After all the excitement of last weekends UCI ranked cross in Mallusk we now concentrating again on the bread and butter racing, this with Round 4 of the Ulster CX league held at the Palace Stables in the center of Armagh. With a very demanding course designed by Square Wheels CC (promoters) we could see the climbing and descending specialists coming to the foreground. The Belgian Project is off course present and will add some atmosphere with tunes and commentary including the usual photos of the event. There is a full youth program in the morning and main races start close to noon. Hope the weather gods are kind for us this Sunday, after all St Patrick use to walk about this grounds in Armagh, looking for snakes to shu away, and Pat maybe can put in a good word with his fellow saints. Here all info of the race, entry link > https://fs27.formsite.com/CUORC/form23/index.html < Cathedral ‘Cross – supported by Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council, next to the Armagh Rugby Club & City Hotel.
CATEGORIES : The event will cater for the following.
U6, U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, Women CX, Men’s B CX, Men’s A CX, MTB Men, MTB Women.
There is limited parking within the grounds of the Palace Stables but there are additional car parks at Dobbin Street & Scotch Street, across the road.
Follow the signage to registration and watch out for cars and other park users.
The course is on the grounds to the rear of the the estate which will be familiar to any Park runners in the area. A large flattish grassed area separates a small technical wooded section and an uncompromising hilly area which should test technique and fitness to the full. (See course map)
The course has some small changes from 2017 and measures approx 2.5km.
Once again we’ll have a separate junior course in the grounds of the Palace.
This is to the rear of the main house at the old greenshouse, follow the signs and please use the bike parking facilities to keep the clutter to a minimum. Senior course should be open from 10am.
Cyclocross is a brilliant spectator sport – with explosive non-stop action throughout the race. The course is designed to give spectators a view of the entire course and it’s FREE to spectate.
MORE CYCLOCROSS INFORMATION
For more information on Cyclocross and the Ulster Cyclocross League please visit http://www.ulstercyclocross.com/