Mountain bike enthusiasts of all levels will be heading for Connemara on Saturday April 4th to tackle the newly opened Coillte Derroura Trail and test their mettle against Ireland’s best exponent of the sport, Robin Seymour.
The charity cycle is in aid of the Red Cross and proceeds collected at sign in, which starts from 10am for young riders and 10:30am for adults, will go towards this very worthy cause. The trail is situated half way between Oughterard and Maam Cross and the event is being organised by the Connacht Cycling Federation
Wicklow native and three time Irish Olympian, Seymour will be first out on the 17km specially built trail with 350 metres of climbing. The time he sets will provide all mountain bike enthusiasts a target to see how they compare. As if that wasn’t enough, David O’Loughlin, another Irish Olympian from not far away in Cong, will also race on the day to add to the prestige of this event.
The newly opened Coillte Derroura Trail was specially built and is open to walkers and mountain bike enthusiasts, just like the trail in Ballyhoura Co Limerick, thousands of people have been using it to stretch their legs be it on a bike or walking.
The event is open to riders 16 and over and a specially created shorter coarse will be in place for younger riders. The Red Cross will have personal around the course on the day to make sure help is on hand in case of any injuries. Everyone is welcome to ride around the course, all that is needed is a helmet, mountain bike in good working order, the rest will be taken care of at sign on.
This is a day for all the family, as there are plenty of viewing points to see the top riders perform incredible bike control. For more info contact Martin 0872226260
See www.coillteoutdoors.ie or www.connachtcycling.com