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Race report: The Birdsall Blast by Jerry Tatton   It's fair to say it was a huge weekend for sport in the UK with the conclusion of Wimbledon, a certain football match, the first round of the National Downhill series and the unleashing of an all new Enduro. NRB events were the organiser and the event was the Birdsall Blast. Hosted by Birdsall estate, it's a house and home to the Willoughby family on the edge of the Yorkshire Wolds. With approximately 12,000 acres of land including rolling hills and forests, there's plenty to play with for the organiser. Talking with the family, James and Cara on the Saturday night you could tell of their enthusiasm of the sport, having just recently hosted the 500 rider Yorkshire Mountain Bike Marathon within their grounds. This was not your typical enduro though. No specific running order this time, but a mash up. This time you could run

The Birdsall Blast stages can be ridden multiple times under the mash-up format. Competitors are advised to return to race HQ after competing stage four for the first time. They can then commence a second lap, completing their second run on stage four before returning to Race HQ to finish the race. The stage map shows the four timed stages in red and the transition routes in blue. There is no camping on site but Bridsall Blast promoters NRB Events recommends the following nearby site: www.ryedalesbest.co.uk Full race details will be emailed to competitors in the week of the race and will also be posted here and on social media. Entries are available on the SI website: www.sientries.co.uk If you have any questions email info@nrbevents.co.uk or call 07972 153517.

The Birdsall Blast by NRB in association with Pedalhounds is the first event staged by NRB Events.The race will take place on July 11th 2021 when a maximum of 400 competitors will compete over a woodland course on the Birdsall Estate near Malton in North Yorkshire.The race format will suit anyone with a trail, enduro, hard tail or e-bike and enough stamina for a good day’s riding. Classes vary depending on age and ability, they will be open to riders from the age of 12 and up. Entries cost either £41.50 or £46.50, depending upon class. Enter the Birdsall Blast here: https://www.moredirt.com/event/4777