Chichester Enduro rider Gerald Holdway competed in the second round of the Elite Enduro, riding his Gas EC 200 trials bike in the Clubman Class at the Brick Kiln Farm, Four Marks.
The Elite Enduro is a new club. The track was founded in the 80s as a motocross and scramble track but is now running events like hare and hounds, which consists of a two-and-a-half hour period in which riders have to complete as many laps as possible, but the venue may also run a couple of time card events throughout the year.
The course comprises woodlands as well as the motocross track and a couple of open fields. The track consists of some extreme routes as well as a few obstacles like tyres, logs and pallets, so there’s something for everyone over a five to six-mile route.
The club are hoping to run up to 12 events a year, with competing riders from all areas of the UK.
Holdway, who has been riding enduro for a number of years, competes in a number of different events throughout the south. He set himself into a steady rhythm for the duration of the event tackling the obstacles, technical sections and flat-out sections which where very challenging, even for the hardened riders.
He completed ten laps in the time allocated and said: “This is a new event for me which I thoroughly enjoyed, although I’m now suffering the usual post-race aches and pains”.
Further information on the club and events can be found at www.eliteenduro.co.uk