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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

Irish NPS 2019 Launch Poster (Ed.3) 800

Castlewellan in sunshine for super National XCO Championships

Banbridge CC hosts a super National Cross-country Championships at Castlewellan Forest Park.  Report here.

Deadline for entering the XC National Championships

The deadline for entering the 2018 Irish National Cross-country Championships is Sunday 15 July 2018.
For a link to the technical guide for the event, click here.


Exciting racing at the final round of the NPS

Many thanks to host club Carn Wheelers for putting on a great event at Davagh Forest. Race report here.

Registration now open for the final round of the NPS series

The final round of the Irish Cross-country Mountain Bike National Point Series (NPS) takes place on Sunday 8 July 2018 at Davagh Forest, County Tyrone hosted by Carn Wheelers.  Details of the race and a link to registration can be found here.

The heat was on at Tracton Wood

Blue skies and hot sunshine made racing tough at Tracton Wood for Round 4 of the NPS – see report here.

Registration now open for Round 4 of the NPS series

Round 4 of the National Point Series (NPS) takes place on Sunday 24 June 2018 at Tracton Woods Co. Cork hosted by MBCC.  Click here for details.

Strong racing at Lady Dixon Park

Round 3 of the NPS and more cross-country racing this time at Lady Dixon Park in Belfast. See report here.

Summer racing at Slade Valley

A warm day at Slade Valley for Round 2 of the 2018 NPS series.  Report here