Biking Blitz 2013
The third edition of the Biking Blitz Series kicks off in February with events taking place in:
3rd February 2013
14km or 28km
17th February 2013
17km or 35km
3rd March 2013
16km or 32km
17th March 2013
14km or 28km
The blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There will be an overall series winner, taking the best three results from any four rounds. Mountain bike trail centres are used for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions at this time of year. So saddle up for the first time or put your training to the test at the 2013 Biking Blitz.
Full information on www.bikingblitz.ie
Youth U8 – Junior
Men and Women’s “Baggy Shorts” and “Super Pro”
Senior categories- €25
No additional licence fees, these are covered by Biking.ie
Phone +353 (0)83 417 3899
The King of 3 Rock is a two day Enduro MTB event on October 13th/14th 2012 which includes the Team-Trail-Thrash (Saturday), and Dixie-Dash races (Sunday), culminating in the ultimate accolade for any mountain biker in the country – the crowning of the King of Three Rock!!
Bad news from the organisers of the MTB Rendezvous:
We are in the unfortunate position of announcing the cancellation of the MTB Rendezvous 2012, due to take place in Knockree Youth Hostel this coming Sunday, 23rdSeptember.
We have received tremendous support for this new format of socialising on a bike, which encompasses all the good things about cycling. Both from the cycling industry in Ireland, the many individuals and cycling clubs looking to participate to the local businesses who welcome cyclist through their doors every weekend.
Unfortunately the success of this novel idea has been its down fall and has brought concerns from the forestry state body Coillte regarding access to their lands and the byelaws covering this. Due to these concerns we will not be continuing with the Rendezvous.
As organisers of the Rendezvous, our sole objective was to provide a social lunch for all who arrived at Knockree by which ever means they wished. It has never been to organise the routes anyone cycled.
Keen cyclist as we are, we are not members of any Cycling Ireland club, nor was this a competitive event. However the threat hanging over future Cycling Ireland events on Coillte land has been too great. We respect Coillte’s concerns and the byelaws governing their forests and access and do not want to jeopardise any future MTB events with the possibility of substantial numbers of cyclists on their land.
So I would ask all cyclists to do what you do every Sunday and enjoy your biking in designated trails. Thank you again for the interest you have shown in Rendezvous.
Revive your Ride on the ultimate Sunday spin.
Lock all your doors and windows, take the most valuable possession you cherish (your mountain bike), leave the family to fend for themselves and head for the hills……..
The biggest mountain bike ride and social spin of the year is coming to the Dublin and Wicklow hills near you. Ride out with your club or your regular cycling buddies, this spin is open to everyone.
Whether your super fit and can ride 2, 3 or 4 mountains, or happy just to ride Ticknock or Balinastoe, don’t miss this ride.
Start anywhere you want, anytime you like, ride any distance your legs will take you and meet up in Knockree Youth Hostel at 12:00 to be fed and watered along with hundreds of other likeminded mountain bikers. ALL FOR FREE!!!
Supported by EPIC MTB, Mountainbike Association of Dublin, IMBRC, Team WORC, Racing 795, Rocky Mountain and other local MTB clubs and non-club riders, get on your bike and join us for MTB Rendezvous 2012.
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The first Irish enduro championships took place at Bigwood, Newry county Down on 11th/12th august, it was a cracking event that was hosted by Plushmtb who did a fine job all round.Madmtb were out in force and although there were many mechanical “incidents” the gang loved it and are big supporters of these enduro’s It was a six stage event, deadly fast and technical stages that tested skills and bikes. Some good performances by Mad but no stage wins this time, a couple of seconds in stages and top ten’s overall for Fergal 9th (40/49) and MarkG 5th(35/39) and Phil 10th(35/39), all results can be found here : 2012-aug-12-irish-gravity-enduro-irish-gravity-enduro-national-champs-12-kilbroney
A good MAD crew made the trip to Ballyhoura for the third round of the popular Gravity Enduro series. Wet and windy conditions made it tricky at times especially stage four with a big hike up mt Seehan, but a great final stage run down brought smiles and cheers at the finish.
PRO winner was Greg Callaghan(OC tuning)
16-29 Steven Scrivener (Squeezy) finished 6th and was 5th on stage 1. Steve is now 4th in the overall series and a real chance of making the podium.
30-34 Ciaran Byrne (Mad) was an agonising one second from the podium finishing 4th,he was 2nd on stage two, Ciaran is 6th in overall series with the final round in Carrick in september.
Derek Hayes (Mad) placed 9th and was 5th on stage two, Derek is 18th overall.
Peter Loscher (Mad) finished in 12th and is 21st in series
35-39 Mark Cromie placed 12th and is 22nd in series
Mark McGauley (Mad/OCtuning) finished last in 26th place but won stage 1 and is 8th in overall series
Women Claire Breslin (Mad) finished in 5th place in her first Enduro
roll on the Enduro national champs in Big wood on aug 11/12th and then the final round of the Gravity Enduro on september 8/9th in Carrick co. Wicklow.
Huge rainfall all week made for some messy trails, but the Gravity Enduro 3Rock/Ticknock was a great event. Superb timed descents including many of Madmtb’s best trails led to amazingly close times. Big names turned up again including Joe Barnes(orange/mtbcut) multiple Megavalanche winner Rene Wildhaber (trek/redbull) and 2010 DH world champion Tracey Moseley(T-mo).
Pro 1st Joe Barnes (orange/mtbcut) 2nd Rene Wildhaber(redbull) and 3rd local ripper Greg Callaghan(Oc tuning/solid)
16-29 Steven Scrivener(Mad/Squeezy) finished a fine 5th overall (1st oveall MAD rider) and finished 4th on stage 1. Steve in pic 1
Rob Roest Whittle fin 50th after multiple mechanical issues. Rob huckin it in pic 2
30-34 Oisin Boydell (Mad/cycleinn) finished 5th overall and got 5th on stage3, Ciaran Byrne(Mad) place 6th overall and got 3rd on stage 3. Gene Ryan (Mad) placed 16th overall, Sean Mackessy(Mad) claimed 19th overall and is in pic 4. Derek Hayes(Mad) finished 25th, Mark McCourt was 38th and Dave” Celticdavey” Senior placed 40th overall.
35-39 Mark McGauley (Mad/OcTuning) placed 3rd overall and 2nd on stage 1/2/3. Phil McDonagh(Mad) finished a nice 8th overall, Mark Cromie was14th overall, Graham Diamond(Mad) 30th and Aidan Toher(Mad) was 31st40-49 Fergal Kilkenny (Mad) placed a fine 4th overall and was 3rd on stages 1/3/5. Kemble Larkin(Mad) 22nd position.A deadly weekends riding/racing and having the craic! Madmtb did ourselves proud on the trails we love so much, great job by Niall and his big crew, roll on round3 in BallyhouraKemble at the huck stage 2
Killarney cc put on a fine show for the fifth round of the xc NPS, held on the grounds of Killarney international hostel,Fossa, the track got rave reviews as a excellent xc race course. Small numbers made the journey but after good reports this should be popular next season.
S1 won by NPS champion Gar McKee(crc/vitus) 2nd Matt Slattery(killarney) and 3rd Max Staronewiewicz (Expert cycles). MADmtb racer Ciaran Byrne was a dnf again(Tracton rd3) and deserves a bit a luck, only 4 finishers out of 6 starters.
S2 The competitive S2 field had most of the top ten lads, 1st Paddy Mackey(worc) 2nd Simon Curry(Banbridge) 3rd Stuart Galloway(Worc) Gene Ryan(Mad) had a nice return to form with 4th position and young Nick Lanoote had to pull out after a few laps.
S3 won by local rider Sean Prendeville, 2nd Glenn gildea(imbrc) 3rd Peter Boaden(epic dh). Niall Horgan(Mad) finished well up in 13th place
Good racing by all accounts, and its been a fine NPS so far with well organised events and good race tracks, Davagh forest is next sunday 24th june and is the final round of the 2012 XC NPS.