We’ve teamed up with the MTB Tribe podcast show to bring you coverage of what’s gone down so far in 2019 with exclusive interview from Greg Callaghan, Kelan Grant, Killian Callaghan, Ronan Dunne and Leah Maunsell.
Big thanks to Garreth from MTB Tribe for having us on the podcast again, always a pleasure…
- What has been happening in the Irish race calendar
- Who has been on top form
- What the trail conditions have been like
- What kind of attendance number are the meeting seeing
- Why we have seen so many hard hitters at the races and why this is a good thing
- Is the youth staring to shine
- Who is on top form and who isn’t
- How our Irish riders have been doing in the EWS
- What to expect from our Irish riders at the UCI Downhill
- A quick preview of the rest of the season
- Names to look out for
- The future development of Coillte Trail Centres and funding available
- The closure of Northern Irish Trails and why this may be happening
It has been a very exciting start to the Irish race scene. There has been loads happening and the calendar has been jam packed with events with not a weekend free. It has been awesome to see the number of riders attending the races, may it be to compete for the win or simply support the event and have a couple of days out with mates.
Overall it makes all the difference, gives the event more of a presence, helps fund the ever increasing costs of running such a race and makes all the hard work of the organisers and volunteers worth while. There was also a good number of spectators who attended. They showed their presence felt by shouting on their family and friends as they made their way down the trails. This created a great atmosphere and was great to see and hear the encouragement for all the riders.
So the season has got off to a great start with the help of some great weather, a great turnout and no real major issues. Things are due to change a little for some of the upcoming races with the cancelation of some events and others having to be moved to different locations. That being said, I don’t think it will put of the riders and we will still see a great turnout form both riders and spectators for the rest of the racing season. There is still plenty happening and still some awesome events to come. I know we are all excited to see what will happen in the upcoming events.
So stick on the kettle, put your feet up and get up to speed on what has been happening in the Irish race scene over the last couple of months. And hear form the hard hitters on how their season has been going so far and what their goals are for the rest of the season. Thanks for tuning in!
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