Ulster XC 2017 – Round 5 – Drumcairne

Date: Sunday 2 July 2017
Event: Ulster XC Series Round 5
Venue: Drumcairne Forest, Stewardstown, County Tyrone
Host club: Island Wheelers

This is the final round of the 2017 Ulster XC series.

Course Description:

All races will be starting from near the car park.  Riders will go up the grass and turn left onto a fire road for 50 m.  They will then turn right into the trails which are fast and rooty in places, continue into the pine section and through the potato drills.  After the potato drills the riders will go through another tight, rooty section until they come onto a fire road for plenty of overtaking opportunity.  There will be a right turn into the Garden, then up a short, sharp climb (car park climb). After the climb there is a fast section of trail before going over God’s Ramp ( B line available), another short climb then flat out to the finish line.

Note: The youth courses will be using part of the main course so those sections will not be available for practicing on while the youth races are in progress.

Race Timing: Laptop timing for Under 8s up to Seniors

Directions: Drumcairne Forest
Located 1 mile to the east of Stewardstown.  From the B160 take the Castlefarm Road then turn onto the Ballygittle Road.
Click here to view in Google Map
Co-ordinates: N 54.572949,  W 6.646484

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 30 June 2017 (8 pm)


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

Gridding: Will be based on the results from the current Ulster series league tablebut only for riders who pre-register AND pre-pay.

Catering: Food will be available after the races

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: Drumcairne Forest
Car parking: Follow signs and instructions from marshals
Toilets: Portable toilets will be on-site
Showers: No
Bike wash: No
Café: No
Gazebos: Please contact host club should you want a gazebo at the start finish area.

Host club website: Island Wheelers
Race organiser: Sean Scullion (email)
Contact number: 07761229205