Last year I attended Highland Perthshire Cycling's dunkeld enduro race. Whilst it was a great day out it wasn't exactly what you would call an "enduro" race. With a timed climb and an exceeding long loop it was different, yes but not really an enduro as advertised.
However it looks like the organisers really listened to rider feedback and this years event was looking to be something altogether more like a real enduro race. 4 stages, all raced blind, steep bits, technical bits, fast bits and even a few cheeky sprint climbs here and there. 30km in total with 4.2km of timed descent and a t
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Cairn to Cottage”
Stage 3 was sponsored by Progression Bikes Dunkeld and was perhaps the toughest stage. It was a long pedal up to the top but thankfully I had good company in the form of James Stenhouse of Dales Cycles as we chatted away the Km's seemed to fly by. At the top I took a look over the edge to see what was to come. It looked steep and as soon as I dibbed in this was confirmed. Leaning off the back of the bike the dry ground aided in helping control speed and retain traction. Then the track got a bit more wild. Loose mud started to appear and I was pin balled from rock to rock. I held on tight and kept things upright to come across the line with 3rd after passing two other riders.
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