• Venue: Sign-posted off the A4109 coming from Glyn-Neath A465, South Wales, SA11 5UD
• Date: 7th / 8th January 2017
• Race Type: Saturday - Qualifier & Sunday - Extreme 3 lap race
• Track Length: 1/2 mile for extreme qualifiers and approx, 15 miles for full race.
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.
This is a solo event to find the 'King of the Valleys' rider. Each rider can push themselves to the limit to test their metal. However this year with the introduction of 'Mates Rates' and the use of 'mile markers' you can challenge your mates to see who is the better extreme rider. So put you and your mates names down and let the competition begin.
Our course will be signed with numerical mile markers to indicate each mile approximately from the start line and will be numbered from one to fifteen accordingly (dependent on course length). This will aide you whilst riding for notifying marshals of breakdowns or accidents / injuries. Please remember to help your fellow riders should you see an incident and need to report it.
A free minibus service will be available on the Sunday only to escort spectators around the course to gain the best advantage points and engage more in the main races. Pickup and drop off points will be at the Starting Line and the Quarry.
Next to the Marshal's marquee you will find the Information Point. During the course of the weekend there will be an information point which will operate as a central communications point. If you have any queries about any aspect of the event this will be the place to direct your question or query.
Some of the obvious questions we get asked cover the following:
- Missing Riders
- Bikes stuck on the course
- Results queries
- Safety issues
- Parking issues
- Lost and found or injured rider equipment
- Missing children
Whilst every care is taken in fencing off the pits and riding areas, the use of bikes and equipment is constant on the site. Every care should be taken to look after your children. However should you lose a child or find a child that is lost, please go directly to the Information Point which is next to the Marshal's marquee. Here they will radio all officials and inform them of the missing child. Parents of the missing child please go directly to the Information Point to raise the issue or collect your child. Safety is always paramount. Please be aware that parents / guardians are solely responsible for their children's safety, supervision and behaviour at all times.
We provide several bins spaced around the site, but we respectfully ask you to leave your rubbish in the bins provided and should they become full, please take it home. This necessitates a quicker cleanup on the following day for the team and helps keep costs down. We appreciate your understanding.