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Posted on December 12, 2013 @ 12:33 PM in Mountainbiking

With the Single Speed European Championships coming to Northern Ireland on 25th - 27th April 2014 MountainBikeNI.com caught up with local mountain biker Mickey Regan to get the low-down about one of Europe's most unique mountain biking events! 

The Single Speed European Championships is a festival celebration of bikes, beer and banter! Even if you don't ride Single Speed the party atmosphere is enough to tempt any mountain biker to join in.


I have been to a few of these events over the years and 'unique' is definitely the word. A colourful array of bikes and bikers from around the world make the event one not to be missed. 

Fancy Dress Single Speeders

The festival weekend usually consists of a lot of drinking, casual rides around local trails, eating, more drinking, night rides, the main event on a course that can be ridden as many or as few laps as you wish followed by ...yep ...more drinking! Do I have to say anymore? 

Games at SSEC2013

If you're new to MTB or a Pro you want to make the Single Speed European Championships in Castlewellan this April.  Every event I have been to the locals have made a massive effort. Families around the world use the event as their holidays. So come out and show the true Northern Ireland hospitality and welcome the single speed nation to our shores.  

Castlewellan 2014

Hope to see you join us in April! 

Mickey Regan
Mickey Regan  Mountain Biker

I am a bit of a Mountain bike fanatic. I ride most types of Mountain biking from XC, DH to All Mountain epics. I ride mainly for the enjoyment of the sport. Racing only occassionaly to keep me on my toes. For me it doesn't mater if I am ridding off the side of a Rocky Mountain, up to the hubs in mud or on a trail centre all weather surface. Being happy on the mountain bikes in the open air is what it is all about.

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