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Time for a change in scenery.

August 5th2014
 By Thom Kingston on 2014-08-05T09:20:35-06:00 | King of the Valleys |

A Change in Scenery -- 2013 King of the Valleys
Spidertrax | Thom Kingston | CC BY 3.0

The weekend is before us, and that means only one thing. It’s time for another Ultra4 racing installment, this one in the land of sheep & windmills (and ale) a plenty. The 2014 King of the Valleys will kick-off this Friday, taking place in the history rich lands of Walters Arena in South Wales. Packed with 3 days of racing goodness, The Ultra4 European Circuit has its roots with this venue, which kicked off Europe’s Ultra4 racing in 2012. Fast forward to today, and we have a field of racers that are lightyears ahead of the competition just a few years back, which makes one thing certain. This weekend is going to be one seriously competitive race.

US’s own Levi Shirely will be taking the field after having just grabbing 1st at the last European race, King of the Mountains AND 2nd at the last US Ultra4 race the Glen Helen Grand Prix. He will be racingĀ alongside many other top Ultra4 European competitors we’ve come to know, including Nicolas Montador (current series leader), Walter Philippo, Jaap Betsema, Axel Burmann, Jim Marsden, and many more. We’re excited for this 3rd Ultra4 European race of the 2014 season, and excited to see the sport growing so well across the ocean. We’ll be there once again, capturing a few photos and stories along the way. Stay tuned for more details as the weekend of racing unfolds.