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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Ulster XC Round 1 – Results

The first round of the Ulster Cross-country Mountain Bike Series took place today at Tollymore Forest Park. Host club Dromara CC had been on site for two days preparing the course and the event field. With overnight rain the event field was left quite muddy underfoot and the single track trails were made more challenging with the wet tree roots. Notwithstanding the riders appeared from early on to register and…

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A wet day at Xmtb Round 1

Round 1 of the Xmtb Spring Series took place today at Ormeau Park.  Although the morning started dry the predicted wet weather arrived before the start of the first race.   The rain went from light to very heavy back to light again.  When all racing was finished the sun came out!!  Lots of fun in the mud.

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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…

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