Date: Sunday 19 March 2017
Event: Ulster XC Series Round 1
Venue: Tollymore Forest Park
Host club: Dromara Cycling Club
The start/finish area will be in one of the scout camping fields with all courses then entering the trees. The main course had had to be modified from last year due to tree felling. The riders would use the tree line near the scout camping field, exit down a ditch, across the tarmac road and down to the lower levels of the forest. The route takes in an anti-clockwise direction utilizing many of the previous natural trails, heading down the bomb hole, crossing the Ivy Bridge and returning to the start/finish field via the tarmac road climb. Due to the set up of this year’s course, car-parking will be restricted to the main forest car park rather than the event field, as per last year.
Directions: Tollymore Forest Park
The venue will be Tollymore Forest Park, Bryansford Road, Newcastle County Down, Northern Ireland BT33 0PW.
Click here to view in google maps
Co-ordinates: N 54.225251, W 5.934250
09:00 – Sign on opens
10:00 – Under 6s fun race
10:15 – Under 8s
10:30 – Under 10s
10:45 – Under 12s
12:00 – Under 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 2 women, Under 14s
14:00 – Senior 1 men, Juniors, Senior 1 women, Senior 2 men, Senior 3 men
NOTE: SIGN ON CLOSES 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF EACH RACE.
For the main course
09:00 – 11:45
13:15 – 13:45
Practice time may also be available on the Saturday afternoon. 2 pm to 4 pm.
NO PRACTICE ALLOWED ON COURSES WHICH HAVE RACES GOING ON
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.
Juniors: £10 (€10)
Under 14s & Under 16s: £5 (€5)
Under 8s, 10s & 12s: £2 (€2)
Under 6s fun race: £1 (€1)
Pre-registration: – OPEN
Until 17 March 2017 (8 pm)
To see who has entered click on the link here. (Password to open – “Forest”)
Catering: There will be a coffee wagon on site (not supplemented). Sandwiches and snacks available for riders.
Gridding: There will be no gridding for Round 1 of the 2017 Ulster series.
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.
Tollymore Forest Park: offers toilet and shower facilities on site.
Facilities: Tollymore Forest Park
Car Parking: Ample – up in the main forest car park (not on site).
Toilets: On site
Bike Wash: Yes – taps available – bring your own hose.
Café: None on site.
Gazebos: Contact the host club if you are looking to erect a gazebo in the start/finish field. Gazebos must be on-site before 9 am.
Host club website: Dromara Cycling Club
Race organiser: Barry Kellett (email)
Contact number: 07751 231376