Ulster XC 2017 – Round 3 – Davagh

Date: Sunday 7 May 2017
Event: Ulster XC Series Round 3
Venue: Davagh Forest
Host club: Carn Wheelers

Course Description:
The start/finish area will be as last year in the lower car park. The main course will be pretty much as before but in reverse. Starting with the first trail centre climb (nicknamed alp d huez) from there to Boundary rock which will be ridden in the opposite direction with a few technical features to master on the way through before the run up to the Deer trail. A fast run down the deer trail, along the river, to the technical climb out. A right turn before turning left into the Eagle rock trail centre trail. Fast and flowy section round Sika Corner towards the long natural old school xc loop. Then it’s the run back along the walker’s path over the bridge toward the start/finish with two natural sections before crossing the line. The kid courses will be again the same as last year but only in reverse.
Car parking, bike wash and toilets all at the trail head as well as the play park for the younger ones.

Results from 2016: here
Race report from 2012:
Race report from 2011:
Race report from 2010: here
Race Timing: Laptop timing for Under 8s up to Seniors

Directions: Davagh Forest
Located 10 miles north-west of Cookstown.  The car park is located off the Davagh Road at the northern end of the forest. From Draperstown follow the Sixtowns Road through Straw Village. From Straw it is 3.8 miles to Davagh Road (sign posted East Sperrins Way), turn left and continue for 3.1 miles to the forest entrance on the left.
Click here to view in Google Map
Co-ordinates: N 54.719316, W 6.920485

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 5 May 2017 (8 pm)


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

Gridding: Will be based on the results from the current Ulster series league tablebut 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.
UCI rules a

Facilities: Davagh Forest
Car parking: Ample
Toilets: Portable toilets & on site
Showers: No
Bike wash: Yes
Café: No
Gazebos: Please contact host club should you want a gazebo at the start finish area.

Camping: Available at Shepherd´s Rest (website)

Host club website: Carn Wheelers
Race organiser: Barry Russell (email)
Contact number: 07595 319578