Video: One muddy day out - we tackle the Transcend Enduro

Published: July 22, 2019 at 12:31 pm
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Carrying on our MBUK x Scott Dirty Half Dozen series, where we have a go at six challenges every MTBer should try, we take on an epic enduro race in the world-renowned Tweed Valley

Enduro racing has a charm few other mountain bike disciplines have. Where else can you ride around with your mates having a laugh and then pit yourself against them and the clock all in a single day out. It can be taken seriously or just for fun. As part of our MBUK x Scott Dirty Half Dozen series, we travelled to the MTB mecca of Innerleithen Scotland to race the Transcend Enduro, but our plan to enjoy the social side of the racing didn't quite work out, as our partner was sidelined with injury. But neither that, or the horrifically muddy conditions, could stop our Staff Writer Luke from laugh and finishing the day with a grin plastered across his mud-splattered face.

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Luke dropping into stage 4 of the Transcend Enduro. Photo: Brodie Hood
Luke dropping into stage 4 of the Transcend Enduro. Photo: Brodie Hood

You can read all about the event and how Luke got on in the July 2019 issue of the mag, which is on sale now. And below is a short video from Luke's race that gives you a small glimpse of just how 'charming' a day enduro racing can be!


Our Dirty Half Dozen series is supported by Scott Bikes. For this event we raced on their Ransom 720 model.


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Luke MarshallTechnical writer

Luke Marshall is a technical writer for BikeRadar and MBUK magazine. He's been working for both titles since 2018 and has over 20 years of mountain biking experience. Luke is a gravity-focused rider with a history of racing downhill, previously competing in the UCI Downhill World Cup. Educated to a degree level in engineering and with a penchant for full-throttle speed, Luke is more than qualified to put every bike and product through its paces to bring you informative and independent reviews. You'll most likely find him on a trail, enduro or downhill bike riding the off-piste tracks around south Wales and the south west of England. He often makes an appearance on BikeRadar's podcast and YouTube channel.

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