British Extreme Enduro will come of age in 2017 with a series of events at five of the wildest venues in the UK beginning on January 15th at Tong near Bradford. The Parkwood Off-road venue is the cornerstone of the series, it is long-established and will be providing spectacular racing as a taste of things to come throughout the whole series.
Rockstar Energy Factory Husqvarna Extreme Team riders Graham Jarvis and Billy Bolt are both already confirmed and are joined by Factory Husqvarna Enduro GP rider Danny McCanney who is no stranger to extreme enduro and will be looking to put in a solid performance ahead of starting the upcoming Enduro GP season.
The 2016 event saw Billy Bolt as a new face in the start line-up. A virtual unknown in Hard Enduro who simply said: ‘Way aye, I’ll give it a try man!’ and proceeded to grab the holeshot ahead of a star-studded line up. He didn’t win but his antics went viral and he has now competed in the planet’s toughest enduro events, a fact that hasn’t gone unnoticed by the powers that be.
Billy now sits as new teammate alongside the King of Hard Enduro, Graham Jarvis, as a full factory Husqvarna rider and will be looking for the win in mid-January, hopefully retaining the crazy streak that made him so entertaining earlier this year.
The Sportsman and Clubman classes, thankfully in different races, take up a huge percentage of the entry so carnage is guaranteed although these riders typify the essence of extreme enduro with their never-quit attitude. The fact that there are so many Sportsman riders, over 80, only confirms what a terrific job the Fast Eddy crew have done in promoting the whole series throughout the full championship season of extreme events in 2017.
Over 200 riders are now signed up and racing begins at 9.30am for the Sportsman, Youth and Veterans with the Pro, Expert and Clubman riders taking off at 12.30 pm.
It is a waste of time trying to explain the Tong course so the best advice is to be there on January 15th. If you haven’t witnessed Extreme Enduro before then this is the event to get you addicted.
The entry is now full but it is fantastic value for spectators at just £10 for adults, £5 for under 16’s and OAP’s and free for under 5’s with free parking for all.