British Maxxis and Red Bull Pro Nationals champ Brad Anderson will switch disciplines when he takes on the inaugural RideoffroadUK Iron Man Xtreme enduro on October 29.
The 30-year-old from Tow Law in County Durham, who represents his country later this month in the Motocross des Nations in France, will be joined by fellow MXer Matt Moffat and – hopefully – Masters champ Bryan MacKenzie will compete.
For Ando it will be one of the few races this year where he won’t start favourite as he goes outside of his comfort zone against some of extreme enduro’s biggest names including Jonny Walker who already this year has taken third at the Erzberg Rodeo and won a Junior Trophy Team bronze at the ISDE.
Also in the mix is newly-crowned world junior trials champ Jack Challoner plus established enduro stars including RideoffroadUK’s 2007 Hell’s Gate winner and Last Man Standing runner up Wayne Braybrook, Scott Austin, Andy Noakley and super vet Ady Smith.
The event is being run at Low North Park at Harwood Dale near Scarborough. The day will kick-off with a 90-minute qualifier before the top 50 finishers head into the two-hour main event over a much harder course. Three special ‘no-help’ spectator zones will be included to stretch the top riders to their limits.
“The investment from KTM/Husaberg UK, Putoline, Dunlop and Gaerne shows just how much faith the industry has in the established RideoffroadUK organisation,” says Wayne. “The venue is the best in the UK for trials and enduro so it was obvious to us that this special event had to be held here.”
Admission is priced at £10 for adults and £5 for kids. There’s also a large, secure hard-standing spectator parking area, camping available and catering on site at realistic prices to ensure families can make this Iron Man Xtreme enduro a memorable one.
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