WSMTB are pleased to announce that we will be running a three event Gravity Enduro series at Yellomundee in 2021. Rounds 1 and 2 will be solo events with results from both events counting towards series standings. Our third event will be a teams event where teams of three will compete against other teams with the accumulated time of each team counting towards their teams stage time.
Gravity Enduro, as defined by MTBA, are races that include liaison stages and special stages. Liaison stages have a maximum allowed time for the rider to complete without being penalised. The times taken to complete special stages are accumulated to give an overall total time. An Enduro course comprises of varied off-road terrain. The track should include a mixture of narrow and wide, slow and fast paths and tracks over a mixture of off-road surfaces. Each timed stage must be predominately descending, but small pedalling or uphill sections are acceptable. Liaison stages can include either mechanical uplift (e.g. chairlift), pedal-powered climbs or a mixture of both. The emphasis of the track must be on rider enjoyment, technical and physical ability.
The series will take place at Yellomundee Regional Park. The series will be using the existing trail network, with each timed stage focusing on the more technical descending trails at the venue. A typical round will be rideable on any kind of Mountain Bike. However, a Dual Suspension Trail bike would be most suitable.
All riders will need to have the ability to carry their phone with them. For the inaugural series, riders will be using a self-timed system using their phones and QR codes. WSMTB recommend that riders wear knee and elbow pads.
For 2020 MTBA changed its helmet policy. For category B Enduro events, full-face helmets are optional. Due to the less technical nature of Yellomundee compared to other venues, the club has categorised our events as a Category B event. As such full-face helmets are not mandatory for riders however you are free to wear one if you choose. MTBA’s Policy can be found on page 48 of the following document https://www.mtba.org.au/wp-content/uploads/Mountain-Bike-Technical-Regulations-V3-updated-16.01.20.pdf
For our inaugural series, we will be using the Webscorer self-timing system. Riders will be required to carry their phones on them and will be required to scan a QR code at the start and end of each stage to get their stage time. In preparation for the event, riders will need to download the free Webscorer app to their phone before the race, create an account and register for the event. How each rider carries their phone during the event is up to them but we would recommend that each rider uses a protective case for their phone whilst competing.
For more detailed information on the timing system use the link below