Registration for Round 1 will open soon. Issues with the new online registration system due to the complexity of the cyclo-cross categories (based on year of birth and not license category) Stay tuned and the link will appear here when live! https://eventmaster.ie/event/8GByc7qTV1V1
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Hilly. Length: approx 3.0km. Direction: anticlockwise. Pits: double
This is the 4th year SQUARE WHEEL’S CC has hosted the Ulster Cyclocross series at The Palace Stables. The venue provides a thorough test of skill and fitness with separate courses for juniors and seniors.
SENIOR COURSE: The centre of the course is flat and fast, the top of the course is steep and quite muddy, the bottom of the course technical & wooded with a set of steps.
NEW SENIOR GRID AREA – close the top car park – follow signage. The finish line will be in the centre of the park as per previous years. Pits and bike wash: A double pit is situated at approx. 0.3km & 1.7km in the centre of the park. See map below. Spares should be left in the pits during practice and between races. NO SPECTATORS OR PETS IN PITS. NO UNDER 10s. MAX 2 PIT CREW. A bike wash area is adjacent to the pits – all bikes MUST be washed here NOT the pits. No water will be provided – the pit crew should bring their own.
THE GRID is located at the entrance to the course from the registration area. Riders must move into the gridding area 15 minutes before the start of their race. Gridding will be based on current league standings and be published on UlsterCyclocross.com before the race.
Junior course: A separate junior will be located adjacent to the Glasshouse in the Palace gardens. This will be a mix of wooded slopes and flat grass. The U12 course will be extended to take in more of the wooded slopes.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, we are asking spectators to stay away from the event.
PARKING: There is parking for approx 130 cars within the grounds and there is ample car parking available at Scotch Street, opposite the City Hotel & Dobbin St. beside St. Malachy’s Chapel. Registration will be signposted from the entrance of the Palace Stables. Be careful when making your way to registration as the park is open to other users including children.
The Palace Stables, a 70-acre estate and former home of the Archbishop of Armagh, is situated on the Friary Road in the center of Armagh City (next to Armagh Rugby club and Armagh City Hotel). It is now the administration HQ of ABC (Armagh, Banbridge, Craigavon) Council and is approximately 60 minutes from Belfast and 1.30 minutes from Dublin. The club would like to thank Armagh, Banbridge & Craigavon Council for making the venue available and supporting the event