This is a very simple guide to the stage on the Pitfichie Enduro that will help riders remember the stages clearly. We have broken each stage into sections, given a brief description of each section, what to look out for, technique to focus on and, in out view, where you should push to gain time and where to preserve your effort. We used a grading system for this; green is push to gain time, amber means maintain your pace and momentum, red means watch out there is a more technical obstacles that coudl cause a puncture or a fall.
Pitfichie Enduro Overview:
The stages are spread out all along Pitfichie Hill so the theme for this enduro is climbing, or maybe more it feels like it because there is actually 923m, But these are on steep sections and with long fire road connections, The key feature of the trails is the fantastic Pitfichie granite, slabs, steps and boulders are everywhere.
Stage 1: Steeps (930m long, 167m descent)
Overall this is a steep and gnarly trail. Its parallel to the downhill track so has a good gradient and plenty of technical sections.
Section 1: Heather Ruts
Start: Start Line
Finish: Tree line and granite pavement
Description: Moderate gradient. The trail is cut down into heather, on to muddy granite boulders and slabs.
Hazards: Pedal strikes on heathery ruts.
Pacing: Green, push for time (although you may take this first stage to get dialled)
Section 2: Grani