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Biking Blitz in Derroura this weekend!

February 27th, 2013 · No Comments

The Biking Blitz series heads to Derroura in Galway this Sunday for round three.  Riders will take on the forestry service trails with the usual Baggy shorts (no bangers!) and Super Pro (lots of bangers!) categories. Entry is online only and closes this Friday.  Click here to go to the signup page.

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Tags: Beginners guide · Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Mountain Biking at the National Trails Day- 3rd October

September 29th, 2010 · No Comments

Biking.ie are hosting an introduction to mountain biking in Ballinastoe Woods for National Trails Day on the 3rd of October 2010. They will be running two introductory classes- for FREE! The main aim is to slowly build up riders confidence on a mountain bike by demonstrating fundamental skills.

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Tags: Beginners guide · General commentary · Mountain biking

Sprockids National Champs Event

July 8th, 2010 · No Comments

Sproc kids makes a return at the National Championships on Sunday week with a specially designed course to give kids the feel of a real mtb course.  Richie Byrne will be coordinating the event with things kicking off from 9.30am.  Don’t forget the event will be like no other in Irish MTB history with a [...]

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Tags: Beginners guide · General commentary · Mountain biking

Kippure Estate Rd.2 XC MTB Development Summer Race Series

June 21st, 2010 · No Comments

The sun shone on the second round of the XC Developmental series hosted by Kippure estate and IMBRC.  Riders and their families were treated to a great day out and the racing was fast and furious on a bone dry track.  The 3 km loop features loads of great singletrack and the short circuit means [...]

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Tags: Beginners guide · Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Kippure Estate XC MTB Development Summer Race Series

May 25th, 2010 · 1 Comment

Kippure Estate are hosting a new developmental series in its grounds organised by the IMBRC and sponsored by the Cycle Inn. The XC MTB Development Summer Race Series to be held over the next few months on the estate and will be similar to the developmental series run earlier in the year.

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Tags: Beginners guide · Cross country · Mountain biking · Racing

Biking.ie Pre-lap master class

March 1st, 2010 · No Comments

As part of continuing support of the XC Development race series, Niall Davis from Biking.ie will be taking two groups of five riders out for a Pre-Lap (or part thereof, due to the length of the lap) of the Ballyhoura race circuit on the morning of the race. The aim of the Pre-Lap is to [...]

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Tags: Beginners guide · Mountain biking · Racing

All Mountain Experience in Dun Laoighaire

March 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Tarja Owens and Niall Davis will be staging training sessions for both kids and adults alike this weekend in South county Dublin.  Dun Loaghaire Rathdown county council’s “Active 8 family fun day” takes place in Shanganna Park near Shankill this Sunday. The event runs from 1-4pm and is free for all.

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Tags: Beginners guide · General commentary · Mountain biking · Uncategorized

January Sproc Kids days

January 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Richie Byrne is running a series of his excellant kids days in January at various venues.  These days are designed to introduce children to the sport of mountain biking in a safe controlled manner and are very successful.  This month for the first time the program includes a downhill intro day on the 31st of [...]

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Tags: Beginners guide · Cross country · Downhill · General commentary · Mountain biking · Uncategorized

Beginners guide pt 3 – Suspension forks

November 18th, 2008 · No Comments

Suspension forks are now a standard component of most mountain bikes from 100 euro bargains to 10,000 euro dream machines.  True some prefer to ride a rigid fork but for most this is a critical core component of their bike.  The range and diversity of forks is truly baffling so what makes them diferent and [...]

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Tags: Beginners guide · Mountain biking · Tech

Beginners guide pt 2 – Groupsets

November 10th, 2008 · 1 Comment

For our second beginners guide we thought we would look at the beating heart of the bike – the groupset.  While the frame is crucial to a bike gears, brakes and moving parts are fundamental to how the bike will perform.

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Tags: Beginners guide · Mountain biking · Uncategorized

Beginners guide to mountain bikes

October 31st, 2008 · No Comments

For some time now we have been contacted by beginners wanting to know more about what to look for in a bike and what all the various acronyms etc. mean.  Over the coming weeks we will have a number of posts regarding the various ins and outs of frame materials, group sets, suspension forks, wheels [...]

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Tags: Beginners guide · Mountain biking · Tech