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Tir Chonaill Gap cycling club, which encompasses the Glenties, Ardara, Portnoo and surrounding areas, is pleased to announce that on the 3rd of March it will be holding its first ever mountain bike event. The name of this event is the Mad March Hare. If you’ve seen the pics of what Hugh and the mad gang have done so far and the stuff that they have made, its going to be a brilliant event and really worth attending so we would ask all club members to get ready for March 3rd and a great day out.
Worth racing in!
The start of this event should create a bit of a stir as the participants have to ride down the steps beside the Garda station in Glenties. They will then follow a van up the Glen of Glenties road for three and a half miles. From this point they’re on their own as they turn off the road and start climbing the mountain, a climb sure to make the riders glad when they have reached the top. But there’s no time to relax as they start the first bit of the descent.
For the next two miles the riders will have to cross narrow wooden bridges, boardwalk, muddy holes if they can find them, even bigger muddy holes without looking for them, more boardwalk and a final descent guaranteed to put a grin on anyone’s face, if they can hang on.
Participants can either do one or two laps, finishing down the steps at the Garda station. Tea and sandwiches will be served afterwards. Entry is open to everyone over the age of 14 years with their own bike. If you don’t want to participate come and watch, or maybe help out with marshaling.
Registration is at twelve o’clock and the event starts 1pm.
The excitement is Mount`n!
Find out more by contacting Hugh McMahon on 0872892562.
It’s that time of year again Folks. It’s time for our AGM. Our Annual General Meeting will be held at the Mount Errigal Hotel at 20:00PM tonight Fri 8th Feb. Everyone is welcome especially those wanting to join the club. It’s a rare opportunity for our club members who are scattered all over Donegal and the North West to have their say on the year past and what we could plan in the year ahead. We would ask you to make the effort to attend and help the club grow.
This is your chance to have your say.
Clabar is our new Club Magazine designed to promote the Club and Mountain Biking in Donegal. This is the first issue, its free to download, so feel free to have a read of it and Distribute it as you wish. We hope that it will encourage those interested in Mountain Biking and Sport in general to join our club. In this Issue, we have articles related to TrailBadger.com, some general MTB articles, an article on Golan and the Snowman Race and also a Members Scrapbook gallery area. The Magazine would be best viewed on a larger size screen such as a PC or a tablet rather than a mobile phone.
Check further inside this post on how/where to download it:
The cover image of the first magazine issue called CLABAR.
IT’S called the Snowman race – mountain-bikers flying through the bogs above Glen in an annual race.
There wasn’t any snow on Sunday afternoon, but competitors fought though rain, hail and thunder in a bid to win a challenge in Ireland’s fastest growing sport.
And it brought loads of visitors to Co Donegal in the race organised by the Donegal Mountain-Biking Club. Sunday’s race was also the final round of the Castle Cycles Donegal MTB Series, ‘the Snowman’.
There was some excellent additional pieces to this Year's course
Donegal MTB are delighted to announce the Castle Cycles Snowman mountain bike race that will take place on the 30th December 2012 in High Glen, Co. Donegal. After the unfortunate cancellation of the Northman race, the Snowman will be the second race in the 2012 Castle Cycles Donegal MTB series. The race will be held in a beautiful scenic area at Glen/Coole Upper which is in Co.Donegal. Please register your details for free in this post below.
Dont let the Xmas turkey weigh you down...Get out on the bike for our Snowman race
We’ve been asked to share the following event details by the Mountain Biking Association of Dublin (MAD) which is taking place next week in Dublin: King Of Three Rock. If you haven’t done an Enduro before, by all accounts its really worth a go.
The King of 3 Rock is a two day Enduro MTB event on October 13th/14th
2012 which includes the Team-Trail-Thrash (Saturday), and Dixie-Dash
races (Sunday), culminating in the ultimate accolade for any mountain
biker in the country – the crowning of the King of Three Rock!!
It is with regret that the Donegal Mountain Biking Club have to announce the cancellation of the 2012 Castle Cycles Northman Race. Unfortunately, a herd of up to 50 cattle broke onto the ground on Monday and have completely destroyed the track. The problem was discovered on Wednesday and we have done everything possible to try and rectify the situation, with great assistance from local farmers, etc. In the last few days, we have had diggers, delivery of stones and everything but there is simply too much work to do before Sunday to turn the track into anything other than a muckfest. The Club’s policy of running enjoyable and unique races would not be fulfilled with the damage that has been done to the track. There is more than six inches of mud in places that with forecasted rain over the weekend could will only get worse. Even the berms have been destroyed.
For those of you who have planned to travel or have booked accommodation, please let us know and we will try and assist you in every way possible. We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience caused however, some matters are just beyond our control. We will endeavour to try and make it up to everyone in future races.
We will organise a club spin for Sunday so please see the forum for details: www.donegalmtb.com/Forum
Below is included details on the Northman race this Sunday. We also sent out a newsletter to all Forum members and to those who registered online for the race.
You’ve already seen the Super Video that club member Shane Montgomery done on the Bogman 2012 Race. Added to this post are some great photographs from highly rated professional photographer Paul Doherty who kindly helped out on the day (http://www.pauldohertyphotography.com/).
Some amazing scenery in the Bogman Race 2012
Donegal MTB are delighted to announce the Castle Cycles Northman mountain bike race that will take place on the 7th October 2012 in Malin, Co. Donegal. Ireland’s most northerly mtb race, The Northman is the second race in the 2012 Castle Cycles Donegal MTB series and is an entirely new venue located just outside Malin town.
Another Race to look forward to on October 7th