NPS #4 2020

Date: Sunday 14 June 2020
Event: NPS XC Round 4
Venue: Dundrum, County Down (private venue)
Host club: Banbridge Cycling Club

Course Description:
to follow

Race Timing: Laptop timing for Under 8s up to Seniors

Race Timetable: 
09:00 – Sign on opens
10:00 – Under 6s fun race
10:15 – Under 8s
10:30 – Under 10s
10:50 – Under 12s
11:15 – Prize giving for U8s, U10s and U12s
12:00 – Under 16s, Senior 4 men, Senior 2 women, Senior 3 women, Under 14s
13:30 – Prize giving for U14s, U16s, S2 women, S3 women and S4 men
14:00 – Senior 1 men, Juniors, Senior 1 women, Senior 2 men, Senior 3 men
15:45 – Prize giving for S1, S2 and S3 men, Juniors and S1 women


Senior beginners (S3 women – S4 men)
The sport will only grow when we attract new people to give cross-country racing a ‘go’.
As per 2019 both the Senior 4 men and Senior 3 women have a reduced entry fee as per a proposal passed at the 2017 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM.
As per 2019 the Senior 3 women’s race will share the Under 14s course as per a proposal passed at the 2017 Cycling Ireland Off-road Commission AGM.
Both the Senior 4 men and Senior 3 women’s races should last less than 60 minutes.

Under 6 race
The Under 6s race is just for fun. It is an introduction to off-road racing. It is all about the achievement of starting and finishing. If your child can complete the course with ease and is ready for the next challenge please have them try the Under 8s race instead. There is no lower age limit on the Under 8s race.

Practice times
For the main course
09:00 – 11:45
13:15 – 13:45
NO PRACTICE IS ALLOWED ON THE COURSE WHEN ANY RACING IS IN PROGRESS The venue will be open from 9:00 am on Sunday 14 June 2020. Practice time will also be available from 2 pm on Saturday afternoon. Note: Saturday Practice is at riders own risk as there will be no first aid assistance on site for this time.

Location of Registration and opening times:
Sign on will take place at the race village. Signage will be in place to direct riders to the race village and sign on area. Riders must present themselves along with their 2020 licence cards, a PDF version of their 2020 licence or by presenting their phone with the Cycling Ireland app, showing their 2020 licence. Sign on opens at 9:00 am on Sunday 14 June 2020
Sign on closes 15 minutes before the start of the call up for each race.

Race numbers:
Race numbers will be supplied by the organiser which should be placed secured onto the handlebars in a way which makes it clear for timekeepers to read. Riders must not cut, fold or mutilate race numbers. Race numbers must be handed back at the completion of your race.

Race Fees:

Juniors: £10 (€10)
Under 14s & Under 16s: £5 (€5)
Under 8s, 10s & 12s: £2 (€2)
Under 6s fun race: £1 (€1)

Pre-registration: – Opens at 8 pm on Sunday 31 May 2020

Closes 12 June 2020 (8 pm)


To see who has entered click on the link here.  (Password to open – “Banbridge”)

Gridding: Will be based on the 2020 NPS results to date.

Notes: Ensure bicycles are in good working order and that bar-ends have been fitted.
No electric bikes or motorised bicycles permitted.
No cyclo-cross bicycles permitted.

Catering arrangements: TBC

Toilets, showers: Toilet facilities are on site.

First aid location: An ambulance will be parked on course, a first aid kit will be available at sign on.

Venue Location: The venue will be at Moneylane Road, Dundrum, Newcastle, County Down, BT33 0NR
Sat nav. co-ordinates: to follow
Map link: to follow

Parking arrangements: Please co-operate with the car park marshals.


Host club: Banbridge CC
Race coordinator:
 Gareth McKee