Ulster XC 2017 – Round 2 – Craigavon

Date: Sunday 9 April 2017
Event: Ulster XC Series Round 2
Venue: Craigavon Watersports Centre
Host club: Apollo Cycling Team

Course Description:
This year the host club has made some slight improvements to the popular course from 2016, continuing with a shorter lap length format for the senior riders (this means more laps though!!). The  venue and course layout offers interest to riders of all skill levels.  The youth track now incorporates more of the trails among the trees and less of the grass area.

Results from 2016: here
Results from 2015: here
Race report from 2014: here

Race report from 2013: here
Race report from 2012: here
Race report from 2011: here
Race report from 2010: here

Directions: Craigavon Lakes

Located at the Craigavon Water Sports Centre off Lake Road which is off roundabout 3 on the main Portadown to Lurgan road. If leaving the M1 motorway come off at junction 10 and follow the signs for “Craigavon Centre” then look for the signs for the “Watersports Centre” at roundabout 3.
click here to view in google maps
Co-ordinates: N 54.449832, W 6.38237

Race Timetable:

09:00 – Sign on opens
10:00 – Under 6s fun race
10:15 – Under 8s
10:30 – Under 10s
10:45 – Under 12s
11:10 – Prize giving for U8s, U10s and U12s
12:00 – Under 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 2 women, Under 14s
13:30 – Prize giving for U14s, U16s, S2 women and S4 men
14:00 – Senior 1 men, Juniors, Senior 1 women, Senior 2 men, Senior 3 men
15:45 – Prize giving for S1, S2 and S3 men, Juniors and S1 women


Practice times
For the main course
09:00 – 11:45
13:15 – 13:45
Practice time may also be available on the Saturday afternoon.  3 pm to 5 pm.

Race Fees:
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 7 April 2017 (8 pm)


To see who has entered click on the link here.  (Password to open – “Water”)

Gridding: Will be based on the results from Round 1 of the 2017 Ulster series – but only for riders who pre-register and pre-pay.

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.
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Catering: Catering will be provided by an external supplier on site (the café is no longer there).  Riders will receive a token for food.  All others will be able to purchase on the day if required.

Additional information:
Craigavon Watersports Centre: offers excellent toilet and shower facilities on site and there is a café in the Centre. The trails are open to the public for cycling and, on the day before the race, the course will be marked out using yellow markers from about 3 pm onwards.

Facilities: Craigavon Lakes
Car Parking: Ample
Toilets: On site
Showers: Yes
Bike Wash: Yes
Cafe: Not anymore
Gazebos: Only host club gazebos at start finish area.

Host club website:
Apollo CT
Race organiser: Robbie Smyth (email)
Contact number: 07762 683632