WESS GmbH in collaboration with Nick Plumb, the director of Outdoor Welsh Events, today announced that the opening round of the 2024 FIM Hard Enduro World Championship will be held in Wales, UK.

Nick Plumb, Two times Dakar finisher and Director of some of the UK’s biggest Enduro events ‚Äď Dawn To Dusk Enduro and Valleys Xtreme, will hold round one of the series, which will be a three-day Hard Enduro event called Valleys. This will be scheduled for April 2024.

New to the calendar, Valleys will be a three-day Hard Enduro race held from Aprill 12th-14th. The event will be held at Walters Arena – the iconic 4000-acre old coal mine site in a historic mining town in the South Wales Valley in the UK.

Eagerly awaited by the many British Hard Enduro competitors and fans, the FIM Hard Enduro World Championship will visit Wales in the UK for the first time in 2024.

Winfried Kerschhaggl ‚Äď Managing Director WESS Promotion GmbH: “This marks an exciting evolution for the championship. Our aspirations have always included hosting an event in the UK. We are thrilled to unveil our partnership with Nick Plumb and his team, as we eagerly anticipate the inaugural UK round as part of the 2024 championship.”

Statement from Nick Plumb: “After 20+ years of running events, I am excited to be given the opportunity of hosting a round in a world championship, not only in the UK but here in Wales. The UK was long overdue an iconic event and being able to hold this here in Wales on home grounds is just the icing on the cake. Wales has some of the worlds best riders and to give them the opportunity to compete on home soil against other talented riders across the world is just great! I am really excited about this new adventure”. (source: fim hard enduro world championship)

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