Yoann Barelli is known as the joker of the enduro scene but with the talent to match. His form hasn't been top notch this year but as he picked up two podiums and a top ten overall last year, he certainly knows a thing or two about what it takes to race at the highest level. Here he passes on his best tips for taking on your first enduro race.

From SRAM: "Admit it. At least once, recently, in your mountain biking career, you’ve thought it would be a good idea to race an enduro. Or maybe you’ve raced a local event, and are considering stepping up to an Enduro World Series event. And maybe, since racing an EWS is going to require travel for most people, the idea of combining an enduro with a trip to the most awesome mountain bike festival in the world seems like the way to go.

"But how do you do it? What’s the inside info?

"You’re in luck. Yoann Barelli, your favorite Whistler-local Frenchman, is here to answer all your questions — as well as a whole bunch you’ve probably never ever thought about."