Once again the UK’s hardcore extreme riders return to Walters Arena (SA10 9LU) for a third year to fight for the “King of the Valleys” title on January 7 and 8.
Located in the Welsh Valleys, this year’s 15-mile circuit will include some of the most challenging obstacles and undulating terrain to be found anywhere in the UK -the very reason experienced riders add this event to their calendar. From Clubman to Pros, every rider can test their metal to decide how extreme they really are.
Saturday 7th will be a series of tests to qualify for the main race on Sunday 8th. Sunday’s race consists of three brutal laps to push every rider and their machine to its limit. The first to complete three laps wins.
This year sees the return of Graham Jarvis, who once again promises to challenge David Knight’s title for first place and hopefully be triumphant in winning the first place £1,000 cash prize.
Runners up in second and third place have the opportunity to walk away with goodies in excess of £600 and every rider completing a minimum of one lap will receive a finishers medal.
Over 80 riders confirmed so far and climbing, and for the first time, they have introduced a ‘Mates Rates’ entry which allows you to challenge your fellow rider, even though this is a proper ‘guts and glory’ race for the solo rider.
Spectators are free to enter on Saturday to support and encourage riders, before Sunday’s main race. Entry prices are £8 for adults and £4 for children. On-site facilities will include free parking, toilets and food and drink. A free minibus will be available to ferry spectators around the course to watch riders at the extreme sections and ‘No Help Zones’, which prove more popular to watch every year.
“I realised again today why I actually ride and race motorbikes,” said David Knight.
So if you looking to break your new kit in or shake off the Christmas blues, then what better way than to enter with a mate for £99 (includes race licence and numbers). See website for details.
Alternatively, if watching amateur and pro riders alike, go head-to-head on an interesting and entertaining Extreme Enduro, then they have it all at Valleys Xtreme, where there can only be one “King of the Valleys”.