Lapping out Signal

Ready for the third round of the Dunedin Enduro Series we had riders come from all across the region to try their hand at racing some laps of Signal Hill.

The day started with beautiful sunshine, coffee and a catch up with riders from the other rounds. The team from Mountain Biking Otago had the course marked out and ready for three stages of racing. Despite a questionable forecast the riders jumped on their bikes and pedaled on up the hill with the sun warming their backs to the top to start their timed sections. It looked like it was going to be a repeat of last weekends all time racing weather, and it was. The weather held and all the riders completed 3 laps of the hill before the forecast held true and the rain unleashed as the spot prizes were handed out.

After the race there was only smiles to be seen at the bottom as the beats blasted out and the sausages were cooked as the riders came across the finish line of the final stage. This was a social Enduro race at its finest. There was no prize giving as the focus of the day was making new friends and having fun riding bikes with some healthy competition between riding buddies with the print out of how long it took each rider to complete the timed stages.

This was the last Dunedin Enduro event for the year however just around the corner is the famous Emerson’s 3 Peaks Enduro which will be held of the 2nd and the 3rd of December (entries are still available).