Local motorcycle enduro rider Rhys Evans from Newcastle Emlyn flies out to Argentina at the end of the week to compete in the International Six Day Enduro (ISDE).

Evans, 21, will be riding for the Lampeter based Dyfed Dirt Bike Club - the only club team from the whole of the UK that will represent Great Britain as well as Wales as a club team.

Rhys, who works as an engineer at a local factory in NCE, has competed at a number of British Championship Enduro rounds this year as well as the whole Welsh Championship series, he rode the ISDE in France last year and arrived back home in West Wales with a silver medal to his name.

This year he travels over seven thousand miles to new territory with the ISDE based at San Juan in Argentina with his other two team mates Neil Hawker and Simon Hewitt, his father Cefin flies out there as spanner man along with their team manager Meirion Scourfield from Llechryd, Cardigan.

The ISDE classed as the Olympics of the enduro world takes in six days of extreme riding with long days in the saddle, tires hardly last two days on the off road tracks there, it will be a mental challenge for man and machine to get to the finish line along with close to another 500 riders from across the world all competing for that elusive gold medal to bring home with them.