Mountain bikers blaze a trail at Colebrooke XC

Competitor 217 Niall Murphy from Tempo competing in the Lakeland Cycling club's XC event at Colebrooke.

Competitor 217 Niall Murphy from Tempo competing in the Lakeland Cycling club’s XC event at Colebrooke.

A hectic schedule of races from early last Sunday morning saw Lakeland Cycle Club promote their mountain bike race. There day saw races for kids from under 6 right up to under 16 on a purpose built course.

The prize giving for these races was followed by the senior races at 1pm with an A group and Junior group tackling three laps of a testing course and a B group and Women’s group tackling 2 laps of the same course.

A mixture of forest single track, natural ridges, forest lanes and open grass land and a series of tricky technical features tested the riders and luckily the weather held.
Martin Grimley the Ulster Commissar was complimentary of the event’s organisation. The club would like to thank the landowner for allowing us to use the area and also the riders who turned up from wide and far to support the races.

We would also like to thank the trail builders for the spade work on various weekends in snow, hail sleet frost, sunshine and rain. And a big thanks to all those that gave up their Sunday to support the club at sign on, marshalling, and keeping the soup flowing for the competitors.

The clubs next event is the Lakeland Reliability a road cycling event on 8th February starting out from the Bawnacre in Irvinestown.

There will be two groups a touring group that will take in an easier route at a touring pace and the RT group that will be a faster tougher route. More details can be found on the Lakeland Facebook page.


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