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All the latest news and information from the club.

It has come to our attention that the event creator for the E2E Teaser race did not select a registration form. We have now applied one and updated all registrations. 

PLEASE can you login with your account and view the event, your registration will now be shown. Thoroughly go through the information and update where necessary. 

The event fee is £15 to Isle of Man Cycle Association members and £20 to non members. You can pay cash of the day, you have currently been selected to do this, although if you wish you can pay in advanced when updating the registration form. Just select PayPal / Credit or Debit Card.

You can view the event here:

Many thanks

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This weekends End 2 End Teaser race will be following the Red Manx 100 arrows. Please do not remove the arrows, they will be collected in after Sundays race.  Could the person who removed the three arrows from Arrasey Plantation put them back. Thanks.

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The End2End teaser race on 31 August takes on some of the End2End route. It is point to point race starting at the bottom of the Barnel climb in Patrick, then its down the new sweeping single track of Arrasey Plantation before heading up the infamous rocky climb known as ‘the pipeline’, but unlike the End2End we will be climbing all the way to the top through Glen Rushen Plantation. Crossing the main road, with marshal assistance, it’s a brief run down Bayr ny Skeddan aka the Whiskey run, and into the tricky blue dot trail of Cringle Plantation, after which it’s fire road blast through Corlea and South Barrule plantations, before heading down the man made track to the finish at South Barrule car park. 


Sign on will take place at South Barrule car park from 0800 till 0845.  All competitors are to ride to the start line for a 0930 start at the bottom of Barnel. This should take about 20 minutes and is not part of the race so please ride safely and obey normal rules of the road.  


Please enter online to help the organiser with less paper work in the morning and this saves you money rather than entering on the day which is £20.  If pre entered and paying on the day please have the correct money £15.


MARSHALS ARE REQUIRED.  If you can help please send me a text with you name so I can add you to the list. 473368.  This race is also part of the Black Grace Cowley series so anyone in this series still needing to marshal and not a mountain biker it an easy way to get you marshalling points.


Any questions please give me a call or text.  Thanks Scott Morgan MMBC


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The Manx 100


On Sunday 27th July the Manx Mountain Bike Club ran the third Manx 100. As the title suggests the race is 100 miles in length or a shorter 100 km option for those not wanting to do the full length.


Starting at the Grandstand a police escort led the starters out through Onchan and via the Garey to start the first, and quite small climb known as Honey Hill. Then via some back lanes and a fast road descent to Laxey shore the first of the big climbs begin as we past King Orrys Grave and headed skywards up through the 'Clarum'. A right turn just past the top and we are off down a fast descent into Maughold before a road section which lead to a forest descent into the outskirts of Ramsey. Speeding across a gated trail on the outskirts of Ramsey which then eventually gave way to climb number two, Skyhill and a descent down the fast Rollick Road (translated to Road of the Graves). Climb number three up through Ohio Platation is not only very steep but quite long and eventually after a moreland slog brought us out to East Mountain Gate. Crossing the TT course and other moreland crossing brought everyone to a place above Snaefell Mines and a steep decent to an old mining road. After rasping along said road which is not easy you ended up back again in Laxey and a chance to stock up in the local Co-op before the ardouous road section along Glen Road before the long drag up to the famed Windy Corner and a realisation that gravity can be cruel. A quick moreland descent, and then a long technical climb known as St Lukes, which when completed gives a massive sigh of relief for some 'gentle' road miles along the Druidale Road and a chance to get some distance. Next a traverse around Black Mountain you dropped down into Ballaugh via the old End to End route known locally as Ballacob and a chance to stock up in the village shop. Along the disused railway line you go and chance for a breather before Kirk Michael greets you. The next climb on the list is out of Kirk Michael and is known as The Baltic, long and grinding, once at the end you will nip through a gate and onto the Brandywell Road. Next comes the fairly easy meander that is Glion Gill, early on on the track those opting for the km route turn off over 'Cronk Breck' and for the rest its carry on along Glion Gill, desend 'The Dhowse' to be fired out at St Johns. Next climb on the list is the formidable Slieu Whallian and then on to Arrasey Plantation and some graded trails down into Glen Rushen. Some more climbing (just for a change) brings you out at Point 119 (locally) or Cronk Ny Ara Laa. Another fast descent down the side of the Sloc Road eventually puffs you out at the southern most point, Colby. The climbing starts again up Ballafodda, a lane generous with its thorn bushes and doesnt stop gaining height until the aforementioned point 119! you have just rode in a circle. Gently descending next to the road towards South Barrule you end up at the top of Cringle Plantation and one of the best mountain bike graded trails, through some more plantations namely Corlea, South Barrule, Stoney Mountain, Archallaghan and Chibbanagh, before some road sections brings you out on the Old Castletown Road at Santon then the last trail which is short spin down a track and across a stream. Anyway at the end of this track you are there, done, well nearly but not quite. You have to get back to the start/finish at the grandstand.

As the race progressed, it became obvious that the front three were racing at an incredable speed and without let up through the whole of the course. Eventually, however, a gap had to emerge, and endurance athlete Scott Cornish edged ahead to complete Top honors goes to Scott Cornish the course in only 10hrs 40. It was only the slimest of margins as second placed Mark Carey ran across the finish line only 4 minutes behind with Billy Stelling finishing 17 minutes behind Scott for third place. First local rider was Julian Corlett with Stephen Kelly hot on his heels for second.


In the 100 km race, local rider Darren Murphy took the win with Emma Atkinson first woman and in second overall.


Many thanks go to all the organsiers for a fantastic event, the marshals for their patience and assistance and Peter O'Shea for providing the necessary medical cover.





100 Mile Results -


1 Scott Cornish 10:40:36; 2 Mark Carey 10:44:42; 3 Billy Stelling 10:57:53; 4 Christopher Purt 11:00:49; 5 Julian Corlett 11:57:45; 6 Stephen Kelly 12:10:45; 7 Ed Wolstenholme 12:28:11; 8 Ian Wilmshurst 12:31:49; 9 Saul Muldoon 12:34:17; 10 John Venables 12:37:13; 11 Gavin Linfield 12:37:23; 12 Jamie Sutherland 12:46:47; 13 Jorge Ribeiro Manso 13:01:33; 14 Adam Hooley 13:17:59; 15 Alex Russell 13:23:24; 16 Michael Schreuder 13:25:37; 17 Roel Driesen 13:32:23; 18 Andrew Howett 13:39:37; 19 Guy Whaley 13:43:08; 20 Scott Morgan 13:49:04; 21 Dean Gilbert 13:59:55; 22 Shaun Corris 14:00:00; 23 Gord Hull 14:42:18; 24 Adrian Beale 14:44:25; 25 Alex Parkes 14:45:13; 26 Derek McNutt 15:02:18; 27 Anne Woods 15:05:11



100 Kilometre Results –


1 Darren Murphy 07:49:17; 2 Emma Atkinson 08:28:29; 3 Roger Meads 09:00:10; 4 Lee Tyrer 09:13:41; 5 Peter Booth 10:18:15; 6 Peter Jackson 10:30:00


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Firstly apologies for the delay, some re-installing required, along with beer and a guitar break. So, below is the race report

Corlett is new National Champion


Arrasey Plantation played host to the Manx Mountain Bike Club National Championship race on Tuesday 15th July. Tuesdays sunny weather helped dry the trails making for favorable racing conditions and using the End to End downhill section it made for some fast and exciting racing.


Taking full advantage of the popular End to End decent in the plantation the course took an anti clockwise circle from near the top car park, and with the first piece of single track only a 100 meters from the start it meant that to take full advantage an all out sprint took place straight from the off. This first piece of single track eventually spat riders out onto the famed End to End descent making for some high speed action as the course meandered and stepped down through the trees. Of course with all this hight lost, a long leg burning steady climb all the way back to the start/finish gave everyone a real test of strength before it all started again.


Straight from the off Nick Corlett took command of the field and as the laps swept by it was clear he was going to remain at the front and become the National Champion. Not to be deterred, Daniel Curtis put in a fantastic effort to finish under 3 minutes behind the winner.


All the results can be found on the Manx Timing Solutions website


The club would like to thank all those who helped marshal and mark out the course.


Thank you for reading to the end. 

Guy Whaley





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