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POC King and Queen of the Hill at Glentress

These new-fangled Enduro race dates keep coming in thick and fast.

Check out the latest to appear, the POC King and Queen of the Hill at Glentress in Scotland. All the info is in the press release below, but interestingly one of your climbs will count towards your overall time. Read on…

POC King and Queen of the Hill, a new all-mountain enduro, Glentress, Scottish Borders – Sunday 27 May 2012.

Ibis Cycles UK team riders Crawford Carrick-Anderson (green top) and Keith Buchanan (red top) sample a section of the new POC King and Queen of the Hill course at Glentress in the Tweed Valley, Scottish Borders.

TweedLove, the ten day Bike Festival set in the very bike-friendly Tweed Valley in the Scottish Borders, has announced a major new all-mountain enduro race to be staged at Forestry Commission Scotland’s Glentress on 27 May 2012.

In a new take on the gravity enduro format The King and Queen of the Hill, the first UK event to be sponsored by Swedish kit brand POC, will see riders compete to be crowned the ‘official ruler’ of Glentress, widely recognised as Britain’s best trail centre.

The course will take riders to near the very top of Glentress Forest’s big hill, and then right back down again, by way of a series of timed race and linking stages, with riders required to have at least one uphill stage included in their overall points score. The King and Queen of the Hill also features a massive final descent stage, running from near Spooky Wood all the way back down to Peebles, with a big proportion of natural trails along the route.

All photos Ian Linton

Tweed Love Website

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