Venues & dates are subject to confirmation.
The information on each venue should be used as a guide only. Each venue has natural trail that changes depending on ground conditions. Challenger category will be on a shorter lap with fewer stages. The stages may be the same as the main race or can be modified.
Round 1 – 4/5th April 2020 – Castlewellan
Castlewellan is the perfect way to kick off the season. With a good mix of natural trails and the best parts of the trail centre this will will blow out the cob webs and get you set up for a summer of fun and racing. The pace will be fast though as everyone will be chomping at the bit to make an impression!
Main race – 5 x 2-5min stages, 19km lap, Fitness 7/10, Skill 7/10
Challenger/ Youth – 4 x 2-4min stages, 15km lap, Fitness 6/10, Skill 7/10
Round 2 – 9/10th May 2020 – Bigwood
The most popular round of the season as always. If we get the timing just right the bluebells will be out in full bloom so get your cameras ready to capture all that action. With 100% natural stages and easy transitions what else would you want!
Main race – 6 x 2-4min stages, 17km lap, Fitness 7/10, Skill 8/10
Challenger/ Youth – 4 x 2-4min stages, 13km lap, Fitness 6/10, Skill 8/10
Round 3 – 20/21st June 2020 – Ravensdale
Things are starting to heat up as we hit the technical and demanding trails in Ravensdale. The variety of trails on offer here is amazing and the locals always put so much effort into making sure things are in prime condition. If you want a good challenge don’t miss this one!
Main race – 5 x 2-5min stages, 24km lap, Fitness 8/10, Skill 9/10
Challenger/ Youth – 3 x 2-5min stages, 16km lap, Fitness 710, Skill 9/10
Round 4 – 12/13th September 2020 – Rostrevor
The big dog is back!! Love it or hate it Rostrevor is a beast and if you can finish this one you can do anything. Challenging climbs with fun, technical descents are the order of the day. If you don’t like climbing so much you can book the uplift for practice day, on race day you are on your own so embrace it!
Main race – 5 x 2-4min stages, 19km lap, Fitness 8/10, Skill 9/10
Challenger/ Youth – 3 x 2-4min stages, 15km lap, Fitness 710, Skill 9/10