Endurance racer Michael McCutcheon recently rode the World Endurance Mountain Bike Organisation (WEMBO) 24 hour World Champs in Scotland. 24 hour racers are a breed apart with serious levels of fitness and endurance and a dedication that is incredible to perceive. We’ve raced in teams at 24hour events before and the compound fatigue is insane, we [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Endurance events'
November 17th, 2014 · No Comments
January 27th, 2014 · No Comments
Entry has opened for the 2014 European Marathon Championships, hosted in Ballyhoura by Biking.ie. This is a rare opportunity to race in a bona fide European level event in Ireland. Racers please see below for details on categories. See you on the start line! Elite men will tackle 91km while Elite Women, Expert, Masters, Vet, [...]
August 16th, 2013 · No Comments
Here’s three from the Specialized crew – DH & XC World Cups and the Leadville 100 (on our bucket list!).
May 26th, 2013 · No Comments
Irish rider Michael James McCutcheon recently took a phenomenal 2nd place a the 24 hours of Exposure Euro and UK champs. A serious feat in anyone’s books, here we check in with Michael as he relates the race on his blog. Over to Michael… The 24 Hours of Exposure, the race I always wanted to do well [...]
April 24th, 2013 · No Comments
There are less than three weeks to go until the 2013 European 24 Hour and 12 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Championships and already over 100 riders from 7 countries have entered. The final preparations are being made to the new course at a new venue and sponsor details are being finalised. New for this year [...]
September 4th, 2012 · No Comments
Squeezy energy products are made to be kind on your stomach and super easy to use. We have been trialling them for a while now and are really impressed. These are not aimed purely at athletes either but more so at your everyday rider who wants to up their energy levels before or during a [...]
August 30th, 2012 · No Comments
If you are one of the hundreds of mountain bikers who head into the hills every weekend there is a not to be missed spin for you coming next month. MTB Rendezvous is a new concept for an MTB spin gathering everyone for food and refreshments at the end of their cycle in Knockree Youth [...]
March 6th, 2012 · No Comments
Last year the first European 24 Hour and 12 Hour Solo Mountain Bike Championships were held in Scotland with over 200 riders competing from 7 different nations. Racing was hard in very wet conditions and suited the home riders with most podium places held by the English and Welsh despite a strong Portuguese presence and [...]
December 7th, 2011 · No Comments
Venues have just been announced for the 2012 Irish XC Champs and XC Marathon Champs. The Cross country Nationals will be hosted by Banbridge in Tollymore in what is sure to be a fast and technical course. Tollymore has hosted a National champs before and is always a popular venue choice as indeed have Banbridge [...]
August 9th, 2011 · No Comments
Richie Byrne reports in from the Bull Raid in Carlingford last weekend. The race is a six hour or 12 hour contest ridden as a solo rider, pair or team with the winners putting in the biggest number of laps in the shortest time. These endurance races are a growing sector of mountain bike racing [...]
March 1st, 2011 · No Comments
The first ever Andalucía Bike Race is taking place this week based between Córdoba and Jaen in southern Spain. Raced in teams of two, the 6 day stage race will cover over 500km and 12,000m of climbing, and has attracted a world class field of participants including World Champion Jose Hermida Ramos and Julian Absalon. [...]
November 8th, 2010 · No Comments
Missing the racing buzz? Looking for a challenge? Tuff trax is an off-road duathlon series which will be run in the grounds of Kilruddery house in Bray. A long time favourite for XC racers, Kilruddery’s challenging courses have something for everyone with open mountain and forrest singletrack in abundance and has held numerous XC National [...]
September 27th, 2010 · No Comments
MBCC and Ballyhoura hosted the 2010 Marathon National Champs yesterday with Ryan Sherlock coming out the eventual champ in the Elites event. Full results below. Elites National Placing Position Race No. First Name Surname Category Lap Time 1 1 40 Ryan Sherlock Elites 03:19:51 2 2 65 Evan ryan Elites 03:26:48 3 3 72 Michael [...]
September 25th, 2010 · No Comments
On September 4th 2011 the streets of Galway will be alive with Ireland’s first Ironman competition, all be it the shorter half Ironman version. 70.3 relates to the total distance for the half Ironman in miles (116 kms) – 1.2-mile (1.9 km) swim, 56-mile (90 km) bike ride, and 13.1-mile (21.1 km) run.
September 23rd, 2010 · No Comments
Cross country marathon riders will descend on Ballyhoura this weekend for the Irish National Marathon Champs. The course is approximately 60km long taking in the best of what the Ballyhouras has to offer.
August 31st, 2010 · No Comments
2711 miles and with over 200,000 feet of climbing this is a unique mountain bike race running from Banff in Canada to the Mexican border. The Great Divide Ride is only for a hardy few and this is their story.
August 24th, 2010 · No Comments
Over 1,800 cyclists took part in Ireland’s first ever closed road mass participation cycling event in County Clare on Sunday. The inaugural Sky Ride Etape Hibernia attracted cyclists from all over Ireland and the UK, as well as from throughout Europe and USA. Participants cycled 82 miles of traffic free roads in some of West [...]
July 28th, 2010 · Comments Off
With the XC National Championships over with for 2010 attention now turns to the longer Marathon distances with the Marathon Nationals in September and what better way to get ready for this than to race a 12 hour on the weekend of the 7th of August. Below is a video showing some of the singletrack [...]
July 1st, 2010 · No Comments
The Beast of Ballyhoura takes place from 30th July – 1st August and is a uniquely Irish 36 hour non-stop adventure race across the ancient & magical surroundings of counties Cork, Limerick & Tipperary.
May 27th, 2010 · No Comments
Taking place in the Nephin Beg mountain range just outside Newport, Co Mayo, the Gaelforce 24-hour Cycle Challenge involves a 24hr mountain bike event and a 24hr road bike event, as well as a recently added 8hr challenge. Irish adventure racer & 2009 Female solo champion, Fiola Foley For the truly hard core you can [...]
April 14th, 2010 · No Comments
On 22nd May 2010 up to 100 mountain bike riders will gather in the Scottish border village of Newcastleton to take part in the only 24 hour mtb race just for solo riders in Europe, incorporating the UK and Ireland championships and an official qualifier for the World Solo 24hr Championships.
March 22nd, 2010 · No Comments
Our female tester declared this the most versatile outdoor product she has ever used. What ever your passion be it MTB, trail running, hiking, mountaineering etc. and then slipping down the pub afterwards for a quick drink, this is the garment for you.
March 11th, 2010 · No Comments
WAR have just announced an extra 20 places in both the full event and the sorter WAR-Sport option. You’ll need to be quick though as there are only 20 of each! Go to the events website here to register.
February 16th, 2010 · 4 Comments
The Mobex is a new backpack aimed at the adventure racer from gear manufacturer Columbia. Columbia is a company that is reinvigorating itself.
February 15th, 2010 · No Comments
This is a great time of year to set your goals for the season. The recession seems to have brought out the outdoors in lots of people and looking ahead there are lots of great events coming up, including a lot based around the challenge idea and away from simply a pure race. That’s not [...]
February 11th, 2010 · No Comments
The Sky Ride Etape Hibernia will take place over an 80-mile (approx) closed road course in scenic County Clare on Sunday, August 22nd 2010.
January 18th, 2010 · No Comments
A race which was considered the poorer brother to the Trans-Alp, the Trans Germany has sold out in record time for this year. Organisers were overwhelmed with applications showing the popularity that these multi-day stage races have to offer. 1,200 riders are now registered with a waiting list system now in place. The organisers also [...]
October 29th, 2009 · No Comments
Dromara Cycling Club are organising a Winter Trailquest league due to kick off on the 8th of November. Trailquest is orienteering on a bike and it is up to the riders to decide their route, collecting as many checkpoints as they can within a time frame.
October 24th, 2009 · No Comments
News has just reached us that Ireland will host the Masters European Championships in both DH & XC in 2011 & 2015 and if that was not enough we also have the European Elite Marathon Champs in 2014.
October 16th, 2009 · No Comments
The Leadville 100 is one of the classic endurance MTB races, held annually in Colorado since 1994.