Witley & DMCC to host “The Hampshire Enduro” three day Enduro Festival in September!
Witley and District MCC are proud to announce ’The Hampshire Enduro’, Rounds 5&6 of the 2022 ACU Michelin British Enduro Championship, a three-day festival of enduro from 9th-11th September, based at Down Farm, Odiham, Hampshire.
Feature Image courtesy of Matthew Rudd Photography
Starting on Friday evening, Championship and Expert Riders will test their skills on the ‘Witley Straight Rhythm’ prologue which takes inspiration from the Red Bull Straight Rhythm format. With a live band, beer tent and podium presentation, everyone will be able to enjoy close competition over a short man-made course, including logs, skips, tyres, cars and more.
On Saturday and Sunday, riders will be treated to a 65 mile lap, including public highway (50% metalled/ 50% unmetalled), taking in some of the best scenery across North Hampshire. From the Start at Down Farm, riders will travel to the technical Enduro Test set in brand new, virgin forest. ISDE Silver Medallist Dan Alldred and family are well known for setting out exceptional flowing tests which will challenge even the most competent of riders.
From the Enduro Test, riders head south to the Smith check with an option to refuel, before travelling to Cannons Hill Raceway which plays host to the MX Test. This old school style MX track, together with undulating fields, natural stream and grassy banks will come together under Rob Mussell and the ever enthusiastic Normandy MCC Team to test riders MX ability.
After a final liaison, riders will journey north, through the market town of Alton back to the start area, where former World Championship rider Neil Bowker will have plotted the final XC Test at the start venue for easy reach by spectators. Modelled on the very best of Witley MCC’s infamous October Special Tests and Motoduro course, the golden stubble fields and mixed woodland of Down Farm will come together to deliver an exceptional final special test.
Riders will complete two laps each day, giving six special tests per day, all live timed and with a podium at the end of each day. Special Tests will be available to walk from 1000 Thursday 8th September and overnight camping will be open at Down Farm from Thursday evening.
Drawing on 98 years of experience as Witley and District MCC approaches its 100th anniversary, the Team have worked hard to bring this event forward and would like to thank those who have already pledged their support. As ever, we are a volunteer club working for the love of our sport, so any offers of help will be gratefully received and we look forward to welcoming you all to Down Farm in September.
Entries will open on 1st August at 0800 and be allocated in accordance with the ACU BEC Championship Regulations. Keep your eyes on Facebook.com/witleymcc for updates!