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Manx Mountain Bike Club


Round 3 of the National Points Winter Series


Champion Corlett remains leader of the pack

Relatively good weather for this time of year greeted the riders for this Sunday's third round of the Manx Mountain Bike Club's Winter Series at South Barrule Plantation. The course took full advantage of the ready built trails to wind its way up the hillside to the highest most point on the course, then followed the long fire road sections, which of course wouldn't be complete without a complimentary detour between the trees for some challenging muddy riding to guide everyone back to the start/finish

As is becoming the norm, the unbeatable Nick Corlett charged ahead of the pack in the Elite class however, a fast and determined Daniel Curtis rode an excellent race to finish just over a minute behind.

In the Expert class an impressive Orran Smith rode a superb race, unchallenged by second placed Darren Murphy who is himself no slouch when it comes to racing in this class. Coming in third was the first of the Fat Bike racers, Julian Corlett with another Fat bike rider Graham Hughes not far behind for the forth place position.

There were only two woman racing, with Kate Priest wining the experts and Julie Lyness winning the sports. Both ladies rode a strong and impressive race

The busiest class is the Sport category, with a comfortable looking Lee Gale coming in over a minute ahead of second placed Shaun Cannon, Jeff Plowman rode really well to come in third.

Following up the Sports class are the Novices and an easy win for newcomer Olivier Lebrethon who managed a fantastic 11 minute lead over Richard Stopps who was finished just ahead of third placed Jonathan Hebden.

Both Owen Dudley and Nathan Hinks took full command of the Junior class to finish both first and second respectively ahead of third placed Liam Mazzone.

All results can be found on the Manx Timing solutions web site.

As normal the club would like extend its thanks to all those who helped out, marshalled and collected in the course material, also the St John Ambulance for first aid and Betty for letting us use her hose to clean our bikes.

Next round is at Conrhenny on the 11th January and you can as always enter on line at






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Tomorrow mornings round 3 of the National Series is at South Barrule Plantation.  Thanks to everyone who has pre entered, and for those who are entering on the day please arrive early so we can get you processed.  Remember your race number and plenty of warm layers to put on after the race. Please use the main car park and park using the far car park first.  Ape Man are holding events so the car park will be full.   Sign on will be in the classroom from 0815 till 0845 please pick up your trophy if you are a winner.  The race will start / finish from outside the classroom. Start at 9am prompt. Cake and hot drinks and post race banter in the classroom. See you tomorrow, thanks Scott.

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Due to adverse weather forecasts Round 4 of the Zurich Youth Mountain Bike Series, due to be held this Sunday at South Barrule Plantation, has been postponed.

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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 (


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.
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

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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 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
The next round will be at Cringle Plantation on Sunday 2

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
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


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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