Archive for year 2009
Oakley are having a special open-day for all Cycling Ireland members (licence required as proof of membership). The date for this open day in Mullingar is Sun 20th of December from 13:00 – 17:00. The models being offered are M-Frame/Half Jacket/Enduring and a limited Radar stock. They’re are offering a 40% discount off retail. It will be a first come first serve basis. Cash only will be accepted as they do not have CC or laser facilities. Also for directions, if you follow the signs for NCT centre Oakley are on the right hand side, three buildings up from the NCT.
Burn off the Christmas turkey!
And test ride the world’s most innovative full suspension mountainbike
Too many calories every Christmas? Burn them off on the Bionicon demo day at Ballinastoe Woods, Co. Wicklow.
Bionicon has been voted “most innovative bike brand” 3 years running by BIKE, Europe’s largest MTB magazine. No wonder – where else can you transform the performance of your bike at the touch of a button? The Bionicon system allows the rider to change geometry by up to 7 degrees and fork travel by 3-4”on the fly. Fork plushness and bottom bracket height are unaffected.
Sound too good to be true? Come and find out for yourself!
MAD presents round four of the 2009 Supercross Cup cyclocross series in Corcaigh Park, Dublin on Sunday the 6th of December.
This event is generously supported by Cycleways and FD K-Capital Source.
Corcaigh Park provides a scenic backdrop to a fast and final round for the Supercross Series. The challenging course promises an exciting day for racers and spectators alike. There’s even a pet-zoo to keep the kids entertained.
All proceeds from this race will be donated to Mountain Rescue Ireland.
Sign-on opens at 10:30am.
Entry Fee: Main race €15/£15; MTB/fun race €10/£10; Underage €2/£2
Underage & MTB – 11:30am
Main Race – 1pm
Refreshments will be served after the race.
We’ve received the following information from Coillte:
A deer cull will take place in Ballinastoe from Monday to Friday, November 24th to December 19th between the hours of 11pm and 7.30am. Firearms will be in use. Do not enter during these dates/times.
Please be aware of this if you’re planning any night-rides.
The 2009 Super-Cross Cup cyclocross series kicks off this Sunday in Lurgan Park. This year the four-race series will have two rounds in Northen Ireland and two in the South. Apollo CT, IMBRC and XMTB will run the first three races while MAD will run the league final on December 6th. You can follow the progress of the league on the Supercross Cup website.
Apollo CT are hosting the first round in the same location as last years National Championships on one of the countrys fastest cyclocross courses. This race is also the first round of the Ulster Cyclocross League.
- Sign-on 11am-12.45pm
- Youth and MTB race 12pm
- Main cyclocross race 1pm
You can find the full 2009 Irish cyclocross calendar here.
100-mile endurance mtb races have been running in the USA for a number of years but this is the first year one was held in the UK. The Kielder 100 brought riders on a single lap through the Kielder forest spanning England and Scotland. MAD’s hard-man Cormac Ahern was up to the challenge, completing the course in under 13 hours and climbing over 3000m. He was one of 130 finishers out of over 200 entrants.
Detailed race report on Bikemagic.com
Official Kielder 100 website.
Congratulations to MAD’s Fiola Foley who was the female solo winner (and 4th solo overall) at Gael Force Cycle West. This was Ireland’s first ever 24-hour mountainbike event and presented riders with a long challenging course. You can find a good write-up of the event on Spoke.ie and read Fiola’s experience of it in her blog.
The last of our 4-spin beginners series rides takes place this Sunday. We’ll meet at Kindlestown car park (directions below) at 9:40am and start riding at 10. As usual, make sure your bike is in good working order and that you’re wearing your helmet. Other requirements can be found in the beginners pages.
Following on from this, if you want to keep going on regular rides you’re welcome to join the club. We’ll be running easier spins every weekend until Christmas (details in the forum members area).