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All those who have signed up to the Junior Mountain bike days over Easter. Please meet at South Barrule Car park at 9:30am Tuesday, bring a helmet, packed lunch and warm cloths just in case. The day will end at 3:30pm but parents can stay, pop back, dip in or go and relax elsewhere for the whole day.

 

Weather looks like it will be cloudy but dry J

 

Still a couple of places available, call 431134 if interested.

 

Cheers

 

Rob Sorby

 

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I am pleased to announce the Isle of Man’s National Mountain Bike team who will be travelling to Jersey this summer to compete in the Island games. Elliot Baxter, Nick Corlett, Jo Haddock, Rob Sorby and Danny Curtis.  All competitors will compete in both cross country and criterium races.

 

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Arrasey Plantation played host to Round six of the Manx Mountain Bike Clubs National Cross Country series on Sunday. Despite the recent rain the course remained fairly dry.

 

 

As usual Nick Corlett took immediate command of the race as he rode the 6 laps unchallenged and never once looking in difficulty against a chasing Daniel Curtis and Elliot Baxter in second and third respectively. The real race in the Elite class however, was further down the field between Steve Franklin and Rob Sorby. Rob has been missing from mountain bike races for some time and Steve using this to his advantage let opponent take the lead in the duel until the pace became to much to bear forcing Sorby to retire early from the race. However, there could be no respite for Steve as Mark Harrison showed great form trying to chase him down as the laps went by, but just not managing to close the gap, with both finishing fourth and fifth respectively.

 

 

 

Another Corlett took the win in the Expert Class, this time long time mountain biker Julian showed age is no barrier as he forged ahead of a chasing Shaun Cannon. Third placed honours go to a rapidly improving Scott Morgan with Darren Murphy only seconds behind as they crossed the line.

 

 

 

Expert Woman's class has only one competitor, Kate Priest who rode a great race.

 

 

In the Sports Category, local footballer Lee Gale made easy work of the course clocking up some impressive lap times and never being challenged by runner up Tom Hughes. Chris Corkish sailed in a few minutes behind to secure third place ahead of Kevin Gelling.

 

No real close competition in the Novice Class with winner Toby Flack, second placed Stuart Mason and finishing third Rob Taylor being the only three in the category.

 

 

 

The Novice women had only one entry in Kirriee Quayle who rode well finishing only seconds behind Rob Taylor.

 

 

 

Joe Haddock took an easy win finishing over 10 minutes head of Jamie Dudley followed by Liam Mazzone who seemed slightly off his normal pace to finish third.

 

 

 

As always, many thanks to those who helped, marshalled and gave support, not forgetting the St Johns Ambulance for being in attendance.

 

 

 

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Entries close tonight at 9pm for online entry.  It will cost you an extra £5 to enter on the day.  Race starts at 9am Sunday 8th March at Arrasey Plantation. Sign on in the main car park from 0815 till 0845.  The course will be full marked out from 10am Saturday 7th for anyone wanting to pre ride the course.  Few more marshals required please send me a text if you can help. 473368. Thanks Scott Morgan 

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March 8th is round 6 of the Manx National XC Series to held at Arrasey Plantation.  Due to the lighter mornings the start will go back to its original time of 0900.  Sign on will be open from 0815 till 0845.  Please enter on line to help speed up the sign on progress and save yourself £5.  The course will be marked out ready for the weekend so you can do your pre ride on Saturday. 

 

From now on the Manx National Series also contributes points towards the IOM Cycling Associations Series known as the Black Grace Cowley Series.  For those who are unaware, this series incorporates cross country races, road time trials and scratch road races.  So if you fancy any or all the road events on top of the XC races you will get points in this series. And points mean prizes…

 

Marshals are required so please help out if you can or get a friend or family member to help.  Hot drinks and cakes on offer to all helpers and racers.  Any questions please ask [email protected]

 

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