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Motul Woodhouse NE-XC Round 3. 4th May.

The Motul Woodhouse NE-XC will be another premier event run by the North Riding Enduro Club.

The course will of been fully re-graded by race day and a fully re-worked course will await riders.

The on-line entry system is turned on. Get your entry in fast as Woodhouse NE-XC Round 1 & Motul Masham NE-XC round 2 were both fully booked.

Classes will be Youth (Male & Female), Championship, Expert, Clubman E1, E2, E3, and Over 40's (Vets), Sportsman E1, E2, E3 (Novice/beginners) and an Over 50's class Sportsman times.

Check out the on board video from Graham Jarvis at the 30th March Motul Woodhouse NE-XC 1 HERE


Motul Masham results are on the calender page. Full report please scroll down this page.
Chris Hudson has taken a lot of photo's and can be found HERE



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The Putoline Yorkshire 2 Day Enduro BEC ROUNDS 3/4
The Putoline Yorkshire 2 Day Enduro BEC ROUNDS 3/4
3/4th May Helmsley North Yorkshire

Dirtbike action welcome’s you to rounds 3and 4 of the British Enduro Championship using the fantastic Duncombe park estate. This is the North of England’s premier enduro offering a lap of 25 miles which features 3 stunning valleys which are only used 1 a year for this event. This year we have changed the route to allow vehicular access to both special tests. Test 1 is a short extreme test located near the start. Test 2 is about 1.5 km away from the start and is a flowing XC test of around 8 minutes duration. As usual all the classes are catered for

Championship, Expert, Clubman ,040 , 050, ladies and a non-championship sportsman class which is open to all sportsman riders and local level clubman riders who want to try a BEC round. Camping is available from Thursday 1st May.

This year we have a new title sponsor for the event Putoline oils who have generously supplied miles of tape for this event. Entries are now open go to the calender page and enter online there is a limit of 170 riders the first round run by midwest racing was full so don’t miss out.

Final instructions and numbers will be posted on Sunday 27th April if you need more info phone john on 07557665647
Langdale 1 Enduro - NEEC rd 2 @ Langdale Forest on 11/05/2014

The Langdale 1 Enduro – NEEC Round 2

11th May 2014 – Ryedale MCC - Round 2 of the North of England Enduro Championship kicks off at the well-known venue of Langdale Forest. Course preparations are well underway for this event. After two very successful Langdale’s last year, this year’s first edition is set to be another cracker. The course is looking very dry at the moment and will feature some all new flowing woodland trails. The special test will be different compared to last September and will be in a similar area to where the test was last May. Classes will be Championship, Expert, Clubman E1, E2, E3, and Over 40's (Vets), Sportsman E1, E2, E3 and an Over 50's class Sportsman times. Thanks to Dirt Bike Action for the miles of track tape they have provided for this event. Parking area is good hard. Both members and non-members welcome. Day licences will be available. More informationhttp://www.enduro-neec.org.uk/index.php or phone 07530407589.

Entry now open on calender page for Langdale time card enduro- Click Here
THE PUTOLINE K2 RALLY 17/18 MAY
THE PUTOLINE K2 RALLY 17/18 MAY



Dirtbike Action give the K2 it’s biggest revamp to date the course is reversed the mileage is set at around 50/60 mile per lap exact mileage will be confirmed in the final instructions with 2 special tests per lap , 1 will be a long rally test the other a shorter more technical test .
This year we have new bigger signage that makes finding the enduro loops easy we should have 4 of them to try; these are only suitable for the enduro bikes and some trail bikes. as usual they are not compulsory there just there to add a challenge!! With a generous time allowance per lap its easy to give 1 or 2 a go per lap.

The start area remains a kielder organic meats farm just outside Bellingham and we can look forward to thier excellent catering. This event is suitable for big rally bikes, enduro bikes, and trail bikes. The campsite open from Thursday15th may to enter this event go to the calender page
Masham nexc report
MASHAM LIVING UP TO ITS REPUTATION.

The second round of the NEXC Championship was held at Nutwith Wood, Masham hosted by The North Riding Enduro Club team. Motul Masham lived up to its reputation of been a technical Hare and Hound but enjoyable for all riders. The venue consisted of steep hill climbs, flowing woodland and a mixture of challenging descents. As ever the famous hill climb gave a challenge to all riders who attempted it, with the option of “chicken run” as an easier option. The North Riding Enduro Club worked hard to redesign the course from last year to create a new course, opening up new areas of the woodland. The Great British weather was on our side, with chilly winds in the morning but stayed dry all day with the sun coming out in the early afternoon.

Andy Cooke, Clerk of the Course kicked the event off at 9am sharp, setting the eager and committed Youth off. It was Nathan McCallum who was first off the line however Jack Sadler took the holeshot leading the pack. Max Griffin set a high standard at Round 1 of NEXC Championship and after his bike failing to start on the line he was eager to chase the rest of the youth riders. Griffin managed to pass the whole field on the first lap and was first round to lap scoring and went onto take the win with a 5 minute lead. NREC rider James Gamble kept his cool when battling with Jack Sadler throughout the whole race, it wasn't until Sadler made a mistake at lap scoring giving Gamble the opportunity to nip pass allowing him to take second place keeping it smooth to hold it till the end. Sadler battled as hard as he could to gain second place back but didn't quite make it finishing 15 seconds behind in third place. Trying to pick up the pieces if a mistake was made by Sadler was John Newboult, who is ever improving finished 4th just short of a minute behind third place, all four boys finishing on 7 laps. Declan Sewed finished one lap down in 5th place. A special mention goes to Christian Bailey who had a few bike issues but battled his way through the race to complete 4 laps only in his second event. A big well done to all the kids.

After a few track alterations with the bigger and more challenging hills added it was time for the Champ, Expert and Clubman riders to hit the track. Yet again all eyes were on Graham Jarvis with the spectators expecting him to take the holeshot. However he had a trick up his sleeve which surprised most spectators, as he allowed the field to go and chase the other riders. This allowed Damian Butler to take the holeshot from the Championship and Expert line. In training for the Tough One Jarvis kept it smooth taking the win in the Championship class.

The Expert class saw two very experienced riders Lee Sampson and Damian Butler battling for the win. Butler was leading the race until he got a puncture and with a very spectacular pit stop he was back on form, however it was Sampson who took the win showing his trial skills in a technical event. Damian took second place just under 2 minutes behind first. Dan Field had an enjoyable ride taking third place on 11 laps.

Ben Thomson was on form in the Clubman E1 class as he won by a 2 laps and seemed to really enjoy the event finishing on 11 laps. Second place went to Andrew Bywater followed by James Teale in third place, both on 9 laps.

Yet again the competition in Clubman E2 class was between Mike Pye and Michael Kay. With the race rivalry growing the boys battled out throughout the 3 hour duration. It was Mikey Pye who took the win with only 1 minute 20 second lead ahead of Michael Kay in second, both finishing on 11 laps. Liam Ward took third place on 10 laps.

Clubman E3 class saw Craig Thompson take a credible win ahead of Tom Renninson in second place after tackling the hill climbs and keeping it smooth. Acklams rider Joel Sadler newly converted from trials to enduro took a credible third place on his Beta 300, using his trial techniques to tackle the technical hill climbs, while using this event as practice for the Tough One Easter weekend.

The Over 40's saw Dave Salkeld take a solid win with his years of experience and technique riding to tackle the course, with an 8 minute lead. Kyle Deswert took second place ahead of Anthony Tempest in third place, all on 11 laps.

At 12 noon the Sportsman and Over 50's filtered into the course for 2.5 hour duration. Nieve Holmes was first off the line and led the pack up the first fast straight taking the holeshot. Sportsman E1 has to be the closest race of the day with Nathan Ball and Nieve Holmes battling from the word go. It was Nieve who was leading the majority of the race on her Honda CRF 150, however after one mistake at the very end on the last lap, Nathan nipped past and took the win 3 seconds ahead of Nieve. William Hoare had an enjoyable ride taking third place.

With the biggest class of the day, Sportsman E2 was topped by Mark Barrow who had an incredible ride, picking his line carefully to keep it smooth took the win with a 9 minute lead ahead of Jonathan Ward in second. Alex Davidson was delighted with his third place on 8 laps.

Sportsman E3 was won by Gary Nicholson who was on top form throughout the day had a 2 and half minute advantage over runner up Rob Carr also finishing on 8 laps. Brett Daughtry took third place on 7 laps.

Finally William Beaty found his feet as the race progressed in the Over 50's class took the win with just under 2 minute lead. Paul Mckie had a credible ride taking second place with Tevor Newton only 18 seconds behind taking third place.

All in all it has been a great weekend of action enjoyed by both the NREC team, riders and spectators. North Riding Enduro Club would like to thank everyone involved with this event.

Round three is held at Woodhouse Farm, Great Ayton on 4th May. More information can be found at http://www.enduro-neec.org.uk/calendar.php

Report: Ellie Cooke
Photos: Ch Images