ENDURO motocross fans from across the country will be arriving across the Herefordshire border this weekend for the ET James/Lasermaster/Amped sponsored Rhayader 2 Day Enduro.

The event begins tomorrow night (Friday) with the popular Maxxis Prologue.

Taking place at Cwmythig Hill, near Rhayader the Championship and Expert riders will compete over a short test full of man-made and natural hazards including tyres, logs and rocks.

The prologue always attracts a large crowd of spectators and top enduro commentator Huw Watkins will be on hand to keep everyone updated with the latest information.

To add to this spectacle the club has also attracted the world famous Purple Helmets moped stunt team to do a show once the Maxxis Prologue has finished.

On Saturday the border areas will be alive with the sound of motocross bikes and competitors take to the 50-mile lap over local forests with two service points per lap at Cwmythig and at Saintswell.

There will be three special tests per lap, a long Cross Test at Cwmythig using both motocross tracks and nearby grass fields, a very long Enduro Test at Saintswell using a large parts of the Red Lion forest along with open moorland and new for 2018 another Cross Test at Abbeycwmhir, which will be a short grass field test.

The cross test at Cwmythig will be used straight after the start & also at the end of each lap, Saintswell won’t be timed on lap one on Saturday (except for Championship class), while the cross test at the Abbey will be times every lap.

Sunday will be a reverse of Day One but no third test at the Abbey.

Series leader Danny McCanney goes into this round as clear favourite, but Tom Sagar back after his year long absence will be determined to go one better after finishing runner up to the McCanney in the last three rounds.

Jack Edmondson will be another hoping to close in on McCanney, along with the rapid Joe Wootton, ex-motocross star Alex Snow & World GP regular Josh Gotts.

Others hoping to shine will be youngsters Dan Mundell, Jay Thomas, Jed Etchells, Fraser Flockhart James Dent & Tom Ellwood. Top local riders Alex Walton and Charlie Evans will be hoping for some good points on local territory, while New Zealand Enduro Champion Hamish Macdonald a new addition to the series & will surely be one to look out for too.

Rosie Rowett will no doubt pick up where she left off at in the Ladies class, Nieve Holmes will be hoping to show her European Enduro experience to pay off with another battle with youngster Rowett.

Saturday will also see sidecars competing as it’s also a British Sidecar Enduro Championship round for them too. Favourites for the win will me multiple British Champion David “Winnie” Williams with passenger Luke Peters.

The prestigious Trevor Evans Memorial Cup will also be up for grabs for the best local sidecar crew too.