Ulster Cycling News

Cycling Ulster MTB XC team 2016

In 2015 Cycling Ulster had sent a cross-country mountain bike team to the British NPS series. The Off-road Commission is now looking for expression of interest from riders who wish to join this team to compete at the British events in 2016.  As per 2015 the team will be made up of a maximum of 4 riders. Age categories are Junior and Under 23 (male or female). 

Eligibility for the team is as follows:

  • The rider must have been born in Ulster, or the rider must belong to an Ulster cycling club or the rider must live in Ulster.
  • The rider must have a current UCI competition membership licence
  • Year of birth must be in the range 1994 - 1999

Selection for the team will be based on the 2015 domestic series as well as the rider’s commitment and willingness to work within the team structure.  This will be combined with trial days where riders will be tested.

A selection panel will be in place and team selection will be made and announced by the end of January 2016.

The 2016 British NPS series dates are:

Round 1: 2-3 April, Pembrey Country Park, Llanelli

Round 2: 23-24 April, Newnham Park, Plymouth

Round 3: 14-15 May, Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire

Round 4: 11-12 June, Fforest Fields, Builth Wells

Round 5: 6-7 August, Cannock Chase, Staffs

Those interested in putting their name forward for this team need to send an email to martin@ulsterxc.com detailing the following information:

  • Full name
  • Club
  • Date of birth
  • Licence number
  • Full address
  • Contact telephone number (Parental number if rider is aged under 18)
  • Availability to attend the British series dates (shown above)
  • Previous results (Date, Event type, Event name, Location, Result)

This email needs to arrive by close of play on Monday 30 November 2015

This email address can also be used for queries about the team setup.



Posted by Martin Grimley (martin@ulsterxc.com)

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