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History

The first Welsh TT took place at Pendine Sands on August Bank Holiday 1922. The main event was held over a distance of 100 miles in atrocious weather conditions and was eventually won by Capt. Clarence P. Wood MC, on a 596cc Scott Squirrel.

THE HISTORY BEHIND EPPYNT AND THE WELSH ROAD RACE

The magnificent trophy awarded that day, is currently held by Carmarthenshire County Museum. However, the curator has generously agreed to allow the original trophy to be awarded to the winner of the new Superstock event.

The Eppynt Motor Cycle Road Races was revived in 1948, under the auspices of Builth Wells & Carmarthen Motor Clubs, following a period of austerity after the second world war. It was held on War Department property near Sennybridge, which became the Eppynt road race circuit, named after Mynydd Eppynt, on which it is situated. During the six years that racing was held on the Eppynt circuit, many famous racers of the era participated, including Grand Prix & IOM TT stars such as Les Graham, Ray Cowles, Cecil Sandford, Bill Bodice, Fron Purslow and Maurice Cann to name but a few. However, the lap record of 70.65mph was set by .T. Barnett on a 350cc Norton during the 1950 Junior Race.

It is unclear why the event had such a short lived history at Eppynt, but we are led to believe that increased military activity, as a result of the Korean War, combined with the outbreak of foot & mouth disease, were contributing factors in its premature demise.

EPPYNT RACERS

RACE PROGRAMMES

RACE LEGENDS

Watch racing legends push the boundaries round the epic Eppynt Race Circuit.

ALL THE FAMILY

A Road Racing Extravaganza for all ages to enjoy. Please leave your pets at home, as no animals will be allowed trackside, for health and safety reasons.

HISTORY REVISITED

A Road Racing Event of Yesteryear takes pride of place once again in the Welsh mountains.