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.
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
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
Well finally, after a long number of months’ hard work, through adverse weather, and with only a small number of casualties, (our trail Foreman Hugh plus one more worker were hit with “Man Flu”), the Mountain Bike Trail was finished and our inaugural Mountain Biking event “The Mad March Hare” took place on Sunday, 3 March.
Cyclists are spoilt for choice this weekend with road racing and off road competititive events on both Saturday and Sunday and now two leisure events on Sunday 3rd March promoted by two of our newer clubs, Killeavy CC and Tir Chonaill GAP.
Killeavy will promote a leisure cycle for charity in aid of Downs Syndrome while Tir Chonaill GAP have a a fantastic Off road Leisure cycle on offer.
Killeavy Charity Cycle 60km/8km Sunday 3rd March
The route is a nice easy one which will suit cyclists of all ability .… Read more
Saturday 2nd March 2013 – Lakeland CC will promote Round 4 of their Youth MTB Series. The venue this time will be Necarne Estate, Irvinestown. The series is organised to attract young people from the area into cycling and provide challenges for them. However the series is open to anyone who wants to come along and have a go. Lakeland CC are also catering for adults and there will be a full programme of events on for more senior members as well.
Lakeland intend to run a full programme of events to cater for Under 8s, 10s, 12s, 14s, 16s, Juniors and Senior riders.… Read more