"The world's second biggest motorcycle enduro race"
The annual Hog’s Breath Cafe Australian 4-Day Enduro (A4DE) is an Australian Dirt Bike Championship event - this year being held at Orange from April 16th to 19th.
The A4DE is one of the most prestigious and biggest races of its kind on the globe, attracting some of the world’s fastest riders and contributing more than $1.5 million to the Australian economy.
This year, spectators and fans will be in for a real treat when multi-time World Enduro Champion
Stefan Merriman goes head to head with the best from OZ, including last year’s A4DE Outright winner,
Chris Hollis (from Port Macquarie).
Riders of all skill levels - from Clubman to Pro - from every Australian state and New Zealand will be vying for class and Outright honours.
A record number of local riders will also be competing. Last year’s A4DE Championship Veteran's winner, Stuart Bennett, from Orange, and top-Australian racer Ben Grabham, from Bathurst, will be among the dozens of racers from the Central West who will take part.
There is also a state-versus-state element to the event, with the top riders from each state competing on Junior and Senior Trophy Teams. New South Wales took out the top gong last year for Seniors and Victoria for Juniors.
The A4DE consists of four days of grueling trail and about six special test phases a day, equaling a total of about 30 hours and more than 1000kms on the machine. Riders must also complete a final motocross on day four.
The event boasts classes for any senior rider, male or female, from clubman to pro. Entries close April 1st and will be capped at 350 - to enter visit www.a4de.com.
“The course will head north of Orange and will run on a mixture of private property and forestry land.”
Orange’s Warratah Sport’s Oval has been secured for ‘Parc Ferme’ (the staging area for riders and crew).
The final motocross for the event will be held on Sunday, April 19th, at the