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Round 4 – Castlewellan

Registration for Round 4 of the 2019 XC National Point Series (NPS) opens on Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 8 pm. Gridding for the event will be based on the current league standing (for the first rows of riders) followed by riders based on time of registration. See details here.

Super racing at the tough Ticknock course

Many thanks to the crew at MAD Mtb for hosting Round 3 of the NPS XC series on Sunday 2 June 2019. Race report here.

Irish National Cross-country Mountain Bike Championships 2019

Mountain Bike Club of Cork (MBCC) will host the Irish National Cross-Country Mountain Bike Championships 2019 on Sunday 21 July at Tracton Woods.

Old venue brought back for Round 2

Round 2 of the Irish Cross-country mountain bike National Point Series (NPS) took place at Torc, Muckross just outside Killarney in County Kerry. Host club Killarney CC said it had been 30 years since this venue was last used and what a picturesque one it was. Thanks go to Killarney National Parks and to the Management Committee of of the Muckross Community Centre where sign on took place. Read the full report here.

A great start to the NPS at Davagh

The first round of the Irish Cross-country Mountain Bike National Point Series took place at Davagh Forest, Co. Tyrone, on Sunday 19 May 2019. Course designers from the host club, Carn Wheelers, are well used to the venue but had to do some amendments this year due to construction of the Dark Sky Observatory due to open in spring 2020. Read the full report here.

XC NPS Round 2 – Killarney CC

Following on from Round 1 (Carn Wheelers) we head to Killarney for the second round of the Irish XC NPS.

The course presents plenty of challenges with a good mix of fast flowy sections & rooty technical bits which Torc is famous for in Killarney.With categories from Under 6 right though to Senior 1 Men and Women, there really is something for everyone.

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XC NPS 2019 Round 3 – MTD MTB

Following on from round 1 (Carn Wheelers) and round 2 (Killarney CC) of the 2019 Irish XC NPS brings the series back to Ticknock. The course is running sweet and takes in a wide mix of terrain, with leg-burning climbs, some wide open, some techy, and a wide variety of smile-inducing descending.
With categories from Under 6 right though to Senior 1 Men and Women, there really is something for everyone. Catering and DJ on site. Bring the family, it should be a great day.
Full details

Registration to open on 5 May 2019 for Round 1

With the original first round cancelled, the Carn Wheelers’ event at Davagh Forest on Sunday 19 May will be the new first round of the series. Registration opens on Sunday 5 May 2019 at 8 pm for this round. For gridding purposes, riders will be called forward based on the time of registration.

For more details about the race click here.

Round 1 – no venue

The first round of the Irish Cross-country mountain bike series was scheduled for 28 April and due to be hosted by Dromara Cycling Club. This race was due to double up as Round 2 of the Ulster cross-country series. Unfortunately the club has not been able to secure a venue for this event due to ongoing MTB event restrictions in Northern Ireland. The club has been working closely with the Cycling Ulster Off-road Commission and, while there has been some progress in resolving the issues, time is running out to secure permission. It is hoped that the club can be run a race next year. In the meantime the event will be have to be cancelled unless another club can quickly step in to host an event on that date. If you feel your club can help please email

2019 NPS XC series – dates now available

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