Ulster Cyclo-Cross


Ulster XC Series


All Ireland CX 2017



Date: Sunday 29 October 2017
Event: Round 5 - Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series 2017
Venue: St Columb's Park, Derry/Londonderry
Host club: Foyle CC

Note: There is an amendment to the race day schedule by 30 minutes to accommodate another event happening in the park in the morning.  See details below.
Also note that the clocks change this weekend as well.

Course Description:

This challenging course is being used for the third time in the Ulster Cyclo-cross series and is set in the beautifully scenic St Columb's Park, Derry on the east bank of the Foyle river.  

The course starts on the lower gravel pitch and heads gently  through woods past the playgrounds, sharply uphill and skirts the main grassed soccer fields, to turn steeply downhill and back to the edge of the playgrounds.

Now taking to the edge of the wooded stream, the course rises again towards the park entrance, climbing over some steps and a short hill,  before reaching a grassed area complete with obstacles and arriving again at the start/finish area on the gravel pitch.

With much to challenge the technically skilled and the fully fit, an exciting day's racing is expected for competitor and spectator alike.

Under 6 and under 8 riders will share their own mini course with Under 10 and under 12 using a shorter section of the main course. 

Showers and changing will be available at the Foyle Arena which is also the main entrance to St Columb's Park. Please follow the direction arrows from the carpark to the race circuit. (approx 5 min walk)

Foyle CC would like to thank Derry City and Strabane district council for their support.

The park also has a children's play area to entertain the younger ones.

Race report from 2016: here
Race report from 2015:

Parking is at The Foyle Arena, Limavady Road, Derry, on Browning Drive (off Limavady Road), and off Browning Drive at its lower end.

Sign on / Pre-registration:

Pre-registration for the race will open on Sunday 22 October 2017 at 8 pm.  Riders are asked to pre-register to help speed up the administration on the day.

(Note: Pre-registration will close on Friday 27 October 2017 at 8 pm)

To see a list of who has entered so far click here Password ("Foyle")
Sign on will open at 9:00 am on the morning of the race.

Race fees, race categories and prize list:
See details of fees, categories and prizes (here)

Start times / Prize giving:
Change in race day schedule

Start Time
09:00 Sign on opens
10:30 Under 6 fun race
Under 8
11:00 Under 10
Under 12
Prize giving #1 (U8s, U10s and U12s) (Track side)
Official practice until 12:05
12:15 Under 16 boys
12:16 Under 14 boys
12:17 Cyclo-cross women & MTB support (women) & U16 girls & U14 girls
Prize giving #2 (U14s, U16s, Women) (Track side)
Cyclo-cross A' race (men)
Cyclo-cross B' race (men)
14:47 MTB support race (men) - maximum 25 riders
Prize giving #3 (Men) (Foyle centre)

Refreshments will be provided in Foyle Arena after the racing.

The centre is located on Limavady Road in Londonderry.  Click on the image below to get a Google Map.

Co-ordinates: 55°00'07.3"N 7°18'40.8"W

Car parking Ample nearby
Toilets Yes, Foyle Arena
Changing rooms Yes, Foyle Arena
Showers Yes, Foyle Arena
Bike wash No

Host club website: www.foylecycling.net
Race organiser: Mark Moroney ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Telephone: 07740 684607