Race fees & categories

The following is a breakdown of the fees, race categories and prizes for the Ulster XC Series 2017

Fee structure

Seniors: £15 (€15) if you pre-register and pre-pay,
£18 (€20) if you pre-register but don’t pre-pay,
£20 (€25) if unregistered and just turn up on the day.

Juniors: £10 (€10)
Under 14s & Under 16s: £5 (€5)
Under 8s, 10s & 12s: £2 (€2)
Under 6s: £1 (€1)

Race Categories explained (for the 2017 season)


Category Age Comment
Senior (Men) 1 16+ Elite riders and top 5/6 Experts/Masters/Vets – [5-7 laps]
Senior (Men) 2 16+ Strong riders – [4-6 laps]
Senior (Men) 3 16+ Seasoned/experienced riders – [3-5 laps]
Senior (Men) 4 16+ Introductory category for men starting racing (Sports) – [2-3 laps]
Senior Women 1 16+ Elite women [4-5 laps]
Senior Women 2 16+ Expert women [3-4 laps]
Senior Women 3 16+ Introductory category for women starting racing (Sports) – [2-3 laps]
Juniors 16-17 Those born in 1999 or 2000
Under 16 Those born in 2001 or 2002
Under 14 Those born in 2003 or 2004
Under 12 Those born in 2005 or 2006
Under 10 Those born in 2007 or 2008
Under 8 / Under 6s Those born in 2009 or earlier

NOTE: There is separate “Junior S2 race” for strong junior riders.  For juniors who are new to cycling they are free to enter Senior 3 or Senior 4 men’s races.  Junior females can take part in Senior Women 2 or Senior Women 3 races.

Under 6 race

The Under 6s race is just for fun. It is an introduction to off-road racing.
There are no winners, no podium, no medals. It is all about the achievement of starting and finishing.
If you child can complete the course with ease and is ready for the next challenge please have them try the Under 8s race instead. There is no lower age limit on the Under 8s race.


Within the Ulster XC series there will be prizes for the top 3 in each category above.  For youth races (Under 8s to Under 16s) there will be prizes for the top 3 male and top 3 female riders. For the Under 6s fun race all the young riders will receive a goodie bag.
Prizes for youth will be in the form of a medal, prizes for adults will be either cash or trophies.