Gravel Enduro - Wild, Remote and all new
After piloting our 'Naughty Frontier" event last year we came away with some key pieces of feedback.
1) The potential within the area for this type of event was widely acknowledged.
2) The route we chose was far too hard, and the elements created to many variables on the peaty ground. Seemingly a common occurrence for first time gravel events.
3) We could improve on the format - Sportives are great, but it's a tired format.
The next step
With this present in our minds, we sat down, got the maps out, had long discussions with land owners over biscuits and tea, discussed the happenings in the Upper Coquet and made a plan.
The plan is this.
August 29th, 2020.
5 timed stages within a 30 ish mile loop. These are Northumbrian miles.
5,000 + ft of ascent.
Retain the social element - There are no set stage start times per rider, simply arrive before the stage closes, and go when you like.
Make sure the Pizza oven is in the right place this year.
Utilise the core elements of this valley's topography' - A mixture of Gravel track, grass descent, mellow single track and valley-bottom tarmac sections with big vistas.
Sport Ident timing system. We know this system, we love it; it never fails.
A fully sign-marked route.
Camping, beer, music, games and evening activities.
How to enter
Entries will be opening on February 1st, 2020. They are limited.
The entry fee will be £50.00.
Camping is available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday night, at a cost of £6.00 per person, per night - or £15.00 for all three nights.
You will be able to enter via this link - https://www.sientries.co.uk/event.php?event_id=6065
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The Naughty Frontier runs alongside the Naughty Northumbrian Enduro - 1000 + riders in a remote valley, a stunning setting and festival vibes.
The event is held near Alwinton, in the Coquet Valley, situated in the Northumberland National Park.
We would recommend at least a 38mm tyre!