More Ulster success at the Irish XC NPS Round 2

Slade Valley in County Wicklow may be well known for its golf courses but it was Saggart Woods which was the attraction for mountain bikers from across Ireland who headed along the narrow roads to where Round 2 of the Irish Cross-country Mountain Bike National Point Series was taking place.  Host club IMBRC are regular users of the venue and have been busy developing and testing the trails in the…

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Round 4 and more sunshine

Castlewellan Forest Park was the location for Round 4 of the 2017 Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Series. This round was hosted by Shimna Wheelers and was orchestrated by Race Director Michael Clarke. The park is a popular destination for all types of leisure users with its excellent camping and recreation facilities. Thanks must go to the Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Forestry Service and Mourne Heritage Trust for their…

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Summer in Davagh. What a cracking day!

Wow! What a glorious day. Wall to wall blue sky with warm sunshine and temperature around 24 degrees. When you see the hot air balloons flying you know the conditions must be good. Hopefully the good weather will appear often during the rest of the summer.

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British XC Series Round 2 – report

The second round of the British HSBC XC NPS Round 2 took place over the weekend of 22-23 April at Wasing, Berkshire.  Cycling Ulster had entered a team of 3 riders:  John Buller from Banbridge CC, Thomas Creighton and Craig McCarthy both from McConvey Cycles.  Accompanying them was Gareth McKee who was acting as Coach, riding for Cycleology Racing in the Elite category, and Simon Curry as Team Manager.

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Another sunny day in Ormeau Park to conclude the series

Ormeau Park in Belfast was ablaze in spring sunshine for the third and final round of the Xmtb Spring Series. The daffodils had lost their flowers but the trees were now in leaf which hid some of the action on the course from the spectators but provided a more intimate and closed in feeling along the sections of single track for the riders. The course was bone dry and very…

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Results from Craigavon (Ulster Rd2)

Round 2 of the 2017 Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Series took place on Sunday 9 April at Craigavon Watersports Centre and hosted by Apollo Cycling Team. This venue was supposedly the location of the first cross-country MTB race in Ireland. It is due for some large scale development which may or may not hamper any further races at this site. Many thanks to Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon City Council for…

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Mixed fortunes for the CU team at the British XC MTB Series

Round 1 of the HSBC UK National Cross Country Series took place in Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli, Wales on Sunday 2 April 2017.  The Cycling Ulster team that went over were Peter Davison, John Buller, Thomas Creighton and Craig McCarthy.  They were supported by Simon Curry and Gareth McKee.  Peter competed in the Expert race category for the first time and finished 23rd. In the Junior male race,  John wrecked his…

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Ulster XC Round 2 – Craigavon

Entry now open for the second round of Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Series which will take place on Sunday 9 April at Craigavon Watersports Centre. Click here to bring up the details.

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Sunshine in Ormeau for Xmtb’s Spring Series Round 2

A glorious spring day at Ormeau Park for Round 2 of the Xmtb Series. Such contrast to round 1. With daffodils in bloom and bright sunshine the park looked great. Many thanks to Belfast City Council for the use of the park not only for the mountain bikers but for two separate running events, the Junior Parkrun then later the Jog Belfast 5k. It was also Mother’s Day and the…

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