Xmtb Spring Series Round 1 2018

The first round of XMTB’s Spring series takes place in Ormeau Park, Belfast on Sunday 25th February 2018. The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their support and ongoing permission to use the venue. This is a series of 3 mountain bike events aimed primarily at the youth riders from the Under 6s up to the Under 16s.  In addition to the normal program, we will be hosting…

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British MTB XC Series

Expression of interest for Cycling Ulster XC team to race in British XC series

The Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission is now looking for expression of interest from riders who wish to join this team to compete at the British cross-country mountain bike series in 2018.  As per 2017 the team will be made up of a maximum of 4 riders. Age categories are 2nd year Under 16s, Junior and Under 23 (male or female). Eligibility for the team is as follows: The rider must…

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2018 Cross-country XC Dates

Some details of the Ulster Cross-country (XC) dates and the Irish National Point Series (NPS) dates are given below. Shimna Wheelers has agreed to run the Ulster XC Championships at Castlewellan Forest Park – Sunday 19 August 2018. The NPS dates can be found here The National XC Championships will be held by Banbridge Cycling Club at Castlewellan Forest Park on Sunday 22 July 2018.  

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Best result ever for Ulster at the Inter-regional MTB Championships

The Inter Regional Mountain Bike Championships, run by British Cycling, brings together the best of young talent from all regions of the UK. The event is made up of teams of Under 14 and Under 16 boys and girls, competing against one another to gain points for their teams. The standard of competition is extremely high, with British and European champions in attendance.

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A great day of racing at Castlewellan for the Ulster Championships

It was a return to Castlewellan Forest Park for the 2017 Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Championships with Banbridge Cycling Club taking on the task of event host for the second year in a row. As per last year the race village was centred on the grassy slope in front of the Castle with the main course setting off from the bottom of the hill, on the flat, meadandering its way…

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Expression of interest in competing in the Youth Inter-regional MTB Championships

Expressions of interest are sought from Youth riders (Boys & Girls) interested in being considered for selection for the Inter-Regional Mountain Bike Competitions which will take place on 22-24 September 2017 at Hadleigh Park, Essex. This event is for Ulster riders in the Under 14’s or Under 16’s age categories.  Ulster will be up against 13 other regions from across Great Britain.  Riders must be able to travel over to the…

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Racing in the secret garden of Tyrone

Drumcairne Forest in County Tyrone was the venue for the 5th and final round of the 2017 Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Series. This is the second year that host club Island Wheelers has used this venue as part of the series and there was clear evidence of how much extra work they had put into the venue from last time. This quiet forest just outside Stewartstown was part of a…

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Youth Camp 2017 dates

The Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission is hosted a summer of youth training events on Monday evenings.  These are aimed at Under 12s and will focus on off-road skills.  Hosted in different locations the scheduled times would be 7 pm to 8:30 pm. No need to pre-register and kids can show up any week they can.  Dates would be: 3, 17, 24 and 31 July, 7, 14, 21 and 28 August….

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