ABOUT THE EVENT
One of Europe’s toughest enduro challenges awaits you. Come and test your riding, your determination and your machine against top world class riders.
Saturday will consist of the qualifying heats to see who lines up in the front row. The qualifying will consist of 2 separate parts, a fire road sprint test and a small extreme test.
The main races kick off on Sunday Morning at 9 am and Sunday Afternoon at 12 noon with riders leaving in rows on the gruelling 15-mile lap.
The track has been designed to provide a challenging and demanding course for a competent level of riders, while spectators will be able to get up close and personal with the riders while helping them find the best lines.
This event is run in accordance with ORPA Standing Regulations for Hare & Hound Endurance type events.
• Clerk of the Course - NICK PLUMB
• Chief Marshal - PAUL CLAYTON
• Safety Officer - PAUL CLAYTON
• Secretary - BECKY PREECE
• Venue: Sign-posted off the A4109 coming from Glyn-Neath A465, South Wales.
• Race Type: Saturday - Qualifier & Sunday - Extreme 3 lap race
• Track Length: Saturday speed test 8 miles – extreme 1 mile
Sunday races 15 miles (am & pm)
The event is once again held at the world-class facilities of Walters Arena. Here you’ll experience a world of terrains that an average riding experience cannot deliver. The event will range from the short but challenging qualifiers to a full 15-mile race lap with several extreme sections.
*All riders are free to enter the site along with one half price spectator, providing the rider has pre-registered for the race entry. These details can be checked at the Registration Point upon entry to the site.
The main site will be open from 7:30 am till 6:00 pm whereupon the main gate will be locked. All riders and spectators wishing to enter MUST show their wristband at all times. Failure to do so will result in non-entry.
All are welcome. Sunday is the main race day but spectators are welcome on Saturday. Spectator tickets are £10 per adult and £5 per child for the whole weekend. On Sunday we will provide x2 minibuses take people to key spectator areas of the course. Please be prepared to get dirty and potentially help riders. Spectators can view the track by following many of the interlinking forestry roads, or by our minibus service which will take you to the most challenging and demanding parts of the track & the no help zones
Food and drink will be available on site all weekend and marked clearly.
Provision of toilets will also be available on site all weekend and clearly marked.
Those wishing to camp may do so in the designated areas clearly marked. Please check with a steward or marshal first to ensure you have adequate space provided for you and your vehicles. Arriving before gates open on either Saturday or Sunday we would kindly ask you to park away from the gates to allow official vehicles to enter and exit and as soon as the gates open at 7 am we will happily escort you into the designated areas.
There will be between 3 main minibus pickup / drop off points. Starting from checkpoint one (You can get to the minibus by following the minibus/spectator signs). While spectators are walking to the pick-up points they will be able to watch plenty of action around them on the surrounding tracks.
The pick-up point for the minibus is from checkpoint #1 (10 minutes from the start)
The 1st drop off is at checkpoint #2
The 2nd drop off is at checkpoint #3
From these checkpoints, you will be able to see plenty of action and the infamous 3rd lap no help zones
Please Note: the minibus will run dependant on weather and demand.
Please respect and listen to the instructions given by the marshals, failure do to so may lead to exclusion from the event. Any issues must be reported to the information point, checkpoint or chief marshal.
We have two grades of marshals
(Yellow/Purple) Chief/Senior Marshals
(Blue) Track marshals