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All the latest news and information from the club.

This Saturday evening there is a navigational event "night rally" being run from 7pm til Midnight.

 

If you are out and about be wary as these cars may be coming off tracks / thru plantations plus they are likely to be using the lesser used roads.

 

Ta

 

Nigel

 

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MMBC Prize Presentation

 

Below is the list of winners who will be receiving an award at the presentation on Sunday 14th December at South Barrule Plantation Classroom from 0900 (before the start of round 3 of the National XC Series). If you are unable to attend please contact me and I will get your prize to you.  See you all in a few weeks, Scott Morgan (brionyandcott@yahoo.co.uk)

 

National Champions.

 

Grand Veteran 1st Tony Varley, 2nd Graham Hughes

 

Junior 1st Joe Haddock

 

Senior 1st Nick Corlett, 2nd Daniel Curtis, 3rd Ian Brookfield

 

Senior Women 1st Kate Priest

 

Veteran 1st Simon Skillicorn, 2nd Glyn Thomas, 3rd Gary Kirby

 

Winter Series 2013/14

 

Elite 1st Elliot Baxter, 2nd Steve Franklin, 3rd Paul Kneen

 

Expert 1st Les Corran, 2nd Ian Brookfield, 3rd Martin Hill

 

Junior 1st Nick Corlett, 2nd Joe Haddock, 3rd Joe Harris

 

Sport 1st Glyn Thomas, 2nd Matt Garside, 3rd Darren Leadley

 

Sport Women 1st Jackie Lee, 2nd Kate Priest,

 

Novice 1st Peter Houghton, 2nd Andrew Jones,

 

Youth 1st Nathan Hinks,

 

Youth Women 1st Phoebe Ferguson

 

Summer Endurance Series

 

Elite 1st Nick Corlett, 2nd John Venables, 3rd Rob Sorby

 

Expert 1st Glyn Thomas, 2nd Nigel Morris, 3rd Scott Morgan

 

Sport 1st Gary Kirby, 2nd Matt Price 3rd Kevin Gelling

 

Sport Ladies 1st Emma Atkinson

 

Novice 1st Dave Kelly

 

Bikestyle Monday Night Series.

 

LADIES 1stEmma Atkinson 

 

ELITE 1st Nick Corlett, 2nd Mark Blair, 3rd Ian Brookfield

 

 

 

EXPERT 1st Martin Hill, 2nd Mark Hutchinson, 3rd David Griffin

 

 

 

SPORT 1st Gary Kirby, 2nd Kevin Coole, 3rd Lee Quaggin

 

 

 

NOVICE 1st Ron Guest, 2nd Neville Jewell, 3rd Jason Barber

 

 

 

JUNIOR 1st Anthony Cawte

 

Plus Adrian will be doing a competitor’s spot prize Bingo for all who entered the Bikestyle Monday night series. But you have to turn up to be in it….


 

 

 

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Nikki Sharpe, local mountain biker and Party girl, is famous for her Christmas parties and this year will not disappoint.
This is not a MMBC event but open to all mountain bikers for an annual get together. All details are below and any questions please contact Nikki direct on 474206.
 
This years mountain bike Christmas Party will take place at Noa Bakehouse on Friday 28 November at 7.30pm.

There will be a "hot cocktail" on arrival followed by pizza and bruschetta. For pudding there will be a choice of hot brownie with ice cream or fruit and sorbet.

In order to waive the hire fee we require 80+ people with a maximum of 120.

Noa Bakehouse will provide a live band for the evening to keep us all entertained and to help fill the dancefloor!

The cost per ticket is £22.50.

This is a ticket only Christmas Party and therefore tickets must be purchased in advance.
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Please order, pay for and collect your ticket ASAP to avoid disappointment. Tickets will be available this weekend on a first come first served basis.

Further details available from Nikki on 474206

 

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Good afternoon,

This Sundays youth race (Round 2) location has been changed and is now going to be held at Archallagan Plantation.

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Round 3 of the National Series will be held at South Barrule Plantation on Sunday 14th December.  Before the start of the race the club is going to take the opportunity to hold the prize presentation for the 2014 races. This presentation is going to be held in the classroom in the plantation from 0900 till 0930.  The race will start after the presentation has finished.  Teas and coffees with mince pies will be served before presentation and after the race.  All recipients of trophies will be contacted very soon and the list will be posted on the club web site. 

 

Sign on will also take place in the classroom from 0815 till 0845. I will post the course map once finalised so you can do a few cheeky laps before hand. Thanks Scott.

 

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Manx Tri Club Off-Road Duathlon

30th November, South Barrule

3k Run / 15k Cycle / 3k Run

Individuals & Teams welcome (min Age 15yrs)

Enter on-line at www.manxtriclub.com

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A polite notice to all those competing, if you have any issues regarding timing (or anything else about the race you just competed in) you have 48hrs to advise either me or Scott. 

Thank you.

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Well done to all in yesterday’s off road Granite Mann triathlon some very cold looking people emerging out of the reservoir to start the mountain bike section around Cringle.

 

The course is in great shape, thanks to Willie Corkill, even with all the wet weather we’ve had over the last couple of weeks.  Riders had very little mud on them and found the course fully rideable.  For those who have not pre ridden it, you can all this week as the arrows are staying out ready for the clubs event.  The whole course is located on the left hand side of cringle reservoir if entering from the Corlea road.

 

Sign on is from 0815 till 0845 in the car park to Cringle Plantation on the Corlea Road. Race will start at 9am sharp.  Please try and register online to save time on the day and bring the right amount of money, this helps.  All categories will be doing one less lap except novice who will still do two laps due to the length of the lap.

 

 

 

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Good luck to all competing in the inaugural Granit Mann off road triathlon this Sunday Morning.  The mountain biking section follows the Blue dot trail through Cringle Plantation.  This course will stay out till next weekend to play host to round 2 of the Manx National Series.  Try and get out and do some laps and get your self entered. We still require a few more marshals please send me an e mail brionyandscott@yahoo.co.uk if you can help. 

 

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The Manx Mountain Bike Club held its first round of the new 8 round National Championship at Archallagan Plantation on Sunday in surprisingly good weather conditions after all the heavy rain the week before. The Championship will determine whose national champion in each of the categories raced.  At the gun Nick Corlett set a blistering pace followed by Elliott Baxter and Ian Brookfield but Corlett started to pull a huge lead on Baxter who pulled into the pits after 3 laps. 2nd was then taken by Brookfield with Martin Hill in hot pursuit.  Andrew Radcliffe and Dave Holland making up the finishing order for the Elite class after 6 lap’s.  Corlett putting in a fastest lap of 14.39.
Expert class was taken by Glyn Thomas with Fergal McLoughlin 6 minutes behind.
Graham Hughes elected to use his fat bike for the race and took 3rd from an unlucky Gary Kirby who snapped his chain on a log with a lap to go.
The largest class in the race is always the Sport and enduro rider Alex Rockwell proved he’s just as good without an engine by taking the win by 2 minutes from Karl Parker
with Julie Lyness, Kevin Gelling, Jeff Plowman, Keith Lowe and Richy Cryer all separated by a minute. Julie Lyness took the womens race from Jenny McEvo.
Joe Haddck won the junior race at a blistering pace that would have put him 4th in Elite men’s.  Jo Ricciardi, Jamie Duddley, Liam Mazzone and Nathan Hinks made up the rest of the juniors in that order.
There was an encouraging turnout for the Novice race which ended after 2 laps with Toby Flack, Sarah Jewel and Kirree Quayle taking the top 3 places from Mario Ricciardi in 4th.
The full results can be found at   manxtimingsolutions.com.
The next round will be at Cringle Plantation on Sunday 2
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November.

The Manx Mountain Bike Clubs AGM will be at the Creg Ny Baa, Thursday 23rd of October. 7pm upstairs. This is a time when you can discuss the way forward for the club for next year’s racing and Social events, and vote in a new committee.

 

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Win £50 Cash

 

The Isle of Man Cycling Association requires a new logo.  Let your creative side flow and design a logo that can represent Manx Cycling.  Post your logo ideas on the club Facebook page and all club entries will be submitted to the CA where the winning logo will receive £50 cash.  Entries close on the 31st October.

 

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New to Mountain bike racing.

 

Want to have a go at a mountain bike race? Not sure if you have the right fitness level or ability.  This Sunday the Manx Mountain Bike Club is holding Round 1 of the new National Series. Once the race has finished there is a chance to get a guided lap around the course.  Come and watch the race starting at 9am and should be finished around 10.30am.  The guided lap will start from around the tent with the tea and cakes at. After the lap a well-earned drew and cake will be provided.

 

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Due to ongoing work at Ballaugh Plantation the Come and Try It event this Sunday will be at South Barrule plantation.

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Round 1 of the national series is taking place this weekend Sunday 12th at Archallagan Plantation.  Sign on will start at 0815 till 0845.  The race will start at 0900.  Please try and pre enter online via the club web site, this helps speed up the sign on.  If you are paying on the day could you please bring the right amount of money.
Chris Corlett has spent many weekends planning an enjoyable course to challenge all abilities.  The course will be ready to pre ride from Saturday afternoon and before the start on Sunday morning.

All the races in the National Series are suitable for beginners through to elite riders.  New riders to the sport are very welcome. 

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Expressions of interest to represent Team IOM, Island Games Jersey 2015.

Isle of Man Cycling Association want to hear from mountain bikers who would like to be considered for Team IOM at The Island Games in Jersey 27th June till 3rd July 2015.
Interested riders should look at competing in the upcoming Manx National Series. Men should be racing in the Elite / Junior Category and aim to be finishing within 10% of the winning time. Ladies should be competing in the Expert Category. 
October through to February races are for you to get up to speed March and April races will be the ones that will be looked at in detail. More info will be sent out to interested parties in due course.  
Please send an e mail to Scott Morgan brionyandscott@yahoo.co.uk
Thanks for your interest Scott.

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This year the club has decided to run one long series from the October event right through to May the National Series 2014/15.

 

The ruleset is available at

 

http://www.manxmtb.com/forum/14-end-to-end-cross-country-and-enduro/11560-national-series-2014-15.html#13788

 

Double points for some races, 6 from the 8 events to count, varied terrain.

 

First race 12th October 2015 - Archallagan.

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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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