MTB two-day enduro this weekend

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The PokerStars Manx MTB two-day Enduro takes place this weekend.

Signing on Saturday will be from midday at St John’s FC’s Mullen-e-Cloie clubhouse for a 1pm start. Sunday sign on will be 9am for 10 o’clock start, again from St John’s FC.

Both days finish at Slieau Whallian plantation on the Patrick Road.

Approximate test times (Saturday) Eairy Beg, Glen Helen 1.20pm; Arrasey plantation 1.55; Kerrowdhoo plantation 2.20; Cringle plantation 2.55; Slieau Whallian plantation 3.25. (Sunday) Eairy Beg 10.20am; Arrasey 10.55; Kerrowdhoo 11.25; Cringle midday; Slieau Whallian plantation 12.30.

In addition to a strong local entry, 10 riders from the UK will be competing.

The above event’s main organiser, Stephen Collins, recently finished 13th in the masters class (over-40) in round four of the Enduro MTB World Series at Samoen in France.

He reported that it was a really tough event, but was pleased with his result. The final final two rounds are in Spain at the end of next month and Italy in early October.

Team Manx Telecom is promoting Isle of Man CA’s Road Race Championships this Sunday in the north of the island.

The champs will be incorporated into the Fred Kelly Memorial road race and will start at 9am from the car park in Tholt-y-Will Glen (bottom of the main climb). Sign on from 8am.

Registration is via SIEntries , more info on the Manx Road Club website.

The Alex Forrest Memorial charity two-up 10-mile time trial takes place next Wednesday

It is being held on the Ballamoar course, starting at 6.45pm, and the race HQ will be at Ballaugh church hall. Enter at Bikestyle or contact Dot Tilbury on 480636, email

The cost is £10 per team, including chip baps for all entrants. Last year’s event raised £242 for Alzheimer’s Society.

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