Published May 19, 2017 at 10:52
With excitement already building for the Northern Grip festival – an annual celebration of Mountain Bike culture coming to Lee Quarry and Stubbylee Park on July 8 and 9 – another mountain biking event happening in Rossendale is set to whet everyone’s appetites further.
The Hope/PMBA Enduro series Round 2 is set to take over Lee Quarry in Bacup on Saturday, June 3 and Sunday, June 4 promising some high octane thrills and spills in the heart of the borough.
350 racers are set to take place riding a 23-mile, six-stage course. The main competition will take place on the Sunday, with practice rounds happening on the Saturday.
The event will be free for spectators and for riders organisers are promising “short steep stages and a big loop on bridleways giving this a real adventure feel.”
Both upcoming bike events are helping to forge Rossendale’s reputation as ‘Adrenaline Valley’ – a one-stop destination for families and friends looking to experience adrenaline sports in the historic surroundings of Lancashire’s great outdoors.
Stuart Sugarman, Chief Executive of Rossendale Council, said:
I’m delighted to see another fantastic mountain bike event coming to the borough – there’s certainly lots going on for fans of adrenaline sports. The Adrenaline Valley is about ‘Adventure for All’ – from families to groups and thrill seeking couples. A chance to try something new, learn new skills or just have fun.
And once you’ve enjoyed the sports on offer, Rossendale has plenty more to offer, from great food and drink to museums and town centre shopping. There really is no better place to spend a weekend!