Innerleithen MTB Racing has announced the Alpine Winter Series of events.
The series will be held across three events:
28-29 January - Alpine Winter Series Race 1 Multi-Stage Cross-Country Enduro
18-19 February - Alpine Winter Series Race 2 Multi-Stage Day/Night Enduro
3-4 March - Alpine Winter Series Race 3 Traditional Downhill Race
All events will be held within Traquair Forest, Innerleithen.
The series will include more multi-stage style races in recognition of feedback from riders. The first Alpine Winter Series race in January is a multi-stage cross-country enduro comprising of a number of special stages on the Sunday, with practice allowed on the Saturday afternoon. This is a relaxed event where riders ride between special timed stages with their mates, swapping stories of the stage just completed and those yet to come. Special stages are mainly downhill cross-country routes, with some climbing included.
February sees race two in the Alpine Winter Series – a multi-stage day/night enduro. A similar relaxed atmosphere to race one is expected, but this time the special stages will be raced at night, as well as by day. The final race in the Alpine Winter Series is a traditional downhill event with uplift service. Practice and qualifying on the Saturday will be followed by further practice and race runs on Sunday. This prize giving will include the award of the overall Winter Series Champion.
Further information and details on how to enter can be found on the Innerleithen MTB Racing website at: www.innerleithenmtbracing.com.