XTERRA Europe | European Off-Road Triathlon Tour

The European Union's premier off-road triathlon series. Featuring championship races in eight countries leading up to the XTERRA World Championship in Maui, Hawaii, USA.

XTERRA England Open for Business




The XTERRA England off-road triathlon, to be held in Surrey on September 8, 2013, is now taking registrations.

XTERRA England is the last of eight majors on the European Tour and offers up 40 qualifying spots to age group competitors interesting in racing at XTERRA Worlds in Maui on Oct. 27.

The event combines a 1.5km swim, 30km mountain bike, and 10km trail run.  The swim will be held in Vachery Pond, one of Surrey’s best kept secrets.  It’s a 12th century private spring fed lake almost 900-meters long and covering over 50 acres.

The bike course - designed by XTERRA Pro and Surrey legend Sam Gardner (former winner of XTERRA Guam, Saipan, and Philippine Championship races) features two loops through woodland single-track, country trails and fast open off-road paths within the Vachery Estate.

“Sam has designed a route that encourages racing; he was determined to make sure his course design wasn’t a test of a racer’s hard-core mountain bike technical riding skills or insanity, with huge jumps and scary drop-offs. After all, it is a triathlon,” said race organizer Mark Davis.

The run features two 5K loops on tracks, trails and paths including The Downs Link - a disused railway line forming part of the 37 miles (59km) long-distance path linking St Martha’s Hill, near Guildford, to near Shoreham on the south coast.

To watch a video from the test event in Surrey and to sign-up visit http://xterra-england.co.uk/



  1. michael hawdon says:

    I have entered the race for this year - my first xterra.
    Are there any limits on the type of bike as I imagine a cyclo-cross or 29er will give advantage over a standard MTB with 26 wheels.
    Please can you advise so that I don’t invest in the wrong kind of bike as I have a 26 hardtail already.
    Thanks you

  2. admin says:

    Michael - Cyclo-cross bikes are NOT allowed only MTB bikes. 29ers and the new 27.5 wheels are allowed. Have a look at our full competition rules. http://xterra.co/XQb3Jh

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