The stunning hillside track at St Harmon, just outside Rhayader, will reverberate to the sound of competition motorcycles tomorrow evening.

Wednesday, May 29, signals the long-awaited return of the PAR Homes/Bodenham Enterprise Park/Steve Rowlands & Sons sponsored Welsh Open Motocross Championship.

And there’s a brilliant national-class entry taking part, with top UK GP stars Tommy Searle and Conrad Mewse, New Zealand rider Dylan Walsh, as well as top Welsh riders Adam Sterry and Joel Rizzi. Also starring in this fantastic line up are Taylor Hammal, Dan Thornhill, and fan favourite John Adamson who will hoping to field a strong challenge in front of the large crowd at the Cwmythig Hill circuit and hoping to earn some of the big prize money on offer.

Tommy Searle
Tommy Searle (Image supplied)

The circuit includes a downhill ski jump, wall of death berm and the infamous 65ft finish line table-top jump - as well as a 125ft uphill triple jump and rhythm section.

With practice at 5:30pm and the first race at 6:30pm there’s a slickly run 10-race programme with three races per group. The groups are 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.

John Adamson
John Adamson (Image supplied)

The circuit, virtually the whole of which can be seen from any one vantage point, also has a full trackside public address system to keep the large crowds informed.

4,000 spectators turned out for the event last year and this year’s visitors will be kept in the loop by top motocross commentators Chris Czora and Leah Yarranton

As well as the 10 races, there are trade stands, good catering facilities, a licensed bar, a tarmac drive into the circuit with excellent hard parking and permanent toilets - everything, in fact, for the family to enjoy a good night of entertainment.

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

Spectator tickets can be bought on the gate, but this will be cash only.

For further details on the event and Rhayader Motor Club more widely please visit