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 cross.country@offroadcyclingireland.ie.