Ulster Cycling News

Downhill, XC and BMX Events this Weekend.

This Sunday 9th March the first round of the National BMX Series takes place at DCBMX track in Unit 64, Cherry Orchard Industrial Estate, Ballyfermot Road, Dublin.

The 2014 Irish BMX National Series will be run over 6 rounds with each riders best 5 results counting towards their final ranking.

Age Group Guidelines:
The age a rider turns in 2014 is the age group they race i.e. if you are 12 now but turn 13 on or before the 31st December 2014 you race in the 13-14 year old category. Riders found to be deliberately gaining an advantage by riding down an age group will be disqualified and no points will be awarded.

While riders who are or have dominated their age group are encouraged to move up a group you cannot ride up to the Vets 30+ class, you must be 30 years of age in 2014 to race this group. Riders who are 30+ can decided to ride down.

Riders can if they wish race more than one age group i.e. their own and the one above them (excluding Vets 30+) but they must pay the entry fee for both.

Female riders can opt to ride in the male category but a male cannot ride in the female category.

Age groups may be combined on the day of races if not enough entries are received to form a category (4 riders constitutes a category) but points will be awarded to riders based on their age category i.e. if the 7-8 year olds are combined with the 9-10 year olds group the rider from the younger group with the best result on the day will be awarded full points in the 7-8 category and so on.

All riders of 15 years and above are eligible to enter Superclass (payback) should they feel they are ready for the challenge.

Riders in their 14th year can chose to race in Superclass with a Special Dispensation, please contact BMX Ireland for details.

Once a rider enters two Superclass events at National level they must remain in that class for the remainder of the current National season.

There will be a higher entry fee to race Superclass, a percentage of which will be used for cash prizes on the day of the race. The prize money will vary depending on the number of entries per race.

Rostrevor Mountain Bike Festival
Kilbroney Park will again be a hive of activity this weekend, 9th March, for the Rostrevor Mountain Bike Festival. Dromara CC and ChainReaction Cycle Club have joined together for the second year of this festival. Dromara CC is hosting Round 1 of the 2014 Ulster XC series (cross-country race - XC) and CRC is hosting Round 1 of the IDMS series (downhill - DH).

Pre-registration for the XC race is still open until Friday 7th at 8pm. Pre-entry is closed for the downhill race but there are some limited places available if riders come along on Saturday 8th March. For more details see the relevant websites.

Both events are great for spectators. The caravan park is being used for the event headquarters and there will be hot food vans, ice cream and climbing wall. Practice will be open for both events on Saturday with the main race day on Sunday.

XC website - here
DH website - here

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