Now in its second year of running, the RAW Challenge events look set for great attendance and an enjoyment factor like no other. The format is simple, a brand new, four-round championship, this year with a new headline sponsor Protect My Income.
Round one is a four-hour, round two is a five-hour, and round three is a six-hour challenge. For 2019 RAW have added a fourth round to spice up the final deciding race, this will be a seven-hour marathon. Round one kicks off the series on April 7 at the vastly upgraded Butts Quarry in Derbyshire S45 0HW.
There are classes for Solo Ironman or two man relay teams. Solos simply grind it out for four hours; relay teams consist of one rider on track, the second rider in a holding area. Team riders “tag” their team mate to release them from the holding area onto track.
Teams have both bikes are on the same race number, one rider is on track clocking up the fast laps, then riders can change at any point, riders can share a bike if required. There is a Youth mini Iron-kid Event starting at 9am, then the main adult event will be flagged away at 11:30am.
The rider changeover area is always a hive of activity as teams plot different strategies to try competing against other riders of similar abilities. Entries can be processed online via www.rawenduro.co.uk riders can enter online and choose prepay or pay on day.
RAW accept ACU or IOPD licences, any rider without a licence can get an IOPD licence from RAW for £20, or a one event Day Licence for £10