Xmtb Spring Series 2017 – Round 1

XMTB’s Spring series returns to Ormeau Park on Sunday 26th February 2017. 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 two separate Senior men’s races and a Women’s race taking the following format:

Senior A:
The Senior men’s 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 men’s B race is for beginners – new to racing,and who would otherwise race at Senior 4 level, bottom half of the Senior 3 category. The club reserves the right to “bump” riders to the Senior A category if we believe you are riding under your ability, or “sand-bagging” your fellow competitors.

Most riders know what category they should be racing in. So be fair to your fellow competitors and choose the right category.

Event dates
Round 1 – Sunday 26th February 2017
Round 2 – Sunday 26th March 2017
Round 3 – Sunday 23rd April 2017 (Series Prize Giving)






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. No gridding at Round 1

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 Timing: Laptop timing for Under 8s up to Seniors

Race times
10:30 – Under 6s – born 2009 or earlier (and not capable of riding the Under 8s race)
10:45 – Under 8s – born 2009 or earlier
11:00 – Under 10s – born 2007 or 2008
11:15 – Under 12s –  born 2005 or 2006

12:00 – Under 16 males – born 2001 or 2002
12:01 – Under 14 males – born 2003 or 2004
12:02 – Senior Adult Females
12:02 – Under 16 females – born 2001 or 2002
12:02 – Under 14 females – born 2003 or 2004

13:31 – Senior men’s A Race
13:32 – Senior men’s B Race

Under 6s/8s/10s/12s will ride shortened courses. All other categories will ride the full course.

Practice times:
For the main course
09:30 – 11:45
13:00 – 13:20
Note: The course is not open for practice on Saturdays

Race fees
Under 6s – £1
Under 8s, Under 10s, Under 12s – £2
Under 14s, Under 16s – £5
Juniors – £5
Seniors – £15 on the day, £12 if pre-registered

Catering: Coffee Angels will be there for all 3 rounds offering coffee and snacks. The club will offer hot food at Round 3 only.

Prize giving:
There will be no prize giving ceremony until after the final races on Sunday 23rd April 2017

Notes: Ensure bicycles are in good working order and that bar-ends have been fitted.
No electric bikes or motorised bicycles permitted.
No cyclo-cross bicycles permitted.

Race insurance
Details of race licences here


Map for Ormeau Park





Click on the image above to go to the interactive map
N 54.589372, W 5.918026

Car parking: Follow signs and instructions from marshals
Located inside the changing facilities at the Ozone centre
Bike wash: 
Please contact host club should you want a gazebo at the start finish area.

Contact details
Host club website: www.xmtb.co.uk
Race organiser: Ronan Campbell
Contact: email Telephone: 07803 722898