It was to be another classic event put on by the Lampeter based Dyfed Dirt Bike Club when they ran the Arwyn Rees Caio Enduro on Saturday, which attracted a capacity entry less than 24 hours of entries opening, writes Gary Jones.
The event was also the opening round of the 2018 British Sidecar Championship as well as a round of the Welsh Championship for solo riders and a round of the classic twinshock championship.
Local riders from the club did very well with Alun Davies / James Ferguson from Caio taking the overall win in the Sidecar Championship class by 10 seconds from Neil James / Jonathan Williams from Crossgates, David Williams / Luke Peter Llanidloes took third a further 10 seconds adrift. Aled Evans Lampeter with Simon Morgan were forced to retire their sidecar on lap three.
In the Championship Solo class Jamie Lewis took the win with Charlie Evans from Llanidloes taking the runner up position.
The clubman class saw Jac George from the DDBC fly the flag claiming the runner up position on a KTM, whilst Rhodri Gardner finished 3rd on a Gas Gas. Dylan Davies from NC Emlyn finished 5th in the Clubman Classic class riding a Husquvarna WR250
Aled Rees / Dan Lewis Aberdyfi were as runners up in the Sidecar Clubman class, whilst in the Sportsman Class it was a win for Lampeter rider Mathew Harries on a KTM, Stephen Jones from Tregaron took third in the class also riding a KTM.
The Vereran Clubman class saw Phil George take the runner up position and Calvin Williams from Lampeter finished third in the class one second down on George.
The day finished off with a presentation of results followed by a auction and the raffle with the money raised from the event going to charities; the children’s Cilgerran Ward at Glangwili Hospital Carmarthen and the Crohn’s & Colitis UK charity.
The club is grateful to Cilgawad farm, Caio for their excellent start venue for the enduro as well as other land owners en route, NRW for the forest all marshals and helpers on the day who made the Caio Enduro probably one of the best events in the UK.