After receiving expressions of interest from riders, the Off-road Commission held a selection day on Sunday 3 July 2016. From that, the commission has selected the following riders to represent Ulster at the upcoming Inter-regional MTB Championships which will be held in Glasgow on 29-31 July 2016. Craig McCarthy Drew Armstrong Lee Harvey Thomas Creigthon with non-travelling reserve Dean Harvey. We wish the team every success.
The Youth Camp returns this year with 6 dates. These sessions are for Under 8s, 10s and 12s. Dates are as follows: Monday 18 July, Monday 25 July, Monday 1 August, Monday 15 August, Monday 22 August, Monday 29 August. Time 7-8:30 pm. Locations given below.
The Irish National Cross-country Championships will take place on Sunday 17 July 2016 at Bellurgan Park, Dundalk. Hosted by Cuchulainn CC, the park has seen some great racing in the past with the NPS series. Riders will need to have a UCI code starting with “IRL” on their licence. This will be a PRE-ENTRY ONLY event with entries closing a week before the competition. Online registration will open on the…
Round 4 of the Ulster XC Series doubled up as Round 3 of the NPS and took place at Lady Dixon Park in Belfast. Hosted by Xmtb McConvey Cycles this event has always been a favourite on the calendar. The day before had very heavy rain showers but race day was dry and sunny. There was a period in the middle of the day when the wind started blowing strongly…
The country woke to a grey, damp morning with the riders and supporters making their way though light rain as they headed to Ballykelly. The dry forest trails that had been touted all week were now more challenging. A great turn out of riders. Well done to Caldwell Cycles on the set up and new course design. The sun came out in the afternoon and by close of play we…
A sunny day with a dry and fast course. Sure what more would you want. Many thanks to the hard working volunteers from Dromara Cycling Club for hosting Round 2 of the Ulster XC series at Tollymore Forest Park today. Results here
Round 1 of the Irish Cross-country Mountain Bike National Point Series (NPS) took place at Union Wood in Sligo on Sunday 17 April 2016. Results here.
Xmtb McConvey Cycles managed to pull off the hat-trick – 3 events – 3 dry days. A true “spring” series. Many thanks to all the hard-working volunteers who helped to put on these events. Congratulations to David Broome (Dromara CC) on winning the raffle for the new Specialized bike sponsored by McConvey Cycles. Results from the final round are given here. Final overall results table – here.
Another great spring day at Ormeau Park in Belfast for Round 2 of the Xmtb McConvey Cycles Spring Series. Bright sunshine and dry trails. What more could you ask for? Results here
Pre-registation has opened for Round 2 of the Xmtb McConvey Cycles Spring Series at Ormeau Park in Belfast. Event date Sunday 20 March 2016.