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MSC Descent-Gear NPS Round 5

MSC Descent-Gear NPS Round 5

The final round of the NPS hits Rheola in South Wales this weekend. A revamped track with new pit area plays host to the final round of the UK's premier series. With Monster on site, it's set to be a good one. Racing or spectating? Read this vital last minute information.
MSC Descent-Gear NPS Round 5 - The Final 26th and 27th September 2009

Pictures by Scott Cartwright.

The final round of the MSC / Descent-Gear NPS is back at Rheola in South Wales!

Last time we were there, Marc Beaumont took home a gold medal and the National Champions jersey. Who will it be who takes home the series trophies, kindly provided from Hope Technology?

The course has been revamped as has the pit area and we now have a brand new finish arena.

Rheola was described by Rob Warner as Fort William with trees! It's a riders dream with a super fast open section up top, ruts and roots in the middle and then it gets tight and dirty at the bottom.

Parking and spectating is always free, we have a caterer onsite to keep you fed and watered. The Monster Energy team will be there with their killer sound system, Monster Wig-Wam and be fuelling up the riders with over 2,000 cans of the green stuff. Tim Flooks will be there from TF Tuned to keep the suspension working.

Retail wise Pure Riders and Descent-Gear will be there with an end of season blow out sale.

Head up the M4 to Swansea, continue to Junction 43. Take the A465, continue past Resolven. Take the first Glyn Neath turn (by Macdonalds). Take the next left (after Macdonalds) which is the B4242 (the old A465). Drive down this road for about a mile and the entrance to the venue is on the right opposite a layby.

Alternatively, you can get on the A465 halfway between Newport and Monmouth and drive past Abergavenny and Merthyr along the 'Heads of the Valleys' Road. It's a nice drive if you know it and would avoid and football or rugby traffic down Cardiff if there is anything on.

Good camping at Dare Valley Country Park Tel: 01685 874672
or Dan yRogoff Showcaves 01639 730284

Local accomodation:
Drwfs Nesaf 01639 720 035
Craig y Dinas 01639 720 378
Forresters House 01639 720 250
Old Bakehouse, Glynneath 01639 720 375
The Postcode your looking for is SA11 4DU, this is the lane at the bottom of the course, if you go past the Snack van its just on your right.

Grid Reference is: SN 848 051 - Thanks to Jamie Todd from Extreme Medical for this vital info!

Guys you know as well as I do Rheola is a nightmare for parking. Therefore we need everyone to use a bit of common sense and park nice and tightly.

Main pit area: Reserved for teams and officials, please don't park here unless you are supposed to.

Fire road: All cars to park here on the left hand side only. Anyone parking on the right may block emergency vehicle access and therefore would stop racing and practise.

Small car park on the right: Strictly for motor homes and converted vans only.

No camping onsite we're afraid...

We look forward to seeing you all trackside.

Steve, Si and Hensley...

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