Bike checking on this event requires us to check you have had the correct bike number for our timing system. It is ultimately the rider's responsibility to ensure the bike is event capable, unless we see something untoward. If in doubt please ask a Race Official.
Riders will be sent out in numerical order on both the Practice and Lap 1. After the times are compiled at the end of Laps 1, riders will be lined up from fastest to slowest to ensure fair play on the second laps.
Riders will be lined up in rows of 25, as designated from their qualifying times from Saturday’s races. This will be a mass start approach.
The system we use is Webscorer. This system is used the world over and the accuracy of this system is to the microsecond. Not only can it accommodate our main races, but also the varying stages, multiple start and stop points, but also checkpoints too. Approaching the finish line we record your time by pressing the clock symbol and once you ride further along and stop we then assign your bib number. This way you can be speeding over the Finish Line without having to stop and without us needing to know your race bib (might be covered by mud or come off).
We use two timing points. One at the Start Line and one at the Finish Line. The timing units work independent of each other and sync at the end of the race. This allows for riders to commence their race in any order which helps keep the race flowing.
We use just one timing module to record the Start and Finish and three separate checkpoint timing modules to record the race times, laps and checkpoints passed. Riders will be set off in a Mass start approach with the timer running for everyone riding. At the end of the race we can sync these up and provide a breakdown of each lap and how far a rider has progressed.
Approaching the finish line we record your time by pressing the clock symbol to record your time and once you ride further along and stop, we then assign your bib number. This way you can be speeding over the Finish Line without having to stop and without us needing to know your race bib (might be covered by mud or come off).
Race results for qualifying positions for the Main race are compiled on Saturday evening and posted online.
Sunday's race results take us two days at present to compile the data. this is to allow us to add in the additional rider details from those that enter on the Sunday and double-check the independent checkpoint data, to ensure it tallys correctly. Plus we can separate out by class, age, etc to provide as much information for riders and race officials as possible.
As an extreme we aim to push you as a rider, but ultimately allow you to overcome the obstacles. Last year 87% of riders completed one lap. Push yourself and see what you're capable of.
We cater for 4 main classes. Sportsman, Clubman, Expert and Veterans.
No. All our events include race licences.
No. All these will be provided to you when you turn up to the event and sign on at Registration.
Over 100 riders take part and we normally have many named riders too.
They need to be a minimum age of 16 years old.
Please see the timetable on the website or at Registration. Coming soon.
A day or two after the event. This gives us time to correlate all the data and present it correctly.
Our Information Point will be housed in our show trailer situated close to the Pits and opposite Scoring.
Yes. You can use as many bikes as you like between your team, providing each bike passes scrutineering.
No, we accept any bike, no matter how big or small they are. From Pit bikes right through to full on 1000cc adventure bikes can enter. As long as it’s got an engine, you can race on it
We accept any tyre, be it MX or Enduro. We have no restriction on tyre choice.
If your bike breaks down, PLEASE don't venture off the track & make your own way back to the pits (even if you THINK you know the way back!). The venue is very vast and riders have been known to get lost.
Like-minded riders are known to stop and offer assistance, if not, stop a rider and ask to pass the message onto the next control point or marshal.
Wait where you are and a travelling marshal will be along shortly and can radio through to arrange collection. There is no cost involved, however feel free to buy the marshal a drink after the event.
If you cannot do another lap, you can park your bike in the “Pits” (which will be positioned just before the finish line). Once the race has finished at 7pm or just after the lead rider has passed the finishing line, you can then collect your bike from the Pits and ride up to the finish line to record your last lap time.
Here you will also be able to collect your finishing medal.
You can have a van in the Pits providing you are entered into one of the following races - 6hr, 12hr and 24hr. No other vehicles are permitted unless you are part of the race.
You can have an Easy-Up in the Pits providing you are entered into one of the main races - 6hr, 12hr or 24hr.
You are most welcome to camp on-site. We would advise that you inform our Marshals on arriving and we'll guide you over to the quietest point.
Yes you can. It's fun! We require that all marshals and volunteers work at least one day, either Saturday and/or Sunday. Travelling and static marshal roles are available for the day & night race. We'll definitely put you to work on your shifts and ensure you're looked after. We will provide a Hi-Vis jacket.
Please contact our Events Team on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Animals are allowed at our events, but MUST be on a lead at all times. Any mess they created should also be cleaned up and disposed of appropriately.
The site is open from midday on the Friday before the event and closes on midday Monday following the end of the event. During this time the site is open for 24 hours each day.
You can bring food like any camping trip. We do have full on-site food vendors providing hot and cold food/drink. There are also stores & restaurants within 2-10 miles of the venue.
Trailer, Camper Van, and Caravan parking is onsite and you will be directed when you arrive at the venue. Trailers, camper vans, and caravans are parked separately from the “day parking” to ensure you have more space and a moderate amount of peace and quiet away from the pits.
Yes, we supply a free 1000ltr water bowser for the two days. However, due to the amount of people on the venue, we recommend bringing your own water.
We supply toilets which are dotted all around the camp ground and by the main marquee. We do not offer showers, and therefore recommend bringing a box of baby wipes to keep yourself fresh.
Tesco petrol station in the village of Glynneath, SA11 5EW. Open 6am to 12am. 2.8 miles from the venue.
Continental fuel station in Abercrave, SA9 1SW - 6.4 miles from the venue. Tel: 01639 730279
Yes, we will be providing a FREE minibus service taking you to the spectator friendly “Quarry”. Here we have provided a catering van for food and drink, as well as toilets.
Expect to see plenty of action on the hill climbs!