With the summer (kind of) progressing in the UK the new big 3 day XC Enduro event of the year is getting closer and closer. The Ritchey TrailMasters powered by Mercedes-Benz Vito Sport will take place in August (17-18-19th) this year and will combine marathon style long distance rides over more than 220km with 6 timed special stages – similar to the infamous TransWales but only a long weekend long.
The latest news from the TrailMasters team is the inclusion of pairs categories. Originally the TrailMasters was open for solo riders and teams of three but following popular demand the pairs option have been added to the line-up as well.
The main difference between the three types is the way they are timed in the special (timed) stages. Where solo riders obviously get scored on their individual time, pairs get scored on the average time of the two riders and teams (of 3) will get scored on the average time of the two fastest riders in the team.
For the teams that could mean that a mechanical or a ‘not so perfect’ run of one of the team members is not going to have a huge effect on the time in that particular special stage. And you can play more on the strengths or weaknesses of your team partners.
Find out course details, riding times, start times and everything else you need to know when it comes to hitting the dirt. Go to the RIDING page.