XMTB McConvey Cycles will promote Round 3 of the Ulster XC Series this coming Sunday in Lady Dixon Park. This event also doubles up as the NPS Round 4 event.
Over the past four years, Lady Dixon has quickly gained a reputation as a great XC race venue. The course, fast and flowing in nature, has produced some close, intense racing which will, no doubt, be better again this year with the new race categories. The Club are looking forward to welcoming folks that have previously raced the course and hopefully some new faces as well.… Read more
Held in the beautiful setting of Kilbroney in Rostrevor, the event was part of the Festival of Mountain biking which took place in the forest over the weekend to mark the opening of the new trails.
The XC event along with a Downhill event were held on Saturday and Sunday with an Enduro event on Monday.… Read more
Rostrevor Mountainbike Festival in Association with Newry & Mourne District Council will take place next weekend between 4th – 6th May. Practice kicks off on Saturday 4th May and three local clubs, each specialising in different disciplines, will be organising the events to ensure a very special rider experience.
Chainreaction Cycles club will be organising round 2 of the Irish Downhill Mountainbike Series (IDMS) on 5th May, Dromara Cycling Club will be organising round 2 of the Ulster Cross Country Series on the 5th May and Plush MTB will be organising an Open Enduro event on Bank Holiday Monday 6th May.… Read more
The Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission hosted the second of their training days for youth, women, beginner men on Sunday 21 April
at Belvoir Activity Centre in Belfast. There were thirty four people in attendance, mostly young riders.
The sessions were taken by Martin Grimley the Cycling Ulster Off Road Chairman and Colin Hughes, the Youth Commission Chair.
The riders were taken through a number of skills and tackled climbing embankments, going through trees and riding over grass. It was obvious from the look on their faces that they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.… Read more
All mountain bikers are invited to an information evening re: Barnett Demesne Trails @ 18:30 on Wednesday 17th April.
This information evening is being held at Belfast Activity Centre in Barnett Demesne and will begin with a welcome and introduction by Belfast City Council.
Outdoor Recreation NI will provide an overview of the X-Country trails and jumps park. There will be a quick overview of the role of MountainBikeNI moving forward and an opportunity for Q&A with each of the speakers.
As well as the minister and some of her staff, there was representation from over a hundred people including the local authority partners from Cookstown, Fermanagh, Dungannon and Tyrone and Magherafelt district councils.
It was this group that had helped ensure that the project continued by having the vision to raise the necessary funding required.
In her speech the Minister, Michelle O’Neill, paid particular tribute to Cookstown council who had listened to the views of the people they represented and had worked tirelessly on the project for the past ten years.… Read more
The 2013 Ulster Cross-Country Mountain Bike Series kicked off at Ballykelly Forest near Limavady on Sunday. This was the second year that the host club, Strabane / Lifford CC, had put on an off-road event at this venue and they were blessed with fine weather in the lead up to race day and on the day itself.
This provided a great dry course for all riders. The turn out was up on last year and the level of organisation of the club was stepped up as well.… Read more
The first round of the very popular Ulster XC MTB Series kicks off this Sunday at Ballykelly Forest between Limavady and Derry. The event is being hosted by Strabane Lifford and promises to be an excting event. Pre-registration is now open for the event and this will help the organisers estimate the likely number of riders on the day and also make the signing on process faster. For senior riders it will be cheaper to pre-register than sign up on the day.
As in all the Ulster XC events there will be a full programme of racing from U8′s upwards.… Read more
XMTB and McConvey Cycles have launched a new development team for 2013 with backing from some major sponsors. The 6 rider team will be riding Giant Bikes with equipment from Specialized, Fenwicks and Tifosi.
Although the team is based in Ireland, they will be travelling further afield with the hope of making an impact at the British National Points Series races. They will be managed by Lance McCarthy, who will travel with them to their races, and provided with coaching from Darren McWilliams and Robbie Lamont.… Read more
Cycling Ulster’s Off-road Commission are putting on 3 training days to improve off-road skills for 3 targeted groups – namely Youth, Women and Male beginners.
For these sessions the training is aimed at youth riders aged 14 or under, women at any skill level, and beginner males who are looking to get into off-road racing.
These sessions are aimed at riders who can confidently ride their bikes but who are looking to improve their off-road skills.
All participants must have a mountain bike in good working order.… Read more