Scotlands Spiciest Mountain bike event, Ballo Enduro.
What an epic weekend of racing here in and around Coupar Angus. With record numbers (over 180 signed up)
Saturday was a scorcher and the water bowsers were well used all day. Spicy and dusty just like last year...but Scotland being Scotland helped us out and delivered the goods (Goods being 5 hours at least of torrential rain) to keep the title as Scotlands Spiciest Enduro
A massive thanks to our volunteer marshals, staff and you guys for believing in Ballo and coming back once more. Our sponsors this year have been incredible once again.
: Brewing 71, Crow MTB, Coupar Angus Cycling Hub, MucOff, Sacred grounds Coffee and Cube Bikes
Without further a do the 2019 Race results are in :
Thank you to everyone for making this event as good as it was.
Cannot wait for next year already - 27th and 28th June 2020
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Over and out
An integral part of the Coupar Angus Cycling Festival which will be returning for more sweet and spicy mountain bike action on the local trails surrounding Coupar Angus on the 29th and 30th of June. It's piggybacked onto the Cycling Festival for a reason. The festivals aim is to get people of all ages and abilities on bikes. Ballo Enduro plays a big part in this and every year we try and develop the event to get more people on Mountain bikes and inspire others to get into it.
The event aims to help progression of Mountain biking, so you are not just thrown in at the deep end, but yet you can have as much fun as everyone else on the trails. There are three riding categories over the weekend :
Explore : This takes place on Saturday only and is the best way to find all of our amazing trails without the pressure of racing. This allows riders to explore and ride the amazing trails surrounding Coupar Angus (Marked out and marshalled) that are within your comfort zone and also helps to build your confidence riding natural trails that we are lucky to have on your doorstep.
Enduro Lite : For those wanting to get into racing or maybe after a more chilled out day on the bike. It will help to build your skills for other races and of course the 'Full spice' in the near future. This is a great opportunity for those wanting to get into racing at a chilled out level. (4 stages)
Full spice : The best trails as usual which will spice up your weekend on the bike. A great mixture of technical, fast and flowy trails that will give you a good challenge whilst having lots of fun (6 stages)
Included in your entry :
All riders on Saturday can get free coaching from World cup racer, Scottish superstar, professional coach, general top bloke and very tall guy.... Ben Cathro from Sick skills (www.sickskills.co.uk). He will be along for the day to give anyone who wants some coaching, tips and some #cathrovision.
You will also get free access to our cycling festival on Saturday the 29th which will have tonnes of activities and things on to keep you and any friends/family entertained, loads of places to get great food and plenty of stands/exhibitions to browse in the event village. Watch the facebook pages and www.cacyclinghub.com for more info on the festival and everything happening throughout the week leading up to it.
Accommodation : Discounted rooms at the Redhouse Hotel in Coupar Angus and Camping pitches are available for £5 PP for the whole weekend.
There is an amazing matrix of trails to be ridden here. If you have raced here previously then expect some of the same again, as well as some fresh stuff to keep it Spicy. If you are new to this event, we aim to please! Expect a good variety of natural singletrack with lots of fun, fast and flowy trails with some harder techier stuff in there to keep you on your toes. It's an Enduro that requires a reasonable fitness level with good mountain bike skills to get maximum enjoyment out of the event. It is also about finding new trails to ride and exploring another part of Scotland. That's what Mountain biking is all about! We will be working hard to make sure all the trails are up to scratch and that all entrants of all abilities enjoy the event as much as possible.
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