Derby and Tasmania will be showcased to the world on April 8 and 9 during Australia’s first Shimano Enduro Tasmania – the second round of an eight-round international series.

A winding, exhilarating, fearful 80km network of trails threads through towering eucalypts in the hills surrounding Derby and the Blue Tier, a perfect combination for the mountain biking Formula 1.

Intricately designed and meticulously constructed by World Trail, an organisation led by the enigmatic Glen Jacobs, the mountain bike trails deliver a world-leading mountain bike experience.

Five hundred riders, including 30 professional teams and their crews, will attend. More than 2000 spectators will experience this unique sporting spectacle in Derby—the ultimate test of skill, speed, fitness and bravery.

Significantly, this will include a contingent of up to 40 national and international journalists and photographers.

The event will be live-streamed to the world—more than 1.5 million viewers tune in to see the intense action that the Enduro World Series provides.

General Manager Operations of sponsors, Bell Bay Aluminium, Ray Mostogl, said:

“In another first for Tasmania, the Enduro World Series mountain bike event is a wonderful tourism and business opportunity for the state and will showcase the best of what Tasmania has to offer to a global audience.

“Bell Bay Aluminium is delighted to be the naming rights partner for the Enduro World Series Corporate Breakfast.”

This event will make Derby, and Tasmania, an international sensation.

The Tasmanian Chamber of Commerce and Industry is proud to partner with Bell Bay Aluminium and the Dorset Council to host the Enduro World Series Corporate Breakfast in Launceston on April 4.

Guest speakers will be Glen Jacobs and International EWS Director Chris Ball, plus stars of the international EWS scene.

By Kristen Finnigan