I went to enduroland practice yesterday near Warwick with 4 friends. We all left feeling disappointed and ripped off and have decided never to use enduroland again and this is why.......
1.We had to park our vans In a narrow single track road pushed up against trees and bushes so people could still get passed. There was no space to set up awning etc and we were a 15 minute walk from sighing on/starting area
2.The track was a poor excuse for a enduro track it was about 2 miles long this is not the length of a enduro track im my eyes it needs to be 5+ miles. The lay out was was boring its was basicly riding round the edge of fields, with the odd turn round some trees and a 50 meter forest section there was nothing technical other than what the rain had caused.
3.Some the marshalling I experienced left me utterly horrified! I was going round one fairly fast blind bend and had to take avoiding action as there was a marshal on a quad...on a death wish GOING THE WRONG WAY ROUND THE TRACK! WTF!!! I even came across riders going the wrong way round the track on the fastest section of the course. Where were the marshals telling them not to!
4.mixing quads and bikes is ridiculous we take different lines they take up the entire turn when sliding into corners which make them dangerous and pain in the arse to over take and when they get stuck no one can get round so it causes massive ques
5. Barbed wire. Need I say any more! I appreciate the track was on farm but there were sections of barbed wire round the track. I don't even want to think about how much damage that would cause hitting barbed wire any speed!! it would of taken a couple hours if that to take it all down and bung it all back up when the practice had finish when they are charging £35 per rider what's a few hours labour to improve safety this its not the only venue I have noticed them use f**king barbed wire round the edge of the course..
We had enjoyed one enduroland practice in the past they put some effort into adstone and we had a great day but there always seem to some issue with organisation. I have been shocked by dangerous and poor layouts especially were the the easy and hard routes join up. Still we were willing to pay the premium of £35 for good days riding but comparing it to a race or a club organised practice event its a complete shambles. They have set it up to make as much money as possible and don't seem to care about rider satisfaction or safety. We all left feeling ripped off and have decided not to use enduro land again Well boss hog you better buck your ideas up chap you have lost 5 riders here...