Gravity Enduro 2017 – Ballinastoe

Round 1 of the Gravity Enduro Series kicked off in Ballinastoe, Co. Wicklow this year. The weather leading up to and during the event was mostly dry, allowing for great trail conditions, save for a few sniper roots.

The event took place earlier in the season this year, so there was no sea of lush ferns to ride through on Stage 3.
Having a chat makes the transitions move along quicker

Mid-way through Stage 2 was a fast fire road section leading into Expressway, resulting in a few sketchy moments for many riders who carried too much speed over the undulations.

A fast and straight descent in Stage 3 allowed for some sweet pan shots.

Stage 5 chute full of roots and stumps!

Stage 5 berms to reward those who survived the chute, then straight into the sapplings.

Finding the way through the saplings in Stage 5.
Scenic transitions in Wicklow

With Round 1 of the 2017 Gravity Enduro Series concluded, it’s off to Ticknock in Dublin for Round 2!
Full results here: