Ulster Cycling News

May Day Bank Holiday – Feast of Off Road Cycling – Rostrevor

rosRostrevor 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.

Please Note -Irish Downhill Mountainbike Series RD 2 - Online Entry Only

Due to the high numbers of entrants for IDMS Round 2 at Rostrevor registration is now by Online Entry Only and competitors will not be able to register on the day. Registration will close at midnight, tomorrow,  Tuesday 30th April.

To register for this event click HERE

Sunday 5 May 2013- Ulster XC Series Round 2 - Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor

Dromara Cycling Club is proud to be involved in the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Festival which takes place from the 4th - 6th May 2013.
Dromara CC will be running the cross country event wich is also a round of the Ulster XC Series. The event takes place on the Sunday but there is a practice day on Saturday. Newry and Mourne council have provided great support for this event and are launching the trail centre.

Course Description:
Kilbroney Park in the foothills of the Mourne Mountains and backing onto Carlingford Lough is a stunning location all year round.  The senior course will take some of the tough climbs of Rostrevor forest with the riders then enjoying some sweeping downhill runs using sections of the new trails that have just been installed into the forest.  Parts of the course will use sections of the forest that were last used in 2007 as part of the K-Capital series.  The start and finish will be in a tiered enclosure which should make for great spectator viewing.  The youth course will be kept close to the event village with the Under 12s having their own separate course.

Practice day: Saturday 4 May 2013 between 2 pm and 8 pm

To Enter for this event Click HERE

For more details go to UlsterXC Website for information about race times and cost of the event.

Rostrevor MTB Festival Gravity Enduro Promoted by PlushMTB

The highlight of the inaugural Rostevor MTB Festival will be held in Kilbroney Forest park on Monday 6th May.  Complete the 5 stage course with your mates at your own pace and compare times for a real fun event.

Or a true test of man and machine incorporating technical skill & fitness, so battle it out to be crowned the Rostrevor Gravity Enduro Champ. All stages & transitions are on the sweet newly built mounatinbike trails in Kilbroney Forest park & out to Yellow Water...so all stages are also rollable for all levels of competitors. The emphasis is on 'gravity' for fun flowing trails while the clock is ticking ...

Stage 1 'The Fallow 1' - Cat. 5 black trail
Stage 2 'Yellow Water' - Cat. 5 black into Cat. 4 red trail
Stage 3 'The Fallow 2' - Cat. 5 black trail
Stage 4 'The Home Run' - Cat. 4 red trail
Stage 5 'Mega Mission' - the flowy DH trail

Entry Fee: £32.00

Licence/CI Non members:
 €20 / £18 Non CI members, €10 / £8 CI members without appropriate race licence (payable at sign-on - contact Event Organisers if racing DH or XC as well)

To enter for ths exciting event Click HERE

All enquiries regarding entries to Event Organisers Colin Finley
Email: colin@grallaghstudios.com

Marian Lamb

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