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Ulster XC Round 5 at Craigavon
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26-08-2014
Pre-registration has opened for Round 5 of the Ulster XC series at Craigavon on 7 September 2014
For details on how to register and about the race click here



25-08-2014
Lost property
A helmet and a camelbak was found at Castlewellan.  Can the owner please contact Martin ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )?


24-08-2014
Ulster XC MTB Championships - 24 August 2014
Podium results and link to some photos here (updated)



05-08-2014
Youth Camp - Session 4 - 4 August 2014 - Ballynahinch
The 4th and final session of Youth Camp took place last night.
16 young riders took part, 8 boys and 8 girls
Many thanks to Mark Harvey and sons for coaching / assisting
Many thanks to Steven Lindsay for these photos



24-07-2014
Sperrin MTB Sportive 27 July 2014

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED!


22-07-2014
Youth Camp - Session 3 - 21 July 2014 - Antrim
Many thanks to Steven Lindsay for helping out with the coaching and taking the photos.
13 youth cyclists took part - photos here
The 4th and final session of Youth Camp will take place on 4 August in Ballynahinch
More details here



21-07-2014
2014 Irish National Cross-country mountain bike championships
Held at Fossa, Killarney and hosted by Killarney Cycling Club
Results here


21-07-2014
Sperrin MTB Sportive 27 July 2014
The Sperrin MTB Sportive promoted by Harps CC will be held on Sunday 27th July 2014. The event gives riders the opportunity to ride both Slieve Gallion open mountain and the Davagh Forest Trails. As per last year, the riders start from Moneymore Recreation Centre before taking on either the 70 km RED route or the 60 km BLUE route. This is a mass start event but is not a race. Registration is now open on Entry Central. The event is open to riders aged 16 or over.
More details here



08-07-2014
Youth Camp - session 2
Many thanks to Mark Harvey and sons for helping out last night.
17 young riders took part.  Photos from Steven Lindsay here
Session 3 will be on Monday 21 July in Antrim
More details here



06-07-2014

Bellurgan Park - NPS Round 6 2014
Results here

Photos
Adrian van der Lee (Facebook) - here
Paul Anderson (Facebook) - here
Richie Byrne (Facebook) - here
Michael Armstrong (Facebook) - here and here
Martin Grimley/Joe Wilson/Aoife Monaghan (FlickR) - here



06-07-2014
Youth Camp - session 2 - Tannaghmore Gardens - Monday 7 July 2014

More details here



01-07-2014
Youth Camp - session 1
Many thanks to Mark Harvey and sons, Lisa Millar and Steven Lindsay for helping out last night.
14 young riders took part.  Photos from Steven here
Next Monday we are at Tannaghmore Gardens, Craigavon
More details here

 



27-06-2014
Youth Camp 2014
Monday evenings - 7-8:30 pm
Off-road skills training for Under 14s - boys and girls
30 June, 7 July, 21 July, 4 August
More details here




24-06-2014

NPS Round 6 - Bellurgan Park, Dundalk - Sunday 6 July 2014
Pre-entry has opened.  More details here
Click here to enter

 




24-06-2014
Ulster XC league (Ulster riders only) table after 4 rounds
View here



22-06-2014
Ulster XC Round 4 / NPS Round 5 - Garvagh Forest
A great race up at Garvagh Forest.  Many thanks to Carn Wheelers for hosting.

Results, photos and report here



25-05-2014
Round 3 of the National Point Series (NPS), at Lady Dixon Park on 25 May 2014.
This round doubled up as Round 3 of the Ulster XC series.

Many thanks to Xmtb McConvey cycles for a great race today.  Report here.



28-04-2014

NPS Round 1 - Slade Valley
Provisional results here

Photos
Keith Wallace (Facebook) - here
Tony Flynn (Facebook) - here
Action Pictures Ireland (Facebook) - here
IMBRC (Facebook) - here
Sean Rowe (Facebook) - here

 



11-04-2014
Upcoming events in April
12/13 April - Gravity Enduro - Ballinastoe, Co. Wicklow (website)
13 April - Scottish XC - Cathkin Braes, Glasglow - good luck to the Ulster riders heading over to race this
19/20 April - iDMS DH Round 2 - Mallow, Co. Cork - this event has been postponed
25-27 April - European Single Speed Championships - Castlewellan Forest - (website)
26-27 April - NPS XC Round 1 - Slade Valley (website)

 



07-04-2014
Many thanks to  Caldwell Cycles for hosting a great race at Ballykelly Forest.
Round 2 - report here


19-03-2014
Bike skills Under 14s - Under 16s
Check out the following videos from a bike skills competition (video 1) (video 2)
The off-road commission is looking for club coaches/parents to come forward to learn how to teach the skills in these videos to youth riders 12-16 (male and females).
It is proposed that there will be a regional competition day for youth to show off those skills.  Date and venue to be confirmed (Sometime June/July)
Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to register your interest.  There will be a meeting set up for coaches to attend (date and venue to be confirmed).  



15-03-2014

Report, photos and provisional results from Sunday's race are available here


02-03-2013
The third and final round of the Spring Series took place today.  Report and results here.
Many thanks to Xmtb McConvey Cycles for hosting the series
Series table overall here



23-02-2014
Report, pictures and results from Round 2 here




16-02-2014
Report, pictures and results from Round 1 - here






08-02-2014
Pre-registration has opened for Round 1 of Xmtb's Spring Series
Race on Sunday 16 February 2014.  Pre-registration closes on Friday 14 Feb at 8pm
Click here for details


08-02-2014
CHANGE OF DATE
Please note that the Sperrin MTB Sportive hosted by Harps CC has now been moved to 27 July 2014



28-01-2014
A new year and looking ahead a busy one

2 February 2014 -
Lakeland CC MTB Round 2 - Colebrooke Estate - click here for details

16 & 23 Feb, 2 March 2014 - Xmtb's Spring Series - Ormeau Park - click here for details

Potential youth MTB skills day - Saturday 15 Feb 2014 - TBC

8/9 March 2014 -
Round 1 of the Ulster XC series - Kilbroney - details to follow

For further dates see 2014 calendar link on the right hand side



31-12-2013
Ulster XC 2013 - League table after 5 rounds here
The winners are highlighted.

Prize giving will take place on Saturday 11th January in the Moyola Golf Club at 7.30pm 
More details given here

 



01-09-2013
A great day of racing at Craigavon Watersports Centre.  Many thanks to Apollo CT for putting on the event.
The first draft of results and links to photographs are shown here



16-08-2013
Youth Camp Week 6 - new venue - Langley Park playing fields, Ballynahinch - see information here

 



14-08-2013
Ulster XC 2013 - League table after 4 rounds here

 



12-08-2013
Youth Camp Week 5 - new venue - meeting near Six Mile Water Caravan Park and Lough Shore Coffee House, Antrim - see information here


 

05-08-2013
Youth Camp Week 4 - back to Tannaghmore Gardens, Craigavon - see information here



03-08-2013
Ulster XC Round 4 was incorporated into the support races for the World Police and Fire Games which took place on Saturday 3 August 2013 at Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor.
Results and links to photos here



21-07-2013
Well done to Carn Wheelers on hosting a successful National MTB XC championsihps today at Garvagh Forest.  Report here




31-07-2013
Youth Camp starts this Monday 15 July.  Off-road training for Under 14s.  7pm - 8:30 pm.  Click here for details.

Photos from Week 1 - here
Photos from Week 2 - here
Photos from Week 3 - here

 


Pre-registration has closed for the senior championship categories.  
You can still enter the non-championship categories and youth categories on the day
Click here for detials.




 



30-06-2013
Great racing today at Gortin Glen.  Many thanks to host club Caldwell Cycles

Photos and results here




Upcoming off-road dates
3 August 2013 -  Ulster MTB XC  - Kilbroney Park, Rostrevor (Dromara CC) (details here)

17 August 2013 - Da Cooley Thriller (MTB Marathon) - Cooley Mountains Dundalk (Cuchulainn CC)

1 September 2013 - Ulster MTB XC Series finale - Craigavon Lakes (Apollo CT)



NPS Round 4 / Ulster XC Round 3 - 26 May 2013 (Lady Dixon Park, Belfast)
Results and photos here

 



Missing Race Plates
Riders are asked to return their race numbers to the event organisers after each race.
A list of missing Cycling Ulster race plates is given here.



Youth, Women and Beginner Men training session
The Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission is hosting the third session of their training days for youth, women, beginner men on Sunday 19 Mayl
at Belvoir Activity Centre in Belfast

More details of the training days here



Ulster XC 2013 - Round 2 - 5 May 2013 (Rostrevor)
Results and photos here


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.  34 attended. Photos here

More details of the training days here


Ulster XC 2013 - Round 1 - 7 April 2013 (Ballykelly)
Results and photos here




 


The Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission are proposing the following training days for youth, women, beginner men and the Cycling Ulster Off-road Development Squad

Sunday 17 March (St. Patrick's Day)
Sunday 21 April
Sunday 19 May

More details here

 

Photos from 17 March 2013
here


 

Youth racing - skills day
Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission is organising a Youth racing - skills day on Saturday 16 February 2013

Many thanks to Colin Hughes, Lisa Millar and to the supporting parents for helping out.  Also thanks to the Harveys for showing us around the race courses.
20 young riders out
Photos
Steven Lindsay (Picasa) - here
Lisa Millar (FlickR) - here

 


 

Uncollected trophies and medals
Click here to see a list of uncollected prizes.  These will be available for collection on Sunday 17 February at the race in Ormeau Park.


 

Sunday 27 January 2013 - Cycling Ireland / Cycling Ulster -
Off-road development team day - Tollymore
More details here

Photos
Martin Grimley (FlickR) - here



03-09-2012
Final Ulster XC League Table 2012
here


02-09-2012
Great day's racing at Craigavon.

Provisional results
here

Photos
Michael A (FlickR) here
Paul A (Facebook) here

 


29-08-2012
Ulster MTB Youth Selection

See article on Cycling Ulster here



21-08-2012


The final session of the Youth Camp will take place on Monday 27 August 2012 at Tannaghmore Gardens, Craigavon.
Click here for more details.

Week 1 (16 attended) - Photos here
Week 2 (16 attended) - Photos here
Week 3 (29 attended)
Week 4 (34 attended) - Photos here
Week 5 (29 attended) - Photos here
Week 6 (23 attended) - Photos here


20-08-2012
After some requests from riders a discussion forum has been set up for Ulster XC MTB.
Feel free to sign up and provide feedback on the races. (Forum)


 

19-08-2012
Many thanks to Xmtb McConvey Cycles for hosting this year's Ulster MTB Championships at Castlewellan Forest Park.
Results here

Photos
Michael A (FlickR) here
Alan G (Facebook) here
Paul A (Facebook) here


19-08-2012
Youth Camp - 20 August 2012
Venue for the next Youth Camp will be Tannaghmore Gardens in Craigavon.  Click here for more details.


18-08-2012
Ulster League after 5 rounds here
Note: The 2012 league will be the best 4 of 6 rounds


12-08-2012
The Ulster MTB XC Championships takes place on Sunday 19 August 2012 in Castlewellan Forest Park.
Xmtb McConvey Cycles are hosting the event. 

This event is PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY

You pay on the day but no entries will be taken on the day.  Click here for details about this event. 

NOTE: This event is also open to riders from outside Ulster.




18-08-2012
An excellent venue for racing at Garvagh Forest - many thanks to Carn Wheelers for hosting Round 5 of the Ulster XC Series.

Photos
Michael A (FlickR) here
Alan G (Facebook) here

Provisional results here
Results updated however sign on sheets for Under 12s has been mislaid. Can the riders please contact Martin to confirm their name against race number ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )


08-08-2012
Youth Camp 2012

Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission continues its off-road skills sessions for youth riders aged under 14 over the summer. Next session will be on Monday 20 August 2012. Click here for more details.

Week 1 (16 attended) - Photos here
Week 2 (16 attended) - Photos here
Week 3 (29 attended)
Week 4 (34 attended) - Photos here


 


03-07-2012
Ulster XC League after 4 rounds - here






Great video from last year's race at Dunmore here


24-06-2012
Tough racing at Davagh Forest today.
Results here (updated!)


13-06-2012
*UNOFFICIAL NPS League table after 5 rounds

here

 





 


 



26-05-2012
Results from Round 3 of the NPS at Tracton Wood, Cork
here


 

 

 


 

09-05-2012
Link to off-road calendar for 2012 giving dates for XC, DH, CX both in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and selected events in the rest of the UK here

 


 

03-05-2012                            (08-05-2012 - results here)

6 hour MTB XC event in Gortin Glen on Sunday 6 May 2012.
Click image for more details.



21-01-2012
2012 Draft calendar of off-road events now available
here
This calendar has dates for XC, DH and CX events both in Ireland and selected events in the rest of the UK.


 

 

 

 

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