RideoffroadUK start the 2012 IOPD Doodson UK National Hare & Hounds Championship high on the Lancashire hills at the popular Lee Dell venue on February 5.

As we enter the fifth year of rideoffroadUK enduro events we have included two double-header weekends where riders can earn double points by riding two separate scoring races running on the Saturday and Sunday.

The idea is to try to save competitors money on travel costs and preparation time as the economic situation enters the recovery stage. To add to that, all registered rideoffroadUK club members are now able to save money on entries by pre-paying seven or more days in advance – this saves £10 over the pay on day prices but is strictly limited to loyal club members.

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Weather permitting the course for round one makes a welcome return to the east loop including the MX track and open moorland going. This outfield loop has not been used since August 2011. It always proves popular with riders giving lots of track to get going and open up on. With on-going ground works at Lee Dell starting to take shape, Wayne Braybrook has yet another fresh new track in mind to keep riders on their toes.

For round one, until the clocks change, we will be running the Youth event on Sunday morning at 8.30am. This will be followed by the highly popular Sportsman, Beginner, Over 50 and Ladies race starting at 10am. After a short break for results and presentation the Expert, Over 40 and Clubman riders will hit the dirt for 2.5 hours around the Lancashire hills.

Camping is available, non-members are welcome and day licences can be paid for on the day. Pre booking is advised through rideoffroaduk.co.uk/eventsor call 07576 095137 for more details.

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