Innerduro again

FOLLOWING the success of last year’s partnership, Innerleithen MTB Racing and Alpine Bikes are working together again to bring the 2013 Alpine Bikes Innerduro Series to the Borders.

This year’s series focuses on multi-stage races in recognition of feedback from riders. The series consists of three races through February and March, with prizes in various categories for individual races as well as the overall series.

The first race will be held on the first weekend of February and is a multi-stage enduro comprising of a number of special timed stages on the Sunday, with practice allowed on the Saturday afternoon. This is a relaxed event, where competitors ride between stages with their mates, swapping stories of the stage just completed and those yet to come. Special stages are mainly downhill XC routes, with some climbing included.

Winter in Innerleithen could throw up anything from glorious sunshine to drifting snow, so good tyre choice will be essential.

Early March sees race two in the series – a multi-stage day/night enduro. A similar relaxed atmosphere to race one is expected, but this time the special stages will be raced at night, as well as by day.

The final race will be a similar format to race one, but will use completely different trails.

Prize giving will also be held on this weekend, including the award of the overall Alpine Bikes Innerduro Series champion.

Further information and details on how to enter can be found on