XCO UCI Mountain Bike Masters World Championships took place in Val di Sole, Trentino, Italy on 31 August 2016. Robin Seymour (Team Worc) took part in the M45-49 age group and was gridded on the front row. From the whistle Robin took to the front having a close battle with Spaniard Francesco Xavier Carnicer but finally dropping him to finish well clear after 5 laps.
The NPS XC series has come to a conclusion. Details below.
To date there is no venue or club to run the 2016 Marathon MTB Championships.
If you are an event organiser and would consider running the Marathon Championships contact Max Power by email (here).
Below is a summary of results obtained by riders from across Ireland in both cross-country and downhill events outside of Ireland – British Series and beyond.
Gridding will be taken from the latest NPS league table (after 4 rounds)- here.
Gridding for the Senior Men, M30, M40, M50 races has been calculated from the NPS league tables with overall results weighted by the following factor.
Senior 1 x 1
Senior 2 x 0.6
Senior 3 x 0.4
Senior 4 – not used for weighted values
Priority is given to last year’s winner, the current NPS XCO points and then the Weighted NPS scores. To see the gridding list click here.
The 2016 UCI World Cross-country (XCO) championships take place in the Czech Republic from 30 June to 3 July. Three riders from Ireland will be competing at this event. Gareth McKee (Elite men), James Curry (Under 23) and David Conroy (Junior) will be supported by Simon Curry and Graham Boyd. We wish them great success.
The weekend of 16 & 17 July 2016 sees the Irish National Championships for both the downhill and cross-country mountain bikers. Both events are pre-entry ONLY and must be pre-entered a week in advance (10 July cut-off). Carrick mountain Co. Wicklow is the venue for the downhill and Bellurgan Park, Co. Louth for the cross-country.
Registration for the downhill national championships is here.
The link to the cross-country registration system here.
Round 3 of the Enduro World Series took place at Carrick Mountain, Co. Wicklow on the weekend of 13-15 May. This is the second time that this international event has visited the venue and it is testament to the great job that Niall Davis and the Biking.ie crew did last year to see its return. The format was as before, 7 timed Enduro stages. Like the previous year the sun shone and the crowds gathered and lined the stages, in costumes and making lots of noise. Greg Callaghan relived the fairytale of 2015 and took the win again in the Men’s category, much to the delight of the crowds of spectators. Leah Maunsell took the win in the Women’s Under 21s, Killian Callaghan took the win in the Men’s Under 21s, with the legend that is Robin Seymour taking first in the Masters.
A great job again by Niall and the small army of helpers.
For a full list of results click here.
Click on this link to download the minutes from the AGM (PDF format)