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Are here

 

https://www.manxmtb.com/forum/14-end-to-end-cross-country-and-enduro/11833-round-7-results.html

 

Any queries please contact Nigel@ManxMTB.com

 

A massive thanks to Julian Corlett for putting route out, Ali Mazzone for a sterling job all morning, Jeff Plowman for bringing and taking the "infrastructure", the marshals - Ollie Lavery, Owen Seal (and dad), Dean Gilbert and Shaun Cannon, Red Cross for being there when Neil needed them, Willie Corkill for the endless hours he must spend in there adding new twists and trails, but mostly to YOU the riders for turning up, having a blast and enjoying yourselves :)

 

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Due to a lack of entries, a decision has been made to cancel this event.

It will be run on the 24th April and that event will be postponed to later in the year.

Apologies for this, but at least you can eat Easter eggs all morning.

If you paid electronically please contact nigel@manxmtb.com.  Obviously we can refund you or move you to round 8.

Thanks all.

 

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Dear All

We are busy behind the scenes trying to get everything prepared for the Youth Tour which this year has been particularly challenging in terms of the logistics required to put the races on in a safe way for the riders.

We are, as ever going to need a lot of marshals to assist us.  We would therefore be extremely grateful if you could possibly spare some time to assist.

The stages required are as follows:

Saturday 30th April 2016 Peel (8am - 12:30) 28 required

Saturday 30th April 2016 Ellerslie (13:15 - 17:30) 16 required

Sunday 1st May 2016 Bride (8am - 12:30) 30 required


We are aware that there have been a lot of requests for help for the various events being held this year, these requests however really are essential to organisers being able to put on safe racing on the Isle of Man.  This is an opportunity for you to give something back to the sport without sacrificing your own racing!!

If you are able to help, please email us on iomyt@hotmail.co.uk

Many thanks


Erica & Emma

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ISLAND TO HOST MAJOR NEW EVENT
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS

The Isle of Man Cycling Association and IOM Govt DED were disappointed not to have been awarded the honour of staging the British National Cycling Road Race Championships in 2016 after partaking in a prolonged bid process.

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Feedback from British Cycling indicated that the bid was very strong however it fell short on the fact that the Isle of Man lacked a current ‘track record’ in promoting Senior Elite Road Races. The last time the top echelon of British Cycle Sport appeared on Manx roads was in 2003 when Manx International Cycling Week was staged for the last time.

We are pleased to announce that continued discussions with British Cycling and IOMG DED led to a bid to host a round of the British Elite Road Series in 2016. If this event is successful it will be staged annually and will lead to another bid to host the British National Championships in 2018.

The event is scheduled for the afternoon of Sunday 10th April 2016.

This is a major event that is covered by Eurosport and will show the Island in a positive light.

Part of the British Elite Championship Series the event will bring the top echelon of British Cycle Sport back to Manx roads on Sunday 10th April 2016. It will be an annual event which will lead to the Island bidding to host the British National Road Championships in 2018.

We need 250 volunteers to act as Stewards and Marshals on the day…..can you help us please?

The duty hours will be from 12.30 pm to 6.00 pm at the latest. Lots of volunteers will be ‘stood down’ from approximately 4.00 pm onwards. The duty tasks will not be onerous or complicated, it will be mostly providing a ‘hi viz’ presence, marshalling barrier positions and helping people to cross the roads etc all with a big smile! The volunteers will be the ‘happy face’ of the event.

All volunteers will be entered into a raffle with some great prizes on offer and will receive some souvenir clothing.

If you can help us stage this exciting new event please let us know as soon as possible by contacting us at; steveshimmin@manx.net or via the event website contact page www.manxinternational.com

Thank you.

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The 4th round of the Manx Mountain Bike Clubs National series took place at Arrasey Plantation on Sunday in cold conditions with the previous night’s rain leaving the going pretty muddy to say the least.
The course designed by Jeff Plowman took riders from the top car park onto the start of the E2E course, then down through the trees parallel to the E2E to the quarry then back up the fire road to the lung busting finish.

The elite race was first off at 10am and almost immediately favourite Nick Corlett was in trouble with a broken rear spoke that jammed in his disc brake allowing Elliott Baxter to gain almost 50 seconds on the first lap, with Alex Rockwell one minute behind. Corlett sorted his problem and went on the attack, so bad was some of the mud sections, he managed to run quicker through them Cyclocross style and pulled up to Baxter’s wheel on lap 2. The race had been reduced by the conditions to 5 laps and at the flag Corlett got the uphill sprint for 1st, Baxter 2nd and Rockwell 3rd.

The expert Race of 4 laps was always going to be newcomer Dave Curtis
with Jeff Plowman 3 minutes behind. Dave Griffin, 3rd another 2minutes adrift. Rownan O, Toole on his fat bike floated over most of the mud to 4th place.
The biggest field is always the sport class, but with last month’s winner Shaun Cannan competing but not feeling 100% it was left to rival Jim Callister to pick up the win this time, over the 3 laps. Cannan 2nd and Richie Cryer was 3rd 2 minute’s down with a great ride and Kevin Gelling 1 minute behind him.
The 2 lap novice race was the closest of the day Jeff Shipsides putting in consistent laps to keep Neil Garlick 24seconds behind in 2nd with Jason O’Connor 3rd only 38 seconds down. Emily Looker was the only female racing and was 7th, and received a prize for best improved rider.

The MMBC would like to thank Jeff Plowman and Gary Kirby for laying out the course, all the marshals and St Johns Ambulance for first aid cover.
Also a big thank you to Mark Harrison at EUROCYCLES for the spot prizes. The full results can be found at manxtimingsolutions.com.

 


The next race is unmissable
“World Famous” Dhoon Quarry course.

 

  7th of February

 

 Great racing and Spectacular Spectating.

 

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