Founded in 2011, the Vitus Gravity Enduro Ireland series is the original Enduro series in Ireland with events taking place around the country. The format is relaxed and fun; it really is the perfect combination of competition and a great day on the bikes with your mates.
It's a two day event with optional practice on Saturday and the race only on Sunday. The course is approximately 25km long and has a number of mainly downhill timed "special stages". There are no transition cut off times so you can start the event in any order and ride together with a group of your pals for example. There is a Challenger category which is roughly half the distance and features 3 stages, ideal for first timers. The event typically takes 4 hours to complete and the special stages are each between 2 and 8 minutes long, totalling 15 - 25 minutes.
What makes this event so enjoyable is the flexible timing system. There are no start orders, no queuing and no waiting for results. You receive a timing chip on the morning of the event and off you go! The best bit; you are handed your own printed times as soon as you finish, so you can compare with your buddies straight away. The rider with the lowest accumulative time is crowned the winner.
The perfect bike will be a mid travel full suspension trail bike. The descents are technical in places and we recommend a full suspension bike with upwards of 130mm travel. Please note this event is not suitable for beginners. Each venue will have its own unique terrain and challenges. Riders are divided into age categories. There are high quality trophies for the top 3 riders in each category for each event and the overall series.