Ulster Cycling News

Bann Wheelers Trailquest Round 2

Bann Wheelers are hosting Round 2 of their Winter Trailquest Series from The 3 Oaks Bar & Restaurant in Aghadowey, on Sunday 8th November.

Trailquests or Mountain Bike Orienteering is for anyone who loves being outdoors, likes a challenge, enjoys riding new areas and wants friendly low key events. You can take part if you have a bicycle, a helmet, and a team mate!

Teams take part in the same event and course, each rides to their own chosen limit. You can stop and enjoy the views or ride your legs off, you choose.… Read more

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Bann Wheelers Trailquest Series Now Open For Entries

Bann Wheelers are hosting Round 1 of their Winter Trailquest Series from Hecklers Bar, Ringsend, on Sunday 18th October. Three separate events are planned before Christmas.
Teams (of pairs) can be male, female or mixed.

Start will be open between 09:30 - 10:30, with each team given 3 hours to gain as many points as possible. Read more


Bann Wheelers Offer More Winter Trailquests

After a successful introduction into Trailquests during the Winter of 2013/14 Bann Wheelers are aiming to host a Winter Series of 5 events for 2014/15.

Trailquests (or MTB Orienteering Score) events are basically like a treasure hunt on the mountain bike!  Round 2 will take place on Sunday 7th December and will start and finish at Wetherspoons in Coleraine (Castlerock Road, BT51 3HP)

Teams (of pairs) can be male, female or mixed.  Start will be open between 09:30 - 10:30, with each team given 3 hours to gain as many points as possible.… Read more

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Three Peaks Trailquest

Dromara CC, who are by now past masters at organising Trailquests, have a  real treat in store for you on Friday 27th December. They will be promoting their Three Peaks Trailquest taking in the 3 peaks of Dechomet, Crotlieve and Slieve Croob mountains  with stunning views of County Down and beyond.

Teams of up to 3 riders are invited to come along and enjoy the craic. U-16s must be accompanied by an adult
There will be a choice of 2 or 3.5 hr quest Sign on is from 9.30am at the Dromara village Foootball club with the first team away at 10 30amFood, hot showers, bike wash and bar on site afterwards.… Read more


Upcoming off-road events – TQ & CX

As the year comes to an end we can look back on an action packed season of off-road racing and non-racing events for riders from aged 4 to those ready for retirement. We have had cross-country racing (XC), downhill (DH), off-road sportives, Fox Hunts, trail quests (TQ) and cyclo-cross (CX). The year ahead is looking very promising with more new trail centres being opened across the country.… Read more


Great Weekend for Off Road

The Red Bull Foxhunt on Belfast’s Cave Hill took place at the weekend and attracted competitors and visitors from all over Ireland and beyond.

Irish off road riders have consistently shown their talents both at home and abroad and this is due in no small measure to the top class mountain bike trails in Ireland.

The event promoted by Red Bull, sees 100 riders set off on the course together. They are then chased by World Downhill Champion, Gee Atherton who is set off some seconds after them.… Read more


Foxhunts and Trail Quests

This weekend the Redbull Foxhunt takes place on Cavehill. This downhill mountain bike event has the backing of Belfast City Council and organised by Plush MTB. The entry is full and should make for a great event to spectate at on both Saturday and Sunday. On Sunday Dromara Cycling Club are launching the first round of their trail quests. These off-road orienteering events have proved to be very popular over the years attracting a full range of cyclist, young and old, leisure and competitive minded. Details of both events are given here.… Read more


TrailQuest Series Final Report

The fifth and final round of Dromara Cycling Club's Winter Trail Quests took place on Sunday 29 January 2012 from the Children's Cancer Care home at Shimna Valley in Bryansford.  All proceeds from the five round series were being donated to this charity and it was fantastic to see another great turn out at this roun despite the wet conditions.  Dromara CC have been running these mountain bike orienteering events for many years with this charity being the benefactor for over 5 years now.

Sign on took place in an out building beside the main centre with staff laying on tea and coffee for the riders before they set off.  … Read more


Rd Three Trailquest

 Round 3 of Dromara Cycling Club's Winter Trail Quests takes place on Tuesday 27 December 2011 from event headquarters at Brennan's Garage on the Newcastle Road near Seaforde.

These mountain biking orienteering events are great fun for all abilities. You can enter solo or as a team of up to 3 adults. There are two events to chose from, the main 3.5 hour event and the 2 hour one for those who just want to try out the sport and for families. One adult can have a team of 1 or 2 youth riders (age 14 or over).… Read more


Rd 2 Dromara’s TrailQuest Sunday 11th December

Dromara Cycling Club are proud to present their 2011/2012 winter series of Trail Quests to raise money for the Northern Ireland Cancer Fund for Children. Round 2 takes palce this Sunday 11th December from Dromara Football Club, Rathfriland Road, Dromara. These off-road adventures are great for all levels of cyclists who want to discover the lanes, bridle ways and trails around the country in a hunt for markers. The events have time limits which means you have to find the most markers possible and return to base within the time limit.… Read more

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