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Date: Sunday 30 October 2016
Event: Round 4 - Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series 2016
Venue: St Columb's Park, Derry/Londonderry
Host club: Foyle CC

Course Description:
This challenging course is being used for the second 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.  This year the event will have a Halloween theme with marshals in Halloween outfits, Halloween themes music and goodies.




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 2015: here

Parking
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 23 October 2016 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 29 October 2016 at 8 pm)

To see a list of who has entered so far click here
Sign on will open at 9:15 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:
See Race information (here)

Refreshments:
Refreshments will be provided in Foyle Arena after the racing.

Directions:
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

Facilities
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: 07740684607