Ulster Cyclo-Cross


Ulster XC Series


All Ireland CX 2017



Date: Sunday 26 November 2017
Event: Round 9 - Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series
Venue: Donard Park, Newcastle, Co. Down
Host club: Shimna Wheelers

Course Description:

Donard Park is located in the heart of the Newcastle just in behind the seafront houses.  This is the second time that host club Shimna Wheelers will be holding an event at this site. The site is comprises of different grass areas which will then be tied in together to form the circuit.  The youth courses will be set up in their own area.  The start will be on a grass section which will sweep up towards a set of trees before swinging round and, after an S bend, exit this section onto the tarmac road before turning into the trees.  Down the descent onto the flat grass at the bottom it is a  right turn and head around to the right before climbing back up the slope.  Another descent and round a few trees before the dead turn into the sand trap.  Out of the sand and it is full power again as you exit into the next grass section.  This is a fairly hard pack grass section with a lane up the middle, where the pits will be located.  The course will make full use of the section of grass as it zig zags up and down using the slope of the land.  Exit through the gate before swinging back into the start field to complete the lap.

Report from 2016 - here

Sign on / Pre-registration:

Pre-registration for the race will open on Sunday 19 November 2017 at 8 pm.
Riders are asked to pre-register to help speed up the administration on the day.
If there are spaces in your race category then you can sign up on the day as well.

(Note: Pre-registration will close on Friday 24 November 2017 at 8 pm)

To see a list of who has entered so far click here - Password ("Donard")

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:
See Race information (here)

Will be provided after all races


The park is located towards the end of the one-way system as you pass through the heart of Newcastle's seafront.  (click on map image below to go to Google Map)

Co-ordinates: N 54.205574, W 5.893144

Car parking Ample
Toilets Yes
Changing rooms Yes
Showers Yes
Bike wash TBC

Host club website:
Race organisers: Mickey Clarke ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Telephone: Mickey 07706648318