Disastrous news for the Scottish Borders
Enduro Club as they lose all their equipment .
weekend disaster struck unfortunately we have lost all the clubís
equipment in a devastating fire. The farmer also has lost 2 sheds
and their contents.
Where do we go from here Iím not sure."
See the SBEC FB page for
more news. Hopefully we can all pull together and support the club
to replace their kit. There are only a few clubs and officials
putting on events and giving up their time to make the sport happen
. If you value your sport lets help them get back on their feet.
It has been suggested the
club start a Justgiving page - but we will have to see what the club
16th September 2023
Hare and Hounds at Lauder on Sunday 17th September
Results here -
results2023\Final Results Rd 5 HH DBE.pdf
More photos of the day here
A great day out at Lauder after a
lot of hard work put in by Steven Currie and the team at Dirtbike
Some great racing all day and
some tight finishes.
Andrew Bisset put in a great
effort despite being the only Expert out - but turned up and
supported the club. Riders need to ride events if clubs put them on
or clubs will just stop doing them.
It costs a lot of time and money
to setup and run an event - all you have to do is turn up and
support the clubs. Or if you don't want to race then get involved in
organising events and keep the sport going.
Enduro sport is run by volunteers
- no one makes money out of it. So if you don't get involved there
may soon be no events to ride.
Natlie at DBE have announced that this was their last event as it
takes too much time and they are not getting any younger.
full release here.
Sad to see such a great club not
running any more events after some great Scottish Championship
events and a superb British round.
But there was some great racing
on the day. In Clubman class Robbie Davidson took the win from Alex
Pringle despite his best efforts. Cai Hewitt had a horrible start
when his bike wouldn't start - but never gave up and charged hard
for 3rd to get as many points as possible.
In Over 40's Andrew Currie was
flying all day to take the win one lap ahead of James Harvey with
Gavin Johnston in 3rd.
Chris Gallagher smiled his way
all day to the win in Clubman B ahead of stylish Alister Barr and
Andrew Flockhart lead the Over 50
class home ahead of a tight battle between Graeme Paxton ( on the Ex
Steven Currie Gas Gas ) just 0.2 of a second ahead of Mike Rigg in
In Sportsman Jed Burn was the
happy winner with Kyle Currie in 2nd and Mark Wilson in 3rd
In the super competitive
Sportsman Vets class Steven Clark finished the day on top ahead of
Jon Denison with Gerry Day in 3rd.
Thanks to DirtBike Evolution for
a great day out - and 5 years of great events.
The Legend - Gavin Johnston in action
Provisional Final Enduro
Championship Points Standings for 2023
Click here for the points
After an exciting season long
contest the Champions are finally decided. In several classes the
battle went down to the final round .
During the season it was hard
work separating the class winners are they were often only seconds
apart after 5 hours racing and numerous special tests.
Thanks to all the clubs who made
a massive effort over the year to organise and set out fantastic
courses for riders to compete over.
Thank you to all the riders who
took part and supported the Championship.
And congratulations to all the
Champions for 2023.
1st Andrew Bisset 2nd Sam Boyd
3rd Ben Thomson
Expert B Class
1st Calum Hill 2nd Alastair
Millar 3rd = Steven Craig and Ryan Paxton
Over 40 Class
1st James Harvey 2nd Darren
Cousins 3rd Ian Bisset
1st Robbie Davidson 2nd Cai
Hewitt 3rd David MacGillivray
Clubman B Class
1st Gavin Donald 2nd Alister Barr
3rd Thomas Malcolm
Clubman Over 50
1st Robbie Allan 2nd Neil Dawson
3rd Andrew Flockhart
1st Derri Forde 2nd Tom Massey
3rd Neil H Alexander
1st Phil Hewitt 2nd Bill Bruce
3rd Steven Clarke
The final Championship Enduro of the year was at Bon Accord
Craiglash forest on 2/3 Sept 2023.
A tough 2 days for the riders
with hot weather as well.
An excellent event after a lot of
hard work put in over the past few months by Ross Fisher and his
Thanks to the club for all the
effort and finding a great new camping and start area.
Result Rd 4 Enduro Bon Accord 2 Sep 2023.pdf
results2023\Final Result Rd 5 Enduro Bon Accord 3 Sep
More photos here
Expert Andrew Bisset continued
his winning ways and took 1st on both days - but Sam Boyd pushed him
hard looking very fast in the tests.
Alastair Millar put in 2 good
days to win the Expert B class on both days ahead of Calum Hill who
managed to take one test to keep him honest.
The over 40's had a good battle
over the weekend with different winners on the two days. Andrew
Currie 1st on Sat with Darren Cousins winning on Sunday.
The usual suspects of James
Harvey, Ian Bisset and Mark Anderson mixing it with Richard Copsey
and Nicky Beavitt
In Clubman there has been a
season long battle between the rising stars of Robbie Davidson and
Cai Hewitt. This weekend Cai did his best and won both days with
Robbie in 2nd both days.
David MacGillivray charging hard
on both days for 3rd.
In the over 50's Robbie Allan
kept his clean sheet with wins on both days with Neil Dawson
relishing the course with some fine trials riding for 2nd. Billy
Easdon taking 3rd on Sunday
There was a close battle in
Clubamn B with Gavin Donald taking 1st on Saturday and Alister Barr
pushing to take the win on Sunday. Josh Reid and Gareth Jamieson
taking a 2nd place apiece
class Tom Massey and Derri Forde fought for 1st with Tom taking 1st
both days and Derri 2nd. Newcomer Donald McKenzie had 3rd on Sat and
Alan Bonner looking smooth for 3rd on Sunday
And the over
50 Sportsman class was tough on the Saturday with Steven Clark
taking the win ahead of Phil Hewitt and John Kerwin who made the
long trip North.
Several DNS on
the Sunday meant a reduced field but no less competitive as Bill
Bruce and Neil Alexander swapped test times with Bill taking the win
at the final check. David Murray survived to take 3rd.
A great end to
a short but very competitive season. Thanks to all the organisers
and riders who travelled to support it.
Championship points and Champions at the end of the week after any
queries have been dealt with.
in high flying action
HEC ALtryre Enduro 19/20 August
Live Results for Saturday -
results2023\Final Result Rd 2 Enduro HEC Sat 19 Aug 23 .pdf
Live Results for Sunday
results2023\Final Result Rd 3 Enduro HEC Sun 20 Aug 23.pdf
More photos here
The Highland Enduro Club had a
successful weekend of Enduro sport with 2 days of proper off road
riding to greet the riders who made the trip up.
The Saturday was a bit harder
with some damp bits on the course proving testing - particularly the
BOG and the HILL. These were taken out for the Sunday and lap times
eased a bit.
Following a lot of the 2022
course in reverse there were also some new parts added in to make
the route more interesting.
It was good to see some new faces
out on the course and the new "Young Guns" having a close battle all
day . On Sunday Robbie Davidson won the Clubman class by 5/100 of a
second just pipping Felix Beavitt after 4 tests and a days racing.
Andrew Bisset put in some very
consisted tests to take the Expert win ahead of Ben Thomson and fast
improving new Expert Sam Boyd .
Derek Little put in a rare
appearance to take the Over 40 win on Sunday with Darren Cousins
taking the win on Saturday
In the over 50's Robbie Allan put
in two top performances to take the win on both days ahead of Neil
Dawson - who keeps getting better with each event.
Clubman B had Alister Barr
winning on Saturday and Struan Hull taking the Sunday win.Thomas
Malcom finishing 2nd on both days
Jamie Gardiner won Sportsman
class on Saturday and John Weir pushed hard to take the win on
Phil Hewitt looked on top form
both days to take the win . But was less than a second ahead of
Steven Clark on Saturday - in a close fought event.
Thanks to Altyre Estate for the
use of the venue and the fantastic scenery (midges included).
Another excellent event from Jim Mair and the HEC team - thanks for
all your hard work.
in action at Altyre.
SBEC - Falahill near Heriot
9th July 2023
now available for the 4th round of the Hare and Hounds Championship
results2023\Final Results Rd 4 HH SBEC.pdf
With an extended track and
brilliant sunshine SBEC put on another excellent and testing
Championship event with over 100 riders.
The course was longer than last
year with experts taking around 25 minutes to lap. A new MX style
section to start lead into a small wood then a bigger wood
before joining up with the old track.
The bikes looked clean at the
start but a long gully near the end turned muddy and made sure the
riders had a cleaning job at the end.
Thanks to Andy Thomson and his
crew and the Landowner at Falahill farm for an excellent venue.
Andrew Bisset won the Expert but
was kept on his toes by Sam Boyd following close behind all day.
Ricky Mair produced a great ride for 3rd with Joe Dawson in 4th.
Robbie Davidson lead the Clubman
home with Alex Pringle in 2nd and David Wilkes in 3rd.
In Clubman B Chris Gallagher
styled his way to 1st with Alister Barr 2nd and Alan Milligan 3rd.
All on 7 laps with the rest on 6
Euan McConnell took a deserved
Over 40 win - the only rider on 8 laps . James Harvey 2nd with
Darren Cousins 3rd - both on 7 laps. Gavin Douglas - Vinduro
organiser made the long trip North worthwhile with a fine 5th
Over 50 rider Neil Dawson pushed
hard for a deserved win one lap ahead of Andrew Flockhart who just
failed to beat the 3 hour flag. Pete Nixon put up a strong ride all
day for 3rd
Kyle Currie lead the Sportsman
class home ahead of Derri Ford and Trials convert Michael Mcniven .
The Sportsman Vets is always
competitive and Steven Clark took a deserved win ahead of Robert
Gardiner with Alan Strachan in 3rd - all on 6 laps - one lap ahead
of the pack.
Great to see an event well
supported and the club put on a bit of a show with an awards
presentation at the end.
in action on the last lap.
Event Calendar for 2023
News 30th June 2023
PLEASE NOTE -
The 2 day Enduro planned for
15/16th July in Dumfries has had to be CANCELLED due to a lack of
News 21st June 2023
Stevie Todd has uploaded some
great photos from the 1st Enduro round
News 18th June 2023
Scottish Enduro Championship
Round 1 - RORS at Lockerbie on 18th June 2023
results2023\Final Result Rd 1 Enduro RORS 18 Jun 23.pdf
News 11th June 2023
And now for something different.
Last weekend was the Inverness &
Dist MCC 2 Day Classic Trial at Alvie. A long standing event with a
Nigel Birkett was the guest
of honour and along with other top riders made it a classic day out.
See photos of the event here
in action at Alvie