ABOUT THE EVENT

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

We accepts participants from the age of 14 years and over.

Saturday:

Qualifying

9:00am - AM Riders (Subject to change)

11:00am - PM Riders (Subject to change)

The qualifying will kick off with a fast speed course on approx a 7 mile loop which will then end in the arena doing an approx 1 mile hard extreme loop. The 1st lap will be a practice run starting in number order, there will be approx 15 second intervials between each rider, the 2nd lap will be a timed run starting again in number order and the 3rd lap will again be in timed but will be in time order from the 2nd lap. The total loop of the qualifying is approx 8 miles long.

There will then be a top 10 shoot out after the qualifying has finished.

The 2nd & 3rd lap will be calculated, giving you your postion for the start line on Sunday. Those riders who are not competing in the qualifying will get placed at the back of the start line on race day. 

The above format applies for both Am & Pm riders 

Valleys Lite

2:00pm - This 2hr race will start Saturday afternoon, the course is big bike friendly. Do as many laps as you can on our approx 6-8 mile course.

Sunday:

Main races kick off on Sunday Morning at 9am and Sunday Afternoon at 12 noon with riders leaving in rows of 15 on the gruelling 10-mile lap.

Choose between the AM 2hr race and the PM 3hr race. The Am race is an easier version which consists of 2 laps or 2hrs "whatever one you achieve first" or chose the PM race which is 3 laps or 3hrs, again "whatever one you achieve first". The 3rd lap on the PM race has NO HELP ZONES.

There are NO actual classes in these races, both AM & PM are clubman and sportsman friendly.

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.

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This event is run in accordance with IOPD Standing Regulations for Hare & Hound Endurance type events.

OFFICIALS
• Clerk of the Course - NICK PLUMB
• Chief Marshal - NICK PLUMB
• Safety Officer - NICK PLUMB
• Secretary - ELLIE PLUMB-DARRELL

THE COURSE

• Venue: Sign-posted off the A4109 coming from Glyn-Neath A465, South Wales. SA11 5TU *Follow Arrows/Signs from here
• Race Type: Saturday - Qualifying,    Sunday - Morning and Afternoon race 2 or 3 lap race
• Track Length: Saturday Qualifying Speed test between 5 to 8 miles approx. Xtreme test 1 mile approx., Sunday 2 races (am & pm) approx. 10 miles

COURSE SPEC

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 start with Saturday Qualifying then followed by the main races on Sunday this is an Extreme event expect it to be very hard.

SPECTATORS

SITE TIMES
The main site will be open from 7:00am till 8:00 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.

SPECTATORS
Are welcome, Sunday is the main race day but spectators are welcome on Saturday as well. Spectator tickets are £15 per adult, £5 per child 6yrs-15yrs and 5 & under go free. The ticket will gain you access for the whole weekend. On Sunday we will provide a minibus taking 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 (free for paid spectators)  which will take you to the most challenging and demanding parts of the track & the no help zones

CATERING
Food and drink will be available on site all weekend and marked clearly.

TOILETS
Provision of toilets will also be available on site all weekend and clearly marked.

CAMPING
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.

MINIBUS
There will be a minibus pickup / drop off point to take spectators to check point 3 the mini bus will start and drop off just after check point 1 (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)

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.

MARSHALS
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

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