Powys riders take on the world’s elite at the International Enduro Championship
Many Powys riders have returned home after competing in the FIM International Six Day Enduro (ISDE) in France, one of the most prestigious events on the sporting calendar.
Rhayader’s Andrew James took charge of Team Wales and Team Rhayader while Team Dyfed were also represented.
The Welsh team consisted of Jack Cadwallader from Oswestry, Harry Houghton from Buckley and Harry Hillier-Rees from Maesteg while the Rhayader team included Adam James, Shaun Buchan and Jack Probert from the Powys-based club.
Meanwhile, Rhys Evan, Alun Jones and Gareth Jones represented the Dyfed team.
The six-day enduro took place in Le Puy-en-Velay and saw the best riders in the world compete on a grueling course.
The six-day race offers a tough test for riders and machine with an increasing level of difficulty.
More than 560 riders from 30 nations took part in the oldest event on the International Motorcycle Federation calendar, which ends in a century of editions.
The Wales side finished 14th overall and were the fourth British club in the final lists.
Meanwhile, Buchan finished 52nd, James 78th and Probert 115th to seal 20th place in the team standings for Rhayader.
The Great Britain team lifted the world trophy with the team of Steve Holcolmbe, Nathan Watson, Jamie McCanny and Jed Etchells ending a 69-year wait to bring the trophy back to Britain.
Jack Cadwallader (right)
Great Britain completed a historic double as Jane Daniels, Neive Holmes and Rosie Rowett lifted the women’s trophy to return to these shores for the first time.
The ISDE was first held in 1913 in Carlisle, England, and has since become a popular annual competition.
It has performed annually, apart from interruptions due to World War I and World War II, in various locations around the world.
Until 1973, the competition always took place in Europe.
In 1973, he left the continent for the first time, in the United States.
Since then he has been outside Europe frequently, twice to Australia and Chile, once again to the United States, Brazil, New Zealand, Mexico and Argentina.
Argentina have been named hosts of the 97th edition next year, when Powys’ top riders will once again hope to be selected to take on the world’s elite.