Our Bikeweek.ie events programme got under way last night with an Introduction to MTB event at Merlin Park Woods.
A decent turn out of club members including our Euro MTB Marathon competitors made for a great evenings blasting around the twisty trails in the sunshine.
Garry and Tom led us on an expedition into the wilderness on trails that definitely need some cutting back and a few of us were slightly embarrassed to be out-ridden by a small child on a balance bike.
To be fair, it was a sprint course for him as he’s more used to riding 15k spins so he had the legs for it.
Thanks to everyone who turned up and rode. A great way to spend a summer evening.
Next up, Thursday 19th, Moycullen Woods for another Fat Tyre Night on some brand new trails and don’t forget that Unit6 Skatepark is open all evening. The pumptrack has been brushed and is ready to go. Bikes will be available to hire.
See you all there….
Ballyhoura hosted the European MTB Marathon Championships this weekend, the first time a UCI event has been held in Ireland (I think….)
Some of the top names in world mountainbiking took part along with some of our own from Connemara MTB. Stunning weather made for a great weekends racing with some tight racing and close-fought battles.
Well done to all who took part.
Neil Martin: 04:33:45
Garry Davoren: 04:42:22
Niall Waters: 05:59:54
Fran Kearns: 06:01:00
Jay Leavy: DNF as missed cut-off time. Completed 60kms
JUNIORS – 25km
Joseph Clancy: 01:28:43
Matthew Waters: 01:36:26
If anyone has a spare hour and a rake, we cleared a new trail in Moycullen this morning that could do with a small bit of cleaning before BikeWeek.
The trails starts at the Skills Area and is easy to follow around.
All help greatly appreciated.
Just a quick reminder that National BikeWeek 2014 kicks off at the end of next week on June 14th.
There are plenty of local events to get involved with and full details of these are on the Bikeweek.ie website.
Just search by county to see what’s on near you.
The club are hosting 3 events during the week and it would be great to see a turnout of members to support these and help out.
These events are intended to introduce people to the sport of MountainBiking in a safe and supervised way.
Tuesday 17th June in Merlin Park Woods @ 5pm
Thursday 19th June in Moycullen @ 4pm
Saturday 21st June in Derroura @ 10am
Bikes will be available to hire for the Moycullen and Derroura events. Merlin Park Woods is a bring your own bike event.
For further info, drop the club an email: email@example.com