Enduro set to roll in Sounds
The fourth annual NZ Enduro mountainbike race is ready to roll through Marlborough Sounds native forest tracks from tomorrow.
The relaxed format and fun atmosphere of the sold-out threeday event has drawn riders from 10 countries for this year’s edition.
Last year Nelson-based Sven and Anka Martin took over as new event owners and organisers. With decades of combined experience, covering all aspects of racing, they made some tweaks and additions to the event.
One was the creation of the popular NZ Enduro trail advocacy raffles. ‘‘The area our event is held in and the trails that we use over the course event is our biggest asset,’’ Sven said.
‘‘Some of the trails are Marlborough MTB Club trails and others are dual use Department of Conservation forest park trails. We are extremely thankful to both parties for allowing us to host a race on this special trails so being able to give back both financially and with working parties was key for us.’’
A condition for all partners and sponsors was contributing to the trail advocacy raffles. They are held on site during the race and then after the race online in conjunction with www.trailfund.org.
So far together they have raised over $7500 and with this final raffle of the Santa Cruz frame they should see their target of $10,000 surpassed.