Ireland will host the 4th round of the Enduro World Series from the 26th to the 28th of May 2017. The World’s top riders will line out in the Wicklow Mountains for two days of practice and one day of racing in a rally style format called Enduro. Enduro racing is about riding your mountain bike as fast as you can on downhill 'special stages', which are timed. There are 6 special stages and the person with the lowest combined time is the crowned the winner. The event has attracted the super starts of the sport with several World Champions taking to the start line in May.
The event takes place over three days, with the race day on Sunday the 28th of May. Enduro is virtually unique among top level world racing events in that regular riders can sign up to race alongside the world’s best on the same tracks. Some 70 international journalists, photographers and film crews will descend on the race for the duration to document the goings on. Ireland already boasts a highly successful national series called the 'Gravity Enduro Ireland' and has hosted the 'Bluegrass Enduro International Tour' on a number of occasions. Several Irish riders race on the world stage including Greg Callaghan, last years popular winner.
For the duration of the event an expo area featuring some of the biggest brands in the sport will take place beside race HQ. This will afford the opportunity for fans to get up close and personal to the riders and their bikes in the racers pit area.