Here at the ninety-sixth FIM International Six Days of Enduro (ISDE) sustainability is taken seriously, with proactive measures in place to ensure positive impacts to the region and a minimum trace is left in the wake of this great race.

During this week’s race in Le Puy-En-Velay in France, the FIM, organisers , local clubs and National Federation are working together to to maximise the measurements that will guarantee the minimum disturbance to the environment surroundings .

Various measures have been taken to avoid soil contamination, protection of biodiversity, proper management of waste, climate and social actions. A specialized company has carried out the respective environmental impact study that has been presented to the authorities and that has served to establish a series of mitigation measures, including regulating passage through protected areas, changing routes, selecting previously impacted roads. In certain areas the pilots are forced to turn off the engines and go through the sites driven without engine power, to guarantee respect for sensitive areas and their biodiversity.

“It is a true privilege to compete in the ISDE in places as exclusive as these natural areas and landscapes. There are sections where we must turn off the engines to minimise the impact. It is a tough challenge, but it is still enjoyable. We must collaborate and protect our resources to ensure enduro in the future” Commented Jesús Plaza Freyer – Spanish competitor

In addition to the above, a restoration plan for the impacted areas will be launched as well as the reforestation of 1.7 hectares of land as a contribution to the community and neutralisation of part of the impact.

Before the competitors from the thirty-two nations are ready for enjoy the beautiful landscape of the region Auvergne- Rône Alpes , all motorcycles are verified by an acoustic expert to certify they fall within the allowed limits of sound of both the technical and environmental regulations.

All competitors must also use a protective mat under their motorcycle to avoid any soil contamination where possible when undergoing maintenance and refuelling each day.

While the FIM Ride Green measures are easily spotted in the regulations for motorcycles, it is in action all around both the race paddock and course.

Mindful measures are in place for the protection of the ground and biodiversity within the paddock. Motorcycles must only be washed in a specific designated area where adequate drainage and surfaces have been provided for.

In the paddock, refuelling areas and time control camps, specific waste sorting containers are provided and
emptied daily. Waste oils, tyres and rags for example are removed and carefully disposed of by a specialised company.

Out on course, the goal is to reduce and limit any possible disruption and impact to the surrounding environment and landscape. Where the circuit crosses a stream, temporary bridges are erected to take care of the watercourses and aquatic biodiversity.

At the initiative of the Organising Committee, they will organise a charity operation at the event. Moreover, the organisation are catering for officials and organisers using the supply of local products.

The FIM ISDE prides itself on actively promoting and operating within the FIM Ride Green mindset to ensure a sustainable future for this iconic and legendary Enduro event.