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22-02-10, 10:20 PM
The second of the developmental XC Race Series events commences on 7th March in Ballyhoura (http://www.ballyhouracountry.com/destinations/8-ardpatrick/experiences/9-ballyhoura-mountain-biking), Cork.
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This series is sponsored by the Cycling Ireland*Offroad Commission (http://www.irishxcmtb.com/2009/12/04/2010-offroad-commission-members/), Biking.ie (http://www.biking.ie),*WheelWorx (http://www.wheelworxbikes.com/) and Snap Printing (http://www.snapprinting.ie/index.cfm?area=snapcenter&action=snapcenterdetail&SnapCenterID=16), being managed by Richie Byrne from EPICMTB and supported by various volunteers and club-members around the country.
While you have the option of registering on the day, you are requested to*register online (http://fs17.formsite.com/offroadeventsreg/XCevent/index.html) for this event in order to speed-up the sign-on process and reduce queues on the Sunday morning.
Online registration (http://fs17.formsite.com/offroadeventsreg/XCevent/index.html) will be*closing at 1pm on Sat 6th March so make sure to register in time!
Sign-on on the Sunday will close at approx 11am so ensure to arrive early, get your race plate and have a practice lap or two!
This 3 race series is aimed at the beginner/novice, women and youth categories and there won’t be any savage climbs, everything will be rideable.
There will be an A and *B category for Sport:


A for riders who have reasonable experience on a bike
B for complete beginners

Other categories will be:


Women
Under 16
Under 14
Under 12
Under 10
Under 8.

Entry fee will be €10 for SPORT A/B, Women, and Under 14/16.
All other Youth categories will be free entry but one day licences will be compulsory.
It is planned that Under 8/10/12 races will start at 10am with Under 14/16/Sports A & B/Ladies at 12 midday.
The Offroad Commission will be providing the medals and additional support along with senior racers from various clubs – big thanks to those who have volunteered to help with this series!


More... (http://www.irishxcmtb.com/2010/02/23/xc-development-racing-round-2/)

Byrner
23-02-10, 09:17 AM
ok i will have more info regarding this race before the end of the week but instead of multiple laps it will be 1 Lap for Womens and Sports B and 2 Laps for sports A. The Loop is 11k.

Deebert House Hotel
23-02-10, 01:21 PM
We still have accommodation available for the weekend of the Developmental Race Series at Ballyhoura. We are a 10 min drive from the trail head and have bike storage and drying room here at the hotel. Call Nicki for more details! 063 31200 Check us out at www.deeberthousehotel.com

dom1
23-02-10, 04:03 PM
For anyone going to Ballyhoura for stage 2, here is a very good overview with maps of the standard trails (Note not the specific 11K loop). Just the standardd loops!

Cheers Dom

Byrner
27-02-10, 07:06 PM
come on now boys and girls, lets get to this, its not just about racing, its about having the craic and riding somewhere new ! Its about 3 hours from Dublin to Ballyhoura.
Some of our new superstars are heading down to race..lets make it as big as the last one !

orange
27-02-10, 09:23 PM
only 16 riders have pre. registered so far for ballyhoura hope more riders get out and support this great event .the charleville park hotel has rooms available for E85 (3 sharing) good value for a 4 star hotel it's only 10 mile from ballyhoura roll on sunday

Byrner
28-02-10, 08:12 PM
come on guys and girls..its cheap to stay overnight and we'll have the craic !!
Richie

Fat Fecker
28-02-10, 08:21 PM
I'm gonna head down, With the boys....
But I'll probably leave it till Sun morning.

ryan
01-03-10, 05:47 AM
There are a nice few loops down there - that 11km loop (if it is the one I'm thinking) is excellent - some shallow climbing but the final few km of singletrack descending is just amazing. Great to ride at any speed with the faster you go, the trickier it gets :)

froshtyv
01-03-10, 10:35 AM
ill be down to this one with a friend of mine.

Greyspoke
01-03-10, 01:27 PM
I hope the kids races are at 11 like Ballinastoe and not at 10 as the poster above says. Can someone confirm? Cheers.

eryk_kartman
01-03-10, 03:25 PM
Can someone confirm time of races ?
I need to know as i will be going sunday morning and i want to make it :)

Byrner
01-03-10, 03:30 PM
ok..
kids will be at 11.00
Sports A and B will be off at 12.00 ok..unless we get an unprecedented entry before then.
Its an 11k Loop.
So it will be one lap for B and Possibly 2 laps for the As.
Richie

Byrner
02-03-10, 03:01 PM
get the finger out Members theres only 38 bleeding people signed up for this. I'm heading down on Saturday , staying in the Deebert House Hotel in Kilmallock with Carol and Sophie !
Theres feck all EPIC heads signed up for this ! I realise its a 3 hour drive from Dublin but come on !! The last one was great craic !

Dethshed
02-03-10, 04:12 PM
now posted on the Ballyhoura site
http://www.ballyhouracountry.com/destinations/8-ardpatrick/events/30-xc-development-racing

rdhma
03-03-10, 10:56 AM
The race location can be found here on Google maps.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=52.318354,-8.504905&sll=52.320206,-8.507452&sspn=0.017838,0.026736&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=15

Right click on the green arrow and select directions to here.
Or enter 52.318354,-8.504905 on your sat-nav.

Byrner
03-03-10, 10:59 AM
Rob, i'll be down there on Saturday about 3.00 I'm staying in Kilmallock, the Deebert House Hotel. I'm hoping to get a spin in if I can. Will you be around. Give me a call !
Cheers Richie

rdhma
03-03-10, 11:10 AM
Will do. We'll be putting some tape up Saturday evening. I think I'll have the 4x4 too.