lab rat for a day - Details

 ACU

ACU Trailbike Trials Championship 2010
Season Round-Up
Report: Ben Falconer
Pictures: Mike Naish

FIVE years of one rider's dominance in the ACU Trailbike Trials Championship were ended this season by a consistent effort from Paul Sargant. The Gas Gas Pampera rider toppled Welshman Julian Page, who has ruled the roost on his Beta Alp in the traditional-style trials series since 2005. Third place in the final round, the West of England MC's Moor to Sea trial on October 24, was more than enough for Sargant to seal top spot. Details

 ISDE
Phil Hodges reports " Everything is set for a great event and the Mexicans have pulled out all of the stops to make it an event to remember. All of the bikes from 28 countries are now in the paddock ready for the start and although it looked like a dusty start the heavens opened up on Sunday evening to settle the dust a bit. The opening ceremony went well with what seemed to be half of the city coming to watch and everybody enjoyed the jugglers, dancing girls, Harley motorcycle stunts and the procession of the teams. There does not seem to be the anticipated security problems and the locals are both friendly and helpful". PS The US team now have all their bikes after 3 were held in customs for almost a week. Check out the video & spot Phil & Gail in the opening procession. Video - More ISDE news - Results 


Cotswold EC - Rnd 8 - Lea, Wiltshire - 31st October - film by Digger

 Endurocross
‘10 US Endurocross, Rnd 5 
Fifth place finish for Taddy at Denver Endurocross

Taddy Blazusiak's hopes of wrapping up the '10 US Endurocross championship at the penultimate round of the series in Denver were dealt a cruel blow as the KTM Enduro Factory Team racer was unable to place higher than fifth in the event's final due to a damaged front brake.  Details

 Track N Trail

Track n Trails practice day at Corfe Castle in Dorset - Photos.

 ISDE

Oriol Mena leads Husaberg charge in this year's International Six Days Enduro - Details