The 2nd round of the 2014 Enduro World Series picks up in Peebles, Scotland as part of the Tweedlove cycling festival. Coming off an exciting opener in South America, riders face steep, wet, technical stages half a world away from that first race in Chile.
The pre-race expectation for most was that this event would feature pedally, physical, bike-park-style trails that lacked technical challenges. The first day of recon buried those expectations in the mud as the stages feature some of the steepest and most technical riding of any Enduro World Series race to date. There is a lot of pedaling during the liasons, but riders are running full grip tires or even spikes, and some are seriously considering running flat pedals. Race results are expected to be surprising and gaps will probably be bigger than previous races. This will truly be a race of excitement and drama.
Sven Martin, Dave Trumpore and Duncan Philpott deliver the sights, sounds and mud from the moors of Scotland.