Christmas is a time to eat, drink and be merry – it’s also a chance to get out on your bike and shred some trails. Here’s a couple of ‘Just For Fun’ Turkey Burner MTB spins happening across the festive period to keep you riding…
2018 Annual St Stephens Day Mince Pie Spin
- Where: Ticknock Mountain Bike Trail
- When: Wednesday, 26 December 2018 from 11:00-13:15
- Who: Irish Mountain Bike Racing Club
Meeting in Ticknock forest carpark for 11am at the Biking.ie hut. The spin will be a handy social 2 hours and you’ll be home in time for Christmas Dinner #2
Mince pies and brandy cream for afters
Non members and friends of the club are welcome but must be experienced bikers.
Christmas MTB Trail Quest
- Where: Castlewellan Forest Park
- When: Friday, 28 December, 2018 – 10:00 to 13:00
- Who: Life Adventure Centre Castlewellan
The annual Christmas Trail Quest is a great opportunity to get out mountain biking on the awesome Castlewellan Trails over the holidays, try out new kit or simply burn off some Christmas Pudding.
This fun yet challenging quest takes you around the MTB trails along with the surrounding stunning Castlewellan Forest Park. The quest will give you the opportunity to test your MTB skills alongside planning, navigation and teamwork.
The quest is a 2 hour maximum event suitable for Novice and Experienced Cyclists alike. You can enter as a Solo or a Team of any number (including families).
Your duration and level of participation is left entirely at your discretion – Chill or Challenge!
Check-ins on the day will be from 10am until 10.30am while starts will be from 10.30am until 11am – Results at 1pm
£10/£7 advanced booking online only – *closing date extended to 5pm on the 27th December*
RVCC 5 Forest MTB Challenge Sportive
- Where: Limavady Football Club,
- When: Sunday, 6 January, 2019 – 08.00
- Who: Roe Valley Cycling Club
Set to mark its fourth edition, the 5 Forests MTB Sportive takes in some of the most breath taking and spectacular views around the Roe Valley. The route takes riders on the Ulster Way covering Binevenagh, Grange, Springwell, Drumramer and the Cam forests.
With 3000ft of climbing over 30 miles, this event is a challenging course but a great way to enjoy some winter training.
The course is well marked, with marshals throughout and a food stop on route. On return to the headquarters you will receive a warm bowl of homemade stew, apple tart and warm custard.
Winners of the Sports Council Awards 2018 Event of the Year, it promises a great day out.
Online entry closes on Monday 24th December and is capped at 400. Entry fee is £15 per person.
This year the event will be supporting two local charities Marie Curie & Friends of Rossmar both working locally within the Roe Valley areas.
Want to add in an event? Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org