MOTORCYCLE fans from across Herefordshire will be heading across the Welsh border to Rhayader next week for their evening motocross meeting.

The stunning hillside track at St. Harmon, just outside Rhayader, Mid-Wales, will reverberate to the sound of motorcycles on Wednesday (May 31).

The Welsh Open Motocross Championship has attracted a national-class entry, with top UK GP stars Tommy Searle, Estonian rider Harry Kullas, Scotsman Shaun Simpson as well as last year’s winner Welshman Adam Sterry.

Local ace Alex Walton will be competing against the star names in front of the large crowd at the Cwmythig Hill circuit and hoping to earn some of the big prize money on offer.

The circuit has received a huge facelift, which includes a downhill ski jump and the infamous 65 foot finish-line table top jump as well as a 125 foot uphill triple jump and rhythm section.

With practice at 5.45pm and the first race at 6.30pm there is a 10-race programme, three races per group, Pro/Experts, Clubman/Veterans and Novices/Ladies/Beginners, with the popular Grand Final “dash for cash” race at the end of the evening for the top Pro/Experts on the night.

The circuit, virtually the whole of which can be seen from any one vantage point also has a full trackside public address system, keeping the large crowds informed (4,000 spectators turned out for the event last year) will be top motocross commentators Chris Czora & Leah Yarranton.

As well as the 10 races, there are trade stands, good catering facilities, licensed bar, a tarmac drive into the circuit with excellent hard parking and permanent toilets.

Entry fee is £10 for adults while children under-14 free. Cwmythig Hill will be well signposted from Rhayader.

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