The Merida EX Enduro has confirmed that it will be running from 15th to 17th September 2023 and pre-registration for the event is now open. The big news for 2024 is that the event will be renamed as the eEX and be an e-MTB only competition. Both races will take place as usual among the North Exmoor hills, with the event village based in the picturesque village of Allerford.
If you're unfamiliar with the EX, it's a three-day enduro with no practice time and around 10 competitive stages each day. With as much as 2,000 metres of climbing per day, it's an enduro with a heavy emphasis on endurance.
Entries are limited to 80 riders but despite the heavy toll taken by three days of serious riding, there's a proper party vibe and event organizer Mike Wilkens and the rest of the EX team go out of their way to ensure you're well looked after throughout.
In our opinion, it's one of the best MTB events in the UK calendar and should definitely be on every rider's bucket list. With limited spaces available, getting an entry isn't easy though, so if you're interested, pre-registration is open now, with entries being issued on the 5th March. You can also register your interest in the eEX for 2024.