Trail Building Course

trail-tool-2Forum Connemara are hosting two trail construction and maintenance courses in Letterfrack.

Monday and Tuesday the 8th & 9th September 9am—4pm

The course will address maintenance issues which normally arise on trails and provide an overview of different trail construction and maintenance techniques. There will be a mixture of classroom work and hands on fieldwork putting into practice some of the techniques covered in the classroom.

Cost is €20 per person.

To book contact Rosaleen Ní Shúilleabháin 087 737-5599

Trail building 2 NTO Approved Trail Maintenence and Repair – Course Outline 2013

Trail building 2

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From downhill to marathon

Great to see lads out representing the club at the weekend….from downhill to marathon.  Some great photos of Sean Holland at Bree and Damian Sikora in Da Cooley Thriller. 10460256_770248893043821_7639605169741905249_n 10624660_10204426776779290_436592938063751600_n

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Events and Spins Round Up

A good spin was had by all in Clarinbridge last night with 12 club members out. I wasn’t there myself but I’ll make the next one.

On Thursday 7 Aug, a few members are heading to BikePark Ireland at Fairymount Farm near Roscrea for the evening session. If you haven’t been there yet, it’s well worth the trip down. 6 trails with one to suit all levels and an uplift truck so you get to save your legs for the downhills. No harm to book your uplift tickets in advance on

Da Cooley Thriller is on Saturday 16 August this year. XC MTB marathon with a choice of 21km or 52km routes. Details and registration here:

Finally, there are a few places left for the Gravity Enduro round at Carrick Mountain in Wicklow but they’ll be gone by the weekend. It’s selling out fast so get in now if you’re interested in taking part in the best Enduro event of the year.

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Club News – Weekly round-up. Episode 1

Rather than posting loads of unconnected stuff I thought a weekly Club News post might work better…… We’ll try it and see how it works. let me know what you think?

This weeks round-up is a bit late but it’s been a busy week.

Last weekend was the 2nd Davagh Enduro sponsored by Chainreaction cycles and a few club members made the trip up North to The Sperrins.

Neil finished 3rd in Sport with John Keaveney 32nd in the same category. Derek Hynes came home 77th with Niall Dooley in 169th.

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Moycullen trails could do with some tidying up, if anyone is heading that way.

Bring machetes and cut back the briars and ferns from the trail edge. Not much work needed but it’ll make a huge difference to the rideability of our Club trail.

Anyone riding this weekend, stick a post up on Facebook and while you’re there LIKE the ‘Friends of Derroura’ page. We’re hoping to have some good news to share very soon.


Neil has an article on the Singlespeed Euro Champs in Outsider magazine this month. I can’t find the article online but I’ll see if a hard copy can be got and maybe post a scan.

I think that’s everything for now. If I’ve forgotten stuff, send me a mail.

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Club Rider News – EWS Round 3 in Valloire



The mighty Michelle Muldoon has finished 29th overall in EWS Round 3 in Valloire.

Full report on Michelles blog here…..

The course looks amazing. Rocky and fast…

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