Descendant Enduro | Event Info
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Descendant enduro

Event Info


Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th October 2020.



Kielder Campsite, Kielder, Northumberland, NE48 1EJ.


What is the distance?

For every down hill there is a nice tootle to get to the start.  Expect a 22 mile loop to get all the stages under your belt.


How much?

The enduro is £75 and gets you registered for the event.


You can park nearby or you can camp.  There are a number of optional extras for the campsite.  These are for both Friday and Saturday night inclusive and are per pitch.


  • Standard pitch (can be grass or hard standing, whichever you need): £22
  • Hard standing spot with hook-up £40
  • Tent with electric hookup: £30
  • Glamping pod: £80
  • Static caravan: £100


For the environmentally conscious among you there is also the opportunity to purchase an event tankard for £5.  We will not have disposable glasses of any kind at the bar so please bring your own pint glass or buy a tankard and we’ll have it waiting for you when you sign in.


Entry includes a safety team, marshalled and sign posted route, comms cover, feed/water stations, lots of prize categories for the race, bucket fulls of descending.


Event Schedule


Campsite is open to participants from 13:00.

16:00-20:00 – Registration open in marquee.

Saturday – Practice ride:

07:00 – Registration opens in marquee

08:00 – Stages open for practice.  Exact times will be given in race pack prior to event.

09:30 – Registration closes

19:00 – Music in marquee

Sunday – Race day!

08:00 first rider sets off.

A detailed schedule of stage opening and closing times will be given just prior to the event.



If you have booked on to the campsite then your parking is all sorted, you’re already there!  For those who have taken alternative accommodation or live nearby there are a number of Forestry England pay and display car parks within walking distance.



Registration will take place in the marquee at Kielder campsite which can be easily found from the main road or anywhere in the Kielder area.  Postcode NE44 1EJ



The route revolves around a single 22 mile lap with 6 stages.  There is a combination of hand crafted, adrenaline inducing natural stuff and some of the long and fast man made trails.  One type of trail tests your mettle and the other tests your bottle with high speeds.


Feed Station

The climbs will be big so we’ll do our best to get some fluids and nibbles out on the course for you.  The location of this will be given in advance.



We will have electronic timing making sure everything is taken in to account and your glory ride is accurate.  There is no timing on the Saturday practice ride, only for the race.  You are responsible for your timing chip and must return it when finished.


Race categories

The categories are standard BEMBA in like with BNES points system.


Male U15 (2005-2006)
Male U18 (2002-2004)
Male U21 (1999-2001)
Male Senior 1991-1998)
Male Master 30+(1990-1981)
Male Veteran 40+ (1980-1971
Male Grand Vet 50+ (1970 and earlier)
E Bike (non BNES Points) no age limits


Mandatory Kit

You must wear a helmet (open xc type OR full face dh type) at all times, including transition sections. We recommend a Full face helmet.

Competitors found not wearing a helmet may be disqualified immediately.

Gloves, knee and elbow protection are recommended but not compulsory.

Each competitor should be completely SELF SUFFICIENT.

In addition to the helemt you need:

Min 500ml litres of water.
Spare tube / C02 cannister
Basic multi tool
Waterproof jacket
Mobile Phone
First aid kit

This will be checked before you set off – don’t be surprised if we turn you away if you don’t have these with you.



You cannot change your bike for individual special stages, you must use the same bike for an individual event. Different bikes can be used for separate events.

Bikes may be scrutinised at the start of any stage.

In the case of mechanical failure, parts such as wheels,tires, saddles, forks, etc can be changed if needs be but extra time is not provided for this.

All bikes must have bar plugs.

Bikes must be in perfect working order.

Competitors may not modify race number plates.

The race director has the right to deny entry to the event they feel a bike is not of a suitable standard


More good news!

Most people have never even turned a wheel on the new stuff so it’s a pretty level playing field.



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