The first-ever EXGB Electric Off-Road Bike Race event is set to take place at the indoor Wheeldon Off-Road Centre in Devon on the 12th and 13th November.
EXGB is a sister organisation to Steel Hawk Motorcycle Club, which has successfully been running Revvi Cup Electric Balance Bike Racing in the UK, which will now also come under the EXGB banner.
All EXGB events will be run exclusively for Electric Off-Road bikes and will encompass Indoor, Outdoor, Cross Country and Flat Track events, all catered specifically for this type of bike and accessible and enjoyable for riders from 3 years of age upwards.
Joining the Electric Balance Bikes will be Mini-E and Auto-E classes for kids, and Adult classes for EMX Bikes such as Sur-Rons, Talaria, and Cakes.
The November Wheeldon event will be the first round of a three-part British Indoor Championship for the Mini-E, Auto E and Adult classes before the series moves outdoors for its four-round EXGP championship.
EXGB event director Paul Oughton said ahead of entries being open for the first event at Wheeldon, “We are really excited to where EXGB will take us. Running Revvi Cup and Electric ride days opened our eyes to the accessibility and affordability of Electric bikes for kids in the UK, whilst also understanding that these events and the bikes have different requirements to other off-road meetings. We are looking forward to introducing a whole new audience to off-road racing, and we are super excited about the possibilities ahead for this new sport in the UK. Introducing the Adults has been on the cards for a while and bridges the gap between the Kids and Adult classes. Going forward, our aim will be to have a full path of progression within EXGB from an Electric Balance Bike all the way through to the Adult British Championship.”
The full list of classes for the first event at Wheeldon is as follows:
Revvi 12” Open 3 years of age
Revvi 12” Open 4-5 years of age
Revvi 16” Standard 3-4 years of age
Revvi 16” Open 3-4 years of age
Revvi 16” Standard 5-6 years of age
Revvi 16” Open 5-6 years of age
Revvi 16” Open 7-8 years of age
Open Electric Balance Bike 12” 3-5 years of age
Open Electric Balance Bike 16” 3-5 years of age
Open Electric Balance Bike 16” 6-8 years of age
The open classes will be available for riders riding Stacyc, Amped, KTM, GasGas, Husqvarna and other brands of Electric Balance Bike.
The Electric Balance Bike Riders will be competing for the South West Super cup within their classes while all of the other classes will be competing to win the first round of the EXGB Indoor Championship with points going towards their quest for the title over the three rounds.
Mini E – 4 to 7 years of age – Max output 1600w – For bikes like the Oset MX-10, Torrot…
Auto E – 5 to 8 years of age – For bikes such as the KTM SX-E5, the Husqvarna EE5 and the Gas Gas MC-E 5 with up to 8kw power output
Adult – Stock class – Max Output 7000w
Adult – Stock Mod – Max Output 7000w
Pro Open Class – Max Output 11000w
The dates for the three-round EXGB Indoor British Championship are as follows:
12th & 13th November – Wheeldon Off-Road Centre, Devon
25th & 26th February – Wheeldon Off-Road Centre, Devon
25th March – SX Worx, Sheffield.
Entries are now open for riders who have ridden at Steel Hawk events before and will go on general sale on Monday at 5pm and full event info are now available via www.exgb.co.uk
For more info on the series or to find out how you can get involved call 01305 858166 or email firstname.lastname@example.org