Photo’s courtesy of Marc Harvey (VC Glendale) and Biking Blitz. Full results at bottom of report of Biking Blitz with thanks

The 9th edition of the exciting Biking Blitz Series kicked off today in Wicklow, and 3 more events in Limerick, Galway and Dublin to come. The Biking Blitz is a mass start cross country mountain bike event, aimed primarily at beginners but with something for everyone. There are two categories, “Baggy Shorts” for beginners or “Super Pro” for more experienced riders, plus youth categories from U6 to U18. Coillte built mountain bike trail centres are used exclusively for these events to ensure a fast flowing course in all weather conditions.
Junior Men Podium: Lee Harvey 1st and overall winner( beat all the supe pro men) his younger brother Dean Harvey 2nd. U16 and Danny Reynolds 3 rd.
Junior women’s podium
1st. Caoimhe May, 2nd. Niamh McKiverigan and Stephanie Roche 3rd
Super pro men podium
1st. Paul Caldwell, 2nd. Garreth Davis, 3rd. Harry Byrne

Super pro women podium
1st. Joanna Bula, 2nd. Maeve O’Grady and in 3rd. Leah Mc Carthy