Date: Sunday 22 May 2016
Event: Ulster XC Series Round 4 / NPS Round 3
Venue: Lady Dixon Park, Belfast
Host club: Xmtb McConvey Cycles
This event is doubling up as Round 4 of the Ulster XC series and Round 3 of the National Point Series (NPS).
From here we start the fast charge toward the rose gardens, popping in for a fun singletrack loop before climbing back to the start arena via one last section of trail.
The host club have worked hard to come up with a course that retains the popular sections but omits the areas that become unrideable when it rains.
XMTB would like to thank Belfast City Council for their continued support in running events in their parks and we hope to see you all on race day.
Full course is approx 15mins
Chip timing for U14s up to Seniors
Race report from 2013: here
Race report from 2012: here
Race report from 2011: here
Race report from 2010: here
Directions: Lady Dixon Park
Located in south Belfast, off the Upper Malone Road
Click here to view in Google Map
Co-ordinates: N 54.543269, W 5.97888
Sign on opens at 09:30
Under 6s – 10:30
Under 8s – 10:45
Under 10s – 11:00
Under 12s – 11:15
Under 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 3 women, Under 14s – 12:00
Senior 1 men, Senior 2 juniors, Senior 2 men, Senior 1 women, Senior 3 men, Senior 2 women – 14:00
11:30-11:40 – Under 8s, 10s and 12s
12:30-12:40 – Under 14s, 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 3 women
16:00-16:10 – S1m, S1w, Juniors, S2m, S2w, S3m
NOTE: SIGN ON CLOSES 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE START OF EACH RACE.
For the main course
09:30 – 11:45
13:15 – 13:45
NOTE: There is NO official practice on the Saturday before the race. Anyone unofficially practicing in the lead up to the race must be respectful of other park users. Inapprorpiate behaviour may see the cancelling of this race and perhaps not getting the venue in the future.
Seniors: £20 / €25 – if you pre-register,
£24 / €30 – if you don’t pre-register
(note: this is the NPS fee structure)
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 20 May 2016 (8 pm)
To see who has entered click on the link here.
Catering: Food will be available after the races
There are additional toilets and a play park a short walk from the main start/finish field.
Gridding: Riders will be gridded based firstly on the current NPS series and then on the Ulster league series and only for those who pre-register for this race.
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.
Facilities: Lady Dixon Park
Car parking: Ample in the main start/finish field. Please follow the advice of the car park marshals when arriving at the venue
Toilets: Portable toilets as well as the park’s toilet block a short walk from the start/finish area.
Bike wash: No
Café: Yes, nearby
Gazebos: An area will be set aside for gazebos near the start finish area. Please contact host club should you want space reserved.