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Children's Mountain Bike Skills Day TT Week


Learn from the Isle of Man Mountain Bike Team how to improve your mountain bike skills, and take part in fun challenges.


Thursday 11th June 2015


South Barrule Plantation


£20 9.30 – 3:30


Meet South Barrule Car Park at 9:15


Age group = school years 2 – 6 (Yr 1 ok if can ride well). Children will be working in ability groups. All abilities welcomed above stabilisers. Bring a bike with gears if possible, helmet, packed lunch and drinks.


For entry call/text Rob Sorby 431134 or Email [email protected]  . limited space!




Rob Sorby


Ramsey Grammar School


01624 811100


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The club held the 8th and final round of the National Cross Country series at South Barrule Plantation on Sunday 17th.

After some 11th hour course changes the route meandered around the plantation in a clockwise direction, which included a lung busting climb that ran straight from the lowest point to the highest above the popular man made trails. This then lead to a technical descent down the muddy upper reaches of the plantation onto the more manicured Red Run sections, which eventually catapulted the riders out on to the bottom fire road to complete the lap.

At a few seconds to 9am, the organisers lit the blue touch paper, stood back and watched as moments later with all the explosive power of a NASA strength missile the racers launched across the start line and sped off along the fire road.


As expected, from very early on Elliot Baxter took command although only by few seconds ahead of a very fast Rob Sorby, with both riders made short work of the course showing real class and fantastic fitness especially when navigating the technical sections. However, lets not forget third placed Glynn Thomas who despite missing the last few races rocketed around the course only a few minutes behind the two leaders and was never really challenged by fourth place Orran Smith.


In the Expert Class, Gary Kirby slotted in ahead of Julian Corlett by a few seconds and there he remained for the entire race. A well earned third place went to Darren Murphy.


In the Sports Category, local footballer Lee Gale charged ahead finishing well ahead of Martin Young.


Julie Lyness was the only entry into the woman's sport class and as usual she motored on around the course putting in some impressive lap times and never seeming struggle.


In the Novice race James Kermode only just managed to fend off Jon-Paul Fisher by 25seconds with Toby Flack in third.


There were the usual two big hitters in the Junior class, Joe Haddock and Liam Mazzone, both are incredibly fast and capable of beating most of the seniors, with the former taking the win.


As always a big thank you to all that helped and marshalled also the St Johns Ambulance for there time and dedication. Jeff Plowman has been volunteered to design and mark out the next race, so it should be no less than perfect!


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Marshals are required for this Saturdays Island Games Cycling Team Fundraising Heritage Trail Challenge from 9am to 12pm with presentation and refreshments after in St-Johns AFC clubhouse. If you can lend a hand please call Brian Johnson on 495684.

If you would like to ride the event entries are being taken at the local bike shops.


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The final round of the 2015 Manx National Championship Series takes place this Sunday 17th May at South Barrule.  Guy Whalley and Dave Gooberman are setting out the course and have promised a challenging but also fun lap suitable for all riders.

Sign on will be at the classroom from 0800 till 0830. Please arrive on time as people helping out at sign on also will be racing and need to get ready.  The course will be set out Saturday morning, please pre ride if possible and any questions please ask. 

Sign on via the club web site to speed up on the paper work on Sunday morning and save your self £5. Entries close at 9pm Friday night. 

Marshals are needed so if anyone can help or family / friends please send me a text 473368

Save the date.  The Trophy presentation night will be held on the 10th July at the Manx Legion hall Douglas from 7.30pm. More info to follow.

Now the big question is what cake do you want?  Please post on Facebook any suggestions.

Thanks Scott.

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Its summer, so we thought we would get this out for perusal -


Please see details and blurb for the Monday evening summer series at Archy 2015.


Course will be simple and fun, intended to give those who are new to the sport and weekend warriors something to have a go at and Elite to thrash round.

It will be a 1 hr race, if you start a lap before the hour is up then you can complete it and it counts.


IMPORTANT Entry and fees:-

Save money and enter/register online. NOTE you can register online and pay cash on the night.

£10 - Any MMBC or CA affiliated club member who enters/registers online.

£15 - Non club member who enters/registers online.

£20 - Enter on the night.


Best 3 from 4 to count

Rd 1 – 27th July

Rd 2 – 3rd August

Rd 3 – 10th August

Rd 4 – 17th August

You can sign on and marshal for one event and get 100 points for your efforts.


Signing on from 6pm till 6.45 pm at main Archallaghan carpark (subject to P.Ramorum restraints) to allow competitors to do a sighting lap.

Racing starts at 7pm prompt -


Racing for 1 hour Classes start at 1 min intervals, elite first away at 7pm

Classes for :-

·         14 to16 year olds NOTE parents must sign on and be present for the whole event

·         Newcomer

·         Sport

·         Expert

·         Elite  

Please be honest as to your capabilities when entering (which are open now)



Entries limited to 90 total. 


If you have no timing tag, and are NOT a member of the MMBC, it will cost an additional £5 (this is a once off payment).

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