Riders set for major endurance test

About 250 riders are expected to turn out for the Victorian Enduro Series to be held at Blores Hill Mountain Bike Park in Glenmaggie on Saturday.

Run by Gippsland Mountain Bike Club, the Gippsland six hour enduro has proven to be one of the most popular rounds of the series over the past four years.

Competitors will race over an 11-kilometre circuit, completing as many laps as possible in the six hours.

Most will race as male, female or 40 plus solo riders but there is a hotly contested teams competition as well.

The race headquarters will be out of the Blores Hill Caravan Park where more than 500 support crew members will create a ‘tent city’ for the Saturday.

The race will run from 10am until 4pm.

Riders have the opportunity to start their final lap at anytime before the 4pm cut off, meaning they could be racing up to seven hours depending on their final lap time.

Winners in each category are determined by who has covered the most amount of laps in the shortest amount of time.

Shuttles will take spectators to ‘Trig Point’, which is the most challenging part of the course.

Maffra Secondary College will provide meals for spectators and racers from the Friday night through to Sunday morning.