Elgon Enduro 2019. Trail building starts!
It’s just 6 weeks to go until the next mountain bike race on Mount Elgon, Uganda! This time around we’re going full Enduro with two days of incredible racing lined up on the flanks of this incredible mountain!!
This year we’ve had Adrian Räss join us from Switzerland to put some of his knowledge into the trails. Adrian is a super rad downhill racer and all round awesome mountain bike rider. So far he’s helped shape some new lines into our existing trails and been a huge help in scouting new lines.
So far Adrian and I have been out all week getting the basic layout of the trails sorted and now we know we’re going to have something super special for you guys. I’ve been trying to link up a route from Teryet (the highest point you can drive to this side of the mountain at 2600m) down to the plains some 1500m below on and off for a few years - the odd opportunity I’ve had I’ve found some decent little routes but nothing perfect. This week as we dropped into another line it all came together. We’ve found some gold and it’s going to be our day two descent with an uplift in the morning and pure downhill for some 30km!
So now its building time - Two more Swiss guys are joining us in the New Year and we’ll be turning these good trails into epic ones! Trails of world-class quality!! We’re going to be keeping you updated with the latest info - insights into the trail build - introduce you to some of the locals through social media - so make sure you follow us on Instagram and Facebook and subscribe to our mailing list here!