The Cube Munster Enduro Series is a new regional group of events for 2016. The series is collaboratively organised by local mountain bike clubs. Specifically Limerick Mountainbiking Club, Mountain Bike Club Cork, Team Ballyhoura and 021 Racing.
The intended race format was explained as follows: "Each event will cater for riders of every ability. The aim is to have events in which the stages can be tackled by the first time enduro rider as well as the most seasoned. The race formats will vary from club to club, making for an exciting series and allowing for riders who can only spare one day to ride. Events will be a Sunday race only, with no practice on Saturday. However options will vary from blind racing to being able to ride stages twice."
The goal is to expand the series over the next three years, while maintaining a casual and fun atmosphere for all participants. For 2016 the organisers have promised a good mix of brand new purpose built, existing natural trails and trail centre sections. Round 3 at Ballyhoura in particular promises brand new trails, with very little pedalling between stages.
The calendar of events announced to date is below:
- Round 1: March 13 Killaloe, Limerick organised by LMBC
- Round 2: April 17 Mallow, organised by 021 Racing,
permit pending Now Confirmed
- Round 3: April 24 Ballyhoura, organised by Team Ballyhoura & Trailriders Ltd.
- Round 4: September, Tracton, Cork Provincial Championships organised by MBCC
Official Facebook page: Facebook.com/Munsterenduroseries