Ulster Cyclo-Cross


Ulster XC Series


All Ireland CX


Lurgan Park

Date: Sunday 25 September 2016
Event: Round 1 - Ulster Cyclo-Cross Series
Venue: Lurgan Park
Host club: Apollo CT

Course Description:
Lurgan Park offers cyclists a superb venue for off road riding in pleasant surroundings.  The cyclo-cross course is classified as a fast, flowing and challenging track and yet suitable for even novice riders so no excuses for not turning up and enjoying cyclo-cross at it’s best!! This is an ideal chance for riders to experience the venue which has held Irish Cyclo-cross Championships in the past.
The main course will be similar to last year with a long opening straight moving into a series of switch backs.  The jumps will not be on the course for the first lap - to help prevent traffic jams.
The famous stream crossing will be included as well as a spiral.

All youth races will be on a separate course near the bowling pavilion which will allow more time for seniors to practice on the main course.

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NOTE: With this year's event moving one week earlier, there is a clash with a running race.  To accommodate both events, there will be a change in start times for the afternoon races (see details below).

The entrance to the course is situated within the car park of Waves Leisure Complex in Queen St, (just off the main street) Lurgan. Co Armagh. The approach roads will be signed on the morning of the event.  Use the car park to your right when entering the main gates.

Race report from 2015: here
Race report from 2014: here
Race report from 2013:
Race report from 2012:
Race report from 2011:
Race report from 2010: here

Video from 2012: here
Video from 2011:
Video from 2010: here

Sign on / Pre-registration:
Pre-registration for the race is now open.  Pre-registration will close on Friday 23 September 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 in the bowling pavilion (will be sign posted and only a few yards from the car park).  Prize giving will also happen in the bowling pavilion.

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

Start times / Prize giving:
See Race information (here)

NOTE: For this event the standard start times for the later races have been amended to accommodate another event which is happening in the park.
Cyclo-cross B' race men + MTB Support race men - normally 12:00 start - for this round will start at 13:00
Under 16s, Under 14s, Women - normally 13:00 - for this round will start at 14:00
Cyclo-cross A' race (men) - normally 14:15 - for this round will start at 15:15


Apollo CT will be laying on a spread of food after the cyclo-cross race in the pavilion.

Located off High Street in the centre of the town of Lurgan.
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Co-ordinates: N 54.463054, W 6.324091

Car parking Ample
Toilets Yes, On site
Changing rooms Yes
Showers Yes
Bike wash Yes

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

Host club website:
Race organiser: Dylan Lyness ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Telephone: 07779 029238