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Davagh Forest... Delivered!

Posted on April 22, 2013 @ 3:05 PM in Mountainbiking

Over 500 mountain bikers of all ages and abilities took part in a series of events on the brand new Davagh Forest Trails powered by Chain Reaction Cycles last weekend. Cookstown District Council's aptly named 'Davagh Delivered' initiative was a huge success and a great way to launch the first of Northern Ireland's three national mountain bike trails centres opening in 2013.

Davagh Delivered Weekend

A big thanks to the Northern Ireland Mountain Biking Alliance (NIMBA) who kicked off the weekend with a social 'Ride-Out' on the trails. As usual the craic was mighty and great to see such a variety of riders from far and wide out enjoying the trails @ Davagh.

NIMBA

Outdoor Concepts were on hand throughout the weekend with free bike hire and skills sessions for those looking to get started in mountain biking with trail sponsors Chain Reaction Cycles busy sorting people out with free demos of the latest Vitus and Ghost mountain bikes - very popular!

Davagh Enduro

The weekend was topped off on Sunday with the first ever Davagh Forest Enduro which saw over 150 mountain bikers from all across Ireland pushing themselves right to the limit on a lung-busting enduro course designed by race organisers Mickey Regan and Ivan Park from Causeway Coast Adventure Racing.

Davagh Enduro

The Davagh Enduro was a resounding success with all but two riders completing the gruelling course and fantastic feedback on the Davagh-Enduro Facebook Page! Check out race report from local club - Carn Wheelers. Congratulations to Gareth McKee, ChainReactionCycles.com, who added the Davagh Forest Enduro to his ever increasing list of competitive accolades.

Check out the Results of the Davagh Forest Enduro

Check out Photos from the Davagh Forest Enduro

MountainBikeNI.com would like to thank Cookstown District Council for organising a truly action packed 'Davagh Delivered' weekend which successfully showcased the variety of trails now open at Davagh Forest.

Visit Davagh Forest Trails for more info and/or to buy a 'Trail Proof' Map of Davagh Forest for just £2! All income generated from trail cards is invested back into the promotion of our national MTB trails centres helping to make Northern Ireland the next 'must visit' mountain bike destination across the UK and Ireland!

 

Chris Armstrong
Chris Armstrong  Mountain Bike Officer

Chris looks after all things mountain biking in Northern Ireland ...it's a tough job but someone's gotta do it!

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