Xmtb Spring Series Round 2 – 20 March

25387448975_cf703934c7_oPre-registation has opened for Round 2 of the Xmtb McConvey Cycles Spring Series at Ormeau Park in Belfast.  Event date Sunday 20 March 2016.

2016 Spring League Poster

XMTB McConvey Cycles spring series returns to Ormeau Park on Sunday 28th February 2016. A series of 3 mountain bike races aimed primarily at the youth riders from the Under 8s up to the Under 16s.  The club wish to thank Belfast City Council for their support and ongoing permission to use the venue.

Because of the popularity of this league in addition to the normal program, we will be hosting two separate Senior races taking the following format:

Senior A:

The Senior A race is for riders who are experienced in cross country racing and would normally compete in race categories Senior 1, Senior 2 and Senior 3 (top half of the results).

Senior B:
The Senior B race is for beginners – new to racing and who would otherwise race at Senior 4 level, bottom half of the Senior 3 category, or never raced at all. The club reserves the right to “bump” riders to the Senior A category if we believe you are riding under your ability, or “sand-baging” your fellow competitors.

Event dates
Round 1 – Sunday 28 February 2016
Round 2 – Sunday 20 March 2016
Round 3 – Sunday 10 April 2016 (Series Prize Giving)

Pre-registration for Round 2 is now open.
Pre-registration closes at 8pm on Friday 18 March 2016.

For a list of who has entered click here.

All riders are encouraged to pre-register to greatly help with the administration on the day.

NOTE: Gridding will only apply to those riders who have pre-registered.

Sign on (on the day)
Sign on will open on the day at 09:30.  Sign on closes 15 minutes before the start of each race.

Race times
Under 6s – 10:30
Under 8s – 10:45
Under 10s – 11:00
Under 12s – 11:15

Under 16 males – 12:00
Under 14 males – 12:01
Under 16 females – 12:02
Senior Adult Females – 12:02
Under 14 females – 12:02

Espoirs/Juniors – 13:30
Senior A Race – 13:31
Senior B Race – 13:32

Race fees
Under 6s – £1
Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 12s – £2
Under 14s, Under 16s – £5
Juniors – £5
Seniors – £17 on the day, £14 if pre-registered

Race insurance
In order to take part in off-road racing riders need to have membership and insurance through our governing body, Cycling Ireland.  Riders can take out an annual licence (either a Full Competition or Limited competition) which will cover him/her for all off-road events.

Day licences will be available to purchase on race day, the cost of a day licence will be £17 (€20) for those aged 16+.
Day licences for those aged 15 or 16 will be £9 (€10).
Youth riders (Under 14s) are encouraged to take out an annual licence as it costs the same as a day licence (£5).


Map for Ormeau Park

Contact details

Host club website: www.xmtb.co.uk
Race organiser: Mark Harvey
Contact: email Telephone: 07913 331373